THIBODAUX – For the 2009 Mardi Gras parades in Thibodaux, visitors will be allowed to park on the Nicholls State University campus in parking lots along Audubon Drive, with few restrictions. Please note, campers will be allowed in the parking lot on the corner of Audubon and Ardoyne Drive, across from Gouaux Hall.
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.
Additional restrictions follow:
• No parking will be permitted beyond any concrete headers.
• All tailgating must end by 11 p.m.
• Visitors may not use any restroom facilities or university utilities.
• Underage drinking will not be permitted on Nicholls property.
Visitors planning to park overnight will be allowed to do so between 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, and 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 – and between 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, and 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22.
All university buildings will be closed to the public during parade times. Nicholls is officially closed Monday, Feb. 23 and Tuesday, Feb. 24, but the above restrictions will be enforced by University Police throughout the 2009 carnival season.