Student fall parking permit renewals, purchases and deadlines

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) has been working through details for fall parking, as we understand that many of you are making plans for August and beyond.

All university garages require either an active permit or payment when exiting, and parking meters are active. All other parking such as surface lots requires a permit. Active permits or payments will continue to be required in the fall for anyone parking on campus. Below are flexible parking and transportation options to help students determine what options will work best for them.

If You Need a Permit This Fall

Garage permits - Students qualify for an R (resident student) or S (student commuter) permit, depending on if they are dorm residents or non-dorm residents. Space in most garages is limited, so new permits are sold on a lottery system and include strict entry and payment deadlines.

  • Dorm Residents – After room assignments are made, typically mid-July, University Housing and Dining will send out emails with information on how to enter the R Permit Lottery. If you miss the lottery deadlines, remaining garage permits will go on sale August 10.
  • Non-Dorm Residents – If you are a current S permit holder, you will be able to renew your permit online beginning July 6 through July 22. If you miss the renewal deadline or if you did not have a previous S permit and want one, you can enter the S Permit Lottery beginning July 19. If you miss the lottery, remaining garage permits will go on sale August 10.

All other permits - Students can purchase and renew C, C+, D, D+, M, N, and N+ (surface lot, ADA, Motorcycle) permits online through My Parking Profile beginning on August 5. These permits do not have a renewal deadline and can be purchased any time for a pro-rated price.

For instructions on how to purchase and renew permits, see Student Permit Renewal & Purchase Instructions.

If You Only Have an Occasional Need for Campus Parking 

Non-dorm residents who will only be parking on campus occasionally this fall and do not need a permit can use the Student Parking Perks program for low-cost occasional garage parking. All students also have the option to park in a garage at a rate based on the amount of time parked

Other Transportation Options

For other transportation options such as Capital Metro and UT Shuttles and electric scooter information, visit

July 5, 2021