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Garage Associated with TWU

Garage entrance on Old Main Street    Garage entrance on Main Street

Contract Parking: $320 per semester ($15 one time processing fee for first time students)
Contract parking can be secured at the Standard Parking Office located in Scurlock Tower (of The Methodist Hospital).  Please go to the crosswalk level (2nd floor) to Suite 290.  The office door (very plain and unassuming) is found next to Murphy’s Deli and across from the Prescription Drug Store.  Contact Information:  713-790-0010
Free Shuttle from TWU to Scurlock Tower.  (This service runs every 3 to 5 minutes, Monday through Friday, 4:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

Hourly parking rates range from $7 to $13
Pay as you go stationIf you decide to "pay as you go", please be aware that credit cards only are accepted at the machines for check out. To pay by cash, the transaction would need to be done with the machines in the elevator lobby.

NOTE:  Spaces available for Open Parking are located on the 4th Floor and above.  Do NOT park in those spaces with gray and white signs:  “TWU Reserved Parking”.  These are set aside of TWU faculty and staff.  All others who park in these spaces will be towed at the owner’s expense. 

Garage exit on FanninThe entry and exit into the parking garage can be accessed through the following roads:

  1. Entry and Exit on Main Street 
  2. Entry on Old Main street (side street off of Main and Holcombe)
  3. Exit on Fannin

Non-Contract Parking - Pay as you go:
0 - 20 Minutes. . . . . . . . . .Free
21 Minutes to 3 Hours. . .$7.00
3 Hours to 4 Hours. . . . . .$9.00
4 Hours to 5 Hours. . . . .$11.00
5 Hours to 24 Hours. . . .$13.00

University METRO Q Fare Card:

It is a smart way to travel for FULL TIME Students. A Student Pass is being offered through METRO in the form of a Metro Q Fare Card.  Use of this card with the “Pass” element provides college students with many benefits:

  • College students receive 50% discount off the Metro bus and train fares.
  • Students enjoy 5 free trips for every 50 paid trips.
  • The card balance is protected if the card is lost or stolen ( registered users only).
  • Quickly add money to your Metro Q Fare card at various locations including HEB, Kroger, Randalls, and METRO RideStores.  More funds may also be added through the Internet by Credit Card payment.  MasterCard, Visa and Discover are all accepted. 

 The initial issuance of the Q Card with Student Pass can be accomplished at

The Downtown Transit Center
1900 Main Street
1st Floor – METRO RideStore

*If you take the Light Rail, the stop to exit is termed the “Downtown Transit Center”; it stops right in front of the building.  The hours are 7:30am – 5:30pm.

University Metro Q Fare Card Requirements:

  1. Must show a fee receipt and class schedule with credit hours to qualify and a letter from the college verifying (current) full time status. Letter has to be on the school’s letter head with the student’s name.
  2. Government issued photo ID (state driver license, ID or passport is required for Metro Q Fare Card Registration.)
  3. College photo ID is required.
  4. Credit hours for full time status:
    Undergraduate : 12 + hours
    Graduate : 9 + hours
  5. Photo is required on Metro Q Fare Card (Will be taken at the Metro Ride Store)  

METROFor more information about the METRO Q Card

call the METROLine at  713-635-4000

and/or visit  

(Adapted from website)

Ideas for Consideration

Utilize Fannin South Park & Ride, located behind Sam's, just past Loop 610 (beyond NRG Stadium).  The cost is $3.00 per day to park at that location.  From there, FULL TIME Students with a METRO Q Card will pay $0.60 each way ($1.20 in total) to use the Light Rail in coming into the Texas Medical Center.  Those without a Q Card enabling half off traditional fare will use $1.25 one way with the Light Rail ($2.50 round trip) in traveling into the Texas Medical Center.

Other considerations within the Texas Medical Center include:

Public Parking at 1020 Holcombe

Non-Contract Parking – Possibilities for Evening and Weekend Students
The parking facility is located at the corner of Main and Holcombe behind the tall 15+ story building on the corner.  Managed by Standard Parking, it offers spaces in the visitor’s section on the lower level at a flat rate of $5.00, with no in-and-out privileges.  Please be advised that this lot fills up quickly, usually by 6:15 or 6:30 a.m. each morning.  As people leave close to 5:00 p.m., more spaces become available.  713-795-4711 (TEL)

Contract Parking
For those interested in contract parking, it is offered at a rate of $110 a month, with a one-time $10 fee for the display tag.  Customers would use Levels 2 and 3, and can make a first time payment with cash, check or money order in Suite 1310 (Standard Parking Office) in the same tall building.  Once that initial payment is made in person, customers may set up an account online for future transactions.  Payments there can be made by credit card or electronic fund transfers. 

Texas Medical Center (TMC) Contract Parking
Parking Off-Peak Program (POP) - Possibilities for Evening and Weekend Students
At a rate of $95 a month (sales tax NOT included), parkers can enter lots AFTER 4:30 p.m. and must exit BEFORE 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, weekends, and TMC holidays.  The closest parking area to TWU is the AU Lot at 2050 Pressler St.; Houston, TX  77030.  Parking contracts can be accessed on this web page

Contract Parking for Day Students in the TMC Lots
range from $100 to $300 a month, depending on the location (sales tax NOT included).

Parking Department:  2450 Holcombe Blvd., Suite 23; Houston, TX  77021; 713-791-6161 (TEL)

A broad sweep of the many options for getting to and from TWU can be found in this Parking and Transportation summary.  Take some time to explore what might be the best fit for your academic journey with us. 

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