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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 kind of parking permit and change the vehicle you drive, you will have to fill out the Change of Vehicle Identification Form.

Non-Residence Students

Please note; this permit is not for Social Work students, please visit the "Kitchener campus" tab for more informaiton on Social work parking.

Fall/Winter 2017/18 non-residence student parking permits are available at wluparking.com. You will be required to enter your MyLaurier login information to access the application. If you are a new student you must be registered for classes before you can apply. If you experience difficulties, contact the Parking & Transportation Resources Office at 519-884-0710 X3032 or parking@wlu.ca . If you have difficulties with your Laurier login credentials please contact the student ICT Support Desk at 519.884.0710 x2222 or support@mylaurier.ca.

The non-residence permit (valid in white lots) is valid September 2017 to April 30, 2018 on the Waterloo campus.

Successful applicants will be contacted via email in mid-late August with further details. Permits will be available for pickup beginning Monday Aug. 28, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

You will not be able to apply for a parking permit if you have outstanding parking violations. If this applies to you, your application will not be processed or may be placed on a waitlist until payment has been made and your account has been cleared.

Where to Park

With a valid permit, non-residence students may park only in lots designated as white permit parking lots: Lots 3A, 9, 36, 37 and 48. Please refer to a campus map for these locations. Permit parking is enforced in these lots from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. No overnight parking is permitted.

Free parking is offered after 4:30 p.m. in all white permit lots for both students and visitors to campus. Overnight parking is not permitted. Failure to utilize the lots listed above may result in a ticket and/or tow.

Vehicles parking in unauthorized lots, meters, accessible spaces, service vehicle spaces and reserved spaces will be subject to ticketing and/or towing. Parking on roadways, in fire routes and “no parking” areas are subject to an immediate tow.

Permits may not be sold, loaned or borrowed. If you no longer need your permit, contact the Parking and Transportation Resources office.

Spring and Summer Parking

Permits are required for parking on campus during the summer (May-August).  Students have the option of applying for four months (May-August) or two months (May-June or July-August). Online permit applications will be accepted in March pick up will not be until the last week in April. If the online application deadline has passed and you require a spring/summer permit, please come to the Parking and Transportation office. Permits are available at wluparking.com.

Single Term and Co-op Students

If a you are enrolled in classes for one term or will be doing a co-op during the winter term, you are required to apply for and purchase a fall/winter (eight-month) parking permit. In December, upon completion of your studies, simply return the permit to our office for a credit of any full remaining months. This credit may be used for other university charges. If your permit is not returned to our office, a credit will not be processed to your student account.

Should you require a permit for the winter term only (January to April), we encourage you to apply during the summer for the fall permit. You will be placed on a waitlist and contacted in early January.

Residence Students

Residence parking permit applications should be submitted with your residence application. Only submit the Residence Parking Permit Application Form separately if you have already submitted your residence application but did not submit a parking permit application.

The deadline to apply is July 21, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. Permits will be available for pickup on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 and Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 during residence check-in. After this date you must pick up your permit by Sept. 8, 2017 from the Parking and Transportation office.

Residence students are issued either a red, green or blue parking permit in accordance with your residence assignment. Note that each residence does not have its own parking lot and you will be issued a permit for a lot in close proximity.

Applying early does not guarantee you will receive a permit. All applicants will be given equal consideration up to and including the deadline. While you may still apply after the deadline, we reserve the right to waitlist individuals until we address parking space allocation. Once waitlisted, permits will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

If the plate(s) you intend to register incurred violations on university property at any time, you will not be granted a permit until all fines are paid in full.

Permits may not be sold, loaned or borrowed. If you no longer need your permit, contact the Parking and Transportation Resources office.

If you have any questions, contact us at parking@wlu.ca.

Parking Locations

24-hour parking is only available in designated areas and are assigned by permit colour:

  • Red: Lot 30 (University Place) or Lot 31 (Laurier Place)
  • Blue: Lot 34 (200 King Street Underground Parking Garage)
  • Green: Lot 8 (King’s Court), Lot 46 (325 Spruce), Lot 47 (50 Marshall St.), Lot 44 (60 Universtiy Ave.), Lot 45 (32 University Ave.)

Note: Permits are lot specific and are only valid in the lot designated on your parking permit.

Residence students may not park in/on reserved spaces, accessible spaces, service vehicle spaces, roadways, fire routes and “no parking” areas. Permit parking is enforced in red, blue and green lots 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Failure to utilize the lots listed above may result in a ticket and/or tow. There is no short-term parking in residence lots.

If you expect to have an overnight visitor or plan to bring a vehicle to residence temporarily (i.e. for moving in or out), see the information at visitor and temporary parking.

Residence Dons

Student dons may park only in lots/spaces designated as red, blue, green or orange.

  • Red permit holders are eligible to park only in red permit areas as designated on their permit (either Lot 30 or 31).
  • Blue permit holders are eligible to park only in the blue permit area (Lot 34).
  • Green permit holders are eligible to park in the green permit area (Lots 8, 46, or 47).
  • Orange permit holders are eligible to park only in orange permit areas/spaces (Lots 1, 7, 19A, and 30).

Permit parking is enforced in these lots/spaces 24 hours a day, seven days a week; overnight parking of valid permit holders is permitted.

Parking permits for Residence Life staff are allocated on a limited basis and applications must be approved by Residence Services. Permit application forms are available from Residence Services. Those successful in obtaining a permit can pick up their permit from the Parking and Transportation Office. The applicable fee will be placed on the student's account.

Any outstanding parking fines and expenses will be attached to student fees and Enrolment Services will not release marks/transcripts until all charges are paid.

Vehicles must be parked within allocated lots/spaces only. Residence Life staff occupying other lots/spaces will be ticketed and/or towed.

Note: All the above information also applies to Residence Life Area Coordinators (RLACs).

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 every 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.

The following parking information is applicable for the 2017/18 school year.

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 permanent or temporary accessible need, see additional information at Accessible Parking.

If you have any kind of parking permit and change the vehicle you drive, you will have to fill out the Change of Vehicle Identification Form.

Student Parking

General Parking

All non-residence students are eligible for general parking. A general parking permit allows you to park in the following parking lots:

  • Dalhousie Centre
  • Lucy Marco Place residence
  • Nipissing Education Centre

General parking permits are allocated on a first come, first served basis. For the cost of a general parking permit, see Parking Fees.

You may apply online for a non-residence parking permit for Brantford at wluparking.com

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. Only submit the Residence Parking Permit Application Form separately if you have already submitted your residence application but did not submit a parking permit application.

The deadline to apply is July 21, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. Permits will be available for pickup on  Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 during residence check-in. After this date you must pick up your permit by Sept. 8, 2017 from Service Laurier located in Grand River Hall.

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 2 month permit (May - June) or a 4 month permit (May - August). 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 wluparking.com

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.

For the cost of a Market Centre Parkade permit, see Parking Fees.

Parkade permits can be purchased at the Market Centre Parkade located at 59 Icomm Drive, Brantford.

  • Municipal Parking Lots

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

Applying For a 2017/18 Social Work Parking Permit  *Online Application has now closed.

If you have missed the deadline to apply for a Social Work parking permit you will need to contact the City of Kitchener for alternate parking options.

For Faculty of Social Work students, the deadline to apply for a Kitchener parking permit is Aug. 4, 2017 at 4 p.m. Applicants will be contacted via email in mid-late August with further details. Permits are issued on a first come, first served basis.  Please ensure you apply for the correct length of permit (8 or 10 months) as we are unable to extend your parking.

You will be required to enter your MyLaurier login information to access the application, if you are a new student you must be registered for classes before you may apply. If you experience difficulties contact the Parking office at parking@wlu.ca or issues with your login information contact the student ICT Support Desk at 519.884.0710 x2222 or support@mylaurier.ca.

If you missed the deadline and still require parking in downtown Kitchener, please contact The City of Kitchener for parking options.

The permit is valid September 2017 to April 30, 2018 (eight months) for $339.05 (incl HST) or June 30, 2018 (10 months) for $423.81 (incl. HST).

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, this card does not need to be returned to the Parking office once expired.

The deadline to pick up your permit is Sept. 8, 2017. Method of payment is cash, cheque or debit only (credit cards not accepted) and must be paid in person upon pickup at the Parking and Transportation Office 202 Regina St. 2nd flr. Waterloo.

If permits are not picked up by Sept. 8th, they will be deactivated. If you have applied and no longer want your permit, please advise our office immediately.

Permits may not be sold, loaned or borrowed. If you no longer need your permit, contact the Parking and Transportation Resources office.

Where Can I Park?

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). Failure to utilize the lots listed above may result in a ticket and/or tow. For more information, see the "Waterloo" tab.

Contact Us:

Waterloo Campus

E: parking@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3032
F: 519.885.3870
Office Location: 202 Regina St. 2nd Flr.

Office Hours:

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Brantford Campus

E: lbparking@wlu.ca
T: 519-884-0710 X3032
Office Location: Service Laurier Brantford, 171 Colborne St.

Office Hours:

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday