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Wilfrid Laurier University Parking & Transportation Resources
December 5, 2016
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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 and regulations pertaining to the operation and parking of vehicles on any Wilfrid Laurier University property, including leased properties.

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, this is inclusive of leased properties. Please remember that the parking of a motor vehicle on campus is a privilege, which may be withdrawn at any time by Wilfrid Laurier University.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 (Notes of explanations left in a vehicle will not be accepted in lieu of a parking permit and vehicles will be subject to parking enforcement provisions)
  • 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 leased by the University. In addition, even if all violations have been cleared from your account, your vehicle may still be 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.

Overnight Parking

Parking is not permitted overnight in any lot (between 2:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m.) If you hold a valid Gold permit and require permission to park overnight please contact Parking & Transportation Resources office, after hours contact Special Constable Services at ext. 3333 to provide lot location, vehicle information and permit number.

Evening Parking

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) (Although no overnight parking is permitted in any White or Gold lots.)

Parking in Lot 18 St, Mike's Church, is available from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. only, 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, overnight or weekend parking is permitted in lots 18 or 36.

*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. Parking in lot #43-230 Regina St. and lot #48 (behind Swan - entrance off Lodge St. or University Ave.) is available from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.


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.

Owner's Responsibility

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.