Fall 2017 Semester FAQs & Reminders

 Dear LSU Community,

We're excited for the Fall 2017 semester to begin. We hope everyone had a great summer and is ready to get back to campus. As the Fall 2017 semester quickly approaches, we wanted to take the time to answer some questions you may have and remind you of some important aspects of our rules and regulations. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

   I haven't received my parking permit yet. What do I do?

  • Hang tight! All permits should be issued by September 1. If for some reason you do not receive your permit by that time, please contact our office as soon as possible.
  • Please check your myLSU email for updates in regards to either the shipment of permits or if your permit was delivered to our office instead of your home. You will receive an email from us if we have your parking permit.

   I moved recently, but forgot to update my address in myLSU. Where is my permit going?

  • Your permit will be sent to the address on file as of July 12 at 7:00 p.m. Some permits are returned to sender (our office) and you would receive an email if that has occurred. 
  • Our recommendation would be to contact the U.S. Postal Service and/or the previous address if you are able to do so before coming into our office.

   I don't need my permit anymore. Can I just give or sell it to a friend?

  • No. Please note, if you do this, you are violating the Student Code of Conduct and will be held responsible for all tickets and violations received with this permit. Remember, your permit is tied to your LSU ID number which is essentially your social security number. So, it is advised that you should not.

   Will I receive a ticket if I park on campus without a parking permit?

  • No, you will not receive a violation for parking on campus without a parking permit. As of right now until September 4, there is a ticketing grace period for UNREGISTERED violations as long as you are parked within a legal parking space in your correct zone.
    • Patrons parked within a handicapped space, fire lane, no parking zones, medical spaces, reserved spaces, etc. are subject to receive a violation and possibly even be towed if it presents a safety hazard (parking within handicapped spaces and fire lanes are towable offenses). Parking within any of these spaces with hazard lights activated does not guarantee this person will not receive a violation per our Rules and Regulations.
    • We strongly recommend not parking within a handicapped or medical space without the proper credentials, parking within a fire lane, reserved space(s) or in a no parking zone. You are subject to receiving a parking violation as well as being towed.

   I no longer need my parking permit. How can I get a refund?

  • If you no longer need your parking permit, you must come in by August 18 in order to receive a full refund. A refund will not be issued unless the issued permit is returned. There are NO exceptions to this.

   I'm bringing a bike to campus. Do I need to register it with LSU?

  • Yes! Please register your bike with LSUPD as soon as possible in the event of theft or loss of your bike.
  • Also, check out the FREE LSU Shield App offered by LSUPD.

   I'm bringing a motorcycle or motorized scooter to campus along with my vehicle. Do I need to register it?

  • Yes! We offer a motorcycle/scooter permit for free for charge if you purchase a parking permit for your vehicle. If you do not have a permit for your vehicle, the permit fee for your motorcycle is $40.00.

   The lines are going to be so long before school starts. How will I ever get my parking permit on time?

  • We will have extended hours on August 19 and August 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      • Please note: Parking Services will be the only office open on these dates. We are located in the Campus Public Safety Building on South Stadium Road.
  • No worries! You will have plenty of time to receive your parking permit. Our ticketing grace period for Unregistered citations will allow you to park legally within your zone without a permit through Labor Day.

Reminders:

  • Leave EARLY for class and/or work in order to beat the traffic and arrive on time worry and stress free.
  • Read over the Rules & Regulations for our campus so you become familiar with them.
  • STUDENTS: Only park your designated zone to avoid receiving a ticket. If you park legally within your zone, you will not receive a ticket for not having a permit until September 4. If you park within an employee area, in a reserved space/area, or in an illegal manner, you are subject to being ticketed and/or towed.
  • EMPLOYEES: Only park within your designated employee area to avoid receiving a ticket. If you park legally within your areas, you will not receive a ticket for not having a permit until September 4. However, if you park out of your designated zone, in a reserved space/area, or in an illegal manner, you are subject to being ticketed and/or towed.
  • ALL: An open gate does not warrant unauthorized access. LSU is a walking campus and is closed from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Only central access employees will be allowed through on campus gates.

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES:

  • August 7, 2017 – START of ticketing grace period for UNREGISTERED tickets only.
  • August 18, 2017 – Permits will be available to pick up in our office.
  • August 19, 2017 - Parking Services is open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to allow individuals to receive their permits.
  • August 26, 2017 - Parking Services is open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to allow individuals to receive their permits.
  • September 1, 2017 – This is the day that we recommend is the last day to get your permit. We highly encourage you to obtain your parking permit on or before this date.
  • September 5, 2017 – Ticketing grace period ENDS. Patrons parking on campus will be ticketed for not having a permit and all other violations included in our Rules & Regulations.
  • August 18, 2017 – Last day to receive a full refund for a no longer needed parking permit. NO EXCEPTIONS.