Parking Information

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

Visitors to the Museum may park at the west end of the Walsh Family Hall of Architecture parking lot on the south side of campus. During regular business hours (Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.), visitors must use a credit card to purchase a permit from the pay station located near pole #31. The permit 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., on weekends, or on holidays.

If the Visitor Lot reaches capacity, visitors must purchase a permit and then park in any non-reserved space within the Joyce, Compton, or Walsh Architecture 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
  • 4 or more 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





RIDING THE SHUTTLE BUS (est. 15–20 minutes)
On weekdays, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., the south shuttle route leaves every ten (10) minutes from the Compton Family Ice Arena shelter, goes to the Eck Baseball Stadium, and ends at McKenna Hall on Notre Dame Avenue. Museum visitors then have a five to eight (5–8) minute walk from McKenna Hall to the Snite Museum's front entrance. (See the shuttle route marked in gold on the map below; click to download).


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 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.)

Additional Parking During the Week

Additional visitor parking is available at a somewhat greater distance from the Museum in the Eck Visitor Center/Bookstore parking lot. Enter campus via Notre Dame Avenue and access the parking lot either by turning left at the Main Gatehouse, or left at the next road.You can park there up to one hour free-of-charge.

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; at that time, you can park there for free. You can also park in any non-gated C Lot free-of-charge after 4:00 pm. and on non-football game day weekends. 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 campus shuttle bus, walk 5–10 minutes from McKenna Hall, or you or your guest use a motorized chair and need to be dropped off at the Museum entrance.

ON WEEKENDS: Call the museum Security Desk at (574) 631–4713 and ask for the code to get through the gate.

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. We will give you a numeric code to pass through the gate located on the far east end of Moose Krause Circle/Courtney Lane, between the Joyce Center and the Rolfs Athletics Hall. To get the code Monday through Friday, call (574) 631–5466; on weekends, call (574) 631–4713.

THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER of handicap parking spaces on Moose Krause Drive to the east of the Museum; 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.

(Updated June 29, 2021)