Fall Parking: What you need to know

Parking & Transportation Services looks forward to welcoming the campus community for an in-person fall term! Here’s what you need to know about parking on campus for the fall:


  • Effective Aug. 1 a valid TU parking permit will be required if a vehicle is parked on campus. Please ensure your vehicle is parked in the designated area based on permit type.
  • From Aug. 1 to 31, 2021 there will be no charge for short-term parking via weekly virtual permits for stadium lots, daily paystation permits or daily ParkMobile permits (which have a $.60 transaction fee).
  • Weekly permits will be available through your eParking accounts between July 30 and Aug. 25. Permits obtained will be valid for seven consecutive days from the date of transaction. Prior to 3 p.m., they will only be valid in designated “Overflow” areas located near SECU Arena/Johnny Unitas Stadium. After 3 p.m., they are also valid on the main campus in designated “Core” spaces.
  • Annual and semester permits will be sold to TU faculty, staff, and students beginning July 26.
  • Parking fees for all permits will resume on Sept. 1.

TU will begin regular permit enforcement at 6 a.m. Aug. 2. All other safety restrictions have and will remain in place, including fire lanes and accessible parking. As always, please carefully read all parking signs to ensure you are parking in a valid location for your permit type. A valid TU permit is required year-round to park on campus from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

Parking Changes for Fall 2021

  • The Faculty/Staff spaces on the ground level of the Union Garage will be converted to General Visitor, Campus Tour and Department Guest spaces. Faculty/Staff spaces will be available on the ramp leading to the second level of the garage.
  • In accordance with our future vision for parking on campus, the former Resident Lot 7 in the Towsontown Garage and Resident Lot 26 (now Lot 11) near the Glen Towers have been converted to “Core” commuter spaces.
  • With the exception of 10 West residents, all residents will be assigned parking in the West Village Garage. If all resident parking is sold out, then Overflow permits will be available for the Stadium Lots.
  • In support of our TigersCare COVID Testing Center, the ground level of West Village Garage will be closed for parking for the fall 2021 term. Visitor parking will continue to be available on the third level of the West Village Garage. No Overflow parking will be available in West Village Garage for the fall 2021 term.

For the safety of the campus community and shuttle passengers, bus slip parking will be strictly limited to buses and shuttles. All other vehicles parked or stopped in bus slips, including TU vehicles, will be cited and/or towed. Convenient pick-up and drop-off zones are located next to the West Village Garage. Drivers must remain with the vehicle in these areas. There are also free 5-minute and 20-minute loading spaces around campus. Visit the campus map and select “Loading Spaces” for details and locations.

Simpler Signage & New Numbers

  • All TU parking lots and garages have been updated with color-coded parking signs for easier referencing. The signs are part of a university-wide Wayfinding project to improve campus navigation and parking identification. Visit the P&TS website to see examples of the new signage.
  • As part of the Wayfinding project, parking lots were renumbered. See a list of the new lot numbers.

Please continue to monitor TU Today announcements and the Parking & Transportation Services’ website for updates and information. You can also follow us on Twitter. If you have any questions, please contact our department via our website chat feature during office hours, by email at upark@towson.edu, or by calling 410-704-PARK (7275), option #1.


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This post was written by Gorsuch, Pamela