Parking – What students should know
The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to protect and serve the UNO community, but the Police Department also regulates parking. All vehicles parked on campus require a UNO parking decal. If you do not have a parking decal or decide not to purchase a decal, you can utilize the pay parking lots or park off street on Elysian Fields and Leon C. Simon. The two pay parking lots are located as follows: on the east side of the University Center on Alumni Drive and on the west side of the Earl K. Long Library on Founders Rd. Remember to read and familiarize yourself with the Parking & Traffic Rules and Regulations brochure. Parking rules and regulations are enforced 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Residential Parking Decals
There are several types of parking decals issued by the Police Department. Residential parking decals for Pontchartrain Hall Privateer Place and Lafitte Village are issued at no cost to residents. Residential decals expire per semester, therefore, residents must renew their decals each semester. Residents of Pontchartrain Hall and Lafitte Village must park within the white lined spaces of the Residential Parking Area. Staff parking spaces are marked by signs and are reserved for staff personnel 24/7. Residents of Privateer Place must park between white lined spaces only in the parking area of the gated apartment complex located on Levee Road. All residential parking decals are allowed to park in white lined student spaces campus-wide.
Student Parking Decals
Student parking decal fees vary per semester. Additional decals after the initial decal purchase are discounted. See WebSTAR for the fee each semester. All student decals for the new academic school year are valid from August 15th of one year to August 15th of the next year. Therefore, all decals expire at the same time regardless of the date it is issued. So, if you purchase a decal in the Fall, there is no need to purchase one for the Spring unless you’re getting an additional decal for a second vehicle. Student parking decals allow students to park in white lined spaces only in the general parking lots which are shared lots for students, faculty and staff. Students may park in yellow lined spaces after 5:00 PM with a current student parking decal for that academic school year. Faculty/Staff only parking lots are clearly marked with signs at the entrance of these lots. Only students with a valid student parking decal are allowed to park in the Faculty/Staff parking lots between 5:00 pm and 6:00 am Monday-Friday and all day on weekends. Remember, student parking is white lined parking spaces and the parking rules and regulations are enforced 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Special Note: Student parking decals are required for all students driving vehicles on campus - no exceptions unless you plan to park in the pay parking lots.
How To Obtain A Decal
To obtain a residential and/or student parking decals, students must have a valid driver’s license, a valid vehicle registration and login to WebSTAR and complete the online decal application. The decal fees can be paid online or paid at the Bursar's office located at Earl K. Library Room 133. In addition to these steps, residents of Privateer Place must bring a completed Privateer Place Parking Agreement Form which they can obtain from the management office of that complex. Students must be currently registered for classes, half of the tuition fees must be paid, and they must have payment receipt for parking decal(s). Once all information has been verified, decal(s) will be issued. Finally, registration of your vehicle is not complete until you affix your decal to your car. All decal(s), residential and student must be placed on the outside of the rear window on the lower left side.