Visitor & Guest Parking

Visitor Parking

Visitor parking is available at the following locations:

  • Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore (one hour parking)
  • Morris Inn (for guests of the hotel or restaurants)
  • Legends of Notre Dame (for customers only)
  • Visitor Lot (paid parking)

Please visit and select the Visitor Parking overlay to view these areas on a map.

Visitor Lot

The Visitor Lot is located on the east side of the Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (currently under construction).   The only entrance to the Visitor Lot is off of Holy Cross Drive.  During regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 7a.m. – 4p.m.), visitors must purchase a permit at the pay station (credit cards only) near the entrance to the lot.  The permit must be displayed face up on the driver's side of the vehicle’s dashboard, so it is visible to parking enforcement staff.

No permit is required outside of regular business hours and on holidays.

If the Visitor Lot reaches capacity, visitors must purchase a permit and then park in any non-reserved space within the Joyce, Compton or Walsh Architecture Lots.

The current rate schedule is:

  • 1hr - Free (must obtain permit and display on dash)
  • 2hrs - $1
  • 3hrs - $2
  • 4hrs - $3
  • 4+hrs - $8


Guest Parking

There are two options for departments to cover the cost of guest parking and offer guests with free or discounted parking.

Coupon Codes for the Visitor Lot pay station can be requested using this form.  Please allow one business day for codes to be created.  Codes will be sent via email to the requester.

1-Day Guest Permits may be requested by departments using this form.  These are scratch-off hang-tags and are valid for one day only.  Departments may purchase and distribute these permits to guests in advance of their visit.  These permits are $4 each.  The permits are not valid until a specific date is scratched off, so it may be beneficial for departments to keep a small inventory on hand.  These permits must be picked up at Parking Services.  See sample photo below, which includes additional information and instructions for use.

Please contact Parking Services with questions by phone at 574-631-5053 or via email at


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