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.

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What to do in case of Inclement Weather

The winter season can bring plenty of inclement weather. Make sure you are in the know about emergency closures, delayed openings as well as parking and shuttle information. For more details, visit the Emergency Closing Information page.

Spring 2020 Parking Permit Sales

Spring 2020 parking permits went on sale on Saturday, Jan 18. Students can purchase a spring term (semester) permit through the eParking portal.

Enter the eParking Portal


Spring Break BWI-Penn Shuttle

Reserve Your Seat for the Spring Break BWI-Penn Shuttle!

It's not too early! Make your travel plans now for spring break 2020. You can reserve your free ride to BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport or Penn Station on TU's Spring Break BWI-Penn Shuttle. Shuttles begin running on Thursday, March 12 from the Union Garage (lower level) and continue on Friday, March 13.  Return service is on Sunday, March 22 leaving from the BWI International Terminal. 

It's free, easy and convenient! Just bring your TU OneCard to board the bus. Make sure to allow extra time for traffic and security screenings then sit back and enjoy the ride. See the shuttle's departure and return schedule and reserve your seat now at


Spring Break Schedule for Parking & Transportation Services

Please note, that the Parking & Transportation Services office will close a hal-four earlier during spring break. The office hours will be 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Modified Enforcement for Spring Break Begins on March 16

Modified Enforcement for  spring break will go into effect on Monday, Mar. 16 from 6 a.m. through Friday, Mar. 20 at 3 p.m. All current TU permits will be valid in designated Core and Resident areas. All other parking rules and regulations will remain unchanged during the modified enforcement period. 

A valid TU permit is required year-round in order to park on campus from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday.

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.  

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 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.

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 Tiger 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.