Commuting

Parking on Campus

  • Denton Parking Information
    Commuter parking permits are $70 for the year (fall through summer). Remember commuters can park in MAROON & BLACK lots. However, between 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. all students with parking decals can park in any zone except visitor, reserved, yellow curb, and fire lane. 
    Construction has begun on the new student housing project and soccer field, and parking around Pioneer Hall will be affected. To help offset the loss of these Pioneer Hall parking spots, a new gravel parking lot has been installed to the east of the Facilities Management building.
  • Dallas Parking Information
  • Houston Parking Information
TWU commuters walk to campus along Bell Ave

Commuter Meal Plans

Meal plans aren't just for residential students! Meal plans allow you to eat in The Underground as well as use Dining Dollars to purchase food items at any retail location, like Chick-Fil-A or Tu Taco using a preloaded amount on your ID card. If you would like the convenience of being able to use your ID card to pay for meals, check out the commuter meal plan options:

  • Commuter $300 - $300 +sales tax (all Dining Dollars)
  • Commuter $500 - $500 +sales tax (all Dining Dollars)
  • Commuter 40 plus $150 - $375 +sales tax (40 meals in the Underground and $150 Dining Dollars)
  • Block 50 plus $1300 - $1650+sales tax (50 meals in the Underground and $1300 Dining Dollars)

To sign up for a commuter meal plan, complete the Meal Plan Application

Shuttle Service - Denton Campus

TWU offers a complimentary shuttle service to the Denton campus from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. 

  • For the North Remote Lot on Frame St., Administration Dr. just past the Visitor’s Parking Lot
  • For the Denton Bible Church, parking lot next to Dance Gymnastics Laboratory (DGL) Building, just before light at Bell Ave

For additional assistance, please contact 940-898-3166.

Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA)

A-train

The A-train travels between Denton and Carrollton. Here is a map of the train stations and an updated schedule.

Connect Bus

The DCTA Connect is the Denton City Bus that operates Monday through Saturday (no buses on Sunday), making 186 stops throughout the city. To get to the Denton campus from the Downtown Denton Transit Center, ride DCTA Connect bus routes 5 or 6. To ask general questions or provide feedback, contact DCTA.

How much does it cost to use DCTA?

Discounted Connect Passes

Students may use DCTA A-train, Connect bus, Denton Enterprise Airport Zone On-Demand, and Lakeway On-Demand services at a reduced rate by purchasing passes exclusively at the TWU Student Union (room 209). Students who do not purchase passes through the TWU Student Union must pay full fare. Faculty and staff will be required to pay the full fare as well. For more information please visit DCTA’s website.

University Pass Program

In partnership with Denton County higher education institutions, DCTA has established a University Pass Program to provide an affordable and convenient commute alternative for students, faculty and staff affiliated with local colleges and universities. The University Pass Program offers two types of passes – local and regional.

Local System fares are valid on the A-train, DCTA Connect Bus, Highland Village Connect Shuttle, Denton Airport Zone, Lewisville Lakeway Zone and University of North Texas (UNT) Campus Shuttles. These fares are not valid for paratransit trips.

Regional System fares are valid on the A-train, DCTA Connect Bus, Highland Village Connect Shuttle, Denton Airport Zone, Lewisville Lakeway Zone and the University of North Texas (UNT) Campus Shuttles. Regional System Passes also offer access to fixed-route bus and rail services operated by DCTA, DART, the TRE and Trinity Metro. These fares are not valid for paratransit trips. Visit DCTA’s website for more information on the University Pass.

Other Area Transportation Systems

DART- Dallas Area Rapid Transit

MapSchedule, and Fares

TRE- Trinity Railway Express

MapSchedule, and Fares

Long Range Transportation

Page last updated 11:21 AM, May 2, 2019