FAQ’s, Reminders, & Parking Updates – 08.22.2016

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • I haven’t received my parking permit. What do I do?
    • Hang tight! All permits should be issued by September 2nd. If for some reason you do not receive your permit by that time, please contact our office at your earliest conveinence.
      • Due to the flooding and weather, mail service has been very slow. Please allow the post office some time to deliver your parking permits.
    • Permits are available for pickup at this time. Please check your LSU email for updates in regards to either the shipment of permits or if your permit was delivered to our office instead of your home. You receive an email if we have your parking permit.
  • I moved recently, but forgot to update my address in myLSU. Where is my permit going?
    • Your permit will be either going to the address on file before July 13th or it will return to sender (our office). Our recommendation would be to contact the U.S. Postal Service and/or the previous address if you are able to do so before coming into our office.
  • I don’t need my permit anymore. Can I just give or sell it to a friend?
    • No. Please note, if you do this, you are violating the Student Code of Conduct and will be held responsible for all tickets and violations received with this permit. Remember, your permit is tied to your LSU ID number which is essentially your social security number. So, it’s just advised that you should not.
  • Will I receive a ticket if I park on campus without a parking permit?
    • No, you will not receive a violation for parking on campus without a parking permit. As of right now until September 6th, there is a ticketing grace period for UNREGISTERED & OUT-OF-ZONE violations as long as you are parked within a legal parking space in the student areas.
      • Patrons parked within a handicapped space, fire lane, no parking zones, medical spaces, reserved spaces, etc. are subject to receive a violation and possibly even be towed if it presents a safety hazard (parking within handicapped spaces and fire lanes are towable offenses). Parking within any of these spaces with hazard lights activated does not guarantee this person will not receive a violation per our rules and regulations (University Traffic Summonses/Citations; Paragraphs: 44-51).
  • We strongly recommend not parking within a handicapped or medical space without the proper credentials, parking within a fire lane, reserved space(s) or in a no parking zone. You are subject to receiving a parking violation as well as being towed.
  • The lines are going to be so long before school starts. How will I ever get my parking permit on time?
    • No worries! We will have extended hours on Saturday, August 27th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
      • Please note: Parking Services will be the only office open on these dates. We are located in the Campus Public Safety Building on South Stadium Road.
  • I no longer need my parking permit. How can I get a refund?
    • If you no longer need your parking permit, you must come in by September 30th in order to receive a full refund. A refund will not be issued unless the issued permit is returned. There are NO exceptions to this.
  • I’m bringing a bike to campus. Do I need to register it with LSU?
    • Yes! Please register your bike with LSUPD as soon as possible in the event of theft or loss of your bike.
    • Also, check out the FREE LSU Shield App offered by LSUPD!

Reminders:

  • STUDENTS: Only park within student areas to avoid receiving a ticket at this time until September 6th. If you park legally within your areas, you will not receive a ticket. However, if you park within an employee area, you are subject to being ticketed and/or towed.
  • EMPLOYEES: Only park within your designated employee area to avoid receiving a ticket at this time until September 6th. If you park legally within your areas, you will not receive a ticket. However, if you park within an employee area, you are subject to being ticketed and/or towed.
  • ALL: An open gate does not warrant unauthorized access. LSU is a walking campus and is closed from 7:00AM to 4:30PM. Only central access employees will be allowed through on campus gates.
  • ALL: Tow fees have gone up as of July 1st. The tow rate will be determined per the LPSC.
  • If you are hesitant about parking somewhere and wonder if you will get a ticket, it’s probably best to park elsewhere!
  • Leave EARLY for class and/or work in order to beat the traffic and arrive on time worry and stress free.
  • Read over the rules and regulations for our campus so you become familiar with them.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES:

  • August 14, 2016 – START of ticketing grace period for UNREGISTERED and OUT-OF-ZONE violations only.
  • August 18, 2016 – Permits will be available to pick up in our office.
  • August 20, 2016 – Extended hours for Parking Services in the Campus Public Safety Building ONLY from8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • August 27, 2016 – Extended hours for Parking Services in the Campus Public Safety Building ONLY from8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • September 2, 2016 – This is the day that we recommend is the last day to get your permit. We highly encourage you to obtain your parking permit on or before this date.
  • September 6, 2016  – Ticketing grace period ENDS.
  • September 6, 2016 – All ticketing will resume and the grace period for UNREGISTERED and OUT-OF-ZONE violations ends on this day. Patrons parking on campus will be ticketed for not having a permit or being parked in an incorrect zone.
  • September 30, 2016 – Last day to receive a full refund for a no longer needed parking permit. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Office Closure – 08/18/2016

Good afternoon,

Our office will be closed for the remainder of the afternoon. We will reopen tomorrow at 8:00 AM.

Road Closure 08.19.2016

Good afternoon, LSU!

We would like to inform you of a road closure that will take place on August 19, 2016. Between the hours of 3:30PM and 6:00PM, Raphael Semmes Road will be closed beginning at the LSU Barnes and Noble Bookstore and ending at East Campus Drive due to the Umoja Celebration.

Road Closure 08.19.2016

Please avoid this area and plan to take alternate routes when visiting this area. Traffic is likely to be heavy due to the influx of visitors for this event. Please note: Movement of any barricades or reserved space signs will result in receiving tickets as well as possibly being towed.

If you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance with parking/alternate routes, please contact LSU Parking Dispatch at (225) 578-5002.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation,

LSU Parking & Transportation Services Staff

University Closure – 08.12.2016

Due to inclement weather, the LSU campus is closed today. Essential personnel should follow his or her supervisor’s guidance. Residential Halls remain open. Tiger Trails bus services is suspended as well due to the inclement weather. Our office will resume normal business hours on Monday, August 15th at 8:00 AM.

As always, if you are in an emergency situation, please contact LSUPD at (225) 578-3231 or dial 911.

Important Move-In Day Information & Parking Updates

For those students moving into on-campus housing on the official LSU move-in day on August 17, 2016, welcome to LSU! We look forward to working with you and making your stay at LSU safe and easy in regards to parking and transportation. Please take note of the following information and dates because it is all very very important!

  • Where do I park? 
    • FREE parking is being offered in the LSU Union Square Parking Garage from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM on August 17, 2016.
    • All visitors, students moving into on-campus housing, etc. that are coming to campus must be parked within a legal parking space and parked correctly (i.e. not backed into a diagonal parking space, not double parked, etc.) in order to not receive a violation.
  • I haven’t received my parking permit. What do I do?
    • Hang tight! Permits are currently being mailed out to the address listed on your LSU account. If you changed addresses and did not update your address before July 13, 2016, your permit will be mailed to the address that was on file at that time.
      • If you for some reason cannot get the permit from the previous address, please contact our office.
    • Permits will be available for pick up in our office beginning on August 18, 2016.
  • Will I receive a ticket if I park on campus without a parking permit?
    • No, you will not receive a violation for parking on campus without a parking permit. As of right now until September 6th, there is a ticketing grace period for UNREGISTERED & OUT-OF-ZONE violations as long as you are parked within a legal parking space in the student areas.
      • Patrons parked within a handicapped space, fire lane, no parking zones, medical spaces, reserved spaces, etc. are subject to receive a violation and possibly even be towed if it presents a safety hazard (parking within handicapped spaces and fire lanes are towable offenses). Parking within any of these spaces with hazard lights activated does not guarantee this person will not receive a violation per our rules and regulations (University Traffic Summonses/Citations; Paragraphs: 44-51).
  • We strongly recommend not parking within a handicapped or medical space without the proper credentials, parking within a fire lane, reserved space(s) or in a no parking zone. You are subject to receiving a parking violation as well as being towed.
  • The lines are going to be so long before school starts. How will I ever get my parking permit on time?
    • No worries! We will have extended hours on Saturday, August 20th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Saturday, August 27th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
      • Please note: Parking Services will be the only office open on these dates. We are located in the Campus Public Safety Building on South Stadium Road.
  • I no longer need my parking permit. How can I get a refund?
    • If you no longer need your parking permit, you must come in by September 30th in order to receive a full refund. A refund will not be issued unless the issued permit is returned. There are NO exceptions to this.
  • I’m bringing a bike to campus. Do I need to register it with LSU?
    • Yes! Please register your bike with LSUPD as soon as possible in the event of theft or loss of your bike.
    • Also, check out the FREE LSU Shield App offered by LSUPD!

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES:

  • August 14, 2016 – START of ticketing grace period for UNREGISTERED and OUT-OF-ZONE violations only.
  • August 18, 2016 – Permits will be available to pick up in our office.
  • August 20, 2016 – Extended hours for Parking Services in the Campus Public Safety Building ONLY from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • August 27, 2016 – Extended hours for Parking Services in the Campus Public Safety Building ONLY from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • September 2, 2016 – This is the day that we recommend is the last day to get your permit. We highly encourage you to obtain your parking permit on or before this date.
  • September 6, 2016  – Ticketing grace period ENDS.
  • September 6, 2016 – All ticketing will resume and the grace period for UNREGISTERED and OUT-OF-ZONE violations ends on this day. Patrons parking on campus will be ticketed for not having a permit or being parked in an incorrect zone.
  • September 30, 2016 – Last day to receive a full refund for a no longer needed parking permit. NO EXCEPTIONS.

IFC & PHC Recruitment Road Closures & Blockages: 08.13.2016-08.20.16

For students, faculty & staff, visitors, & contractors, please note of the following information as it pertains to road closures and blockages due to IFC & PHC Recruitment.

West Lakeshore Drive will be closed during the following days & times:

  • Sunday, August 14th at 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Monday, August 15th at 9:15 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, August 16th at 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 17th at 8:45 AM to 2:45 PM
  • Thursday, August 18th at 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday, August 19th at 1:00 PM to 11:00PM

Patrons will be diverted to the entrance near the rear of the Phi Mu house and will only be allowed to exit via the new parking lot to the north of the UREC (Student Rec North Lot). Patrons will not be allowed to enter any area near the Lod Cook Alumni Center.

Guards with barricades will be posted at the following locations. Please ensure to listen to his or her instructions as they will promote smooth & safe travel, parking, and transportation to and from campus in these areas during IFC & PHC recruitment. Disobeying an officer’s instructions may result in being ticketed or towed.

  • West Lakeshore Drive @ Lod Cook Circle
  • Dorothy Dix @ Lod Cook Parking Lot
  • West Lakeshore Drive @ South Campus Drive (near Phi Mu)
  • Greek Row Central Parking Lot (276 spaces) – the parking lot immediately behind the UREC will be completely offline for non-Panhellenic Recruitment related students, visitors, contractors, & employees.
    • This lot closure will be from August 7th to August 13th from 7:00 AM to 7:00PM. It will resume on August 14th to August 20th from 7:00 AM to 10:00PM.

DO NOT ENTER signs will be placed at the following locations:

  • Minnie Fisk and West Lakeshore Drive
  • Minnie Fisk between the ZTA and ADPi houses

Please listen to all instructions by the guards stationed at these locations as they will help promote smooth & safe travel, parking and transportation to and from campus in these areas during IFC & PHC recruitment. Disobeying an officer’s instructions may result in being ticketed or towed.

If you have any further questions regarding these closures or need assistance, please feel free to contact LSU Parking Dispatch at (225) 578-5002.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

LSU Parking & Transportation Services Staff

Early Move-In Parking Information – 08.13.2016

To all students moving into their fall assignments due to IFC & PHC Recruitment or any other events that would require early move-in, welcome to LSU! Please take note of the following information as it is very important.

  • I haven’t received my parking permit yet. Will I get a ticket for not having a permit if I park my vehicle on campus? Student parking permits have been mailed out to the address listed on file. You should be receiving your permit very soon so be on the look out for them. No, you will not receive a violation for parking on campus without a parking permit. As of right now until September 6th, there is a ticketing grace period for UNREGISTERED & OUT-OF-ZONE violations as long as you are parked within a legal parking space in the student areas.
    • Patrons parked within a handicapped space, fire lane, no parking zones, medical spaces, reserved spaces, etc. are subject to receive a violation and possibly even be towed if it presents a safety hazard (parking within handicapped spaces and fire lanes are towable offenses). Parking within any of these spaces with hazard lights activated does not guarantee this person will not receive a violation per our rules and regulations (University Traffic Summonses/Citations; Paragraphs: 44-51).
  • I didn’t select to have a parking permit mailed to my house. When can I come pick up a permit? We encourage students to monitor our social media and website for when we have the permits in stock in our office. Our expected arrival date for the permits is Wednesday, August 17th. The recommended date to come into our office to pick up a permit is Thursday, August 18th.
    • Please note: we will have extended hours on August 20th and 27th from 8:00AM to 2:00PM in the Campus Public Safety Building to allow everyone to receive their permit.
  • Will my parents or any visitors that are helping me move get a ticket if they don’t have a permit? No, as long as they are parked within a legal space that is not a no parking zone, fire lane, reserved space or handicapped space without the proper credentials.
    • All visitors to campus that are assisting students must be parked within a legal parking space and parked correctly (i.e. not backed into a diagonal parking space, not double parked, etc.) in order to not receive a violation.
  • When I get my parking permit, where do I park? We strongly encourage all students to begin parking in their designated zones to become acclimated with parking on campus for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • I got a ticket and I don’t think I should have. What should I do? If anyone believes he or she should not have received a violation, we encourage him or her to fill out an appeal online on our website atwww.lsu.edu/parking under “Appeal a Citation or a Tow”. If you receive an unregistered or out-of-zone violation, please visit our office on South Stadium Road in the Campus Public Safety Building and bring the violation(s) with you.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding early move-in day in regards to parking and transportation, please feel free to contact our office at (225) 578-5000.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

LSU Parking & Transportation Services Staff

2016-2017 Parking Permits & Information

Good morning, Tigers!

As the 2016-2017 Fall semester quickly approaches, we wanted to welcome you back to campus and give you a few updates in regards to Parking & Transportation Services. We hope you had a great summer and are excited and ready for a great school year!

Here are a few important reminders and updates in regards to Parking & Transportation Services:

  • 2016-2017 LSU Parking Permits (Students & Employees):
    • 2016-2017 parking permits have been mailed or are being mailed still! Your permit will arrive in between 08/01/2016 and 09/02/2016 to the address that was entered into myLSU before July 13, 2016.
    • If you changed your address after July 13th, your permit will be mailed to the address that was previously on file due to not being updated before July 13th as stated on our website post on June 24, 2016.
    • If you haven’t selected to receive a 2016-2017 parking permit via mail, you can still receive one. Please wait until August 18, 2016 to come into our office to come and obtain a permit as the permits have not yet arrived to our office.
  • Ticketing Grace Period:
    • Per our parking enforcement division, UNREGISTERED & OUT-OF-ZONE violations will not be issued from August 15, 2016 until September 6, 2016. Students parked correctly (i.e. within two solid white lines, not backed into a diagonal space, not double parked, not parked on a lawn) will not receive these types of violations until after September 6th.
    • STUDENTS: Parking within employee areas is still prohibited during the hours of 7:00AM and 4:30PM.
    • ALL: Parking within handicapped spaces without the proper credentials (handicapped placard, license plate or disability license), in fire lanes, or in no parking areas is still strictly prohibited. Citations and possible towing of vehicles may occur and are exempt from the September 6th grace period.
    • We highly encourage students, faculty and staff to begin parking in their correct zones in order to become acclimated with timing and traffic in order to find a place to park and have a smooth arrival to campus.
    • Click here to find our Parking Rules and Regulations which are put into place to ensure safety when driving and parking on campus. Please become familiar with these rules and regulations so that one does not receive tickets or get towed.
  • Special Hours:
    • In order to provide ample enough time for everyone to receive their parking permit, our office will be open on Saturday, August 20th & Saturday August 27th from 8:00AM-2:00PM. Please note: These special hours only apply to the LSU Parking & Transportation Services department on these dates. Other offices are likely not to be in operation.

As always, please feel free to contact us at (225) 578-5000 or shoot us an email at parking@lsu.edu and we will be happy to assist you with anything regarding your parking and transportation needs. Have a great rest of your summer!

 

GEAUX TIGERS,

LSU Parking & Transportation Services Staff

 

Tow Rates Increasing on July 1

Effective July 1, 2016, LSU Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) will increase tow rates to comply with rates and policies established by the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC). LPSC governs all rates as it applies to the towing of vehicles that are in violation of PTS’ rules and regulations. Click here for specific information regarding these rates. Direct any questions to parking@lsu.edu.

Summer Session Zone Restrictions

The student zone restrictions will be lifted for students displaying a valid permit June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2016. Students may park in Zone 1 (Commuter), Zone 2 (Greek), and Zone 3 (Resident) interchangeably during this time. Please keep in mind that students will not be allowed to park in employee areas or other non-student areas during this time. Law Zone permits are still required to park within Zone 4 at this time.

As per the Traffic and Parking Regulation paragraph 2:

  1. University parking and traffic restrictions are indicated by these regulations, signs, and street and curb markings. It is impractical to mark all areas of University property with signs where parking is prohibited. Parking or driving is prohibited on lawns, sidewalks, and grass areas; in construction areas; or where it will physically mar campus landscaping, create a safety hazard, interfere with the use of University facilities, or hinder the free movement of traffic. During days when there are no classes (excluding Intersession), no registration, and no examinations, student vehicles with permits may park in any student zone that is not restricted. When Law School is not in session, Zone 4 parking areas may be utilized by students displaying a Zone 2, Zone 3, or Zone U permit. Any questions on dates should be verified with Parking & Transportation Services, (225) 578-5000.

If you have any questions or concerns about your permit being valid, please feel free to contact our office at 578-5000.

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