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. Monday through Friday, 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., there are two shuttle routes that visitors can use:

Baseball /McKenna Hall Route
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).

Bulla/Library/Snite Route
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; 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.

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.

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 November 2, 2022)