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Parking and Transportation

Parking at MIAD

Street parking: The neighborhood surrounding MIAD offers metered street parking; most meters are two-hour maximum. Download the MKE Park app for convenience when paying for metered parking.

Surface lots: Paid parking is available at nearby surface lots and parking structures.

  • Italian Community Center, 178 N. Jackson St.
  • Historic Third Ward Parking Structure, 212 N. Milwaukee St.
  • Historic Third Ward Parking Structure, 225 E. Chicago St.

For more information on parking structures and surface lots, see the Historic Third Ward’s parking information.


MIAD commuter students can obtain paid parking permit for a lot a few blocks from MIAD’s main campus. Spots are limited. Overnight parking is allowed, with some restrictions. Contact MIAD security for further information.

To register for a permit, visit the MIAD Parking Registration Form.

Historic Third Ward


Bus Transportation

See the Milwaukee County Transit System website for more information on bus routes to transport you to MIAD.


All full-time MIAD students can ride Milwaukee County Transit System buses for free through the UPASS program. Download the UMO Mobility APP and redeem the benefit code assigned to you by MIAD student services each semester for unlimited riding!


House of Rad and MIAD alum Brandon Minga host Feed Your Soul

MIAD alum Brandon Minga ‘04 (llustration), principal artist and founder of the House of Rad (hrad), was excited to host the 20th anniversary of the Feed Your Soul benefit for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on November 3, 2023. This was the second consecutive time hrad has hosted the event.

MIAD students receive 2023 Graphic Design Awards from GDUSA

Three MIAD Communication Design students received 60th anniversary American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine. The students were selected from over 8,000 entries, and judged alongside professional design work. Fewer than 10% of entrants received an award.

IAD seniors tour construction site of The Couture

Interior Architecture and Design (IAD) seniors from MIAD were taken to new heights on November 13 when they toured the construction site of The Couture, a 44-story skyscraper under construction that will be Milwaukee’s tallest residential and mixed-use building. The tour was part of a series of tours their senior thesis “Building Systems” class is taking with instructor Dan Kalkman, AIA.