Due to the scarcity of parking the Department of Security Services relies on the assistance of all personnel and students to manage parking and traffic flow effectively. Please ensure that you only park on parking bays as indicated and that the parking bays for disabled persons are not used if you are not disabled. All undercover parking bays are reserved and allocated to specific personnel.

All related enquiries, as well as requests for parking reservations may be directed to:

Chris Colyn
012 420 4742 or  [email protected] 

Parking and traffic

Student's motor vehicles are not permitted on the Hatfield Campus between 06:00 and 16:30 on weekdays.  Undergraduate students may park on the Hatfield Campus from 16:30 on weekdays, unless directed otherwise.

Students may also park in designated areas outside the Hatfield Campus. Parking is extremely limited. Tshwane Metro Police fines are issued whenever students park illegally on sidewalks. The University cannot take any responsibility for these fines. 

The official student parking areas of the University are located as follows:

•     corner of Burnett and Festival streets (H17)

•     corner of Herold and Duxbury streets (H29)

•     corner of Herold Street and Lynnwood Road (H30) 

These are enclosed areas that are patrolled by security guards of the service provider for the University of Pretoria. To gain access to these areas, students must produce their student cards.


Engineering 3 Parkade

The Engineering 3 Parkade is only accessible from the new entrance from University Road. Access control for students is on a prepaid credit or a pay-on-foot cash basis as is the case at other parkades. Payments can be made in cash or by means of a credit card at an automatic payment station. The prepaid credit system is available and a student can open an account at the Advance on Point Solutions Control room on level 2 in the Parkade. 

The following rates will apply to casual (student) parking on weekdays from 06:00 to 18:00:

•      0–2 hours: R5

•      2–4 hours: R8

•      4–6 hours: R10

•      6+ hours:   R20 

A flat rate of R8 will apply from 18:00 to 06:00 on weekdays and over weekends. This will not apply when the parkade is used for special events. For events at Loftus Versfeld, a flat rate of R100 will apply. The penalty for cars left in the Parkade for more than 24 hours is R250. The penalty for a lost ticket is R50.


Operational usage practices in the Engineering 3 Parkade

The Department of Security Services would like to confirm the operational usage practices in the Parkade as well as the motor entrance which leads to the Ring Road from University Road. 

Entrance from University Road to the Parkade and Ring Road: 

•         Entry lanes 1 to 3

These lanes offer entry to the Parkade. The only cards activated for use at these entrances are personnel cards of staff to whom parking bays were allocated and who received a Parkade parking disc. Any other users will have to take a paper ticket from one of the automated card machines and will pay the hourly tariff for using the Parkade. 

Please note: Persons who are in possession of a full-day disc will not have automatic electronic access to the Parkade. If you want to make use of the Parkade, you will have to pay for it. 

•         Entry lanes 4 and 5

Lanes 4 and 5 offer access to the Campus via the Ring Road. Using these lanes is similar to the use of any of the alternative motor entrances on the Hatfield Campus. The personnel cards of persons in possession of a full-day parking disc and/or Parkade parking disc are activated to offer access to the Campus. 

•         Entrance to the Parkade from the Ring Road

The motor entrance on the southern side of the Parkade can only be used by persons with a valid Parkade parking disc for entry and exit on the Ring Road. Because the Parkade is managed as parking which must be paid for, security officials who are on duty at the gates do not have the authority to allow entrance or exit of any vehicles. Only the contractor responsible for the Parkade can activate gates via an intercom system so that it functions optimally and is managed according to protocol.


Parking on campuses (excluding Hatfield Campus)

Students studying on the Universityʼs other campuses can apply for parking discs at the mini Student Service Centres on these campuses and may park on these premises for 24 hours, excluding reserved and undercover parking bays.


Parking for residence students


Qualifying residence students may park in the paid parking areas at the residences. There are a limited number of parking bays available. Students should apply through their student portal. All parking applications for parking at the residences are submitted to and allocated by the relevant Residence House Committee member responsible for administration. 



Postgraduate student parking

All students registered for a second or postgraduate qualification qualify for postgraduate parking. Honours and masterʼs degree students qualify for parking on campus after 14:00 and doctoral students qualify for 24-hour parking on campus. All postgraduate students need to apply online via the UP Portal (Student Centre), after which they may collect a parking disc from the Parking Division in the Student Service Centre. Students will only be allowed to park on Campus if they are in possession of a parking disc.


Parking for students with disabilities

Students who are permanently disabled can apply for parking discs at the Parking Division in the Student Service Centre. Please note that a written motivation from your doctor must be submitted along with your application. 

Contact information:   +27 (0)12 420 2114       [email protected]



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