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Parking Information

Parking Information For Specific Campus Groups


Vehicles parked on campus must display a valid permit or be parked at a paid meter from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Permits are not required in most locations from 3 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday or when the university is officially closed for a holiday or inclement weather. 

Modified Enforcement

Modified Enforcement occurs during the university winter, spring, and summer breaks. During these time frames, some restrictions associated where permits are valid will be modified. Please review the information below regarding modified enforcement dates and locations for the breaks. All other parking restrictions and regulations remain in effect during modified enforcement time frames.


Modified Enforcement Schedule
Break Time frame
Modified Parking Regulations

First Day of fall finals through 2nd Friday before the first day of spring classes

Winter Break Dates:

12/10/15- 1/15/16

All Permits Valid in Commuter & Resident Areas

Monday through Friday of Spring Break

Spring Break Dates:


Spring Break All Permits Valid in Commuter & Resident Areas

First Day of Spring finals through 2nd Friday before the first day of fall classes.

Summer Break Dates: 5/11/16 - 8/12/16

Summer 2016 All Permits Valid in Commuter & Resident Areas


Overnight Parking


To ensure ample commuter parking during the week, overnight parking is prohibited on the core campus Monday through Thursday. The only exception is for individuals who are parked in a resident lot with the appropriate permit. 

Those wishing to park overnight occasionally (no more than 2 calendar days per academic year) during the week may only use Towson Center lots 13, 14, 19, 20, or 21; or Overflow areas of the West Village Garage where "All TU Permits are Valid".  Overnight parking is not permitted on core campus. Exceptions in rare circumstances may be granted at the discretion of Parking and Transportation Services. 

Individuals who do not have parking available at their off campus residence, may NOT park overnight on campus.  Unauthorized vehicles parked overnight are subject to citation and towing at the owner's expense.


Parking Lot Designations and Reserved Spaces

Reserved spaces and restricted lots are enforced at all times. Information about lot restrictions is posted at lots and reserved spaces. The posted information takes priority over printed information and the use of gates.

During peak periods (Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), convenient parking on the core campus may be limited.  During this time, students who have valid on campus permits are encouraged to proceed directly to the Overflow parking areas at the Towson Center (lots 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21) and in the West Village Garage (part of level 2 & level 3).  Shuttle service is available between the Overflow areas and the core campus.

The spaces in front of the childcare center are dedicated to the Childcare center drop-off and pick- up of children. In order to park there, the vehicle must display the Pick-Up/Drop-Off Lot 21 permit and be in the space for 15 minutes or less.


To ensure the availability of safe parking and the efficient use of the parking resources, regulations are enforced year-round. The university has been granted the authority under the Maryland Uniform Citation Code to issue citations on the campus. University citations carry the weight and importance of citations issued by any law enforcement agency in the state of Maryland. Individuals who have outstanding citations may be subject to university sanctions, referral to the State Central Collections Unit (CCU), or administrative holds and fees with the Motor Vehicle Administration.

Parking and Transportation Services

Union Garage

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

410-704-PARK (7275) Parking, Events, Shuttle and Charter Bus Information
410-704-RIDE (7433) Para-Transit Services and Requests
Fax: 410-704-3370
E-mail: upark@towson.edu

Read the signs to avoid the fines! Watch this video to get an overview of parking on campus.




University Police

Closings & News
410-704-NEWS (6397)

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