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 and  parking and shuttle information. For more information visit the Emergency Closing Information page.

Reserve Your Free Ride on the Winter Break BWI-Penn Shuttle! 

Winter break can mean rest and relaxation or non-stop fun. Whatever path you choose, make your travel plans now and get your free ride to the BWI airport or Penn station. Sign up for the BWI -Penn Shuttle! The shuttle departs from Union Garage on Dec 13, Dec 16 and Dec. 17. There will be no return service for winter break.

It is free for students, faculty and staff. Just bring your TU OneCard to board the bus. For more details about pick-up times and locations and to reserve your seat on BWI-Penn Shuttle, go to

'Can' Your citation Food Drive 

'Can' Your Citation and Help TU's Foodshare

Beginning on Monday, Nov. 18, Parking & Transportation Services will begin collecting canned goods, nonperishable items and toiletries to reduce or waive citations. Students, faculty, staff and visitors can take part in the 'Can' Your Citation food drive. Donations should be brought to the Parking & Transportation Services Office (located on the lower level of Union Garage).

Qualifying citations must have an issue date between Oct. 1, 2019 and Dec. 11, 2019. No handicap, fire lane, misuse of permit or altered permit citations are eligible for consideration. Only one citation can be waived during the food drive and citations cannot be currently under appeal. For a detailed list of qualifying, items, please see this listing


Winter Break Modified Enforcement

Beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 through Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, Parking & Transportation Services will follow modified enforcement. That means that during this time frame all current TU permits will be valid in all designated Core and Resident areas. All other restrictions and regulations will remain in effect. 

Regular enforcement will resume on Monday, January 20, 2019 at 6 a.m. Remember, all vehicles must have a valid TU permit year-round in order to park on campus from 6:00 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursdays and 6:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Fridays. 

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.

We have transitioned the campus to a pay by plate system for virtual visitor permits that is verified by a license plate.  The new system went live during the Spring, 2018 term.

Effective, July 1, 2019, ParkMobile Reservations is the new method to reserve parking for department guests who are issued codes. Department guests will 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 will also be purchased from the  ParkMobile Reservations site. Those who drive SmartWay Elite cars wanting to purchase a discounted permit will use the access code: 28586001. This code will not be available for use until August 19, 2019.

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.

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.