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

Important Updates

We are excited to serve the TU campus community. Although you can't visit the Parking & Transportation Services office in person, we are still available during normal business hours Monday - Friday from 8am - 5p.m. We can also be reached by email at or through our chat feature.

Summer Office hours will be from 5/17/21 - 8/13/21, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Free Parking through Summer

As a courtesy of the university, Parking and Transportation Services is pleased to announce beginning May 1 through August 31 parking on TU’s campus will be free in Faculty/Staff, Core, Resident and General Visitor spaces. 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 still be enforced.

Processing of refunds for those with a current TU spring/summer permit will occur in the coming weeks. Refunds will cover May 2021 through August 2021. Please monitor your university email for more information.

No permits will be required through July 31. General permit sales for the fall 2021 term will begin on July 26. Permits will be required again as of August. 1, 2021. At that time, students can choose one of the following permit options for August:

  • Purchase permit for fall 2021, which will include August at no extra cost
  • Get free visitor permits from ParkMobile
  • Get free visitor permits from the pay station.

For more details, see the TU Today Announcement.

TU Shuttle Service

Shuttles remain in operation for the spring 2021 semester.

  • The Gold Route is in service from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays and 5 to 11 p.m. on weekends.
  • SafeRide operates from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily.
  • The Goucher-Loch Raven, Kenilworth-Fairmount, Lake-Walker, Timonium-Cockeysville and Tiger in Town off-campus routes remain in service, and portions of the Rodgers Forge route are serviced by request.
  • Paratransit service is available whenever shuttles are in operation.

For additional details and schedules, visit the Shuttle Services website.


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 Alternative 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.