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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is very convenient, but is ridiculously expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: The permits are pretty expensive, but they're not absolutely necessary. I live on campus and I've been able to get a parking spot right near campus everyday.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Many visitors come on campus believing they will get fined if they park in our garage. Fortunately, our parking garage does not fine visitors.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Keeping a car is pretty expensive but there are two garages and they're fine

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3 College Freshman

Parking: We have two garages available. All the buildings are walkable distances.


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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.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Residential students park in the Feret Street garage. Commuters park in the West Road garage, but residential students can park there on weekends only. Anyone can park in the Mercy Lot, but teachers have preference. The Horseshoe/Touchdown Jesus lot is reserved for visitors only.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Permits for freshmen are given out on a first-come-first-served basis, so hurry up and get one as soon as you can.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$50–$400 for the academic year depending on permit type
Common Parking Tickets
  • Expired meter: $15
  • Failure to display valid permit: $15
  • No permit or expired permit: $15
  • Parking in restricted or unauthorized areas: $15
  • Parking in handicapped space: $75
Best Places to Find a Spot
The upper levels of any garage
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • In front of Mercy Hall
  • First floor of parking garages
Getting a Parking Permit
Getting a permit is simple. You can either do it online via LORA (Loyola Online Records Access) with your student information or go in person.
Parking Services
Parking Services
Biever Hall, first floor
(504) 865-3000
Did You Know?
If you make friends with an LUPD officer or two, they will always be happy to help you and give you tips on where you can and cannot park so that you stay clear of tickets and being booted.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 42 responses

  • 5% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 55% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 7% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 19% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 14% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 42 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 17 responses

  • 57% The upper levels of any garage
  • 22% The upper levels of West Road Garage
  • 17% West Road Parking Garage
  • 4% Mercy hall

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 15 responses

  • 40% On St. Charles
  • 40% First floor of parking garages
  • 20% In front of Mercy Hall
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