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.
Contacting Parking & Transportation Services
In response to COVID-19, Towson University is open with limited services. Although
you can't visit Parking & Transportation Services, we are still available during normal
business hours Monday - Friday from 8am - 4:30pm by email at uPark AT_TOWSON.
Shuttles: All on-campus and off-campus routes have been suspended until further notice.
Please see Shuttle Services for more details regarding limited services that will continue to be available.
Enforcement: TU parking permits will not be required on campus until further notice.
All other restrictions still apply. Regular enforcement will return once the university
returns to normal operations. See enforcement for more details.
2020/2021 Parking Permit Sales Begin on July 27, 2020
Save the date! 2020/2021 parking permits will go on sale through eParking on July
27, 2020. For more details, visit the Student Parking page.
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. SelectStudent ParkingorFaculty & Staff Parkingand follow the easy steps to buy a permit. You will need your TU NetID and password
to login to youreParkingaccount. 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 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.
Effective, July 1, 2019, ParkMobile Reservations is the new method to reserve parking
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 purchase 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 duringenforcementhours. ( 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 bepaidwithin 30 days from the date of issue orappealedwithin 25 days from the date of issue.
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
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.