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Campus bus stopParking and Transportation Services is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient use of the parking resources and for the safe transport of community members who utilize the campus shuttle and charter services. 

Important Notices:

  • Regular office business hours are Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm
  • From May 27, 2014 – August 15, 2014, Summer office business hours are 8am – 4:30pm
  • For more information about Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Early Permit Sales, click here.

Upcoming Construction Updates

Please refer to the Traffic Updates page for more information on construction impacts on campus.

Summer Session 2014 Permit Sales

  • Prorated annual parking permits are currently available for purchase for the Summer semester.
  • Annual permits purchased for the Fall 2013/Spring 2014/Summer 2014 are valid on campus until August 31, 2014. Follow the posted signage and arrows for the designated area(s) for your permit type.
  • No refunds for Fall 2013/Spring 2014/Summer 2014 Annual Parking Permits after March 28, 2014.
  • NEW-Purchase Weekly and Monthly permits in advance online. No refunds for Weekly or Monthly parking permits.
  • For information on 2013-14 Permit Sales, please click on link.

Detailed Parking Information For Specific Campus Groups

Parking on Campus

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.  Reserved spaces and restricted lots are enforced at all times.


Parking in Nearby Commercial & Residential areas

Students and faculty/staff members are cautioned not to park their vehicles in nearby commercial parking lots or residential communities while on campus. Many of these parking lots and communities have instituted parking programs that restrict parking to patrons or residents during specific times. Violators are subject to significant fines and towing.

Register Your Vehicles - License Plate Recognition (LPR)

Overnight Parking

Campus Shuttle Service

The on-campus shuttle service, including paratransit services, is available from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Safe Ride is available outside of posted hours for scheduled routes.

Escort Services

Campus Police provide escort services from sunset to sunrise. Please call 410-704-7233 (SAFE) to request service or to obtain additional information. 

Campus Construction Updates

Over the next 3 to 5 years, the campus will undergo numerous construction projects that will affect many aspects of campus life.  Information regarding campus projects can be found on the facilities Web site.


Use of Scooters on Campus

Due to the heavy increase of two-wheel motorized vehicles such as scooters and mopeds on campus, Parking Services would like to remind the TU community of the two-wheel motorized vehicle policies:

  • Two wheel motorized vehicles that don't require a license plate must be registered with Parking and Transportation Services. Please go to the Parking & Transportation Services Office with proof of ownership (title, proof of purchase, etc.) in order to receive a free permit.
  • Motorized vehicles, with or without a license plate, must be in authorized parking locations, not in regular four-wheel vehicle spaces. Specifically, designated motorcycle/scooter parking is available in all garages and in Lots 19 and 21 at the Towson Center.
  • Most motorcycle/scooter areas will include equipment for securing these vehicles in the near future.
  • Maryland State Vehicle Law 21-1103 prohibits two wheel motorized vehicles from being driven on sidewalks. Effective immediately, operators are subject to citations for driving on sidewalks.
  • These vehicles cannot be stored at bike racks, around buildings, or in buildings.
  • Failure to comply with these regulations can/may result in the impoundment of two wheel motorized vehicles. A release fee will be required for any impounded two-wheel motorized vehicle on campus.


Please visit the MVA's web site, here, for more information about motor scooter operation in Maryland.


Annual Report

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


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Coming to campus? Avoid delays by using the TU campus map to locate pedestrian and vehicular closures. Select “show construction” on the map.



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