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.

TU shuttle

Free BWI/Penn Station Shuttle for Thanksgiving and Winter Break

TU students, faculty and staff can reserve a free shuttle ride to BWI Airport or Penn Station during Thanksgiving and winter break. A valid TU Onecard is required to board the shuttle, which departs from Union Bus Garage Slip to Penn Station then BWI. Return service is also offered for Thanksgiving break. There is no return service for winter break.  Reserve your seat at

'Can' Your Citation Food Drive 

Opportunity is knocking; don't let it pass by. You may be able to reduce or waive your citation with a donation of canned goods or nonperishable food items.  Parking & Transportation Services is hosting the 'Can' Your Citation Food Drive from November 26 - December 12, 2018. All proceeds will benefit TU's Foodshare Program, a food pantry  combatting food insecurity for TU students and staff in-need.

Click here to read  about how you can help and what citations qualify to be reduced or waived. Restrictions apply.

Garage Commuter Areas Renamed to "Core"

All designated commuter areas in parking garages have been renamed "Core". There are no changes to restrictions or eligibility for these areas.

Spring 2019 Parking Permits

Spring parking permit sales will begin on January 19 and will be accepted on the campus beginning on January 21. Permits may be purchased online through your eParking account. Permits will be valid until August 31, 2019. Fall 2019 permits will be accepted as of August 13.

Resident students with over 30 credits and Faculty/Staff may purchase pro-rated Annual Resident parking permits online through your eParking account.

Vehicles on the Towson University campus must have a permit in order to park legally.

Freshman Students

Any student with less than 30 credits 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

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. We have transitioned the campus to a pay by plate system for virtual visitor permits that are verified by a license plate.  The new system went live during the Spring, 2018 semester. Restricted permits (those using a code and Green Visitor permits are obtained from the paystation and MUST be displayed face up on the dashboard of the vehicle.

Enforcement, Citations and Appeals

All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid permit during enforcement hours:
Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 
Friday from 6 a.m. to 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.

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

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

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.