We are excited to serve the TU campus community. Visit the Parking & Transportation
Services office during normal business hours Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We can also be reached by email at uPark AT_TOWSON or through our chat feature.
Thanksgiving Break Shuttle
Parking & Transportation Services is offering a free ride from the campus to BWI Airport
or Baltimore’s Penn Station. Buses will depart from the ground level loop of Union
Garage and the return shuttle will depart from the BWI International Terminal. This
service is provided to all students, faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served
basis. Those wishing to ride must sign up ahead of time. There will be no walk-up
service. If no one reserves a shuttle for a particular time slot, that scheduled trip
will be cancelled. A valid TU ID is necessary to board the shuttle and for the safety
of all riders, passengers will be required to wear a mask when boarding and riding
the shuttle. Please make sure to give yourself ample time for traffic or any applicable
security checks at BWI Airport or Penn Station. Schedule your ride.
Thanksgiving departure dates and times are as follows (departing from the Union Garage
Friday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Return dates and times are as follows (departing from BWI International Terminal):
Sunday, November 28 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Winter Break Shuttle
Winter departure dates and times are as follows (departing from the Union Garage bus
Friday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
There is no return service for Winter Break.
Restricted overnight access to campus garages-effective September 24th, 2021
On-Campus parking garages will be limited to TU students, faculty, and staff from
11 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. Within this timeframe, TU's parking garages will only be
accessible via the following entry/exit points:
- Union Parking Garage: Cross Campus Drive (3rd level of garage)
- Glen Parking Garage: Cross Campus Drive (3rd level of garage)
- West Village Parking Garage: Emerson Drive across from Marshall Hall (ground level)
- Towsontown Parking Garage: University Avenue across from the College of Liberal Arts
Building (ground level)
All other entry/exit points to the garages will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.
In order to enter the garages, students, faculty, and staff will be asked to show a TU OneCard or other valid, state-issued
identification to uniformed Safe Managment officials.
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 be enforced.
Please monitor TU Today announcements for parking updates.
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.
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 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.
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
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 Sustainable 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.