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Mercy College of Health Sciences' campus is a walkable 8.25 acres and is located in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa, just south of I-235 spanning between 5th Avenue and 7th Street. Parking is free on campus.

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Building Maps

Academic Center for Excellence - First Floor
Academic Center for Excellence - Second Floor
Academic Center for Excellence - Lower Level
Brennan Hall - Room Map
Sullivan Center - Room Map



FROM THE EAST / NORTH: Take I-80 to I-235 Downtown, exit I-235 at Exit 8A, proceed west through two sets of lights, turning left onto 7th Street, staying in the left lane of traffic on 7th Street. Cross over I-235 and turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot, which is just beyond the bridge.

FROM THE SOUTH / WEST: Take I-35 to I-235 Downtown, exit I-235 at Exit 8A. Stay in the center lane of the off ramp, and turn right onto 7th Street, while remaining in the left most lane of the street. The entrance to the Visitor Parking Lot is immediately to your left.

FROM THE DES MOINES AIRPORT: Exit the airport complex and turn left onto Fleur Drive. At the Raccoon River near downtown, merge onto the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway (heading east). Proceed on MLK for 10 blocks, turn left onto SW 7th Street/6th Avenue. Proceed north on 6th Avenue for 11 blocks, turn left just beyond the last campus building into the Visitor Parking Lot, located just before the Intersection of 6th Avenue and School Street.


All parking on the Mercy College campus is free. There is reserved visitor parking outside the Admissions Office and in the Sullivan Center South Lot. Visitors are encouraged to park wherever is convenient based on parking availability and their business on campus. 


MERCY COLLEGE CAMPUS: Sullivan Center, 928 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309-1239

ADMISSIONS OFFICE: Academic Center for Excellence, 921 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309-1239

HUMAN RESOURCES: Sullivan Center, 928 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309-1239


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Building Access

Visitors to Mercy College are expected to present themselves to the College receptionist located on the main level of the Sullivan Center. Visitors are generally greeted by a member of the College community and escorted to their destination on campus. Other buildings on the main campus are locked and accessible only with a College-issued student or employee badge to enhance security.

Access to all campus buildings is restricted to security badge holders every day after 4:30 pm. Student access to the campus on weekends is limited to the hours that the College Library is open to the public.

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Our walkable, eight-acre campus sits on the edge of vibrant downtown Des Moines in Iowa’s capital. Learn about our state-of-the-art Academic Center for Excellence, classrooms and healthcare simulation labs for hands-on learning opportunities, on-campus chapel, first-class medical library and more.

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Mercy College is a Catholic, accredited, nonprofit institution of higher learning.