THIBODAUX – For the 2008 Mardi Gras parades in Thibodaux, visitors will be allowed to park on the Nicholls State University campus in parking lots along Audubon Avenue with few restrictions. Please note, the parking lot located on Audubon Avenue between the Baptist Collegiate Ministry building and Ellender Hall is fenced off due to construction and therefore is not available for parking.
University Police asks that parade-goers adhere to normal parking courtesies, such as observing handicapped zones, no parking zones and reserved parking spaces as some Nicholls employees work after normal business hours. Visitors may not use any restroom facilities or university utilities.
Visitors planning to park overnight will be allowed to do so between 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 and 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 and between 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Finally, all university buildings will be closed to the public during parade times. Nicholls is officially closed Monday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday, Feb. 5, but the above restrictions will be enforced by University Police throughout the 2008 Carnival season.