Parking & Transportation Services

We ensure the safe and efficient use of parking resources and the safe transportation of community members who use the campus shuttles and charter service. We provide a wide range of parking and transportation services for the large and diverse TU community of students, faculty, staff and visitors.


Parking Update - Inclement Weather

As of 11:30 a.m. today (February 9) On and Off Campus Shuttle Service is resuming.  Please monitor for the status of your bus.

  • Modified Enforcement:  As of 2:00 pm on Monday, February 8, 2016, all TU permits will be valid in any Commuter or Overflow area.  Faculty/Staff, Resident and Handicapped parking areas will continue to be enforced.  Commuter parking areas have a green bordered sign says "Commuter Permit".  Overflow parking areas have a black bordered sign that says "ALL TU Permits Valid".  Overflow parking is located in parts of levels 2 and 3 of the West Village Garage and the lots near SECU Arena and Johnny Unitas Stadium.
  • Garage Roof Closures: Vehicles parked on roofs of parking garages MUST be relocated to lower, covered levels.  Vehicles left on garage roofs after 8:00 pm on February 8 are subject to towing at the vehicle owner's expense. 
  • Regular parking enforcement will resume 24 hours after the campus resumes normal operations.  Please ensure you are parked in the appropriate area and have a valid permit at that time.
  • Shuttle Services:  Please monitor for important messages regarding possible modifications or interruptions in Shuttle Services.
  • For more information on inclement weather, please go to:

Buy Permits Online

  • Parking permits for the 2015/2016 academic year can be purchased now.  Go to eParking. You will need your TU NetID and password to log onto your eParking account.
  • No refunds for annual permits will be issued after March 31, 2016.
  • All vehicles on the Towson University campus must have a permit in order to park legally.
  • Campus Parking Map
  • Faculty, staff and students have several permit options.  Click on your classification to the right (Student, Faculty/Staff) and follow the easy steps to buy a permit. You will need your TU NetID and password in order to log into your eParking account.  After purchasing your permit, please carefully read the permit purchase letter you will receive via email.  It will provide specific information regarding your permit type and other important details. 

  • Virtual Permit System:  Towson University uses a License Plate Recognition (LPR) system.  This means no need to worry about a hang tag or a sticker for your vehicle.  Your license plate will be used to verify that you have a valid permit.  Make sure you enter your license plate information correctly on your permit application.  Also, make certain 0's (number) and O's (letter) are listed correctly.
  • Visitor Parking: Visitor permits can be purchased at yellow paystations.  Paystations are located in all garages and parking lots on campus.  The ticket from the paystation MUST be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle, face up.
  • Parking in Nearby Commercial and 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 and violators are subject to fines and towing.
  • Shuttle Routes and Schedules: There's no need to spend a long time searching for the perfect parking spot!  Towson University offers free, convenient shuttle service to all members of the campus community.  Shuttles operate both on campus and in the surrounding community. 
  • Events:  Towson University hosts many events, both for the university and outside groups.  For large events, Commencement, Football Games, Concerts, etc., follow the directions of the Event Staff and signs for parking.  Events held around the campus may close lots temporarily, follow all posted signs.
  • Campus Construction Updates:  Over the next three to five years, the campus will undergo numerous construction projects that will affect many aspects of campus life.  Detailed information regarding campus projects can be found on the Facilities Management website.


  • Annual Reports:

FY15 Annual Report (PDF)

FY14 Annual Report (PDF)


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News & Events

Parking permits can be purchased throughout the academic year.  Permit rates are pro-rated weekly beginning in September.  Go to eParking to purchase a permit.