Residential Students

Below are the types of permits available to residential students and the associated parking restrictions. Permits are not required in most locations from Friday at 3 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m., or when the university is officially closed for a holiday or inclement weather.


Fall Move-In 2020 is August 13 - August 23

Fall Move-In almost here! We're excited about welcoming all the TU residents to campus. To make your move-in as convenient as possible, here are few things you should know.

  • During Fall Move-In, designated “Move-In” (Aug. 13-Aug. 23) spaces will be located near each residence hall.

  • Vehicles may only be parked in “Move-In” spaces for a maximum of 20 minutes. A permit is not required while parked in a "Move-In" space. However, once vehicles are loaded, you will need to move your vehicle to a legal Core, Overflow, or Resident space.

  • Although, no permits are required on campus until Monday, Aug. 24 at 6 a.m., all vehicles must be parked in a legal space. At no time is any vehicle permitted to be parked in fire lanes, in a roadway, on sidewalks, on grass, or an otherwise reserved space (even for a few minutes).

For more information about Fall Move In go the Parking Events page.

 Move-In Lot Closures

  • Lot 1 (previously Lot 17) will be closed beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 5:00 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 23 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Lot 4 and Lot 5 (previously lots 13 and 14) will be closed beginning Aug. 6 at 5:00 p.m. through Monday, Aug. 24 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Lot 7 (previously Lot 20) may be needed if inclement weather.
  • The backside of Lot 14 (previously Lot 6) will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6:00pm through Sunday, Aug. at 6:00 p.m.
  • 10 West parking (Lot 15) will also be closed for the duration of Move-In.

Freshmen Residents

Freshman resident students are restricted from purchasing a parking permit or having a car on campus until they have earned 30 units. Limited exceptions may be granted. See Parking Exceptions for freshmen below.

Resident Student Parking Permits

Important Updates for Resident Parking

For the fall 2020 term, Lot 11 (previously Lot 26) and TTG Resident  (previously Lot 7) will be converted to "Core"  parking. Main campus residents to be assigned to West Village Garage if eligible to purchase parking.


Resident Lot 15 Parking Permit

Resident Lot 15 permits (previously Lot 8) are available to eligible students who reside in 10 West housing. Resident Lot 15 permits are valid in Lot 15 and all overflow parking areas as posted, where all permits are valid. Resident Lot 15 permits are also accepted in "core" areas after 3 p.m. and in faculty/staff areas outside the restricted hours posted on signage at the entrance of the lot.


West Village Resident Permit

West Village Resident permits are available to students with more than 30 units earned who reside in West Village housing or those who are unable to obtain a permit for their desired lot located on the Core campus.

West Village Resident permits are valid at all times in designated resident parking areas of the West Village garage and all Towson Center lots (except 8a) as posted. West Village Resident permits are not valid in the “overflow” areas of the West Village Garage until after 3 p.m. West Village Resident permits are also valid in Core areas after 3 p.m. and in faculty/staff areas outside the restricted hours posted on signage.

Millennium Hall Permits

Millennium Hall parking permits are available to a portion of Millennium Hall residents as determined and distributed by the Millennium Hall management company. The Millennium Hall permit is not transferrable, it only can be used by the person to whom it was issued.

Millennium Hall permits are valid in the Millennium Hall lots and all Stadium Lot overflow parking areas as posted. Millennium Hall permits are not allowed in the overflow areas of the West Village Garage until after 3 p.m. Millennium Hall permits are also valid in "core" areas after 3 p.m. and in faculty/staff areas outside the restricted hours posted on signage. Students are prohibited from utilizing/obtaining a Towson University and a Millennium Hall parking permit. Only one permit may be associated with a vehicle at any one time.

Parking Wait List 

If space in your preferred lot is sold out, you can sign up for the wait list through your eParking account. Having a space on the wait list does not guarantee that a parking permit will become available for you. A West Village Resident permit can be purchased while on the wait list for your first choice. Enforcement of resident lots is 24/7 while the university is in session.

Change in Student Status

Resident students who move off campus or no longer need their permit must exchange their resident permit for a core/overflow permit or cancel it for a prorated refund. Permit exchanges must be done online by filling out the Parking Permit Exchange/Cancellation Form. Refunds are not issued after the last business day of October for fall term permit and last business day of March for spring term permits.

Parking Exceptions for Freshman Resident Students

Freshman resident students requesting an exception should login to eParking and select “Freshman Resident Exception Request.” 

Exception requests are reviewed for each new academic year beginning in July. Submissions of resident exception request forms for the fall 2020 term only will begin on July 13, 2020. Exceptions for the spring term will begin in January 2021 through April 30, 2021.

*Note:  Due to modified operations related to COVID,  only term permits will be sold for fall 2020 and spring 2021. 

You will need to fill out and submit the  General Application (PDF) form along with the one below that describes the type of exception being requested.  Please read the forms carefully and upload any required documentation through eParking. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Freshmen residents will be contacted via TU email with the results of your request. If exception is granted, freshmen resident to be assigned to West Village Garage.

For your protection, please do not include documents with your social security number or other sensitive information. If submitting a copy of a document that has your social security number or sensitive information, please ensure the numbers are completely scratched out. 

When attaching documentation to an online application in eParking, the following types are accepted: .jpg, .bmp, .pdf, .gif. Medical documents need to be sent directly to  for review.

Parking Signs

Look for the appropriate parking signs if you are a residential student. Please read all parking signs carefully and park only where authorized.