If you are a commuter student, you will want a parking permit, especially since the West Road Garage is reserved for commuters. Residential students may or may not want to have a car on campus because of the cost to park, but they have Feret Street Garage all to themselves. If you do not want to pay for a parking pass, there is off-campus parking, but it is difficult to find a spot. The two most popular areas to park are in front of Mercy Hall on Calhoun Street and along St. Charles where there is no two-hour parking limit. Be wary! Calhoun Street is known to flood when it rains.
Both garages are covered and have cameras in them for the Loyola University Police Department (LUPD) to monitor. While an LUPD officer is not constantly out and about looking at all the cars to make sure they have a pass, they do have random checks, and if you are one of the unlucky ones, you will be ticketed. If you park on campus with a pass but park outside the lines or in a reserved area, you will be ticketed for that also. If anyone parks in an area where no parking is allowed, they will be ticketed and booted.