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

This option for a visitor permit is virtual; therefore, it is not required to display the parking receipt on the dashboard of your vehicle. Enforcement utilizes a License Plate Reader system to track the validation of your vehicle parked on campus.

In order to use the Pay by Plate option, the following instructions should be applied: 

  • If available, go to one of the free five minute parking spaces located near the yellow paystation to purchase a permit from the paystation.
  • Push any button on the paystation to begin.
  • Select "Option 2" in order to select "Pay by Plate."
  • You will be required to enter your license plate number to purchase a general virtual permit. (Include all letters and numbers but exclude the state.)
  • Choose whether to pay for hourly or one day.
  • Pay for your permit via credit/debit card or using cash.*
  • The paystation will issue a receipt; however, it is not necessary to use the receipt as a permit.

*Paystations accept cash in the amount of $10, $5, and $1 as well as quarters and nickels (dimes and pennies are not accepted).

Pay by Plate visitor permits purchased at the Stadium Lots near SECU Arena or West Village Garage are not valid on core campus until after 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pay & Display

Only visitors issued a parking code by an on campus department or those driving an EPA certified SmartWay Elite vehicle who are purchasing a "Green" visitor permit may use the "Pay & Display" function at the paystation. When using the Pay & Display option,  a paper permit will print out and should be placed in a visible spot on the vehicle's dashboard.

Center for the Arts patrons as well as visitors attending football or basketball games should follow the posted parking signage and/or the instructions of the event staff upon arrival to corresponding campus lots or garages.

Park Mobile App

Parking & Transportation Services has implemented a new system that allows users to download the ParkMobile app from the App Store or Google Play for the purchase of a same-day virtual visitor parking permit ahead of time. You must have your license plate information to input into the ParkMobile app.

Look for instructional signage in the garages and near paystations. You can also see the video above for more information.

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 ParkMobile 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 $75 fine for improper parking. Please see the signage at the paystations for the list of eligible vehicles.