RV Parking

Football RV Parking Policy 2018

The East Campus Student Housing project has been delayed creating an opportunity for limited RV parking. This information was presented to us late and working in conjunction with the Office of the President, the Office of Financial and Administrative Services, and Texas Athletics we believe we can offer some level of RV parking for the year.

With your cooperation in adhering to the following tailgate guidelines and procedures, fans can enjoy this pregame activity and the excitement of Texas Longhorn Football. Take pride in being a Texas Longhorn fan and be respectful of other fans, use good judgment, and common sense. Hook ‘Em Horns!

Introduction

The following policies and procedures concerning parking, tailgating, and fan conduct at The University of Texas at Austin are designed to help fans’ event planning and ensure a family-friendly, safe, and enjoyable experience for all! Hook ‘Em!

Purpose

Provide a safe environment at all tailgating events. The goals and objectives of the Football RV Parking Policy are to ensure a safe enjoyable environment that will enhance and promote integrity, civility, ethical conduct, and good sportsmanship amongst fans, students, and visitors attending the tailgate events. To achieve our goal, we ask for and need the help of every RV owner and their guests. The best way to ensure a great experience for all is to simply be a good neighbor.

RV/Tailgate Policy

The following policy and guidelines have been formulated and will be in effect for public safety. These rules are intended to be general guidelines. Parking & Transportation Services reserves the right to modify these rules at any time for the safety and effective administration of the event.

Enforcement

Parking & Transportation Services reserves the right to refuse service or sale of space(s) to anyone as deemed appropriate.

At its discretion, the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) may terminate tailgate parties, or take other appropriate actions toward individuals, groups, or organizations whose conduct is in violation of or conflicts with the outlined Football RV Parking Policy. Failure to comply with directions from UTPD or other university officials may result in eviction from university property without a refund of services.

The University of Texas at Austin, UT Athletics, University of Texas Police Department, and Parking & Transportation Services reserve the right to refuse service or evict anyone at any time – inappropriate behavior will result in the permanent loss of all parking and tailgating privileges.

Responsibility

Be a good neighbor in recognizing and accepting the fact that you are in a parking lot that is converted for six weekends per year into a temporary RV lot. Please expect some noise, BBQ smoke, and extra traffic. We ask that you be reasonable in your expectations and tolerant of your neighbors.

Anyone renting an RV space is responsible for the conduct of their guests. Refer to the “Visitor Parking for RV Lot” section below for guest options on game day.

Children should be supervised at all times – please use extreme caution when driving into or leaving the parking lots.

RV Size

RV lots are solely for those vehicles recognized as recreational vehicles by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). TxDOT recognizes vehicles that fit under the descriptions of a motor home or a towable recreational vehicle as recreational vehicles.

Motor Home

“Motor home” means a motor vehicle that is designed to provide temporary living quarters and that:

  1. is built on a motor vehicle chassis as an integral part of or a permanent attachment to the chassis; and
  2. contains at least four of the following independent life support systems that are permanently installed and designed to be removed only for repair or replacement and that meet the standards of the American National Standards Institute, Standards for Recreational Vehicles:
  1. a cooking facility with an on-board fuel source;
  2. a gas or electric refrigerator;
  3. a toilet with exterior evacuation;
  4. a heating or air conditioning system with an on-board power or fuel source separate from the vehicle engine;
  5. a potable water supply system that includes at least a sink, a faucet, and a water tank with an exterior service supply connection; or
  6. a 110–125 volt electric power supply.

Towable Recreational Vehicle

“Towable Recreational Vehicle” means a non-motorized vehicle that:

  1. was originally designed and manufactured primarily to provide temporary human habitation in conjunction with recreational, camping, or seasonal use;
  2. is titled and registered with the department as a travel trailer through a county tax assessor/collector;
  3. is permanently built on a single chassis;
  4. contains at least one life support system; and
  5. is designed to be towable by a motor vehicle.

Fully self-contained, self-supporting, self-propelled, Class A or Class C recreational vehicles, fifth-wheel and tow campers are allowed in the RV lot.

The RV must be confined to one RV space according to the designated lot map only. Tow vehicle space will be within the RV lot in a space in the middle of the lot. Amenities such as awnings, grills, and furniture must be utilized within allotted space.

Tent camping or camping in tow vehicles, pickup trucks, or vehicles not designated as RVs is prohibited.

PTS reserves the right to deny access to the RV lot, or cite and remove any RV in violation of the rules and regulations or any vehicle deemed unacceptable for the RV lot.

RV Arrival Times

The RV lot has marked and numbered spaces. These spaces are reserved and will not be lost based on your arrival time.

DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY – Parking, stopping, or queuing up on the streets, in parking lots, or circling early is strictly prohibited. Early arrivers may be subject to citations or loss of RV lot privileges for future games. There are NO exceptions to the arrival time policy.

Access Times

  • For the September games: continuous access to the RV Lot 113 will be from September 6 at 3 p.m. until September 23 at 6 p.m. with no relocation required.

  • For all other games: entry time will be the Thursday before the game at 3 p.m. with an exit by 6 p.m. on the Sunday after the game.

RV Space Fee

RV spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis . Reserved RV spaces are not guaranteed until FULL payment is received. Payments must be online with a credit card.

  • Season: $700 
  • Individual game: $200 (All sales are final) 

Cancellation

Refunds are only available for RV spaces purchased for the season. Individual games within the season package are not eligible for refunds.

Please send an email to pts-rv-parking@utlists.utexas.edu to cancel your reservation. Doing so will allow another tailgater on the waiting list to take advantage of the available space. A refund may be sent to you depending on when you cancel your reservation, see rates below.

15+ days prior to the first home game– 80% refund
Any cancellations after this point will be charged a minimum of one individual game cost ($200) based on where we are in the season

Visitor Parking for RV Lots

Permits

For those who purchase season RV parking, PTS will provide, at the customer’s request, a permit for one vehicle to park in any non-foundation parking lot near the RV lot on a space available basis.  This visitor permit would be valid beginning at 5:45PM Friday prior to game day and extends through 6:00PM Sunday.  Any copying, selling or misuse of these permits are prohibited and could result loss of your RV privileges.

City Parking

Most of the City of Austin streets surrounding the RV lots are open and free to the public on nights and weekends. However, this could change at any time so being apprised of the City of Austin parking restrictions is helpful.

Pre-Pay Lots

First-come, first-served parking is available in lots 15 (along University Ave), 17, 18, 92, 27th Street Garage (TSG), Speedway Garage (SWG), San Antonio Garage (SAG), Conference Center Garage (CCG), Guadalupe Garage (GUG), East Campus Garage (ECG) and Health Center Garage (HCG) beginning at 5 hours prior to kick off on game day. The parking fee is $25 per vehicle. All sales are final.

Parking for those with disabilities

First-come, first-served parking is available in lot 36 (20 ½ Street and Robert Dedman Dr) , 24th Street between Speedway and San Jacinto and Trinity Street north of DeLoss Dodds Way beginning  at 7:00 a.m. on game day. The parking fee is $25 per vehicle. All sales are final.

Parking/RV Space Permit

All RV lot patrons must display the appropriate pass for access and parking. Vehicles not displaying the appropriate pass will be cited and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

The permit includes use of the spaces for the RV. A car-in-tow permit will be requested for a towed or second vehicle. This additional vehicle must remain IN THE ASSIGNED SPACE.

Travel Lanes

All sidewalks, drive lanes, and fire lanes must be kept clear of all equipment and vehicles. Cords, satellite dishes, etc., must be confined to each allotted RV space and cannot be stretched across drive lanes.

Vehicles must be able to access parking spots via travel lanes. Also, for the safety of tailgaters, travel lanes must remain clear for emergency vehicles to pass.

Selling on University Property

The University of Texas at Austin does not permit unauthorized soliciting or collecting of contributions, vending, distribution of flyers, or other promotional/advertising materials on university property.

Advertising, Sponsorship, & Commercial Logos on University Property

Commercial activity or solicitations are not allowed on The University of Texas campus or property.

A RV parking permit does not grant the permit holder any right to display advertising, banners, signs, or commercially logoed vehicles or to distribute promotional items at the designated parking lot or elsewhere on university property. Fans may be asked to remove inappropriate banners or signs. Violations of these restrictions may result in revocation of the holder’s permit for future events. Any and all promotional activities, solicitation, or advertising displays must be approved and contracted with UT Athletics multimedia rights holder, IMG College, prior to game day. Learn more at UT Athletics Sponsorship, Advertising, and Promotions.

Portable Toilets

Individuals may not arrange to bring portable restrooms onto campus. The University of Texas at Austin provides port-o-lets throughout campus for the convenience of fans. Please ensure that friends and family utilize the portable facilities provided and not the university grounds, shrubs, garages, parking lots, or Waller Creek.

Consumption of Alcohol

The University of Texas at Austin shall not be held liable or responsible for any actions taken by the public or tailgaters while on state property or in regards to alcoholic beverage consumption.

Individuals are responsible for compliance with all local and state laws governing alcohol consumption.

Tents

Securing and Setup

Tailgaters are to ensure that tents and canopies are anchored appropriately by utilizing sandbags, water barrels, or weights. (Unanchored tents/canopies can easily be blown over and present a safety hazard and/or may cause damage to property.)

Do NOT anchor by placing stakes. The use of stakes may result in the loss of RV lot privileges and fines and bills for any damages.

Tents or canopies must be secured. Tents, canopies, and tailgating amenities including furniture, grills, generators, or satellite dishes may not obstruct sidewalks, drive lanes, or pedestrian walkways.

Tailgating setup is limited to the spaces that you have purchased.

Other Responsibilities

Any person damaging university property will be responsible for the cost of repairs, including damage to the grass from cooking grease and sprinkler damage.

If tents are being used, the tent shall be UL approved and have a Fire Resistive Rating Level. Tents used for grilling shall be completely open on all sides.

The University of Texas at Austin is not responsible or liable for accidents, damage, loss, or theft of materials, items, or personal property left overnight.

Tent camping or camping in tow vehicles, pickup trucks, or vehicles not designated as RVs is prohibited.                           

Grilling

Groups may bring their own food and picnic items to their tailgate area. Grilling permitted. All fires must be contained within grills. Extinguish charcoal fires thoroughly with water before leaving them unattended.

Be sure that charcoal from BBQ pits are cooled and taken with you, to be disposed of properly. DO NOT leave or dump charcoal, wood or grease in the trash cans, grass, shrubs, parking lots or the street drains.

Any person damaging university property will be responsible for the cost of repairs; including damages to grass from cooking grease and sprinkler damage.

Grilling Guidelines

Guidelines for grilling and use of portable cookers in tailgating lots on campus, per the UT Fire Marshall, are listed below.

Barbecue grills, smokers, and/or deep fryers:

  • are prohibited inside university buildings, parking garages, and on sidewalks
  • not allowed to be attached, connected, or to be in contact in any way with a vehicle
  • must have lids or tops
  • must be located a minimum of:
    • 25 feet away from any building and shall not obstruct the ingress or egress from any building
    • 50 feet away from HVAC intakes
    • 50 feet away from any building fresh air intake
    • 5 feet away from vehicles
    • 25 feet away from any flammable or combustible liquids or solids

The area within 10 feet of the barbecue grills, smokers, and/or deep fryers shall be cleared of all debris and grass shall be six inches minimum from the heating surface.

Propane Grills and Cylinders

General Guidelines

The maximum size propane gas cylinders allowed is 20 lbs.

A maximum of one spare cylinders is allowed at any cooking location and shall be located a minimum of 5 feet from the cooking operation.

While in use and in storage, propane gas cylinders shall be in the upright position or positioned so that the pressure relief valve is in direct communication with the vapor space of the cylinder.

If tents are being used, the tent shall be UL approved and have a Fire Resistive Rating Label. Tents used for grilling shall be completely open on all sides.

Cleanup and Storage

At the conclusion of the cooking process, properly dispose of all combustible material.

To properly extinguish charcoals, pour water on the charcoals and dispose of them in a metal container with a metal top/cover. Do not put charcoals in any trash receptacle, bin, or dumpster.

Shut off valves prior to disconnecting propane cylinders from barbecue grills, smokers, and/or deep fryers.

Propane cylinders shall be removed from grills prior to storing the grill.

Grills shall be fully cooled prior to storage; then properly secure and clean up your area.

Towing

Any vehicles without a valid permit or pre-paid parking receipt visibly displayed in the vehicle before, during, or after the game will be considered unauthorized vehicles and shall be cited and towed from university property.

Unauthorized vehicles will be towed or relocated at the owner or operator’s expense. If your vehicle is towed, you may contact (512) 471-4441 for its location and payment.

Pets

Pets are not allowed to run at large in the RV lots; they must be on a controlled leash. Animals shall not be left unattended or secured to university property.

Pet owners are solely responsible for their pets and any damage or injuries that may occur. Ill-behaved pets or ones deemed dangerous, intimidating, or destructive will be evicted and banned from university property.

Clean up after your pet.

Trash & Clean-Up

Dispose of all trash in trash receptacles located in the RV lots or pack it out. The disposal of grease, hot coals, or hazardous materials onto the grounds or into the storm drains is prohibited.

Failure to keep the area clean during your stay or leaving your site unclean when you leave may result in fines and fees related to clean-up in addition to loss of RV privileges.

Guest Conduct

The close configuration of RV lots requires that our guests be good neighbors and conduct themselves in a manner that provides for the comfort and enjoyment of all.

The person who has reserved the site is responsible for the conduct of their guests. No parking accommodations are made for guests. Guests must purchase a parking space for their vehicle in areas designated for public parking.

The University of Texas at Austin, UT Athletics, the University of Texas Police Department, and UT Parking & Transportation Services reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time – inappropriate behavior will result in the permanent loss of all parking and tailgating privileges.

For those who purchase season RV parking, PTS will provide, at the customer’s request, a permit for one vehicle to park in any non-foundation parking lot near the RV lots on a space-available basis. This visitor permit would be valid beginning at 5:45 p.m. Friday prior to game day and extends through 6:00 p.m. Sunday.

Most of the City of Austin streets surrounding the RV lots are open and free to the public on nights and weekends. However, this could change at any time so being alert of all signage along the City of Austin streets is suggested.

Security & Safety

It is the responsibility of each tailgate party to secure tailgate items. Tailgaters should lock food, beverages, and valuables out of sight in vehicles; extinguish all fires or flames; unplug electrical outlets; secure barbecue pits, chairs, and ice chests; and store beverages in locked containers.

The University of Texas at Austin is not responsible or liable for accidents, damage, loss, or theft of materials, items, or personal property left overnight.

Electrical Services

There are no electrical services provided in this lot, so generators will be allowed.

Generators

  1. Never operate a generator inside enclosed or partially-enclosed spaces.
  2. Position the generator a minimum five feet away from tents, doors, windows and vents that can allow CO to enter a building or enclosure.
  3. Make sure a generator has 3 to 4 feet of clear space on all sides and above it to ensure adequate ventilation.
  4. Generators should be located away from public access.
  5. Make sure extension cords used with generators are rated for the load and have three-pronged plugs. They should be inspected for damage, such as cuts and/or worn insulation before use.
  6. Turn off all appliances powered by the generator before shutting down the generator.
  7. Make sure fuel for the generator is stored safely, in properly labeled containers, and away from flame producing and heat generating devices.
  8. Re-fueling generators on UT property is discouraged, if re-fueling must occur always turn the generator off and let all heat producing parts cool down completely.
  9. Keep a generator dry; do not use it in the rain or wet conditions. 
  10. Never manipulate a generator’s electrical components if you are wet or standing in water.
  11. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher with a rating of not less than 2-A:10-B:C shall be provided.

Dumping

Gray water and black water dumping on campus is strictly prohibited. Patrons are subject to losing RV parking privileges if they illegally dump into the university sewage line.

Green Spaces

Green spaces (grass areas) within 15 feet of parking lots are reserved for fans assigned to those parking spaces.

Traffic Control Devices & Event Staff

Do NOT remove or move barricades, barrels, cones, signs, or any other traffic control devices.  The gates to these lots must remain open at all times and are not to be closed.

Be courteous and respectful to all Parking & Transportation guards and event staff. Remember, we are here to help protect the space you have reserved and paid for.  The RV lots will be staffed by Parking & Transportation staff during the following times:  Wednesday from Noon to 5:00pm and Saturday from 6:00am until one hour after kickoff.

The University of Texas at Austin, UT Athletics, the University of Texas Police Department, and Parking & Transportation Services reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time – inappropriate behavior will result in the permanent loss of all parking and tailgating privileges.

Lost Items

It is the responsibility of each RV/tailgate party to secure all personal items. It is strongly recommended that you lock up your valuables. The University of Texas at Austin is not responsible or liable for accidents, damage, loss, or theft of materials, items, or personal property occurring in the RV lot.

Lost & Found

During and after the game, all unclaimed items are to be turned over to the University of Texas Police Department. You may contact them at (512) 471-4441 if you have any questions.

Emergency Information

In case of an emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies, call the University of Texas Police Department at (512) 471-4441.