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Traffic Information

Traffic Information

Campus Traffic Information

General Information:

  • All university parking areas are designated or reserved.. Refer to the map on the reverse side for zone designations.
  • All parked vehicles must display Grambling State University parking permits appropriate for designated parking area.
  • Students indebted to the University due to traffic fines will not receive a transcript to validate credit for academic work already completed, nor will they be permitted to re-enroll in school until the debt is cleared.
  • The vehicle registrant will be responsible for all tickets issued to his/her vehicle, including violations incurred by member(s) of his/her family and other drivers.
  • The operator of an unregistered vehicle is responsible for all tickets issued to that vehicle regardless of ownership.
  • Vehicles found to be presenting a hazard to campus in any manner, destroying or defacing university property or bringing discredit to the university, will be towed off campus without notification and at the owner's expense.
  • On campus students are not allowed to drive to class. Students are to park at their respective dormitories during class time.

Enforcement Hours:

  • Parking regulations are enforced in from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday in all parking areas. In addition, handicap parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in all parking areas.
  • In addition to the University’s traffic and parking regulations, city ordinances and state laws relating to motor vehicles are also enforced on campus.
  • Unauthorized vehicles parking in reserved spaces and/or designated areas will be ticketed, towed, and/or both.

Visitor Parking:

A visitor is defined as a person who is not directly affiliated with the University and who needs to park an unregistered vehicle on campus. Visitors are required to secure a temporary Visitor's Pass before parking on campus. Visitor permits are available through the University Police Traffic Division upon request.  Designated visitor parking spaces will be available.  

Vehicle Registration:

  • All registrants must show proof of insurance and a valid driver’s license.
  • Faculty/staff are not permitted to register a vehicle for any student except their own children.
  • Vehicles are registered for one year beginning August 31st of each year.  Fees are as follows:

Parking Permit Fees:

Faculty/staff: Fall - $25.00, Spring - $18.00, Summer Sessions I & II – $9.00
Resident/Commuter Students: Fall - $12.00, Spring - $9.00, Summer Sessions I & II - $6.00

Purchase Permits

Long-Jones Hall
Cashiers’ Window
100 Founders Street
Grambling, LA 71245
(318) 274-2671

Parking Policies:

  • The absence of a "no parking sign" does not institute that parking is allowed.
  • Parking regulations are in effect at all times from the beginning of the first day of class each semester and all summer sessions.
  • Service drives/loading zones are designated by signs and/or a yellow curb; these locations are closed to parking at all times except to authorized University vehicles and commercial vehicles making deliveries.
  • Parking at fire hydrants or red curbs is prohibited at all times. Vehicles parked by red curbs will be ticketed and/or towed.
  • During the hours of regulation parking, registered vehicles may park only in assigned lots.
  • Operating or parking an unregistered vehicle on campus will result in the issuance of a citation.
  • Only students or employees who have obtained a handicap automobile license plate or state issued decal from the State of Louisiana will be eligible to park in a handicap space.
  • A student enrolled at GSU Lab School who has a valid driver's license will be issued a decal to park at the high school parking lots.

Payment of Fines:

Fines may be paid in cash, check, money orders or credit cards at the Cashiers Window located in Long-Jones Hall, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Return check fee is $25. Unpaid fines result in a hold being placed on a student’s account, prohibiting registration, graduation or requesting transcripts.

Appeals:

University citations may be appealed through the Traffic Appeals Committee. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Traffic Office within (7) business days from the issuance of the citation. Failure to file an appeal within seven days may result in the loss of the right to appeal until after the citation has been paid.

Contact:

Department of University Police
Traffic and Parking Division
Grambling State University
(318) 274-2222

Click here for Parking Brochure/Map (PDF).