Rules and Regulations
All regulations posted on this website are subject to change without notice. It is the responsibility of faculty, staff, students, and visitors alike to remain informed, at all times, of the rules & regulations pertaining to the operation and parking of vehicles at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Rules & Regulations
Wilfrid Laurier University has the authority to regulate parking on all properties owned or rented by the University. The University grounds are private property, giving the University the right to take action against violators of the parking and traffic regulations. Please remember that the parking of a motor vehicle on campus is a privilege, which may be withdrawn at any time by Wilfrid Laurier University.
Traffic rules and directive signs governing the use of motor vehicles are in effect 24 hours per day. The maximum campus speed limit is 15 km/hour. Vehicles must be operated with due care and caution, and give right-of-way to pedestrian traffic. Signage posted in all campus parking lots indicates enforcement hours.
Parking & Transportation Resources staff and Special Constable Services personnel are authorized to enforce the parking regulations.
All vehicles parked on University property must possess either:
- a valid parking permit
- an authorized guest pass
- be parked legally at a meter or in a Pay & Display lot
Vehicles illegally parked in a “no parking” area, including roadways, fire routes, sidewalks, pedestrian walkways, and hatch-marked areas, are subject to an immediate tow. Please do not park in these areas at any time!
“Reserved by name/number” spaces are reserved 24 hours/day, seven days/week. Violators will be ticketed and/or towed. “Reserved” spaces are located within numerous lots around campus. Please be on the lookout for “Reserved” signs and/or pavement markings.
Please note that any vehicle may be towed at any time if it is improperly parked on any property owned or rented by the University. In addition, even if all violations have been cleared from your account, your vehicle will still continue to be monitored and towed upon future offences.
Delinquent parking fines not resolved in a reasonable period of time, at the discretion of Wilfrid Laurier University, may be referred to a collection agency.
Parking is not permitted in any lot between 2:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (with the exception of all residence orange, red, and blue parking areas). No overnight parking in the Pay & Display lots (Lots 4 & 20) Violators will be towed.
Overnight guests visiting students in residence are eligible to park in the northwest corner of lot #3A, closest to Willison Hall Residence. Signage clearly indicates where parking is permitted. However, they must display a valid Overnight Residence Guest Pass on their dashboard Monday evenings through Friday evening.
Mon - Fri parking with a valid Overnight Residence Guest pass begins at 4:30 p.m. in this lot, the vehicle MUST be moved before 8:00 a.m the next morning or may be subject to ticketing and or towing.
Passes may be purchased from the Information Kiosk located at the main entrance to the University or from the Parking & Transportation Resources office at 202 Regina St. at a cost of $8.25/night, cash only. Kiosk is open Mon - Fri 8:00 - 4:30 and the Parking Office is open 8:30 - 4:30 Mon - Fri, be sure to plan ahead to ensure you have a guest pass for your visitor on the date they arrive.
Parking permits are not required after 4:30 p.m. in all white permit parking areas and after 10:00 p.m. in all gold permit parking areas. Excluding Lots 4, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 30, 31, 35, 36 and *38 (Greek Cypriot lot).
Parking in Lot 18 St, Mike's Church, is available from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, inclusive with a valid Gold Permit. Similarly, parking in Lot 36 New Apostolic Church, is available from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, inclusive with a valid White permit.
No evening or overnight parking is allowed in these two lots. Please refer to a campus map for these locations.
*Parking in lot #38 Greek Cypriot is available from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.. Friday, inclusive with a valid Gold permit.
Operators of vehicles, including bicycles, must not willingly or knowingly abandon their vehicle on any property owned or rented by the University. Vehicles will be deemed “abandoned” if left unmoved for seven (7) days on University property (regardless of whether they hold a valid permit). Please contact Parking & Transportation Resources if you need to make special arrangements. Vehicles parked in lots designated orange, red, or blue (displaying a valid permit) are exempt from this restriction.
Vehicles that are driven or parked on campus are strictly at the risk of the owner. The University, its employees and agents, assume no responsibility for any losses, charges or costs, and are not liable for any damages incurred to a vehicle or to the driver or occupants of a vehicle.
Accidents involving a vehicle on University property resulting in personal injury, damage to property, or theft must be reported to the Community Safety and Security office (Room SS1-104, near the Dining Hall) at 884-0710, ext. 3333 or 885-3333. Thereafter, the matter will be dealt with under the provisions of the appropriate civil or criminal authorities.