Visitor Parking Options
Pay and Display
Pay & Display parking is available, seven (7) days a week, in Lots 4, 20 & 10. Please refer to a campus map for these locations. The Pay & Display machine itself is located at the entrance to lot 20 as well as the entrance to lot 10.
Pay & Display can be accessed for $2.50/hour (with a seven (7) minute time minimum) or a $7.00/day flat rate (from 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.). The machine accepts quarters, one and two dollar coins, Visa and Mastercard.
Overnight parking is prohibited in these areas between 11:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m. Violators will not be tolerated and will be towed.
Please report malfunctioning equipment to the Parking & Information Kiosk (884-0710, ext. 2930). You will be able to purchase a replacement ticket there. Failure to do so could result in a ticket/tow.
Metered parking is available in Lots 2, 3A,14, and 24. Please refer to a campus map for these locations. NEW; Meters in lot 3A and 14 now accept credit card as payment.
Meters can be accessed for $2.50/hour, with a seven (7) minute time minimum and no maximum time limit. The machines accept quarters, one and two dollar coins.
Meters are enforced from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Friday. Overnight parking is not permitted; violators will be towed.
[Please report malfunctioning equipment to the Information Kiosk (ext. 2930)]. You will be able to purchase replacement time there. Failure to do so could result in a ticket/tow.
There is no charge for campus parking on weekends, but please note that free weekend parking is not permitted in Lots 4, 20, 10, 7 (in orange spaces), 12, 15, 18, 19A, 21, 30, 31, 34, 36 and 38 (please refer to a campus map for these locations) nor in “Reserved” parking spaces at any time. Please note that no overnight weekend parking is permitted.
Should students have to leave their vehicles in a White lot overnight on the weekend do to an emergency, they must inform the Community Safety and Security office ext. 3333 immediately.
Visitor Day Passes
If you are the guest of an academic or administrative department, ask your host about the availability of a Visitor Parking Pass.
This day pass is for use in White or Gold lots, except paid parking, “Reserved” and Accessible Parking spaces within these areas. This pass must be displayed face up and clearly visible on vehicle dashboard, visitor's not following the "Conditions of Use" may be subject to ticketing.
Hosting departments may obtain these passes ahead of time for a nominal fee of $7.00 each, by completing the online Inter-Departmental Transfer for Visitor Parking Permits form, or from the Parking & Transportation Resources Office (202 Regina, R237).
For your convenience, if arranged ahead of time, passes may be picked up by your guest at the Information Kiosk upon entering the University, (Sept. - April) between 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday).
Please Note; If you wish to have the passes distributed by the Information Kiosk, you must indicate this to us when ordering and allow at least one day to process your request and deliver your guest passes to the Kiosk. Otherwise passes are sent via inter-office mail to the specified department. A list of the date/time(s) your guests will be arriving and their names would be appreciated.
Overnight Residence Guest Passes
Overnight guests visiting students in residence are required to purchase and display an Overnight Residence Guest Pass. These passes are available from the Parking & Information Kiosk located at the Aird Underpass (8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday) and the Parking & Transportation Resources Office located at 202 Regina Street North, R237 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), during regular business hours.
These passes cost $9.20/night and are required Monday night through to Thursday night, from 4:30 p.m.-8:00 a.m. Vehicles must be moved by 8:00 a.m. the next morning (see Pay & Display & Meters above). Vehicles must be parked on northwest side of lot#3A, closest to Willison Hall Residence (refer to a campus map for this location); please note that 24 spaces are available. Signs in this area indicate “Overnight Parking Area”. Permit must be displayed face up and clearly visible on vehicle dashboard.
Absolutely NO parking is permitted in Gold, Red, Blue, Orange, Accessible Parking, or “Reserved” spaces at any time.
Vehicles will be subject to ticketing and/or towing if not meeting proper
For quick stops at the University, free parking is available in “15-minute Drop-off” spaces. These assigned spaces are located at 202 Regina Street North (2 spaces in Lot 2), and behind King Street Residence (2 spaces in Lot 35). Please be advised that these spaces are monitored year round and are subject to ticketing if you surpass the time limit.
There is no stopping/parking at anytime on roadways, these are fire routes and doing so may result in a ticket/tow.
There is parking available on some city streets as per signage indicated. Please be advised that this is monitored by the City of Waterloo and there is a three hour maximum.