Parking & Transportation Services

We provide a wide range of parking and sustainable transportation services for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Parking, Transportation and Postal Services will be open for office hours; M - F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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

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Parking on Campus

Faculty, Staff and Students (eParking)

There are several permit options for faculty, staff and students with 30 credit units or more. 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.

Freshman Students

Any student with less than 30 units is considered a freshman. Freshman commuter students may purchase Overflow or Evening parking permits. Freshman resident students are not permitted to purchase a permit or have a vehicle on campus.  

Visitor Parking

Paystations have been discontinued and are no longer available for visitor parking throughout campus. Visitor permits can be purchased using the ParkMobile app.  TU uses a pay-by-plate system for virtual visitor permits that are verified by license plate. For more information, refer to this TU Today Announcement

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

SmartWay Elite Visitor permits can 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, which are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.

If you have been issued a parking citation, you must either pay the citation within 30 days from the date of issue or appeal the citation within 25 days from the date of issue.

Parking Signs

Please read parking signs carefully and park only where authorized. Examples of parking signs on TU's campus are below.

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

Our campus is always evolving. Access information about Campus Construction and how it may impact getting around.

Parking and Transportation Services is a part of Towson University’s Department of Parking,
Transportation and Postal Services.