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Online Vehicle Registration is now available - For more details, please see below under Vehicle Registration Information.

Fairfield University appreciates the cooperation and courtesy shown by students, employees, and visitors who observe established parking and traffic regulations. All persons operating a motor vehicle on campus roads should recognize that Fairfield University is a pedestrian community and that pedestrians do have the right of way.

  • All student, faculty and staff vehicles must be registered with the Parking Office located on the ground floor of Loyola Hall. Tel. (203) 254-4156.
  • 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.


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A state vehicle registration and proof of enrollment are required at the time of registration.

September through May

Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

June through August

Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.


Vehicle Registration Information

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Vehicle Registration Information

The Parking Office will now be registering vehicles online. The link to our new site can be found under my.fairfield under the parking tab or by direct link at

You will need to scan your vehicle registration and StagCard into the form. Once submitted, you will receive an approval email that will provide the link for payment. American Express, Visa and Mastercard are all acceptable options. Students will have their decal mailed to their campus mailbox while faculty and staff decals will be mailed to their office. There is always the option to pick up your approved decal with your StagCard at the Parking Office located on the ground floor of Loyola. When placing registration decal, please adhere it to the lower left-hand corner of the front windshield (driver’s side).

Undergraduate Students

All First-Year and Sophomore students are not permitted to have a car on campus.

  • Student I.D.
  • State Vehicle Registration
  • Cost: $150

Graduate Students

  • Student I.D.
  • State Vehicle Registration

Part-time Students (11 Credits or Less)

  • Student I.D.
  • State Vehicle Registration

Second Degree Nursing Students

Will register on the parking site and will choose the graduate option.


These vehicles must be registered in person at the Parking Office. Payment can be made with cash, check or a payroll deduction form.

  • Fairfield I.D.
  • State Vehicle Registration
  • First vehicle is free
  • Second vehicle is $100, additional vehicle is $50
  • Cash/Check/Signed Payroll Deduction Form

Temporary for Unregistered Students

Faculty, staff, and all students must come to the Parking office for temporary permits, regardless of long or short term passes. $10 per day with a maximum of $75 for students who do not have a registered vehicle.

Leased Vehicle

When registering a leased vehicle, in addition to the state vehicle registration, a copy of the insurance card must be presented.

Where To Park

All University/Prep students and employees are reminded that through a commitment to the town of Fairfield, no members of this community may park on neighboring streets. The University reserves the right to ticket as necessary.

Resident Student Parking

Yellow - Lots H2 and I1

Gold - Lots N1, N2, and N3

Orange - Lots F1 and F2

Gray - Lots G, H1, H2

Pink - Lots A2 and B1

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

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

Additional parking from 4:00 p.m. through 7:00 a.m. includes lots M1, M2 and all blue lots except A1 and G2.

Faculty, Staff, and Administration Parking

Blue - 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

Employee Commute Option Program

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.

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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