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Parking on campus

Rules and regulations for vehicles on campus

Parking on campus

If your query relates to parking on campus, please note parking enforcement has been relaxed until 19 October 2020 in response to the current coronavirus situation. There is no need to telephone ahead to discuss parking between these dates.

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If you're a member of staff or a student you'll need a registered permit to park on campus. Visitors and contractors need to register their vehicles online before arriving on campus (no later than 24 hours prior to arrival).

Where can you park on campus?

Download our car park map

Parking permit applications

Apply for a parking permit or update/amend your details.

Traffic and car parking policy

Download our traffic and car parking policy here.

The university prides itself on welcoming visitors to our campus. However, due to limited parking spaces, it is vital for the safety and convenience of everyone, to control all vehicle movements and park in a sensible manner.

What should I do if I’m visiting for a meeting or to see someone for a few hours?

Visitors who need to park on campus will need to be registered by their university host.

Your host will need your vehicle registration number and the amount of time you're likely to spend on campus.

What should I do if I'm hosting a visitor?

If you are a host who would like to register a visitor please use our visitor and contractor vehicle registration system.

What if I’m visiting for a university event?

If you are visiting to attend a university event, such as public lectures, concerts, open days, visit days, conferences etc. the event will be advertised with specific parking instructions informing you where to park and that there is no need to register your vehicle. Please clarify with your host.

Automatic permit enforcement during all public events will not operate in car parks  4, 12, 13, 14 and 14A.

Can I drive onto campus to drop off a delivery or friend / family member?

Yes, automatic permit enforcement will not apply for quick deliveries, dropping off or picking up activities.

The university’s Traffic and Car Parking Policy will be enforced for the following:

  • parking without a permit or being registered by your host
  • parking in a disabled bay without displaying a valid blue badge or College issued temporary disability permit
  • parking on pedestrian crossings and in the marked zig zag areas 
  • parking outside of marked parking bays
  • parking on double yellow lines
  • parking on double red lines
  • parking causing an obstruction/danger
  • not parking in a designated space
  • entering and/or parking on any College site in breach of a Campus Restriction Order
  • parking in a Founder’s West numbered parking space when you have not been registered to do so.

Parents and friends

Visitors to residential students, such as parents or friends outside the university, who wish to park can be registered by a resident student at any of the Hall receptions (Founder’s, Hub, Highfield and Kingswood Halls) or after 10pm via the Security Control Centre in Founder’s East.

If you haven’t found the information you need in our FAQs and would like some help please email the Parking Admin team.

Hub guest house visitors

Guests staying at The Hub accommodation must register their vehicle via The Hub Reception Desk.

For students and staff information can be found on the Royal Holloway Intranet.

Student parking information

Staff parking information

See a full list of frequently asked questions

Due to limited parking spaces, it is vital for the safety and convenience of everyone, to control all vehicle movements and park in a sensible manner.

What should I do if I’m visiting to undertake works?

Contactors requiring to undertake work on campus will need to be registered by their university host (the area or person who has contracted you to provide services). Your host will need your vehicle registration number, date  and the amount of time you're likely to spend on campus.

What should I do if I'm hosting a contractor?

If you are a university host who would like to register a contractor, please use our visitor and contractor vehicle registration system.

What if I’m working for an independent contractor on university property?

If you are working for an independent contractor on university property the contract company will notify you of any specific parking instructions informing you where to park.

Your host is responsible for registering your vehicle and the contractor is responsible to ensure that they are registered.

Can I drive onto campus to drop off a delivery?

Yes, automatic permit enforcement will not apply for quick deliveries, dropping off or picking up activities.The College’s Traffic and Car Parking Policy will be enforced for the following:

  • parking without a permit or being registered by your host
  • parking in a disabled bay without displaying a valid blue badge or College issued temporary disability permit 
  • parking on pedestrian pavements, crossings and in the marked zig zag areas 
  • parking outside of marked parking bays
  • parking on double yellow lines 
  • parking on double red lines
  • parking causing an obstruction/danger 
  • not parking in a designated space
  • entering and/or parking on any College site in breach of a Campus Restriction Order
  • parking in a Founder’s West numbered parking space when you have not been registered to do so.

University members using the Sports Centre car park must display a valid parking permit. Visitors to the Sports Centre not in possession of a parking permit may park for up to two hours, after which they should register their car for an extension at the Sports Centre reception.

Parents who have children attending the on-site nursery can drop off and pick up their children on North Campus. Automatic permit enforcement will not apply for dropping off or picking up activities.

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