Student Parking

A valid parking permit is required Monday to Thursday from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday from 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Parking Permits

Fall 2017/Spring 2018 parking permits may be purchased online through your eParking account. Students must have registered for classes and have their housing assignment (if applicable) before purchasing a parking permit.

Parking Rules and Regulations 

Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. On most weekdays during the fall and spring terms, the Towsontown, Glen and Union garages are full by 10 a.m. Ample parking in the lots near the stadium complex and free shuttle services are available.

Students may not register another student, faculty member or staff member’s vehicle to their parking account. Each student must have his or her own permit. Violators are subject to a $300 fine, vehicle towing at the owner's expense and other university sanctions. See Parking Regulations (PDF) for more information on towing policy and permit sharing.

All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid permit during enforcement hours: Monday – Thursday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Virtual Permit System

Towson University uses a License Plate Recognition (LPR) system. This means no need to worry about a hang tag or a sticker for your vehicle. Your license plate will be used to verify that you have a valid permit. Make sure you enter your license plate information correctly on your permit application. Also, make certain 0’s (number) and Os (letter) are listed correctly.

Purchase a Permit or Add/Remove Vehicle

To purchase a parking permit or add/remove a vehicle from your account, go to eParking. You will need your TU NetID and password to log into your eParking account.

  • Permits can be purchased with: Visa, Master Card, Discover, C.O.D. or One Card Retail Points. Parking permits cannot be purchased over the phone.
  • Students have the option to purchase one of several types of permits depending upon their classification (Residential Student or Commuter Student) and number of credits earned.
  • Permits can be purchased for: the whole academic year, fall term (expires 1/31), January minimester (expires 1/27), Spring term (expires 8/31), and weekly or monthly.
  • If permits are purchased later in the year, they are pro-rated on a weekly basis.  Proration begins 2nd week of classes in fall term.

You must be registered for classes and/or have your residence hall assignment (if applicable), prior to purchasing a parking permit. Parking & Transportation Services must be notified by Enrollment Services for class registration and Housing & Residence Life for housing assignment (if applicable) prior to purchasing a permit.

Students should purchase a parking permit prior to parking on campus. If a permit has not been purchased, students must purchase a daily visitor parking permit at one of the yellow visitor paystations located throughout the campus and park in a designated visitor or overflow space where the sign says “All TU Permits Valid.”

Change in Status

RESIDENTS

Residents who move off campus or move to another on campus housing area must exchange their permit for a commuter/overflow permit, resident permit that corresponds to their new housing area or cancel their permit completely. The exchange must be made in person at the Auxiliary Services Business Office. Pro-rated refunds are available before certain dates.

FRESHMEN COMMUTERS

All freshmen commuters (less than 30 credits earned) are eligible to only purchase overflow permits. Once a student earns 30 credits, they are eligible to purchase a commuter permit. If a student moves on or off campus, they must exchange their permit for the correct permit type for their current status (resident or commuter). Permits can only be exchanged in person at the Auxiliary Services Business Office .

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces are located in all garages and lots on campusThose who wish to use the designated accessible parking spaces are required to have both a state issued accessible permit/license plate assigned to them and a valid TU parking permit. A valid parking permit may be purchased at Parking & Transportation Services or at one of the yellow paystations located throughout the campus.

Only the individual to whom the accessible permit/plate is issued may use an accessible space. If you are transporting an individual who is authorized to use an accessible permit/plate, the individual must be in the vehicle at the time the vehicle is parked. If the person is dropped off at another location, you may not park in the accessible space. Proof of an accessible parking certification must be presented to law enforcement and university officials upon request. 

For additional information regarding accessible parking, please review Accessible Parking Regulations (PDF).

Parking Permits for Motorcycles/Mopeds/Scooters 

MOTORCYCLES

If a motorcycle is the primary vehicle, a permit must be purchased at 1/2 of the student rate. If it is a secondary vehicle, it may be linked to a permit. 

Motorcycle permits are only valid in designated “Motorcycle/Scooter” spaces on the core campus, Towson Center areas, and West Village garage. Motorcycles are not permitted to ride on sidewalks or be parked at bike racks and in regular 4-wheel vehicle spaces.

MOPEDS AND SCOOTERS

Moped/scooter permits are available to students, including resident students, who have a two-wheel motorized vehicle that is not required to have a license plate. Permits must be obtained in person at the Parking & Transportation Services Office. Bring proof of ownership (title, proof of insurance, etc.).

Moped/Scooter permits are only valid in designated motorcycle/scooter spaces on the core campus, Towson Center areas, and West Village garage. Mopeds and scooters are not permitted to ride on sidewalks or be parked at bike racks and in regular 4-wheel vehicle spaces.

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