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.

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Summer Hours

Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, August 17, our summer office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Parking Permits

Pro-rated Spring 2018 Commuter or Overflow parking permits may be purchased online through your eParking account for summer 2018. Permits will be valid until August 31st, 2018.

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.