Parking Information

Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Visitor Lot and parking rules

Museum visitors should use the Visitor Parking Lot east of the Walsh Family Hall of Architecture, located on the south side of campus. Regretfully, there are NO visitor parking spaces adjacent to the Snite Museum of Art.

During regular business hours (Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), visitors must use a credit card to purchase a permit from the pay station located near the lot. The permit printed by the Pay Station must be displayed face up on the driver's side of the vehicle’s dashboard so that it is visible to parking enforcement staff.

No permit is required after 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, on non-football Saturdays, Sundays, or on national holidays.

If the Visitor Lot reaches capacity, visitors must purchase a permit and then park in any non-reserved space within the nearby Walsh Architecture, Joyce, or Compton Lots (C lots on the map)

The current rate schedule is:

  • 1 hour — Free (You must obtain a permit and display it on the dashboard)
  • 2 hours — $1.00
  • 3 hours — $2.00
  • 4 hours — $3.00
  • More than 4 hours — $8.00

    Pay Station (Kiosk)

    Parking Pay Station (kiosk) in the Visitor Parking Lot, adjacent to Walsh Family Hall of Architecture near pole #31.

Snite Museum Visitor Parking Map

Snite Museum Visitor Map





(They leave their starting point every 10–15 minutes and the ride to their end point is about 15–20 minutes)

Bulla/Library/Snite Route
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The east shuttle runs from the Bulla Student Parking Lot to the Hesburgh Library Circle and then to the Snite Museum and back. (See shuttle route marked in black on the map below)

Campus Shuttle Map August 2017


WALKING ROUTE from the South B or C Parking Lots to the Museum (est. 20+ minutes)

From your car parked in the Visitor Lot, south B (Stadium) or C lots (Joyce, Walsh Architecture, or Compton) walk west towards the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and Legends of Notre Dame Restaurant. At the corner of Eddy Street and Holy Cross Drive, turn right and walk north towards the Snite Museum; you will pass between the Stayer Center and Legends of Notre Dame; continue walking to the right of the Mendoza College of Business, past DeBartolo Hall the Duncan Student Center to the Snite Museum of Art entrance. See this route indicated on the map.)

Monday–Friday: Evening Event Parking

At 4:45 p.m. during the week, the gates to the Faculty/Staff B Lot south of the Notre Dame Stadium are automatically lifted via a timing mechanism; starting at that time, you can park there for free the rest of the day. You can also park in any non-gated C Lot free-of-charge after 4:00 pm. on non-football game day Saturdays. The C Lots closest to the Snite Museum are the Joyce, Compton, and Walsh Family Hall of Architecture Lots.

Handicap Parking

Please call the Museum's main office at (574) 631-5466 during the week if you or your guest cannot climb the two to three steps to board the Bulla Lot campus shuttle bus, which drops visitors off right next to the Museum. If available, a Museum Staff member will either use our Museum Van or Golf Cart to transport you from the parking lot to the Museum.

We recommend that you schedule your museum visit on a Saturday or Sunday so you can use the handicap parking spaces just to the east of the Museum on Moose Krause Drive. On most NON-FOOTBALL weekends the Gate at the far east end of Moose Krause Drive has been left in the open position (lifted) so you should be able to drive through.

The number of handicap parking spaces on Moose Krause Drive to the east of the Museum is limited; we cannot guarantee one will be available once you get through the gate at the far eastern end of the drive.

Friends of the Snite Museum Complimentary Parking on Weekdays

Friends of the Snite Museum members who want to visit the Museum or the Charles B. Hayes Sculpture Park during the week may call the Friends Office to acquire a nine-digit code for the Visitor Lot Parking Pay Station. The code provides up to four hours of complimentary parking for members. Please call to ensure that you have the current, valid code.

Friends members who have recently joined or renewed their membership at the $120 level or higher will receive a parking permit for their car. Call the Friends Office for more information (574) 631-5566.

(Updated January 4, 2023)