Parking Maintenance Schedule | April 8-16, 2017

Parking/Contractors/Facility Services:

  • Field House Drive between South Campus & South Stadium will be closed April 8-16
  • Bus lane asphalt repair on Field House Drive at bus shelter by Journalism and Lockett Hall (Saw Cutting on Saturday, April 8 and repair work Monday, April 10 – Thursday, April 14)
  • Asphalt repair patch of large potholes in the UREC Greek Row Central lot (Anytime between Monday, April 10 – Thursday, April 14)
  • Repair of erosion failure by drainage in the old C-149 student lot area (Monday, April 10 – Thursday, April 13)

Parking Maintenance (Weather Permitting):

  • Re-Stripe Raphael Semmes Drive in front of the Student Union to include adding a 15-minute Loading/unloading area in the indented area in front of the steps (Monday, April 10)
  • Add parking spaces in E. Frat Circle (Monday, April 10)
  • Re-Stripe the Facility Services Annex East Lot (Tuesday, April 11)
  • Re-Stripe student area in garage, Floors 4 -6 (Tuesday, April 11)
  • Re-Stripe Cypress Hall North Gravel Lot (Wednesday, April 12)
  • Re-Stripe C-1 T. Boyd Hall Lot (Thursday, April 13)

Nicholson Gateway Driveway

Beginning 6:00AM Monday, February 27 through 6:00PM Friday, March 3, the right lane of the westbound side of Skip Bertman Drive from Nicholson Drive to the Railroad Crossing will be closed for the construction of the Nicholson Gateway Driveway. Although the closure is not anticipated to last longer than Friday, March 3, it may extend through the weekend. LA DOTD traffic officials confirmed no detours are necessary for this closure. Access to the LSU Foundation parking lot will be maintained through the duration of the construction.

Please be vigilant and aware of signs as well as DOTD staff working in the area on this project.

Sixth Grade Day: Jan. 31

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, LSU will host sixth graders from East Baton Rouge Parish schools for Sixth Grade Day. The young students will travel around campus via school bus near the Student Union, Music and Dramatic Arts building, Parker Coliseum and the PMAC. Please be courteous and use caution while driving on campus. Delays may occur during school bus loading/unloading.

Contact Parking Dispatch at 225-578-5002 for assistance.

Welcome back, Tigers!

Welcome back, Tigers for the Spring 2017 semester! We hope you all had a great holiday break. Here are a few important reminders to allow for a smooth start to the semester:

  • There will be a grace period for UNREGISTERED & OUT-OF-ZONE violations ONLY through January 30, 2017.
    • UNREGISTERED: not having a 2016-2017 parking permit displayed when parking on campus.
    • OUT-OF-ZONE: not parking within one’s designated parking zone based your parking permit (i.e. Commuter, Resident, Greek, Law)
      • Parking within an employee area results in an OUT-OF-ZONE B-C violation which is NOT included in this grace period.
  • The final day to pick up or update your parking permit is January 27, 2017.
  • South Stadium shuttles will pick up students in the commuter parking lots near the Vet School and drop students off all along South Stadium Drive to alleviate stress on commuter parking lots.
  • Campus Transit buses are available from 5:00PM to 12:00AM to bring students around campus.
  • The Union Square Garage has metered parking available for those patrons looking to park closer to central campus. Please note, if you park within one of these spaces (even with a parking permit) you MUST pay the meter.
    • Spaces are available at a rate of $1.50/hour and accept cash, credit, and debit cards. Please note: only pay with exact change at the meters as they do not produce change.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (225) 578-5000 and we will be happy to assist you!

C-28 South Entrance Closure

Beginning Monday, Dec. 19 – Wednesday, Dec. 21, the south entrance to Powerhouse Lane on Fieldhouse Drive will be closed due to maintenance on the cooling towers. Please note: parking spaces will NOT be affected & only the entrance will be offline.  The powerhouse & maintenance staff will be setting up a crane on Powerhouse Lane between Johnston Hall and the Powerhouse. See the picture below for reference.


Please be mindful of the maintenance crews and equipment in this area. Remember to yield to all pedestrians in cross walks as LSU is a walking campus. Patrons with access to C-28 Powerhouse will still be able to access the C-28 Powerhouse Lane lot via North Stadium Road.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Parking Dispatch at (225) 578-5002. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this maintenance project.

Zone B Parking Update

In efforts to improve traffic safety on campus, LSU Parking & Transportation Services needs to remove four (4) Zone B parking spaces located on South Stadium Drive across from the LSU Ag Center Dairy Store (see picture below). These spaces currently hinder our TigerTrails buses from approaching and exiting the bus terminal on South Stadium Drive at Tower Drive. Zone B Parkers are encouraged to utilize designated parking along CEBA lane and across Nicholson Drive Extension.

As a reminder, LSU Parking & Transportation Services offers on-campus Jitney Service for employees Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Employees may contact 225-578-5000 to schedule a pickup and drop-off. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work to improve your LSU experience.


Temporary Closure – GameDay Set Up

The South portion of the Coates Hall Lot (C-13) will be reserved for the crew and production staff who will be setting up for ESPN College GameDay this weekend from tomorrow, Nov. 3 at 7:00 AM to Saturday, Nov. 5 at 12:00 PM. Please note that 2 spaces in this lot have been designated as “temporary ADA parking” for individuals with the proper credentials to park within these spaces (i.e. a state issued handicapped placard or license plate). See this image below for a picture of the closures that will take place starting tomorrow. (Click on image for a larger picture)

gameday-reservationsFaculty & Staff members that normally have access to the C-13 Coates Lot, will have access to the following areas, as well as, the C-13 Coates Lot to accommodate these closures and reservations:

  • Nicholson Hall Lot (C-11)
  • Howe Russell Lot (C-9)
  • Human Ecology Lot (C-36)

Please note: Your device has already been programmed for this to take place. Also, this reprogramming of your gate access device is TEMPORARY. If you have problems with accessing these gated lots, please have the gate access device number (S/N on your device) ready and promptly call (225) 578-5002. 

Please be aware of the signage and barricades in the area and follow the instructions of officers to prevent hazards, as well as, the possibility of receiving a citation or being towed. Unauthorized vehicles parked within this reserved area will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact our parking dispatch at (225) 578-5002.


South Campus Drive Detour | Oct. 28 – Nov. 4

Beginning 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28 the north bound lane of South Campus Drive from the Phi Mu House, north to the entrance of X143 (All Zones Lot) will be closed. Landscape and curb work will be performed as part of the UREC project. Traffic will be diverted to West Lakeshore to the north end of Dorothy Dix Drive (between Lod Cook and the Sigma Phi Epsilon House) through the North UREC Lot and back onto South Campus Drive. Traffic will be allowed to access Minnie Fisk Drive on the west end near the Phi Mu and Delta Gamma Houses. Lab School traffic will need to use the West Lakeshore Drive route to Dorothy Dix Drive to South Campus Drive Route. Work should be completed by Friday, Nov. 4.



LSU Roadway Improvements

LSU Parking Changes and Roadway Repairs – FALL 2016

To all faculty, staff, and students –

The Old Alex Box parking lot will be closed for construction of the Nicholson Gateway Development beginning Monday, October 3, 2016.  The Remote Shuttle Lot located to the west of the railroad tracks is available for commuter parking.

In addition, over Fall Break (October 6 – 7, 2016), LSU will be repairing several roadways on campus.

  • Field House Drive will be closed between South Stadium Drive and Johnston Hall. As a result, South Campus Drive will only be open for parking and entry into the Nuclear Science Lot – no thru traffic will be allowed between Forestry Lane and Field House Drive.
  • Dorothy Dix Road will also be closed between Minnie Fisk Road and the Chi Omega Sorority House. All students shall park their vehicles in the UREC lot prior to leaving for Fall Break.  Any vehicles parked within the limits of construction will be towed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact LSU Parking & Transportation Services.

Have a safe and Happy Fall Break.

Credits: Danielle Welborne, PE


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LSU Home Football Games – Parking Information

The Office of Parking & Transportation Services will strictly enforce game day weekend parking lot restrictions in the Cypress Drive South Lot (formally, Tennis Courts Lot) (Lot 206). For all home football games, all residents must relocate all vehicles out of the Cypress Drive South Lot (formally, Tennis Courts Lot) (Lot 206) into non–restricted parking lots before 7 a.m. on game day, but we recommend you move your cars by Friday evening.

Any vehicles found in this restricted lot or any other restricted areas on Saturday morning will be towed at the owner’s expense. The remaining home football dates are Sept. 17, Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, and Nov. 19, and these same restrictions will apply.

There are also several other areas where parking will be restricted on campus, such as the Nicholson side of the Fieldhouse, Cypress Drive, Fieldhouse Drive, and Dalrymple Drive (just to name a few), so if you are unsure of where to park on game days, please review parking information at

Here are some suggestions on lots where you can park that are not restricted on game days: the resident lots by the West Campus Apartments and Kirby Smith Hall, Spruce Hart Lot (formally, Hart Lot) near Cypress Hall, lots across Aster Street from Kirby Smith Hall and WCA, as well as the Cypress Drive North (formally, Old Tiger Park) gravel lot on the corner of Cypress and W. Chimes.

COMMUTERS: All vehicles parked in the South Stadium Lot (Lot 401), Nicholson Extension Central Lot (Touchdown Village 1), Nicholson Extension East Lot/West Parker Lot (Touchdown Village 2) must be moved by 5 p.m. on every Friday before a home football game. Any vehicle found in these lots restricted beginning at 5 p.m., may be relocated or ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Some suggestions on lots where you can park that are not restricted beginning at 5 p.m. on Fridays before a home football game: Old Front Nine grass lot off of Nicholson Drive Extension, Ag (Parker) Coliseum Lot off of Highland Road at South Stadium Drive and Highland Road at East Parker, Golf Course Lots off of Gourrier Ave.

All central access gates to campus will remain closed until 4:59 p.m. on every Friday before a home football game. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office or LSU Athletics.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

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