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Student Parking Permits

For all types of parking permits available to students, see Parking Fees for pricing.

If you are a student with a permanent or temporary accessible need, see additional information at Accessible Parking.

If you normally carpool with at least one other Laurier student, staff or faculty member, see Carpool Permits.

If you have any type of parking permit and change the vehicle you drive, you will need to update your vehicle information at parking.wlu.ca. Please do not register rental vehicles, if you have a rental vehicle short term please call/email the Parking office.

 

Motorcycle, Moped and Scooter Parking

Permits for students operating a motorcycle, moped or scooter must be obtained from the Parking and Transportation Resources Office, and must be displayed in such a manner that it is easily noticeable. Permits are valid only from April 1 to Oct. 31 of each year.

Where to Park

Motorcycle/moped/scooter parking for faculty, staff, students, and visitors is restricted to designated areas (cement pads) located at:

  • Lot 15: The end of Bouckaert Hall near Bricker Residence – entrance is located off Bricker Ave.
  • Lot 1: Off Bricker Ave.
  • Lot 32: Lazaridis Hall

See Visitor and Temporary Parking for information about short-term motorcycle/moped/scooter parking.

Note: You may park ebikes at bike racks around campus. You do not require a permit. Please take care and caution when driving through campus to the various bike racks.

 Parking in university lots is by permit only. Up to four vehicles may be registered to a permit and, to be valid, the permit must be attached to the rearview mirror of the vehicle with the permit clearly visible through the windshield.

View the interactive campus map to see parking locations.

If you are a student with a temporary accessible need, see additional information at Accessible Parking.

If you have any kind of parking permit and change the vehicle you drive, or need to add a vehicle, you will need to update your information by logging into parking.wlu.ca.

Student Parking

Students have access to a campus general(white) parking permits- details below. Non-Residence parking permits and associated fees are available online via parking.wlu.ca.

 You will be required to enter your MyLaurier login information to access the application.  You must have a confirmed registration of classes before you can apply.  If you experience difficulties, contact the email lbparking@wlu.ca

  Permit fees will be charged to your Loris account however fees will not appear until your permit has been processed. When our office has processed your permit request you will receive an email which will inclue both permit information as well as permit pick up details.  All emails will be sent to your @mylaurier.ca email address.

Additional permit parking is available in the Market Centre Parkade(see additional information below). 

Non- Residence General (White) Parking permits

With a valid permit, non-residence students may park only in lots designated as white permit parking lots. These include One Market (236 Colborne Street) and Charlotte St. parking lot, please refer to a campus map for these locations.  This permit does not permit overnight parking in these parking areas. 

Parking permits are allocated on a first come, first served basis. For the cost associated with parking permits, please see Parking Fees.

 

Residence Students Parking

Students living in Laurier operated residence buildings require 24 hour parking. The Market Centre Parkade located at 59 Icomm Drive is our primary 24 hour parking lot for Residence Students. 

Residence parking permit applications should be submitted with your residence application. If you have already submitted your residence application but did not submit a parking permit application, you may submit an application now for fall/winter 2023.

Applications received after the residence application deadline will be allocated based on availability. Permits will be available for pick up during residence check-in. After this date you must pick up your permit from Parking Services Brantford. You can arrange to do this by emailing lbparking@wlu.ca.

Spring and Summer Parking

Permits are required for parking on campus during the spring/summer term (May - August). Students have the option of applying for a 4 month permit (May - August). Should you not require the permit for the full 4 months you may return the permit to the Parking office and you will receive a credit for any full remaining months back to your student account. Online permit applications will be accepted beginning Mid March and permits will be available for pick up beginning the last week of April. Permits are available at parking.wlu.ca.

Carpool Parking

All students are eligible to apply for a Carpool Permit which ensures you a reserved parking spot in a central campus parking lot.

Market Centre Parkade

Market Centre Parkade permits are available to all students. This garage is located on campus directly behind Grand River Hall and is a three-level parking garage with 950 spaces. Market Centre Parkade offers varying parking options including hourly, daily, monthly and student semester parking permits.

A student semester permit is now available for purchase offering a reduced rate for a 4 month permit. Permits are non-refundable and a valid student Id or proof of enrollment is required. 

Please visit City of Brantford Parking services at City Hall(58 Dalhousie Street) to purchase a permit for the Market Centre Parkade

Municipal Parking Lots

The City of Brantford offers pay and display as well as monthly permits for Municipal Parking Lots located near campus.

Social Work parking permits for the Kitchener Campus

 

Applications for Fall / Winter can be found at parking.wlu.ca. You will be required to enter your MyLaurier login information to access the application.  You must have a confirmed registration of classes before you are able to apply for a permit. The deadline to apply for a fall/winter term Kitchener campus parking will be August 15, 2024. Permit requests made after the deadline may not be accommodated.  Applicants will receive permit information via email to your Laurier student email account after the permit deadline. 

Permit Options;

11 Month Permit September to July, 2025 or 8 Month Permit September to April, 2025

Please ensure you apply for the correct duration of permit as we are unable to extend your parking. 

Both Laurier and the City of Kitchener transitioned to the use of License Plate Recognition
technology to aid in our operations.
This means that your license plate is your permit, and you will not be issued a physical permit to display in your vehicle or have access to the garage.

Permits may not be sold, loaned or borrowed. 

Laurier works closely with the City of Kitchener to coordinate parking permits for FSW students. Requests for Refunds will be handled on a case-by-case basis should you require. Please contact or office by email to make a refund request.

 If you experience difficulties or have questions, please contact the Parking and Transportation Resources Office at 1-548-889-2301 or email parking@wlu.ca If you have difficulties with your Laurier login credentials please contact the student ICT Support Desk at  support@mylaurier.ca.

Where Can I Park?

Kitchener student permit parking is in the parking garage at the corner of Charles St. and Benton St. The walk to campus is approximately 10-15 minutes. You will be given an access card to enter the parking garage. Please do not follow vehicles into the garage. You will need to swipe in and out each time, if you do not swipe in, your card will not work when you go to swipe out of the garage. This card does not need to be returned to the Parking office once expired.

In addition to the parking garage at Charles St. and Benton St., with a valid permit, Faculty of Social Work students may park in white parking lots on the Waterloo campus. Permit parking is enforced in these lots from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (please verify with signs posted in these lots).

Evening parking option for 2024/25 academic year; t in partnership with the City of Kitchener your access card will allow you to park in the Kitchener City Hall parking garage between the hours of 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Monday - Friday ONLY. This is currently a pilot project with the City of Kitchener and are in the process to extend this option for future years. Accessing the garage outside of these hours will result in being charged for the time you were parked in the garage. The Parking office nor the City of Kitchener will reimburse you for this charge.  Failure to utilize the lots listed above may result in a ticket and/or tow. For more information, see the "Waterloo" tab.