Our Parking Lots

Below are all of the University of Waterloo controlled parking lots and their descriptions. Please see our Map for reference. Please see our Permit rates page for more information. 

There is no parking available 3am - 6am unless otherwise stated. Please view Overnight Parking for more information. 

Reserved Faculty/Staff Parking

Note: every effort is made to provide the parking lot of your choice, however if space is not available in the lot of your choice we do maintain a waiting list.

Lot A – Transponder Controlled/Reservations/Visitor

Permits are sold to faculty and staff if space is available. Visitor parking is available during weekdays for $2.00 an hour to a maximum of $10. After 3:45 p.m and on weekends this lot is a flat rate of $5.00 with Visa, American Express or MasterCard​. 

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Reservations can be made at this lot by e-mailing uparking@uwaterloo.ca. For further instructions please click here

Lot B – Permit Controlled

Permits are sold to faculty and staff if space is available.

Lot H – Transponder Controlled/Reservations/Visitor

Permits are sold to faculty and staff if space is available.Visitor parking is available during non-co-op days for $2.00 an hour to a maximum of $10. After 3:45 p.m and on weekends this lot is a flat rate of $5.00 with Visa, American Express or MasterCard

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Reservations can be made at this lot by e-mailing uparking@uwaterloo.ca. For further instructions please click here

Lot K – Permit Controlled

Permits are sold to staff members of the residence buildings if space is available.

Lot L – Transponder Controlled

Permits are sold to faculty and staff if space is available. There is currently no evening or weekend parking available.

Lot O – Transponder Controlled

Permits are sold to faculty and staff if space is available.

Lot Q – Permit Controlled/Visitor

Permits are sold to faculty and staff if space is available.Visitor parking is available by purchasing a ticket from the pay and display machine. A valid permit must be displayed at all times. Pay & Display permits purchased here are valid in Q lot only. It accepts coin, WatCard, Visa or Mastercard.

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Lot R – Transponder Controlled

Permits are sold to faculty and staff if space is available.

Visitor parking is available evenings after 3:45 p.m and weekends at a flat rate of $5.00 per entry with Visa or MasterCard 

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Lot T – Transponder controlled

Permits are sold to faculty, staff and residents of Velocity. Evening and weekend parking for visitors is available until 10:00 pm each night at the meters.  Overnight parking requires a permit purchased from Parking Services. 

Lot X - Staff/Faculty/Student/Visitor

Any faculty/staff permit holder may park their vehicle at any time, day or night, in X Lot as long as their permit is displayed.

Unreserved Student Permit/Visitor Pay & Display

Lot N - Permit controlled/Visitor pay and display

Permits are sold to students on a per term basis valid in C, N, W, & X.

Visitor parking is available by purchasing a ticket from the pay and display machine. A valid permit must be displayed at all times. Pay & Display permits purchased here are valid in C, N, W, & X. It accepts coin, WatCard, Visa or Mastercard.

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Lot C - Permit controlled/Visitor pay and display

Permits are sold to students on a per term basis valid in C, N, W, & X.

Visitor parking is available by purchasing a ticket from the pay and display machine. A valid permit must be displayed at all times. Pay & Display permits purchased here are valid in C, N, W, & X. It accepts coin, WatCard, Visa or Mastercard.

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Lot W - Permit controlled/Visitor pay and display

Permits are sold to students on a per term basis valid in C, N, W, & X.

Visitor parking is available by purchasing a ticket from the pay and display machine. A valid permit must be displayed at all times. Pay & Display permits purchased here are valid in C, N, W, & X. It accepts coin, WatCard, Visa or Mastercard.

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Lot X - Permit controlled/Visitor pay and display

Permits are sold to students on a per term basis valid in C, N, W, & X.

Visitor parking is available by purchasing a ticket from the pay and display machine. A valid permit must be displayed at all times. Pay & Display permits purchased here are valid in C, N, W, & X. It accepts coin, WatCard, Visa or Mastercard.

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Permits are also sold to Faculty and Staff. 

Lot X is open and free from 4:30 pm Friday until 6:00 am Monday for daily visitors.

School of Pharmacy permits are valid to park here while on main campus after 4:30 p.m.

Any organizers must make prior arrangements prior to using X lot at any time.

Lot M – Visitor Pay and display (permit valid in lot M only)

Visitor parking is available at all times by purchasing a ticket from the pay and display machine. A valid permit must be displayed at all times. Pay & Display permits purchased here are valid only in M-lot. It accepts coin, WatCard, Visa or Mastercard.

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Lot D – Reservations/Visitor

Visitor parking at $2.00 an hour to a daily maximum of $15.00. After 3:45 p.m and on weekends it is a flat rate of $5.00. Pay on exit, Visa or MasterCard only. 

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Reservations can be made at uparking@uwaterloo.ca at least 48 hours in advance

Please click here for further instructions

Lot H – Transponder controlled/Reservations/Visitor

Visitor parking cost $2.00 an hour to daily maximum of $10.00 during non co-op hours. A flat rate of $5.00 after 3:45 p.m during weekdays and all day on weekends. Pay on exit, Visa or MasterCard only.

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Reservations can be made for this lot by e-mailing uparking@uwaterloo.ca. For further instructions please click here

Lot OV - Visitor

Visitor parking is available all day/evening at $5.00 per day.  This lot is a pay on exit with Visa or MasterCard and is also designed to accept exit vouchers given by the clinics at Optometry.

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Residence parking

Current residence agreement must be shown prior to a permit being issued. Permits are only issued in the parking lot which covers the residence in which you live. All residence permits are valid 24 hours.

Lot Columbia Lake Village (CLV)  - Permit controlled / Visitor pay and display

Permits are available for students living at CLV - S (units 1-100 only).

Permits are available for those living at CLV - N.

24 hour visitor parking is available by purchasing a ticket from the pay and display machine at the community centre. A valid permit must be displayed at all times. Pay & Display permits purchased here are valid in all of CLV only. It accepts coin, WatCard, Visa, Mastercard, or tokens.

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Lot University of Waterloo Place (UWP) – Permit controlled / Visitor pay and display

Permits are available for students living at University of Waterloo Place. Pay and display available for visitor parking.

School of Pharmacy permits are valid to park here while on main campus.

24 hour visitor parking is available by purchasing a ticket from the pay and display machine. A valid permit must be displayed at all times. Pay & Display permits purchased here are valid in UWP only. It accepts coin, WatCard, Visa or Mastercard.

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Lot J – Permit controlled /Visitor pay and display

Permits are available for students living in Village 1, William Lyon MacKenzie King, and Ron Eydt Village. 

24 hour visitor parking is available by purchasing a ticket from the pay and display machine in Lot S. A valid permit must be displayed at all times. Pay & Display permits purchased here are valid in J,S, & V. It accepts coin, WatCard, Visa or Mastercard.

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Lot S – Permit controlled / Visitor pay and display

Permits are available for students living in Village 1, William Lyon MacKenzie King and Ron Eydt Village. 

24 hour visitor parking is available by purchasing a ticket from the pay and display machine in Lot S. A valid permit must be displayed at all times. Pay & Display permits purchased here are valid in J,S, & V. It accepts coin, WatCard, Visa or Mastercard.

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Lot V - Permit controlled/Visitor pay and display

Permits are available for students living in Village 1, William Lyon Mackenzie King and Ron Eydt Village.

24 hour visitor parking is available by purchasing a ticket from the pay and display machine in Lot S. A valid permit must be displayed at all times. Pay & Display permits purchased here are valid in J,S, & V. It accepts coin, WatCard, Visa or Mastercard.

Does not accept Visa Debit, MasterCard Debit or Tim Hortons Visa

Miscellaneous parking

Lot CIF (gravel) - Permit Controlled 

Permit parking for contractors doing campus construction only.

Lot ECH (gravel) – Permit Controlled

Permit parking for contractors doing campus construction only.

Lot E - free parking

The lot on Seagram Drive does not require a permit and is monitored by UW Parking Staff between the hours of 8 am - 6 pm Monday to Friday and open to the public all other times. The lot has been signed accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, please post/tweet or call ext. 33100.