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Traffic and Parking

All persons operating a vehicle on campus must comply with all posted parking and traffic signs set forth by OLLU administration in compliance with the State of Texas Traffic Laws.

Maximum speed limit on campus:

  • 10 mph in parking lots/on roadways
  • 15 mph where posted

Symbols, striping and painted curbs comply with the Texas Department of Highways specifications as follows:

  • Light blue: designates handicapped parking
  • Red: designates NO PARKING ANYTIME
  • White: designates crosswalks, parking spaces and stop lines
  • Yellow: designates warning, no parking, traffic lanes and no passing zones


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Parking on the west side of campus is available north of the University Wellness and Activities Center (UWAC), (Lot B) north of the tennis courts (Lot C) and south of the tennis courts (Lot D1 and D2). Parking on the east side of campus is available adjacent to Ayres/Pacelli Halls (Lot E), adjacent to Centennial/Flores Halls (Lot F), north of the Worden School of Social Service (Lot I), west of the Harry Jersig Center (Lot J), south of St. Martin Hall (Lot K). Lots G and H will be closed during the 2016-17 academic year for construction of a new residence hall.

All resident students living on campus will be issued a parking permit that notes they are a resident student. This will allow them to park in most campus lots. Resident students should not park in Lot K in the evenings. The lot will be closed at 10 p.m.

Visitor parking is available near the front of Main Building (Lot A) and in the parking lot adjacent to Ayers/Pacelli Halls (Lot E). Visitor parking areas in Lot E are one hour parking only.

Note: faculty, staff and students are not permitted to park in these spaces.

Handicapped Parking

Handicapped parking spaces are restricted to those vehicles displaying a current handicapped license plate or hanging placard issued by the state. Disabled Veteran license plates require a handicapped placard issued from the state and a valid parking permit in order to occupy any of these parking spaces.

Parking Permit Display and Fees

Motor vehicles operated on university property by faculty, staff and students must be registered with the OLLU Police Department. Students should register their vehicle at the time of class registration. The following information is required when registering a vehicle:

  • University ID/driver's license
  • Payment arrangement documents (students only)
  • Proof of Insurance
  • License Plate Number
  • Vehicle Registration Form

Enrolled students (current and new) must register their vehicle every fall semester. All outstanding fines must be paid prior to issuing a parking permit.

All permits must be displayed in the front windshield when on campus. Students will not be charged for the initial decal. There is a $10 fee for each additional and/or replacement permit. Additional permits for faculty and staff are available at no charge.

Parking and Traffic Fines

Parking and traffic violations are classified as either "minor" or "major" violations. Minor violations are assessed a $20 fine, while major violations are assessed a $40 fine. If fines are not paid within 14 days, a $10 penalty fee will be assessed.

Minor Violations

  • Parking in the convent parking lot
  • Exceeding time limits - visitor parking or loading zones
  • No valid permit displayed
  • Impeding traffic
  • Improper parking
  • Equipment violation
  • Other violations deemed by officer

Major Violations

  • Handicapped parking violation
  • Failure to stop at a Stop Sign
  • Parking in Fire Lane
  • Speeding/reckless driving
  • Parking in designated reserved parking

Repeat offenders may be subject to having a Wheel Immobilizer Device ('Boot') placed on their vehicle. The removal of the device will include all fines associated with the driver and an additional fee will be imposed for the removal of the device itself.

Students with outstanding parking citation fees will have a hold put on their student account, which will make them ineligible for the following:

  • Validation for the upcoming semester
  • Clearance for graduation (for balance of $25 or more)
  • Obtaining a transcript

Driver's are responsible for all parking and traffic citations received while on campus

Payments can be made in person at the campus police office during office hours, or by mail to:
Our Lady of the Lake University
C/O Campus Police Department
411 S.W. 24th Street
San Antonio, TX 78207

Parking Violation Appeal Process

Appeal forms can be picked up at the campus police office Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. After hours, forms can be picked up outside the campus police office, downloaded online or from any officer on duty by calling 210-431-4022. Appeal forms must be completely filled out and returned to the campus police office where administration will review them in a timely manner. Appellants are allowed to submit a written appeal by fax to 210-431-4067 or mail to:
Our Lady of the Lake University
C/O Campus Police Department
411 S.W. 24th Street
San Antonio, TX 78207

The individual submitting the appeal form is responsible for checking its status by contacting the campus police office at 210-431-4022 within two-to-three business days after submitting the appeal.

Appeals will not be accepted after the 14-day grace period beginning from the day the citation was issued