Parking Updates

Resident Parking

We are pleased to announce that students with residential permits may park in commuter lots at TWU until Jan. 11, 2021. Please review the campus map to ensure you know where you may park.

We will reassess the parking situation and will let you know how we will proceed for the spring semester, so watch for additional updates. Thank you for your patience as we work through issues and determine the best way forward.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to our Parking office at parking@twu.edu.

Free Lots

Two Denton campus lots now provide a total of 165 free parking spaces (no decal required):

The spots in these lots will be available first come/first served.

Parking at the remote off-campus lots, including the one at Denton Bible Church, has been suspended. Also, the university no longer offers free shuttle services because of social distancing requirements.

Denton Parking Lot Changes

A mock-up of a street sign with the TWU logo and a large "R-Resident" to designate resident parking.
An example of a Resident lot sign. Look for signs posted at the entrance to lots to determine what decal is required to park there.

Look for signs posted at the entrance to lots to determine what decal is required to park there. White curbs will still be painted and enforced as indicated.

Specific designations include:

  • FS C - Faculty/Staff and Commuter
  • FSR Faculty/Staff Reserved
  • FS Faculty/Staff Only
  • - Resident
  • G - Denton Garage

Additionally, some lots are being reassigned as follows:

  • Pioneer Lot (large lot north of the Dining Hall)—R, with 10 FSR spots
  • Jones Hall Lot (southeast corner of Bell/Administration Dr.)—FSR only
  • Woodcock Hall spaces (along Old Main Circle)—14 FSR spots
  • Marketing Lot (southeast corner of Austin/3rd)—FS

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Pricing for Denton and Dallas Decals

Permit TypePrice
Denton, Dallas students $70*
Denton/Dallas faculty/staff $200
Reserved surface space (F/S only) $350
Denton garage non-reserved (faculty, staff, students) $350*
Denton garage reserved (F/S only) $525*

*no price increase in 2020-21
new option in 2020-21

Student parking decal fees will increase for the 2021-22 school year.

Faculty and staff prices are higher for 2020-21 for one of the parking options. In the past, TWU kept parking fees low by pulling funds from other sources to supplement parking lot maintenance and operations, such as lighting and repairs. In 2018, the university’s administration determined this approach was no longer feasible and plans were put in place to increase prices in 2020. To align with these new prices, more parking options are available, including reserved surface spots and free parking in select lots.

Temporary Permits/Dorm Guest Permits

TWU now offers daily temporary permits available for purchase online:

  • $10/day for Denton surface lots and on the Dallas campus
  • $16/day for Denton garage

Purchase of a permit does not guarantee a space, and refunds are not available.

Dorm guests should purchase a temporary permit, park in the free lots on campus, park on the streets off-campus, or park on campus when permits are not enforced (weekends, M-F 9 p.m. - 7 a.m.)

ADA Parking

TWU ADA permits are required to park in campus ADA spaces. If you have ADA parking privileges, you will need to provide proof of eligibility to the TWU Parking Office, even if you did so last year. Forms of proof include your VTR-214 form, hang tag or registration with driver’s license. You can send scans or photos of your proof via email to parking@twu.edu.

Vehicles without a TWU ADA permit parked in ADA campus spots will be ticketed.

Motorcycles

Motorcycle-specific permits will not be offered for 2020-21. You will need to purchase a TWU parking decal and display it in a lockable permit holder attached to your motorcycle. The TWU Parking Office in Denton has these holders available. To request one, send an email to parking@twu.edu or call 940-898-2925.

Motorcycles may park in any space marked motorcycle or according to the permit they're displaying.

Page last updated 9:40 AM, September 3, 2020