Commuter Students

Permits and parking guidelines for commuter students. 

Permits are required to park on campus from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Several permit options are available for commuter students.

Commuter Parking Options

Core Permit

Core campus permits are available to students who have earned more than 30 credits and are not living in residence halls on university property. Golden ID students are also eligible to purchase full-price Core permits. Core permits are valid in designated core parking areas and overflow (stadium lot) parking areas at all times. Core permits are also valid in faculty/staff areas after 5 p.m. and on weekends. General services, resident life, and public safety parking areas are restricted at all times.

Overflow Permit 

Overflow permits are available to students with less than 30 credits units who are not living in residence halls on university property. Some non-degree seeking students who are officially part of the IIR, joint academic program, or Golden ID students may purchase an overflow permit at a reduced rate. Retirees and alumni with no other campus affiliation may also purchase an overflow permit. Overflow permits are valid in the marked stadium lots near TU Arena and Johnny Unitas Stadium. Signs state "Overflow - All TU Permits Valid in This Area.” Overflow permits are also valid in faculty/staff areas after 5 p.m. and on weekends. 

Evening Permit 

Evening permits are available to students who are not living in residence halls on university property. Evening permits are valid after 3 p.m. in core and overflow areas, and valid after 5 p.m. in faculty/staff areas. If an evening permit holder needs to park on campus before 3 p.m., they need to purchase a visitor permit from the ParkMobile App, then park in a designated visitor or overflow area. Have your license plate information ready when using ParkMobile. An evening permit is NOT valid in visitor spaces at any time.

Weekly and Monthly Permits in Stadium Lots

Weekly and monthly Stadium Lot permits are available to any student not living in a residence hall on university property. The permits are valid in all stadium lots where signs indicate “All TU permits valid in this area.” The permits are also valid in core areas after 3 p.m. and in faculty/staff areas after 5 p.m. Weekly and monthly permits are not valid in the overflow areas of West Village Garage. Weekly and monthly permits are non-refundable.

Parking Signs

Commuters should look for the parking signs below.  Please read all parking signs carefully and park only where authorized.