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Visitor Parking

Visitors to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus are always welcome.  

An hourly parking lot designated for visitors on the UL Lafayette campus is located at the new Girard Park Circle Parking Garage located on Girard Park Circle. Levels one through three are for visitor parking only.

University affiliates who park on campus are required to purchase a permit, therefore, we ask visitors to refrain from parking in areas designated for faculty, staff and students, unless prior arrangements are made through Transportation Services. Violators are subject to ticketing and/or towing. Faculty, staff and students are responsible for any citations that are issued to visiting family members.

If parking is not available in one of these areas or if special arrangements are needed, please call Transportation Services at 337.482.6858.

Hourly Parking Fees & Instructions

  • Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Pricing is as follows
    • $5.00 for 1 minute - 2 hours
    • $1.00 per hour for each additional hour
  • Only debit or credit cards are accepted and are paid at one of the conveniently located pay stations in the corners of the parking garage on levels one through three.
  • Cash or checks are not accepted at the pay stations.

Department Guests
Guests should park in an hourly visitor parking area. Those fees will not be waived or validated by Transportation Services.

Extend By Phone 

  • Why
    • No account needed.
    • Less chance of parking fines.
    • Reminders are sent by text message to your cellular phone – just enter your phone number when you pay with a credit card.
    • Extend your parking time from any location!
  • How
    • After parking, go to the nearest pay station to pay for your parking using a credit card.
    • When prompted, enter your mobile number to receive a text message reminder prior to expiry.
    • Reply to the text message with the amount of additional minutes using 60 minute increments.
    • This amount will be charged to the card you used for payment at the machine.
  • Cost
    • There is a .25 cent convenience fee that is charged in addition to the amount you are charged for the extended time
    • If you extend for 1 hour the charge would be $1.00 for the additional time plus the .25 cents for a total of $1.25

Vendor Parking

Vendors must call the Office of Transportation Services to get a temporary permit.

Visitor Coupons

If you are a visitor and a department has given you a coupon to park on campus, you will need to park in the visitor parking area of Girard Park Circle Parking Garage.

  1. Enter License Plate Number
  2. Put in the required amount of time (1 hour, 2 hour 3 hour and so forth)
  3. Press enter and user will be prompted to answer Yes or No if they have a Coupon
  4. Press Yes
  5. Enter Coupon Code and press Enter/OK
  6. A receipt will print out

If you are a department looking to purchase a coupon for a visitor please fill out a request form for a Coupon Code

  1. Please fill out, sign, and return the form to the Office of Transportation for processing
  2. The coupon will be given to the requesting department after being added to the Digital Iris System

Visitor Parking Coupon Code Request Form