Directions, Hotels, UNI Campus Map, & Parking

132nd Iowa Academy of Science Annual Meeting

April 17 - 18, 2020
Drake University
1105 University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines Area Hotels

We have not designated a conference hotel. You may search through lists of Cedar Falls area hotels by clicking the buttons below. In general all Cedar Falls hotels are within 10 minutes of the UNI campus. If you stay in Waterloo or Waverly, hotels will range from 15 to 25 minutes from UNI.

The hotel section will be updated this fall.


Zoom in or out of the map below for directions to Drake University
A red pin locates the campus of Drake University.


University of Northern Iowa 

Click the buttons below to open a UNI campus map locating buildings and parking lots.
Obey all UNI and residential parking signs to avoid a parking ticket.

Conference Parking Instructions

To receive a parking pass check the Parking Pass box on the advance registration form.
There is a limited supply of passes.

Parking on Friday, April 26th

Parking on campus will be limited on Friday, however we are obtaining visitor parking passes for campus parking spaces south of University Avenue. The only visitor on-campus parking will be available by purchasing a visitor parking pass. The cost is $2.50. We will receive a limited number of passes. The lot is about a 10 - 12 minute walk from the Schindler Education Center. Watch this space for information about the specific lot location. If you order a pass it will mailed from Cedar Falls on April 19th.

Parking is also available in residential areas north and east of the campus. Allow extra time to walk to the Schindler Education Center. Be sure to obey ‘No Parking’ signs on the UNI campus or in the residential area to avoid being ticketed.

Drop Off Zone

There is a drop off zone located along the access road in front of the lower level west entrance to the Schindler Education Center. Enter the Latham Field Parking Lot from the north using the West 23rd Street entrance (see the Printable Map above) to reach the drop off zone. The Latham Field Lot is a UNI ‘A’ Lot with parking only allowed for UNI ‘A’ parking passes. There are parking meter spots on the north side of the lot. Maximum parking time is 30 minutes. Illegally parked cars will receive tickets. The access road requires you to turn around in the lot to exit the same way you came in.

UNI Parking on Saturday, April 27th

Free parking will be available in the Latham Field Lot and in lots across West 23rd Street to the north. In general parking is open to the public on Saturdays but be sure to obey any exceptions by observing all ‘No Parking signs.’ Visitor passes are not required unless posted otherwise.