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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.

Please exercise extreme caution while driving on campus. The speed limit on campus is 20 MPH.

Vehicle Registration must be done online. For more details, please see below under Vehicle Registration Information. 

  • All students, and employees must register online.
  • Parking Permits are non-transferable.
  • Offenders that receive five violations for being unregistered will be subject to additional fees and can be booted or towed.
  • First-year and sophomore resident students are not authorized to have vehicles on campus (including weekends). These vehicles will be ticketed, booted, or towed and subject to additional fines. Students who violate this policy will lose future parking privileges. 
  • First-year and sophomore students seeking special accommodations through the OOA Office are not allowed to bring vehicles on campus prior to approval.
  • Students waiting for special accommodations through OOA will not be issued temporary parking permits.
  • Juniors and seniors who register a vehicle owned by an underclassman, will lose their own parking privileges.
  • Through an agreement with the Town of Fairfield, students are not permitted to park their vehicles on streets surrounding the University.
  • Guests of residents must register with the Parking Office or Department of Public Safety 24/7
  • Temporary permits for guests of the University are generally $10 per day.
  • All appeal decisions are final. Tickets can not be re-appealed.
  • Questions about parking permits and regulations may be addressed to  All appeals are done through the appeal process below.


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A state vehicle registration document, proof of enrollment, and Fairfield University ID are required for temporary and guest registration.

September through May

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p. m.

June through August

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

Hours may vary.


Vehicle Registration Information

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Vehicle Registration Information

All vehicles must be registered online. The direct link to the parking portal is

Faculty, staff and students will need to upload or scan a photo of the state vehicle registration document and University ID to the portal. Once submitted, you will receive an approval email that will provide further instructions. American Express, Visa and Mastercard are all acceptable payments methods. When the permit process is complete you will receive an email stating permit ready. For pick up please bring your University ID to the Parking Office. The parking office is located on the ground floor of Loyola. Please adhere parking permit to the lower left-hand corner of the front windshield (driver’s side).   

Please be prepared to upload and/or provide:

Undergraduate Students

  • University ID
  • State Vehicle Registration Document
  • Fee: $100

*Please note: First-year and sophomore residential students are not permitted to have vehicles on campus. 

Graduate Students

  • University ID
  • State Vehicle Registration Document

Part-time Students (11 Credits or Less)

  • University ID
  • State Vehicle Registration
  • Proof of Class Registration with number of credits

Second Degree Nursing Students

  • University Documentation with University ID #
  • Proof of Class Registration


  • University ID
  • State Vehicle Registration Document
  • First vehicle is free
  • Second vehicle is $100, additional vehicles $50-only second and additional permit requests taken at Parking Office


  • RecPlex/University ID
  • State Vehicle Registration Document

Temporary for Unregistered Students

Faculty, staff, and students must come to the Parking Office for temporary permits only. Long and short term passes are $10 per day for students who do not have a registered vehicle.

Leased Vehicle

When registering a leased vehicle please attach the State Vehicle Registration Document and a copy of the insurance card.

Where To Park

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, A-4, 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 p.m. through 7 a.m. includes lots M1, M2 and all blue lots except A1 and G2.

Faculty, Staff, and Administration Parking

Faculty and staff are requested to park in blue zone areas when possible. However, the University reserves the right to restrict lots when necessary.

Students of faculty and staff may not display BLUE parking permits on their vehicles.

Visitor Parking

Visitors may park in lots C-1, C-2, C-6, and K-1, 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 Human Resources for more information at (203) 254-4000 x2277.

Electric Vehicle

F-1, K-3, K-1

Vehicle's must be plugged in and charging when parked in an EV spot. When the vehicle is fully charged you are responsible for moving your vehicle to a regular parking spot.

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.

Traffic & Parking Enforcement

The Department of Public Safety reminds all those driving on campus that the speed limit is 20 mph and to use extreme caution while driving on campus.

Park Legally

  • Registered vehicle owner's that accumulate five or more tickets during an academic year, may be towed from campus or immobilized with a wheel boot. Registered owner's will be responsible for the tow or boot fees in addition to fees for any parking violations.
  • After five violations, a referral will be sent to the Dean of Students Office.
  • All towing expenses and fees are the responsibility of the registered owner.
  • Once vehicle owner's receive five or more violations, they will be placed on a Chronic Violator List. Once placed on this list, the offender's vehicle(s) will be towed or immobilized for any future violations for the entire academic year.  Paying outstanding fines does not remove offender's form the Chronic Violator List.
  • Parking on neighboring streets is prohibited.
  • Parking permits are non-transferable.
  • Parking permits are color coded to match lots.
  • No overnight parking in lots: O-3 and the Parking Garage K-1.

Payments and Appeals

  • Parking violation fees are payable at the Bursar's office located in McAuliffe Hall - checks payable to Fairfield University
  • Traffic appeal forms are available outside the Parking Office and must be received within 10 days of the ticket being issued. Failure to meet this requirement, will result in forfeiture of appeals privilege.
  • Boot removal fees must be paid to the Bursar's Office by cash or check and proof payment presented to the Parking Office or DPS prior to boot removal. If the Bursar's Office is closed, cash or check must be paid to The Parking Office or DPS.
  • All ticket appeal decisions are final - tickets may not be re-appealed.

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