Visitor Parking using the Flowbird app

Questions on the Flowbird parking App? 

Call 507-389-2111, if not urgent, please email

Flowbird connectivity issues?

Try turning off WiFi and use cellular data instead.

Flowbird App

Initial Setup

  1. Download Flowbird App
  2. Create an account within app using your phone number or email address
  3. Allow Flowbird app to access your location
  4. Select correct parking location you are in (Campus Parking Map)
  5. Adjust amount of time for parking and set notifications.
  6. Add payment option

Everyday Use

  1. Open Flowbird app
  2. Select correct parking location (Campus Parking Map)
  3. Adjust amount of time for parking and set notifications.

How to Use Flowbird

Flowbird App FAQs

Visitors Paylot (Lot 4)
Flowbird Zone 17 Teal

Paylot Enforcement Hours

Monday - Thursday
6:00am - 2:00am
6:00am - 6:00pm

No Parking 2:00am-6:00am, 7 days a week

Weekends are Free

Visitors Paylot Rates

$4 minimum (first hour), and $2 per hour thereafter. All vehicles left in the Paylot after 2:00 a.m. are subject to a $30 citation and/or autoclamp or tow.

Visitors Paylot (Lot 4) payment may be used with the Flowbird Mobile app or a Kiosk Pay Station.

The Flowbird app will allow the customer to buy as many hours as they need.  If they need more time but didn’t purchase enough time to start with, the Flowbird app will notify their smart phone to ask if they want to extend their time.  More time can be added without returning to your vehicle.

Fixed Camera System

The Visitors Paylot is equipped with a fixed camera imaging system that will read the license plates of all users driving into the Visitors Paylot which starts a timer for payment. 

If payment hasn’t been received within the allotted time from the Flowbird app or if the Kiosk Pay Station was used, Parking Enforcement Officers will be notified that there is a potential violator in Lot 4 who hasn’t paid.  The Parking Enforcement Officer will arrive in the Paylot and issue the violator a citation for failing to pay.

Timed Parking Areas

Various short-term timed parking locations across campus.

Metal signs indicate Flowbird parking stalls.

Look for the letter M on the Parking map by the Memorial Library, Student Union, Ford Hall south side, Wiecking north side, McElroy entrance, between Nelson Hall and Performing Arts buildings.

Look at Zone area numbers and Zone colors when selecting your Flowbird location.


$1.5 per 30 minutes up to 4 hours maximum. 


Monday - Thursday
6:00am - 6:30pm
6:00am - 4:00pm

No Parking 2:00am-6:00am, 7 days a week

Lot 21 and Lot 22

Furthest distance from interior part of campus. Near Blakeslee Stadium, Taylor Center. Close by the "free" lot . Payment with Flowbird app. $2 hour.

Parking Maps