Parking Services issues parking permits and deals with the payment and record keeping for parking citations issued by the Trinity University Police Department.
Any questions regarding where to park, traffic fines or payment can be taken care of at this location. Parking Services is in Student Financial Services, located at Northrup Hall room 108 and can be reached by calling 210-999-7001.
Parking and Traffic Regulations
TUPD is responsible for closing campus roads or redirecting traffic when necessary. Traffic control and enforcement is the responsibility of the Patrol Division and violations are subject to University citations. Although the University is on private property, all drivers are required to abide by motor vehicle laws for the State of Texas. Bexar County citations may be issued for any violation of state and local law in lieu of TUPD citations.
Parking on campus throughout the year 7 days a week is by permit only. Parking lot restrictions are in effect between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., vehicles are authorized to park in other parking lots, except lots or spaces that are reserved at all times as indicated by posted sign(s). When faculty, staff and students are parked on campus, they MUST be currently registered and have their permit properly displayed at all times.
The registration of a vehicle on campus does not guarantee a parking space but affords the registrant the opportunity to park in authorized parking areas when parking spaces are available.
Campus speed limit for roadways: 15 mph.
Campus speed limit for parking lots: 5 mph.
Infractions of parking regulations are the responsibility of the person who registered the vehicle on campus.
Parking in fire lanes, yellow/white striped areas, sidewalks/walkways, on the grass or unpaved areas is prohibited and will result in the issuance of a citation and the vehicle is subject to be towed at the owner’s expense.
Parking against the flow of traffic or along a curb (unless designated by posted sign) is prohibited.
Overnight parking should be reported to TUPD.
The University is not responsible for any theft or loss to unoccupied or parked vehicles on University property (including semester and holiday breaks).
Special events may cause temporary disruption in parking arrangements on campus for persons parking registered vehicles. During those times, although parking is limited, we ask that you park in accordance with Parking and Traffic Regulations and do not move cones/barricades. Vehicles found in violation will be fined and/or towed.
I need a parking permit
All vehicles, to include motorcycles, motor scooters, and mopeds operated or parked on University property by students and University employees must be registered with Parking Services.
Decal permits must be permanently affixed to the inside of the front windshield (driver side of the vehicle). Motorcycle and moped decal permits must be permanently affixed to the right front outer fork tube or behind the side mirror. The parking permit must be removed from the vehicle when ownership changes. Parking Services must be notified of the change in vehicle ownership.
TUPD is to be contacted for special arrangements when students and employees have special parking needs (e.g. vehicle disabled, loading and unloading, etc.).
University faculty, staff and students with a short-term medical condition due to illness or injury must present proper medical documentation to Parking Services to obtain a temporary parking permit. This permit allows parking in any space except the state approved handicapped space and any area/space that is identified as reserved parking.
Parking Permit Fees
- Parking Permit: $75 (Motorcycle Permit: $37) Permits are valid for one year. The registration year extends from September 1 through August 31.
- Replacement permits: $20 (no charge with proper documentation). Report lost or stolen permits to TUPD by calling 210-999-7070.
- Temporary permits: Issued for a maximum of one month.
Parking On Campus
LEV (Low Emission Vehicle) spaces are available in Lots C and P. Vehicles parked in the LEV space must display a current Trinity parking permit and a LEV sticker. The LEV stickers are available at Parking Services.
Accessible spaces are available in all Laurie Auditorium levels; Lots A, D, E, F, G, L, P, Q, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z; and Heidi Circle. A TU parking permit or Trinity Associates permit is required.
I Was Issued a Ticket
If you feel that a citation is unwarranted, you must file an appeal online within 14 days through MyParking. Once the appeal has been reviewed, you will receive a response by e-mail.
If the initial appeal is denied, the next level in the appeal process is through the Traffic and Parking Committee. Instructions to submit this appeal are included in the response e-mail. Once the appeal has been reviewed, you will receive a response by e-mail.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. All registered vehicles are required to properly display their current permit at all times while parked on University property.
Ask any member of Parking Services and TUPD, or refer to “Where Can I Park”.
Persons periodically parking on campus that are not registered for classes or employed by the University. People who regularly frequent the campus (at least once a week) are NOT considered visitors and are required to purchase a parking permit.
No. Parking lot restrictions will remain in effect throughout the school year, including semester breaks and during holiday breaks.
Parking in Alamo Stadium is allowed between certain hours Monday through Friday. Parking overnight and on weekends is not allowed.
No. The use of emergency flashers does not “exempt” a person from parking restrictions. These parking areas are created for the purpose for which they are designed. Strict enforcement must be maintained in these areas for the safety of others.
No. Off-campus students are not considered visitors and must purchase a permit and park in student lots/spaces.
You may contact TUPD (24-hour non-emergency 210-999-7070) or utilize any blue light phone and request an escort. These phones are located throughout the campus. You may also register for “ELERTS,” a virtual escort app.