Bell Avenue remains closed, plan accordingly

Aug. 17, 2021 — DENTON — With the start of the fall semester fast approaching, returning and commuter students may find themselves facing a few challenges navigating campus as most of Bell Avenue remains closed, excluding a small portion between University Drive (Hwy 380) and Chapel Drive. 

According to Texas Woman’s representatives, the project, spearheaded by the City of Denton, is behind schedule and continues to encounter setbacks. An estimated date for completion is currently unavailable. 

Students who plan to drive to campus starting Aug. 23 should search for new routes. To help commuters navigate the closure, a map with suggested routes encourages students to navigate from University Drive (Hwy 380) using either Elm Street or Ruddell Street. Students approaching campus from the south may want to consider Locust Street or Mingo Road to Frame Street.


Parking permits are required to park on campus. See the Parking Office for additional details regarding permit pricing and purchase options.  

As a reminder, the only no-decal lot is located on the north side of 380 (University Drive) at Frame and Woodland Streets. A shuttle bus will be available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday only. Drop off and pickup will be under the covered area at the apex of the circular drive in front of ACT. However, parking is limited, and the lot fills quickly. Please note, there will be no parking and no shuttle service to Denton Bible Church.    

CARE staff and university volunteers will be available during the first week of classes to help students navigate parking and find classes. For other options, see our interactive maps, or download this printable map (PDF) for suggested routes and campus navigation.



Page last updated 4:42 PM, August 17, 2021