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 excited to serve the TU campus community. Visit the Parking & Transportation Services office during normal business hours Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. We can also be reached by email at or through our chat feature.

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Thanksgiving Break Shuttle

Parking & Transportation Services is offering a free ride from the campus to BWI Airport or Baltimore’s Penn Station. Buses will depart from the ground level loop of Union Garage and the return shuttle will depart from the BWI International Terminal. This service is provided to all students, faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis. Those wishing to ride must sign up ahead of time. There will be no walk-up service. If no one reserves a shuttle for a particular time slot, that scheduled trip will be cancelled. A valid TU ID is necessary to board the shuttle and for the safety of all riders, passengers will be required to wear a mask when boarding and riding the shuttle. Please make sure to give yourself ample time for traffic or any applicable security checks at BWI Airport or Penn Station. Schedule your ride.

Thanksgiving departure dates and times are as follows (departing from the Union Garage bus loop):   
Friday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Monday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. 

Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.    

Return dates and times are as follows (departing from BWI International Terminal): 
Sunday, November 28 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Winter Break Shuttle

Winter departure dates and times are as follows (departing from the Union Garage bus loop):

Friday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

There is no return service for Winter Break. 

 

Restricted overnight access to campus garages-effective September 24th, 2021

 

On-Campus parking garages will be limited to TU students, faculty, and staff from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. Within this timeframe, TU's parking garages will only be accessible via the following entry/exit points:

  • Union Parking Garage: Cross Campus Drive (3rd level of garage)
  • Glen Parking Garage: Cross Campus Drive (3rd level of garage)
  • West Village Parking Garage: Emerson Drive across from Marshall Hall (ground level)
  • Towsontown Parking Garage: University Avenue across from the College of Liberal Arts Building (ground level)

All other entry/exit points to the garages will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. In order to enter the garages, students, faculty, and staff will be asked to show a TU OneCard or other valid, state-issued identification to uniformed Safe Managment officials.

Please be advised, Millennium Hall parking (Lot 2) will still be enforced by Millennium Hall Management. In addition, safety, (fire lane, roads, bus slips, etc.) accessible and reserved parking spaces will be enforced.

Please monitor TU Today announcements for parking updates.

Enter the eParking 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.