I am a visitor, where can I park?
Visitors can easily access meters for $2.50/hour or Pay and Display for $2.50/hour, $7.00/day flat rate. Meters are available in Lots 2, 3A, 10, 14, and 24. Pay & Display is available in Lots 4, 20 and 10. These machines accept quarters, one and two dollar coins as well the Pay & Display machine will accept Visa or Mastercard as payment. If you have been issued a Parking pass from a department on campus ensure that you are parking in the lot which the permit is valid and not in a pay lot.
Why does it cost so much to park?
In comparison to a number of major Ontario Universities, Wilfrid Laurier University charges its faculty, staff and students one of the lowest rate's for a parking permit.
Secondly, Parking & Transportation Resources is a cost recovery organization. Among other expenses, it costs us a great amount of money to produce all of the parking maps, signs, fund the administrative workers and keep the parking lots in good repair.
I incurred a violation. What do I do?
To pay the fine, complete the information on the back of the ticket, insert the ticket and payment back into the yellow violation envelope and mail to the Parking & Transportation Resources Office. Payments can be made, in person, at the Parking Office by cash or cheque ONLY or Service Laurier, who accept cash, cheque, debit or money order. Please make cheques payable to “Wilfrid Laurier University”.
If you feel that your situation warrants an appeal, you can obtain an appeal form from the Parking & Transportation Resources Office directly, or online under Appeals. The appeal must be filed within seven (7) business days of receipt of the ticket.
To avoid receiving future violations, you are more than welcome to contact the Parking & Transportation Resources Office at ext. 3032 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday) to discuss the rules and regulations for parking vehicles on campus.
I will have a car on campus for a few days, where can I park?
Contact Parking Services (x3032) and ask about a temporary parking pass if you will require parking overnight. Otherwise, during the day, you may park at the meters ($2.50/hr.) or the Pay & Display lots (#10, #4 or #20) for $2.50/hr. or $7.00/day.
I have a permit...can I allow someone to borrow it?
Absolutely not! At Laurier, we do not allow individuals to share their permits or photocopy them to share. Visitors can easily access meters for $2.50/hour or Pay and Display lots (10, 20 and 4) for $2.50/hour, $7.00/day flat rate.
To facilitate carpooling, a permit may be shared amoung a maximum of four (4) vehicles registered to that permit. However, only one (1) registered vehicle is allowed on campus at a time and must have the parking permit displayed. Only one (1) permit will be issued (to the person who has submitted an application), and this permit holder will be held responsible for all violations incurred to vehicles registered to that permit, regardless of the actual driver.
My permit has been lost/stolen. What do I do?
If your permit is lost or stolen, please contact Sue Dawson at ext. 3697 OR the Parking Office immediately to alert us of the situation.
The Parking Office or Service Laurier, upon receiving payment of the $35.00 replacement fee, can then issue you a new permit, the old permit will then be made inactive.
How long can I park on city streets?
City street parking is a maximum of 3 hours, where signage permits. This is monitored closely by the City of Waterloo.
I have safety concerns when walking back to my vehicle at night. What should I do?
If you have any concerns about your safety at night, please contact Foot Patrol at 886-FOOT (3668) for a walk or drive to your vehicle/home.
Never walk alone at night! Be sure to take well-lit, well travelled routes.
Cameras have been installed in numerous locations around campus and are monitored by Special Constable Services. There are also emergency poles, connecting you directly to Special Constable Services located in various parking lots and areas on campus.
Where can I get change for the meters/Pay & Display machine?
The Parking & Information Kiosk (8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday) can make change for bills. If arriving after regular business hours, you could always try the 7-11 or the Royal Bank on the corner of King Street and University Avenue.
Is there any parking available for free on campus?
All white permit area's are monitored year round and require a valid permit Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. parking in the white permit area’s is permitted for free after 4:30 p.m., although overnight parking (2:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m.) is not permitted. (Parking in lot 36 is only permitted until 6:00 p.m. on weekdays.)
Gold permit areas are monitored year round and require a valid permit. Faculty and Staff are required to display a valid gold permit at all times. Parking is available for free in the Gold lots after 10:00 p.m. Mon-Thurs. and after 5:00 p.m. on Fridays (no overnight parking permitted unless authorized by Parking Services) excluding lots 12, 15, 18, 21, 36 and 38.
There is no charge for campus parking on weekends, but please note that free weekend parking is NOT permitted in Lots Pay & Display lots 4, 20 & 10, meters, (in any Reserved spaces) or lots 12, 15, 18, 19A, 21, 30, 31, 35, 36 and 38. All meters and Pay & Display lots continue to be monitored throughout the year.