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2015-2016 Parking Zone Map

LSU Parking and Transportation Services would like to welcome you back to campus for the fall 2015 semester. Here are a few important tips and reminders regarding parking for the upcoming year:

Obtaining a Parking Permit: All students who wish to park a vehicle on LSU’s campus must register for a parking permit through LSU Parking & Transportation Services. If you signed up for a parking permit before July 15th, your permit was mailed to the home address listed under your LSU account. If you signed up for a parking permit after July 15th, your permit will be mailed to the LSU Public Safety Building, located on South Stadium Drive. The permits in the latter group will be available for pickup after August 20th. If you have not signed up for a parking permit at all, permits will be available for purchase in our office after August 20th. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM, with additional hours from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 22nd and Saturday August 29th.

Incorrect Permits: If you believe the permit that you received was issued in error or is the incorrect parking zone, please return the permit to the LSU Public Safety building. If the permit that you ordered is for the entire year, but you wish to reduce that permit to one that lasts for the fall semester only, please return that permit by Friday, September 25th. We will change that permit in our system, and issue an $85 credit to your account.

Parking without a Permit: While it is always necessary to display a parking permit on LSU’s campus, we understand that there is a large number of students that are on campus before permits are available on August 21st, and many students are not available to pick up their permits immediately upon their arrival to LSU’s campus. Because of this, we are offering a grace period for unregistered tickets until Tuesday, September 8th. This means that as long as your vehicle is parked legally and in your correct zone, you will not receive an unregistered citation. If you wish to continue parking on campus without receiving a citation, you should make sure that you have your permit by Friday, September 4th.

Parking at the Beginning of the Semester: We do understand that there will be a large influx of students parking on campus at the beginning of the semester. Because of this, we are offing some overflow parking on the south side of campus for the first month of classes. In the past, students have opted to park in the grass directly across the street from the BEC. Please note that this is NOT LEGAL, and that any vehicles parked on this grass are subject to a ticket and/or tow. The overflow parking will be located between X166 and X174, and will be marked with signs. Please refer to the map on our website as a reference for the locations of X166 and X174.

A few more rules and regulations:
• The zones for parking are in effect Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Parking in a student zone other than your normal zone during these hours will subject you to an Out of Zone citation, carrying a fine of $24. Parking in an employee area during these hours will cause you to be towed and ticketed. This tow will cost $125 (plus $1 for each day your vehicle is left in our impound lot) and the Out of Zone B-C ticket will cost an additional $30.
• In the event that you forget your permit, any student that has already purchased a permit is eligible for five free days of parking, and they must obtain a temporary pass from the Public Safety building or the Visitor Center.
• In the event that you receive an unregistered ticket, you can have it voided (for the first offense only) if you were parked in your correct zone. The next occurrence will result in the citation being reduced to improper display, carrying a fine of $18.
• There are parking meters in various locations around campus with a rate of $1.50 per hour. Please note that the possession of a parking permit does not exempt you from having to pay the meter. Failure to pay the meter will result in the issuance of an Overtime Parking citation, which carries a fine of $18.
• All students that have purchased a parking permit are eligible to receive a free motorcycle permit. If you do not own a parking permit, the cost for a motorcycle permit is $40. Motorcycles are permitted to access central campus, but are only allowed to park in designated motorcycle parking area. This DOES NOT include bike racks, sidewalks, parking spaces designed for cars, or lawns.
• Bicycles are subject to the same rules as vehicles. They must be ridden on the right hand side of the road, and they must obey all traffic signs. Bicycles are to be parked in designated bicycle areas and bike racks only.

FREE parking at Garage on Move-In Day, 8/19/15

Welcome to campus, residents! Parking is available at no cost in the Union Square Garage on East Campus Dr. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Contact the Union Square Garage Office at 225.578.5047 for additional information.

**Please note the road closure on W. Lakeshore between the Lod Cook Hotel and S. Campus on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.** Contact 225.578.5002 for additional information.

Additional, Extended Office Hours

The Office of Parking & Transportation Services located in the Public Safety Building on South Stadium Rd. will have additional, extended hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15 for employees only*; Saturday, Aug. 22 for employees and students; and Saturday, Aug. 29 for employees and students.
Those who need to obtain a parking permit for the 2016 traffic year are encouraged to visit the office during these off-peak hours. Normal hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 
*Saturday, Aug. 15 for employees only:  Employees with Plan A parking will have the initial opportunity to obtain the “A” permit and authorize pay roll deduction. The office will continue to issue “A” permits after Aug. 15 during the normal hours of operation, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., in addition to the the extended hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22 and Saturday, Aug. 29. Employees with Plan A parking must obtain the permit by Sept. 4. 
Vehicles not displaying a valid 2016 parking permit by Sept. 8 will be ticketed. Contact 225.578.5020 with any questions you may have. 

Road Closure: Eastbound Lane, N. Stadium

Due to an immediate repair required at the Cox Communications roundabout, a portion of the eastbound lane on North Stadium Drive will be closed intermittently on Aug. 12-15.

We are encouraging the campus community to use alternate routes, if at all possible. If you must use North Stadium Drive, please obey road signs and drive with caution in this area. University personnel will be available to help direct traffic and assist. Delays may occur around the roundabout, so please plan accordingly.

The goal is to have this work completed as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to improve the campus. If you have any questions, please contact LSU Parking & Transportation at 225-578-5000 or email the office at parking@lsu.edu.

Road Closure: S. Stadium between Tower Dr. and Forestry Lane 8/5/15 – 8/7/15

Due to an immediate need to repair utilities, the section of South Stadium Dr. between Tower Drive and Forestry Lane will need to be closed to all traffic. Traffic will be diverted onto Tower Drive between South Campus and South Stadium Drive temporarily until the work is completed. The work will commence on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and last until Friday, Aug. 7. The road closure will allow workers to excavate a portion of the roadway, replace damaged steam lines, place fill material beneath the roadway and repave the roadway.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as these improvements will provide better service to the campus.


S Stadium Tower and Forestry Lane

Now Hiring Football Parking Attendants for 2015 Season

Parking & Transportation Services is now hiring contingent employees for the 2015 football season.

Non students are encouraged to apply online by visiting the LSU Career Opportunities website.

Applicants must provide the following:

  • A valid, state issued I.D.
  • 3 references ( reference’s name , reference’s job title, work relationship, reference’s telephone number, and reference’s e-mail address)

Contact our office at 225.578.5000,  or e-mail Shirley Judge at sjudge@lsu.edu with any questions you may have.

Parking Changes Coming Fall 2015

University Administration Building

LSU Employees who park in the University Administration Lot will have the option to be payroll deducted monthly or pay for parking in one lump sum. The cost is $500/year. Employees in this building will be contacted directly.

Plan A parkers

LSU Employees who select Plan A parking will have the option to be payroll deducted monthly or pay in one lump sum. Plan A parkers will be required to visit the Parking office in the Public Safety Building to authorize pay roll deduction and to obtain the “A” permit. Plan A permits will not be mailed. The Parking Office will begin issuing “A” permits on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will continue to issue “A” permits thereafter, during normal business hours Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The office will have additional, extended hours on Saturday, August 22 and Saturday, August 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Existing departments who have permanent visitor spaces near their building, will be billed $250/year per space through an internal transaction by the Parking business unit.


Metered parking is available at Union parking Garage on E. Stadium Drive at a $1.50/hr. rate. Pay stations are located at the exit points at the stairwells of the garage. Visitors should note the space number and pay the meter before leaving the garage to avoid receiving a citation. The parking garage is centrally located and provides covered parking.

General visitors may also choose to purchase a one-day parking permit that would allow them access to the student parking lots (Commuter and Residential) for a flat daily rate of $10. A visitor one-day permit is obtainable from the Visitor Registration & Information Center at the corner of Highland & Dalrymple Dr. Visitor one-day permits are also available at the Parking Office in the Public Safety Building.

Summer Parking for Student Drivers

Effective June 8 – August 7, 2015, students with a valid permit may park interchangeably in Commuter, Greek, and Residential parking zones during the Hours of Zone Parking (M-F, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).

Taylor Swift and BCS 2015 Parking Map

Taylor Swift and BCS 2015 Parking Map

As we look forward to the Taylor Swift and Bayou Country Superfest concerts held in Tiger Stadium May 22 – May 24, 2015, LSU would like to notify students, faculty, and staff of a few parking and traffic notes for Friday, May 22, 2015. Since the university is open and intersession classes will be in session, LSU has coordinated the following parking arrangements.

Student Parking
Students will be able to park in the Parker Coliseum lot at South Stadium and Highland, and lot X-175 on the corner of West Parker and Highland. A shuttle will be provided from the X-175 lot and will drop off on South Stadium Drive at CEBA Lane. The shuttle will run continuously from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Parking
Staff with C permits will have access to their reserved lots within the blue area of the parking map until 1 p.m. After 1 p.m., the lots will open up for concert parking. Staff will still have access to these lots after 1 p.m., but gate arms will not be activated. Staff with C reserved permits will have access to the Union Square Garage to park at no cost after 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Staff with B permits will be valid for the Zone B Central lots within the blue area of the parking map and the Union Square Parking Garage at no charge after 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Staff with A permits that utilize the parking lots along Nicholson Extension will be allowed to park in the Electrical Engineering/Dalrymple lot on Forestry Lane and after 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Union Square Parking Garage at no cost.
Please note there are approximately 450 spaces available in the Union Square Parking Garage.

Suggested Exit Routes
LSU Police and Baton Rouge Police will monitor several intersections for traffic exiting campus. Below are the suggested exit routes on Friday, May 22, 2015. We advise all university members to avoid the west side of campus if possible as concert traffic will be the heaviest on Nicholson Drive. Also, please be aware North Stadium Drive and South Stadium Drive will be closed to vehicle access for concert operations.

South Stadium Drive to Stanford Avenue

Nicholson Extension to Highland Road
Nicholson Extension to Nicholson Drive

Dalrymple Drive to Highland Road
Cypress Drive to Aster Street to Nicholson Drive

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Parking & Transportation Services by emailing parking@lsu.edu, calling 578-5000, or visiting lsu.edu/parking.

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