Parking & Traffic

Student Move-In Lot Closure Notification

The following parking lots will be closed from Monday, August 16 through Sunday, August 21 for student move-in: Fischer Fac/Staff, Rugby, the west side of Walsh Architecture and the west side of Dorr. Please move all vehicles out of these lots by Sunday, August 15. The listed lots will reopen on the first day of classes. For any questions, please contact Thomas Kauble at or (574)631-2602.

Parking Services Hours of Operations

The summer hours of operations of our office is 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Please feel free to stop in at anytime during this hours in order to inquire on your parking needs or contact us via phone (574)-631-5053!

Student Vehicle Registration

Student vehicle registration for the 2020-2021 academic year will open on August 14, 2020. We ask that students continue to park in student-designated lots only (C, D6 & D-Bulla Lots). We will not forego enforcement of these lots during this time as we do understand some students may not yet have permits due to the extension and delay of registration.

In past years, student permits have been available for pick-up from our Parking Services office within two business days of registration. This academic year, in order to assist with the practicing of social distancing, on-campus students will receive their permits via campus mail and off-campus students will receive their permits via their local address through USPS. We anticipate that parking permits will be mailed out beginning August 24, 2020.

Students will receive a communication via e-mail with additional information in the upcoming days!

Campus Shuttle Update

Shuttle service has resumed as of Monday, August 3, 2020. Shuttles will operate Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shuttles will run every 10-15 minutes. Cardinal Buses will continue to provide shuttle service and, new this fall, Transportation Services will provide University-operated vans to complement Cardinal’s service.

This fall there will be two shuttle routes instead of three:

  • Bulla/Hesburgh Library/Snite Museum Circle: A Cardinal Bus will continue to handle this route throughout the day, with a University-operated van providing additional supplemental coverage between the peak ridership hours of 7:30 and 10 a.m.
  • Bulla Lot to Main Building: A Cardinal bus will operate this route when ridership is highest, between 7 and 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. A University-operated van will provide service in the off-peak hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Baseball/Joyce Lot to McKenna/Main Circle: This route is discontinued due to low ridership over the course of the past two years. 

Due to the pandemic, everyone on board a shuttle must wear a face mask. Passengers should also physically distance themselves from others at all times. When waiting for a shuttle, individuals are expected to wear face masks and maintain 6-feet of physical distance from others.

Meanwhile, the shuttle service itself has been modified, as a result of an analysis of two years of ridership data. The changes also take into account that many staff members will continue to work remotely for the foreseeable future. Parking Services will also be closely monitoring parking capacity in all lots. 

Transportation Services monitors shuttle usage in real time. During the hours of operation, passengers can check on the status of shuttles by clicking on the shuttle icon within the ND Mobile app.

Anyone with questions or comments is encouraged to email or call 574-631-6467. If changes are made to meet the needs of those on campus, they will be widely communicated to faculty, staff and students.

Parking Services Hours of Operations

The Parking Services office is back open for in-person operations and inquiries! The hours of operations of our office is 8am-4pm Monday-Friday. Please feel free to stop in at anytime during this hours in order to inquire on your parking needs or contact us via phone (574)-631-5053!


The University of Notre Dame has begun implementing a number of changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist with these changes, the Parking Services team will be extending all Faculty/Staff permits thru June 30, 2021. We are asking all Faculty/Staff members to register your vehicle(s) online as you have done in the past by using iNDCARS through InsideND. Parking Services will not be issuing new hang tags for the upcoming year. We ask that you retain your current parking permits and display as normal. Permit registration for all hang-tag types will resume next year. If you have misplaced or discarded your current permit, please contact Parking Services for a new permit after completing the registration. 

University members who hold temporary permits in the form of paper decals have also received an extension on their permits. Temporary permits will be extended through September 1, 2020. The Parking Services team asks that any University member who holds a temporary permit that has expired or will expire by or near September 1, 2020, to please stop by the Parking Services office to obtain a new permit. 


The Parking Office is located on the first floor of Hammes Mowbray Hall. 

Phone: (574) 631-5053

On-campus emergencies: dial 9-1-1 
Non-emergency calls: dial (574) 631-5555 
SafeBouND: dial (574) 631-5555

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Low Emissions Vehicle Parking


Notre Dame is introducing a new program designed to encourage more eco-friendly commuting: preferred parking spots will now be available in five lots on campus for qualifying low emissions vehicles. Click here for more information on low emissions vehicle parking.