Location, parking and facility information - Pappajohn Center


The University of Iowa - John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center

1200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Internet Access

The internet connection is via UI_Guest network for those without a University ID, or Eduroam for those who do. There are no passwords, access should be simple and easy for attendees. The UI_Guest network requires a checkbox be checked but is otherwise open access.

Zoom Access: Presenters will need to run Zoom through the PC computer at the podium built into the room. An external laptop WILL NOT connect to the camera/microphone/speakers in the room and will not deliver an optimal experience.

Technology Support: Presenters we provide complimentary technology assistance and support for all events and classes that occur at the UI Pappajohn Center facility.


Street Parking – Use Park DSM mobile parking app, use cell phone to register and pay. Metered parking is effective from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm each day, and rates vary depending on area/street and location of meters.

Find more information on the City of Des Moines Parking site:


 Ramp Parking – Nationwide Parking Garage 1100 Walnut Sr. Des Moines (located on the corner of 12th & Walnut)


Downtown Lodging within walking distance

For more information, inquire directly to Rayf Schmidt, Director of Facilities at 515-235-4621 to set up a personal tour of the space or to answer any questions you have about corporate rentals!

Pappajohn Center Parking map