Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) would like to welcome anyone who is coming to campus, returning and new. Below are some fall semester parking and transportation information and tips:
Campus Traffic and Congestion
Remember that traffic to, from, and on campus will be heavier during the first few weeks of classes than it has been recently, so allocate a little extra time for your commute.
If you still need a permit, you can purchase your permit online at a pro-rated price. When you register your vehicle to your permit, your license plate is your credential and you do not need to display a permit. If your permit includes garage access you can register a toll tag or download a QR code to open garage gates.
Student Permits currently available:
- C, C+, D, D+, M, N, and N+.
- S garage permits for non-dorm residents at Manor (MAG), Trinity (TRG), and East Campus (ECG).
- R garage permits for dorm residents at Trinity (TRG) and East Campus (ECG).
ECG is the lowest cost garage permit, with a convenient East Campus shuttle stop nearby and free bike storage for permit holders.
If the garage you want is not available, you can get on the waitlist.
Faculty/Staff Permits Currently Available:
- A, D, D+, M, N, and N+ permits.
- F garage permits at Manor (MAG), Trinity (TRG), Guadalupe (GUG), and Health Center (HCG) for $624/year, and $382/year at East Campus (ECG), which has a convenient East Campus shuttle stop nearby and free bike storage for permit holders.
If you want a permit not listed as available, you can get on the waitlist.
If you had an F permit as of March 13, 2020, and will not need one this fall but may need one for FY 22-23, be sure to enroll in the flexible parking option by September 30, 2021 to retain your space.
If you only bring your car to campus occasionally and do not need a permit, you can park in a garage or at a meter at rates based on the amount of time parked. Meters are limited to two hours during the day. Non-dorm resident students can also use the Student Parking Perks program for low-cost occasional garage parking.
If you bring your car to campus only occasionally and don't need a permit, you can use the Occasional Parking Program for Employees to park in participating garages for $5 per day with the ability to enter and exit the garage throughout the day at no additional cost. Qualified former permit holders can also purchase $10 of Occasional Parking credits by September 30, 2021 to retain their space for FY 22-23 renewals.
If you aren't bringing a car to campus, here are some other ways to help you get around:
- Buses: UT Shuttle service resumes at full level on August 25. Students, staff, and faculty can ride all UT Shuttle and Capital Metro mainline routes for free using their UT ID. For latest information on face mask requirements on transit vehicles, see the CapMetro & COVID-19 page.
- Carshare: Borrow a Zipcar by the hour or the day.
- Carpooling: It only takes two to qualify. Registered carpoolers get a host of benefits including reserved carpool spaces, reduced permit fees, free garage parking, and guaranteed rides home.
- Bikes: Registering your bike online will improve the chances of getting your bike back if it is impounded, lost, or stolen, and registration is FREE. You can also use bike tools at Fixit stations around campus or borrow a bike from MetroBike.
- Scooters: Scooters are only allowed to operate where bicycles can, which means they should primarily be ridden in the street. Scooters are required to follow all traffic control devices such as stop signs, yield to pedestrians, and adhere to the campus speed limit. To avoid impound fees and citations, scooters should only park in designated areas or at bicycle racks.
Safety After Hours
- UT Night Rides continues to operate. Lyft is the provider for UT Night Rides. This program provides Lyfts away from main campus to your home 7 days a week from midnight to 4 a.m. Be on the lookout for an email from Lyft on August 19, 2021 to claim your free UT Night Rides credits.
- Sure Walk will resume service for the fall semester this Friday, August 20. It will run 7 days a week from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. If you are on campus late and have concerns about your safety, all students, faculty, and staff can request Sure Walkers to accompany them on their walk home or to their campus destination.