Parking Updates

Fall 2019 Shuttle Service

The Denton Bible Church will be available for free parking again for the 2019/2020 school year. Denton Bible Church is located at 2300 E. University Drive (US Hwy 380). Please park in the eastern most spaces of the lot.

Remote parking is available in the North Remote parking lot at Frame St. and US 380. This lot does require a permit. All permits are honored in this lot.

Shuttle service to both lots will begin Monday August 26.

The Denton Bible Church pickup is located in the parking lot near Bell Ave. light just south of the Dance & Gymnastics Laboratory (DGL).

The remote parking lot pickup is located directly in front of the Administrative Conference Tower under the shelter. Signage will be posted for this location.

Shuttle service for both locations is offered weekly Monday through Thursday 7am - 6pm. Notice of changes are offered through the FMC website, Inside TWU, and FMC facebook page. If you require assistance or have questions please contact Facilities Management & Construction at 940.898.3131.

Fall 2019 Parking Changes

As we prepare for the fall semester, we want to share with you upcoming changes that will occur to various parking lots/areas on campus. These changes are being made to realign parking options for faculty/staff, commuters and resident students.

Rezoning of spaces

 This fall, the university will be creating a new lot north of the new soccer field parking lot, which will be designated for resident parking only.

 Additionally, effective Sept. 1, the following lots will be rezoned as indicated:

  • The parking lots near the tennis courts, new soccer field and Pioneer Hall will change from all decal parking to faculty/staff and commuter parking only.
  • The all-decal areas in the parking lot north of Guinn and Stark and south of Lowry are being rezoned for resident only parking.
  • The resident parking along Administration Drive in front of Jones Hall is being rezoned for faculty/staff only parking.

 Facilities is working to repaint these areas to their respective new designations, and signs will be installed to indicate the new parking zones. Remember, curb color takes precedence, so please check the curb before parking.

 Here’s a reminder of curb color designations:

ColorParking Permitted
Blue  Resident 
Gray Faculty/Staff 
Maroon  Commuter 
Purple Denton Garage
Black All decals
White Reserved and other special designation (such as visitor) as specified on the curb


TWU’s Department of Public Safety understands these are substantial changes, and there may be confusion, especially the first couple of weeks of class. DPS will take this into consideration when patrolling the parking areas and issue warnings rather than tickets initially.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) parking changes

 Changes to ADA parking space requirements are being made to reduce abuse and increase availability to drivers with ADA plates and hangtags.

Individuals who need to use ADA parking spaces will need validated TWU ADA parking permits.  To get the permit, bring your VTR-214 form to the DPS Parking Office in the Oakland Complex. This is the same form provided to the county when receiving ADA plates or hangtags.

If you have disabled vet (DV) or other specialty plates designating a disability, bring your specialty plate receipt to the Parking Office. You will receive a complimentary permit that allows parking in ADA spaces only. If you wish to park in any other spaces on campus, you will need to purchase a permit through the Parking Office.

This fall, additional signage will be added to the ADA parking signs that tell drivers about the requirement for a TWU-issued ADA permit.

January 2019 lot closures and parking changes

In preparation for the construction of the new research building near the intersection of Bell Avenue and Texas Street, and because of expanded construction near Pioneer Hall, the parking lot immediately south of the Undergraduate Laboratory Building (ULB) as well as 50 parking spots adjacent to Pioneer Hall will be closed prior to the beginning of the Spring 2019 semester.

More details regarding construction, parking, vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be provided early in January 2019. 

The North Remote Parking Lot near Frame Street and University Drive and the Denton Bible Church remote lot at 230 E. University Drive will remain available for parking. Shuttle service to and from the Denton campus will be available on the first day of classes, January 14, 2019. Additionally, parking spaces remain available in the Oakland Complex, and permits for those spaces will be prorated for the remainder of the academic year.

Spring 2019 Construction Information

P3 Dining Facility

As noted in the original construction notice regarding fencing for the new Dining Facility, north of Pioneer Hall, the contractor will be expanding the fencing for the construction area in early January 2019. The existing fence will be moved north, into the parking lot, enclosing approximately 50 additional parking spaces.  This will leave 97 parking spaces available for use in the north parking lot in addition to the 8 accessible spaces and loading zone along Bell.  More detailed information will be provided early January.

 Should you have any questions or concerns about this construction project please contact Donald Strickland – Director, Construction Services.

New Science Research Building

In preparation for the construction of the new science research building, located at the intersection of Bell Avenue & Texas Street, the parking lot just south of the Undergraduate Laboratory building (ULB) will be taken offline prior to Spring 2019 classes. More details regarding construction location, fencing, parking, and vehicle and pedestrian traffic regarding this project will be provided early January 2019.

 This project is scheduled to be completed by Fall 2020. Please contact Alex Thomas, Director, Planning & Design Services, should you have any questions regarding this project.

Alternate Parking Options

As a reminder, there are parking spaces available in the new Oakland Complex and purchase of a permit for that facility will be prorated for the remainder of the year. Permits can be purchased at the TWU Department of Public Safety (Parking office), located inside the Oakland Complex. Should you possess a current parking decal for the year and desire parking in the facility, a discounted price will be extended upon return of the original decal to TWU Parking, in conjunction with your purchase.

In addition, both the North Remote Parking Lot (Frame/University Dr.) and the Denton Bible Church remote lot (230 E. University Dr.) will be available for parking, as well. Shuttle service to and from the Denton campus will be available as of the first day of classes, January 14, 2019. (More information regarding the remote lots, shuttle schedules, pickup and drop-off locations, etc. can be found on the Parking website.) 

Page last updated 10:01 AM, August 14, 2019