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 sustainable transportation services for the large and diverse TU community of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

We are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays during the summer months. Stop by the office, email or chat with us below. 

The Parking & Transportation Office will be closed between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on August 9 for an in-service meeting. 

Summer Parking Enforcement

Modified parking enforcement for the summer break is in effect through Friday, August 12. All current TU permits are valid in all designated core, resident and overflow parking areas. All other parking restrictions and regulations remain in effect.

Enter the eParking Portal to purchase permits, pay citations, update your vehicle, and more. 

Access the portal

Parking & Transportation Study

Towson University invites you to review the Parking & Transportation Study conducted at TU. The study was conducted to in order to re-envision the future of parking on campus.

Freshman Students

Any student with less than 30 units is considered a freshman and subject to certain parking restrictions. Freshman resident students are not permitted to purchase a permit or have a vehicle on campus. Limited exceptions with documentation may be granted. Freshman commuter students may only purchase Overflow or Evening permits.

Faculty, Staff and Students (eParking)

Faculty, staff and students have several permit options. Select Student Parking or Faculty & Staff Parking and follow the easy steps to buy a permit. You will need your TU NetID and password to login to your eParking account. After purchasing your permit, carefully read the permit purchase letter you will receive via email. It will provide specific information regarding your permit type and other important details.

Visitor Parking

Visitor permits can be purchased at yellow paystations or by downloading the ParkMobile app from the App Store or Google Play. Paystations are located in all garages and parking lots on campus. TU uses a pay by plate system for virtual visitor permits that are verified by license plate.

ParkMobile Reservations is TU's parking reservation system for department guests who are issued codes. Department guests no longer have to go to the paystation to enter a code. It is all done online through the department. See the Visitors, Department Guests & Vendors page for more information.

SmartWay Elite Visitor permits can also be purchased through the ParkMobile Reservations site. If you drive a SmartWay Elite vehicle, purchase a daily discounted permit by using the access code: 28586001.

Enforcement, Citations and Appeals

All vehicles parked on TU's campus must have a valid permit during enforcement hours. ( Mon. through Thurs., 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Fri. from 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

If you have been issued a parking citation, all citations must either be paid within 30 days from the date of issue or appealed within 25 days from the date of issue.

Parking Signs

Please read all parking signs carefully and park only where authorized. See below for examples of parking signs on TU's campus.

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 Services

TU offers free, convenient shuttle service to all members of the campus community. For real-time shuttle predictions, visit TUTigerRide or download the TU Ride app from the App Store or Google Play.

If you take the TU Shuttles to get back and forth to school/work, consider applying for the Sustainable Transportation Program. The program offers up to eight free parking codes per year for participants.


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. View more information about Campus Construction.