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Parking Office

All student, faculty and staff vehicles must be registered with the Parking Office located on the ground floor of Loyola Hall.
Tel. (203) 254-4000 ext. 2745. Vehicles that receive five violations for being unregistered will be immobilized.

First-year and sophomore resident students are not authorized to have automobiles on campus (including weekends). Students who violate this policy will lose their privilege to register cars as juniors. Through an agreement with the town of Fairfield, student vehicles are not permitted to park their vehicles on streets surrounding the University. 

Guests of residents must register with the Department of Public Safety.


September through May - Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
June through August - Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-noon

A state vehicle registration and proof of enrollment are required at the time of registration. If your vehicle is leased, an insurance card will be necessary in addition to the state vehicle registration.


Undergraduate Students
- Student I.D.
- State Vehicle Registration
- $150 Cash/Check/StagBucks

Part-time Students (11 Credits or Less)
- Student I.D.
- State Vehicle Registration
Temporary for Unregistered Students
- $10 per day

Graduate Students
- Student I.D.
- State Vehicle Registration
- Fairfield I.D.
- State Vehicle Registration
- First vehicle is free
- Second vehicle is $100, additional vehicle is $50
- Cash/Check/Signed Payroll Deduction Form
Please note:
- Vehicles will not be registered without all of the above.
- When registering a leased vehicle, in addition to the state vehicle registration, a copy of the insurance card must be presented
- Pay online with a credit/debit card (MasterCard, Visa and American Express accepted)

Where To Park

Resident Student Parking

Yellow - Lots H2 and I1
Gold - Lots N1, N2, and N3
Orange - Lots F1 and F2
Gray - Lot G, H1, H2

Pink - A2 and B1


Off-Campus, Graduates, and Dolan Campus (formerly University College) Parking

Green decal - B1, B2, B3, E1, H1, H2, K1, and K2A

Additional parking from 4 p.m. through 7 a.m. includes lots M1, M2 and all blue lots except A1 and G2.


Faculty, Staff, and Administration Parking

Blue decal - Lots A1, A2, A3, C4, C5, C6, D1, G, G1, G2, G3, J1, J2, J3, K2, K3, and O1. Students of faculty and staff may not display BLUE parking decals on their vehicles.


Visitor Parking

Visitors may park in lots C1, C2, C3, C6, and K1, or they may obtain a visitor pass for additional parking. Guests of resident students must register with the Department of Public Safety.


Fairfield Prep Parking

Dark Blue - Lot M1
Purple - Lot M2 or G2


The Employee Commute Option Program encourages Faculty and Staff to use alternate means of transportation - Contact the Office of Human Resources for more information at (203) 254-4000

Please adhere registration decal to the front windshield

Traffic & Parking Enforcement

The Department of Public Safety reminds all those driving on campus that the speed limit is 20 mph and that pedestrians have the right of way. Public Safety Officers utilize both hand-held and vehicle mounted radar units to enforce the speed limit.

Park Legally

  • Vehicles that accumulate three tickets for parking illegally will be subject to parking modifications
  • Additional violations will result in a surcharge and the vehicle will be towed
  • All towing expenses are the responsibility of the owner
  • Payment of tickets does not remove the owner/operator from the tow list
  • Parking on neighboring streets is prohibited

Payments and Appeals

  • Parking violation fees are payable within 10 days at the Bursar's office located in McAuliffe Hall, Room 301 - checks may be made payable to Fairfield University
  • Traffic Appeal forms are available at the Public Safety office and must be submitted with the ticket within 10 days
  • The decision of the Appeal Board is final - tickets may not be re-appealed

Tickets issued for parking in areas unauthorized by permit may not be appealed

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