Campus Police and Parking

Contact TWUPD

The TWUPD security desk is located on the first floor at the main entrance of the building. Escort services are provided by TWUPD upon request and a security officer can be reached,

  • From any on campus phone, dial x2222
  • From off campus, dial (713) 794-2222

Lost and found

  • All lost or found articles should be reported immediately or turned in to the TWUPD security desk. You may contact TWUPD on campus at x2222.
  • If you lose an item please inquire frequently, as it may turn up after your initial report. Please give the TWU community 24 hours to get the items back to TWUPD.
  • For more on TWUPD information and procedures, visit the main TWUPD website.

Parking and transportation

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) gives priority to patients and their guests. Students should cooperate by parking in the outer areas and taking public transportation into TMC. Please consider the following options:

TWU-Houston Parking Garage

As of May 17th, 2024, Metropolis acquired the Standard Parking Garage, which is associated with TWU-Houston and Methodist Hospital. The garage has two entrances on Main Street and Old Main Street (the street between Bank of America and TWU) and two exits on Main Street and Fannin. If using a GPS locator, the physical address for the Main Street entrance is 6761 Main Street.

Contract parking

If you’ll be on campus several times a week and want to park at the campus, consider the semester parking option with Metropolis Parking garage. To start the semester parking contract, complete the Standard Parking Contract for TWU Students form, and then do the following:

  • Print your semester schedule in the TWU “Self Service” Portal
    Request a Verification of Enrollment. It takes 24–48 hours to receive the Verification Letter by email.
  • Send the completed contract parking application and your semester course schedule to
  • Once your TWU parking application is processed by Metropolis, they will schedule an appointment with you to pay for your semester parking and pick up your parking key card, which is $15.
  • Semester contract parking cost each term is: Spring Term $320 (January 15th to May 15th ), Fall Term $320 (August 15th to December 15th), Summer $240 (May 15th to August 15th).
  • Method of payment accepted is CREDIT or DEBIT CARD, CHECK or MONEY ORDER. They will not accept cash.
  • Show your TWU ID Badge when picking up your parking card.

Non-contract parking – hourly parking rates

Time Cost
0 to 20 Minutes Free
21 Minutes to 1 Hour $7.00
1 Hours to 3 Hours $9.00
3 Hours to 7 1/2 Hours $12.00
7 1/2 Hours to 24 Hours $15.00/day

Fannin South Park & Ride Lot

  • Located at 1604 W. Bellfort St. just outside Loop 610 (beyond NRG, behind Sam’s)
  • Lot Fee: $3.00 flat rate/vehicle
  • Light Rail into the Texas Medical Center:
    • Without a METRO Q Card: $2.50 ($1.25 each way)
    • With a METRO Q Card (allowing half off traditional fare): $1.20 ($0.60 each way)

METRO Q Card request form

TWU METRO student fare QR code

Apply for the TWU METRO Q Card

The METRO Q-Card gives enrolled TWU students a 50% discount off the regular fare. To receive a METRO Q-Card, scan the QR Code to access the short application with your camera phone. Then visit the Office of Student Life on the 2nd floor in Suite 2300 to complete the electronic form and receive the discounted Q-card.

METRO Park & Ride locations and costs

The map on the METRO Park & Rides page provides links to all Park & Ride lots. Most are noted as free for parking your vehicle, with a transportation charge applied when boarding METRO transportation.

Four Park & Rides stop at the TMC Transit Center at Pressler and Fannin (just one block away from TWU):

  • Missouri City Park & Ride #170
  • W. Belfort/Westwood/TMC Park & Ride #292
  • South Point-Monroe/TMC Park & Ride #297
  • Addicks-NWTC/TMC Park & Ride #298

These Park & Ride lots charge a fee for parking your vehicle, plus transportation charge applied when boarding METRO transportation: 

  • Fannin South
  • Cypress
  • Grand Parkway (probably charges, but it is not clearly noted on the METRO website)

Texas Medical Center (TMC) contract parking

Parking Off-Peak Program (POP) (an option for evening and weekend students)

  • Rate of $95 a month (sales tax NOT included)
  • Customers 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.

Page last updated 9:55 AM, May 21, 2024