Visitors, Department Guests & Vendors

Vehicles parked on campus must display a valid permit or be parked at a paid meter from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Important Information

  • All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid permit during enforcement hours:  Monday - Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Permits are not required in most locations from Friday at 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Monday.
  • Permits are not required when the University is officially closed.
  • There are new paystations in Lot 6 (near the Health Center) and Lot 20 (near SECU Arena).
  • If visitor parking is not available at a particular garage/lot, please consult a campus map for additional visitor parking locations. Campus Parking Map

Pay by Plate

Push any button on the paystation to begin.  Paystation accepts cash in the amount of $10, $5, $1, quarters and nickels (dimes and pennies are not accepted) and no change/refund is given. Debit/Credits cards are also accepted.  Your license plate will be required to purchase a virtual general visitor parking permit. The paystation will issue a receipt, however it is not necessary to display the permit. There are free 5 minute spaces to use in order to retrieve the permit from the paystation.

Only those who have been issued a parking code or visitors who drive an EPA certified SmartWay Elite vehicle for a "Green" permit are permitted to use the "Pay & Display" function at the paystation.

Pay by Phone through the Park Mobile App

Parking & Transportation has implemented a new system that allows users to download the Park Mobile app from the App Store or Google Play and purchase virtual visitor parking on campus through the app.  You will need to input your license plate into the Park Mobile app. Please look for instructional signage in the garages and near the paystations.

Types of Visitors

General Visitor:  Park in designated Visitor or Overflow spaces.  General visitors may not park in Department Visitor Guest spaces.  Purchase parking permit at a yellow paystation, located in all garages and lots on campus or through the Park Mobile app.

Department Guest Visitor:  Individuals unaffiliated with TU, who are visiting campus at the request/invitation of a TU Department.  A Faculty/Staff member will provide this person with a parking code prior to their visit. These guests should utilize the "Pay & Display" function at the paystation and park in either a Visitor or Department Guest Visitor space.  Authorized TU faculty/staff may fill out and submit the Department Guest Code Request Form online. 

“Green” Visitor:  Discounted Green visitor permits are offered on hourly, daily, evening or summer visitor parking permits for EPA Certified SmartWay Elite vehicles.   Violators using a Green permit whose vehicle is not eligible are subject to a $300 fine for misuse of a permit. Please see the signage at the paystations for the list of eligible vehicles.