Visitors, Department Guests & Vendors

Important Information

  • All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid permit during enforcement hours: 
    Monday – Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Permits are not required in most locations from Friday at 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on
    Monday.
  • Permits are not required when the University is officially closed.
  • There are new paystations in Lot 14 (near the Health Center) and Lot 7 (near SECU
    Arena).
  • If visitor parking is not available at a particular garage/lot, please consult a campus
    map for additional visitor parking locations. Campus Parking Map

Pay by Plate

This option for a visitor permit is virtual; therefore, it is not required to display
the parking receipt on the dashboard of your vehicle. Enforcement utilizes a License
Plate Recognition system to track the validation of your vehicle parked on campus.

In order to use the Pay by Plate option, the following instructions should be applied: 

  • If available, go to one of the free five minute parking spaces located near the yellow
    paystation to purchase a permit from the paystation.
  • Push any button on the paystation to begin.
  • You will be required to enter your license plate number to purchase a general virtual
    permit. (Include all letters and numbers but exclude the state.)
  • Choose whether to pay for hourly or one day.
  • Pay for your permit via credit/debit card or using cash.*
  • The paystation will issue a receipt; however, it is not necessary to use the receipt
    as a permit.

*Paystations accept cash in the amount of $10, $5, and $1 as well as quarters and
nickels (dimes and pennies are not accepted).

Pay by Plate visitor permits purchased at the Stadium Lots near SECU Arena or West
Village Garage are not valid on the main campus until after 3:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday.

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ParkMobile Reservations

TU campus departments use assigned parking codes through  ParkMobile Reservations to reserve parking for their guest. When a parking access code is used, department
guests will not need to go to a paystation or display a permit. ParkMobile Reservations
is not available through the ParkMobile app. It can only be reserved online at towson.pmreserve.com. 

For a demonstration about reserving ParkMobile Reservations for department guests,
see this Panopto video. (You will need to use your TU NetID to log in.)

ParkMobile Reservations Department Guest  Where Do They Park?
Main Campus Department Guest Visitor or Department Guest spaces: in Union, Glen Towsontown and West Village Garages.
Additional parking in overflow spaces where “All TU Permits are Valid” at West Village
Garage and the stadium lots near SECU Arena.
Main Campus Evening Department Guest  Visitor or Department Guest spaces: in Union, Glen Towsontown and West Village Garages.
Additional parking in overflow spaces where “All TU Permits Valid” at West Village
Garage and the stadium lots near SECU Arena. Permit is o
nly valid after 3 p.m. The permit is then valid at the stadium lots or on the main
campus
SECU/Stadium/West Village Department Guest Overflow spaces: In the Overflow spaces where “All TU permits are valid” in designated portions
in West Village Garage and at the Stadium Lots by SECU Arena/Johnny Unitas Stadium
(Lots 4, 5, 6*, 7 or 8)
SECU/Stadium/West Village Evening Department Guest Overflow spaces: In the overflow spaces where “All TU permits are Valid” in West Village
Garage and the stadium lots by SECU Arena/Johnny Unitas Stadium (Lots 4, 5, 6*, 7
or 8) Permit is only
 valid after 3 p.m. The permit is then valid at the stadium lots or on the main campus.
Summer Department Guest Locations include: Union, Glen, Towsontown and West Village Garage. Additional parking
in overflow spaces where “All TU Permits are Permitted” at West Village Garage and
the stadium lots near SECU Arena.

*A portion of Lot 6 is designated overflow spaces.

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Note: SECU /Stadium/ West Village Evening Department Guests may park on the main campus
in visitor and department guest spaces at Union, Glen and Towsontown Garages (only
after 3 p.m.). Also, a portion of Lot 6 is designated overflow spaces.

Other TU Groups Using ParkMobile Reservations

Visitors driving an EPA certified SmartWay Elite ‘green’ vehicle to campus can purchase
a discounted SmartWay Elite Visitor permit online through ParkMobile Reservations.
The SmartWay Elite visitor will use the Access Code: 28586001. Anyone purchasing a SmartWay Elite visitor pass with an unqualified vehicle will
be subject to a fine or towing at the owner’s expense. 

Alternative Transportation Program participants and TURFA members will use their TU ID# as their Access Code when reserving their parking through ParkMobile
Reservations. Overnight guest can purchase an Overnight Visitor permit through ParkMobile
Reservations. 

ParkMobile Reservations Special Group Valid Parking Locations Access Code
SmartWay Elite Visitor Union, Glen Towsontown and West Village Garage. Additional parking in overflow spaces
where “All TU Permits are Permitted” at West Village Garage and the stadium lots near
SECU Arena.
28586001

Park Mobile App

Parking & Transportation Services has implemented a new system that allows users to
download the ParkMobile app from the App Store or Google Play for the purchase of
a same-day virtual visitor parking permit ahead of time. You must have your license
plate information to input into the ParkMobile app.

Look for instructional signage in the garages and near paystations. You can also see
the video above for more information.

Types of Visitors

General Visitor

A general visitor parks in designated visitor or overflow spaces.  General visitors
may not park in department visitor guest spaces.  Purchase parking permit at a yellow
paystation, located in all garages and lots on campus or through the ParkMobile app.

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Department Guest Visitor  

These are individuals unaffiliated with TU, who are visiting campus at the request/invitation
of a TU department.  A faculty/staff member will reserve their parking through ParkMobile
Reservations prior to their campus visit.

The guest will receive an email confirmation from the department, including an e-permit
with details about where to park on campus. The e-permit does not need to be displayed
in order to park on TU’s campus. Department guests can park in a visitor or department
guest visitor space. Authorized TU faculty/staff may fill out and submit the Department Guest Code Request Form online. 

In the rare cases, a department guest may need to reserve their own parking through
ParkMobile Reservations. The guest will receive an access code from the department
and be directed to towson.pmreserve.com to obtain their e-permit. Please see the following ParkMobile Reservations Dept. Guest DIY Instructions (PDF).  

‘Green’ Visitor

Discounted ‘Green’ Visitor Permits are offered on hourly, daily, evening or summer
visitor parking permits for EPA Certified SmartWay Elite vehicles. Violators using a Green Permit whose vehicle is not eligible are subject
to a $75 fine for improper parking. Please see the signage at the paystations for
the list of eligible vehicles.

Overnight Visitors

Visitors needing to stay on campus overnight can purchase an Overnight Permit at the paystations located at the Stadium Lots near Johnny Unitas Stadium and SECU Arena (Lots 4, 7 and 8). Overnight permits are available
for purchase after 3 p.m. and are valid for 24 hours from time of purchase. The price is $18.

Center for the Arts patrons 

CFA patrons should follow the posted parking signage upon arrival to corresponding
campus lots or garages.

View more information: https://www.towson.edu/parking/visitors/

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