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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 and that pedestrians do have the right of way.

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

  • All students, and employees must register online at
  • Parking Permits are non-transferable.
  • Offenders that receive five violations for being unregistered will 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.  No temporary permits will be issued for pending accessibility approvals. Students who violate this policy will lose future parking privileges. 
  • Juniors and Seniors who register a vehicle owned by a 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
  • Guest temporary permits are $10 per day or free for up to two weeks to currently registered owners.
  • Questions, complaints and ticket review requests must be made online at and will be answered in the order received. No exceptions. No complaints will entertained in person.


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

June through August

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

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 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 five or more violations for parking illegally will be subject to parking modifications(towed/booted)
  • Additional violations will result in a surcharge and the vehicle will be towed/booted
  • All towing expenses and fees are the responsibility of the owner
  • Paying tickets does not remove them from the total count of violations.  As a result, additional violations will result in subsequent tows/boots
  • Parking on neighboring streets is prohibited
  • Parking permits are non-transferable
  • Parking permits are color coded to match lots
  • No overnight parking in lots: K-1, O-3 and the Parking Garage 
  • Faculty/Staff may NOT give students access to a Blue permit or vehicle displaying a Blue permit w/o approval from the Parking Office.

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 ticket being issued.  Failure to meet this requirement, will result in forfeiture of appeals privilege
  • The decision of the Appeal Board is final - tickets may not be re-appealed

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