Spring Updates for Parking and Transportation

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) would like to welcome everyone to campus, returning and new. Below are some spring semester parking and transportation information and tips:

Shuttle Service

Due to most classes being online through January, UT Shuttle service is not scheduled to resume until Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. See the UT Shuttle Calendar for the most current information. Students, faculty, and staff can ride all UT Shuttle and Capital Metro mainline routes for free using their UT ID. Be sure to wear a recommended protective face mask and keep an empty seat between you and other passengers to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. See the CapMetro & COVID-19 page for more information on sanitizing and social distancing protocols on buses.

Parking Options

Permit Availability

If you still need a permit, you can purchase your permit online at a pro-rated price. You will have the option to print out a dashboard permit, and if your permit includes garage access you can register a toll tag or download a QR code to open garage gates.

Student Permits

Student Permits currently available: 

  • C, C+, D, D+, M, N, and N+. 
  • S garage permits for non-dorm residents at San Jacinto (SJG), Manor (MAG), Trinity (TRG), Health Center (HCG), and East Campus (ECG).  
  • R garage permits for dorm residents at San Jacinto (SJG), Speedway (SWG), Trinity (TRG), and East Campus (ECG).

ECG is less than half the price of other annual or dual semester permits, 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

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 $606/year, and $371/year at East Campus (ECG), with 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.

Occasional Parking

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. Faculty, staff, and non-dorm resident students can also use the Parking Perks Debit Program for low-cost occasional garage parking.


  • Bike Auction - For an affordable option to purchase used bicycles, the next PTS bicycle auction will be held online Feb. 2-11, 2021. All bids will begin at $5.
  • Registration - Registering your bike online will improve the chances of getting your bike back if it is impounded, lost, or stolen, and registration is FREE.
  • Fixit StationsFixit Stations across campus provide bicyclists access to tools for repairs 24/7.
  • Bike Sharing – For cyclists who do not want to maintain their own bikes, MetroBike members can borrow bikes from stations throughout campus and the city at a low cost.

After-Hours Transportation

  • Sure Walk has resumed service for the spring semester. It currently runs 7 days a week from 7 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.
  • 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. Lyft also works with departments to set up transportation programs that support their needs.

PTS Office Hours

Avoid in-person transactions by using My Parking Profile to purchase permits, appeal and pay citations, manage permit waitlist selections, and update vehicle and address information. Should you have a parking issue, most can be addressed via email to parking@utexas.edu. Offices for staffed garages are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with one-hour lunch closure) for those who need to do in-person transactions. The Conference Center and Health Center Garage offices are open 24 hours.

Jan. 27, 2021