Reserved Parking

The Reserved Parking Program, available to faculty and staff members, serves as a convenience to those seeking a permanent parking space. To participate in this program, faculty and staff members must enter a lottery to request a space based upon their first, second, or third choices in any lots containing reserved parking. Reserved spaces are available in the Bookstore, Dunne, Grace, Library, ROTC, Stadium, Stayer and Wilson Faculty/Staff lots. There is no cost to participate in the lottery, and by registering for the lottery, it is not guaranteed you will receive a reserved parking space. If you are not currently enrolled in the reserved program, but would like to be included in the lottery; please complete this form.  Individuals currently in the program will hold their assigned parking space until they decide to opt out; additionally, if you are currently in the program but would like to move to a different space in a different lot, please complete this form.



As of July 1, 2019, the annual cost for a reserved space will increase to $528 ($44/month). From 2012 through June 30, 2019 the annual fee remained $480 ($40/month). This fee is evenly divided and paid as a pre-tax deduction from the individual’s paycheck each pay period. The Reserved Parking Program is ongoing and the fee will be reviewed annually with the potential for changes to occur at the beginning of each fiscal year.



The University introduced the Reserved Parking Program in 2012 and expanded the program on a pilot basis in 2015 in one effort to address day-to-day parking of faculty and staff members. Since the expanded program was only established as a pilot, reserved spaces were not reassigned as they became vacant. Instead, the spaces were marked as ‘open’ for general use. As part of a thorough review of the program, the University's Parking Committee conducted a survey of the campus community in 2017 and found there was strong interest in the program continuing. Based on those findings, the Parking Committee agreed that the University should continue the Reserved Parking Program. As a result, the vacant spaces are now re-assigned using a lottery system.




Q: Do I have to use payroll deduction? May I pay in a lump sum?

A: Participants in the reserved parking program must pay for this benefit as a pre-tax payroll deduction. In order to retain the pre-tax option, payments must be made through payroll deduction and may not be paid in a lump sum. The payment of $528.00 will be evenly divided over the course of the year and deducted from each pay period (once per month for faculty; twice per month for staff), beginning with the first pay period after July 1, 2019.

Q: May I pay for this with a university or departmental account?

A: No, department or university accounts may not be used to pay for reserved parking.



Q: Does my reserved parking space apply on football game days or during other athletic or special events?

A: No, the reserved parking space is valid to the employee assigned to the space Monday through Friday 7am to 5pm. The space may be used as needed by Parking Services after 5pm weekdays, on weekends, holidays or for selected special events (i.e., Presidential visit, home football games, etc.). Rectors, assistant rectors and professed religious employees will continue to not be charged for reserved parking. Additionally, their spaces will continue to be reserved 24 hours per day.

Q: During what hours is the reserved parking space available just for me? What if I would like to propose other hours or days, because of my work schedule or other needs?

A: The reserved parking space will be available to the person assigned to the space Monday through Friday 7am to 5pm.  The reserved parking program is only in effect during business hours, Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm.

Q: What do I do if someone parks in my reserved space during the time it is reserved for my use only?

A: Please call the Notre Dame Police Department at 574-631-5555 to inform them of the situation; they will advise you of how to proceed. If you need to park immediately, please park in an unreserved space that is convenient for you and please be patient while the situation is handled.

Q: May I share access to this space with another employee of the university or a student?

A: No, reserved parking spaces are non-transferrable and may not be shared with others.

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