Parking Updates, Fall 2022

Aug. 5, 2022 — DENTON — TWU Parking Services will implement a few changes for the 2022-2023 academic year. While students should have received an email earlier this week, please note the updates for permits, available parking lots and hours of enforcement.

Parking permits are changing. Gone are the separate commuter and resident (or C & R) permits. Students will now have a singular permit for everyone–Maroon. This Maroon permit will allow parking ONLY in Maroon-designated parking lots. They will continue to offer a variation that allows for parking in the Denton garage for an additional fee and ADA variations of the permit to accommodate parking in ADA parking spaces on campus with the appropriate state-issued credentials.

For those residents that housing has identified as having family-related responsibilities, Parking will offer a family permit that allows parking in a few additional designated spaces at Lowry. This family permit is ONLY available for purchase in person at the Parking office.

A few parking areas are changing from student parking to employee-only parking. These include Chapel Drive, Old Main Drive, and the lot south of the Art Building.

Additionally, the price increase that was supposed to take effect last year will actually take effect this year. Last year a COVID-19 subsidy reduced the cost so that it was comparable to prior years. That subsidy has expired, and permit prices for students are $200 to park on surface lots or $350 to park inside the Denton garage. All permits are mailed regardless of whether the permit was purchased online or in the office. For quicker service, they encourage everyone to purchase online. Permits cannot be mailed to a dormitory address.

All vehicles displaying the permit must be registered with the parking office. You can register more than one vehicle per permit. Only one physical permit is provided per purchase regardless of how many vehicles are registered. Additional permits may be purchased at full price.

Permits are required for parking on campus Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is enforced every day Monday through Friday. Vehicles parked without an appropriate permit Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. may receive a citation. Excessive citations may lead to immobilization and/or towing.

Visitors of the resident halls will need to obtain a parking permit to park on campus. The resident and visitor should come to the parking office with the visitor’s vehicle information, the resident’s TWU ID card, and the visitor's driver’s license. A resident may receive up to two overnight parking permits per week.

When purchasing online, there is a link at the end of the transaction to print a temporary permit for use until they receive their permit in the mail. Receipts are NOT substitutable for a temporary permit. Permits MUST be displayed unobstructed from view at the bottom right-hand corner (passenger side) of the front windshield. The permits are repositionable, meaning they can be moved from one registered vehicle to another registered vehicle. 

 For the most up-to-date information and for links to purchase your permits, please see For questions or concerns, please contact


Page last updated 11:46 AM, August 5, 2022