A visitor to campus is defined as a person who is not affiliated with the University as an employee or student. This definition excludes those persons, including spouses and family members, who operate a vehicle on campus for the benefit or convenience of an employee or a student. For a nominal fee, parking on campus is available to visitors. Most visitor spaces on campus are located near the center of campus near Pleasant Hall at the Visitor Center, the LSU Union, Thomas Boyd Hall, North & South Stadium Roads, Patrick Taylor Hall (formerly CEBA), and the Faculty Club.
A visitor who cannot find a parking space in a visitor area may park in any other available unreserved parking space, providing a visitor permit has been obtained from the Visitor Center, Dalrymple Drive at Highland Road or at LSU Parking Services located on South Stadium Road in the Public Safety Building for the cost of $10 per day. A visitor, including a spouse or parent, who is driving a vehicle with a properly displayed permit must drive and park the vehicle in accordance with University regulations governing vehicles bearing that particular permit.
The metered parking on campus is primarily suggested for visitors. All metered spaces are in effect and should be paid from 7 AM to 10 PM, weekdays. The cost for metered parking is $1.50 per hour. Metered spaces are numbered. When parking, note your space number and pay at any designated pay station (see Meter Map for specific payment locations).
A visitor who receives a ticket is asked to comply with the instructions on the back of the ticket. Unregistered citations are the only tickets that will be accepted as a visitor appeal. All other violations will stand and must have a formal appeal filed if a visitor believes he or she should not have received this type of citation. See the Appeals Form to file a formal appeal.