Parking on Campus
Parking on the Texas Tech campus requires an ePermit, or electronic permit. (An ePermit is not required for park-and-pay lots with the appropriate payment or timed parking.) EPermits are attached to the holder’s vehicle that is registered with University Parking Services. No hangtags or stickers are used. Vehicles are checked for the appropriate ePermit for the area using license plate recognition, or LPR. To learn more about LPR, click here. The ePermit holder is responsible for citations issued to any registered vehicles regardless of vehicle ownership.
Students may choose from the following parking options:
Some areas may have waitlists. For more information on how waitlists work, click here.
The student classifications below may have additional options based on program or individualized needs:
Driving on Campus
For safety and security, only faculty, staff and authorized visitors are permitted to drive and park on the interior of campus, or beyond the seven entry stations, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Purchasing an ePermit
Purchasing an ePermit can be accomplished in a few simple steps.
- (1) Log into My Parking Account.
- (2) Add a vehicle to the account by entering the vehicle’s license plate number , make, style and color.
- (3) Select the semester(s) to purchase and which lot.
If you experience any trouble purchasing an ePermit or have questions about your account, please contact University Parking Services at 742-PARK, at email@example.com or by live web chat found on the menu to the left.
Parking for Holidays, Special Events and Inclement Weather
Parking rules and regulations are in effect whether or not classes are in session. However, on official university holidays, only those restrictions that regulate parking at all times remain in effect. Lots and garages are subject to closure during inclement weather, athletic events or other special events. Vehicles may be subject to periodic relocations for university sponsored events.
University Parking Services makes every effort to notify all permit holders of special events that may impact parking. To see upcoming events on the Texas Tech campus that may affect parking, see the Texas Tech calendar and events page.
Summer Session Parking
Summer school parking combines both commuter and residence hall parking lots into a single permit zone. A summer session permit allows the holder to park in any commuter or residence hall lot. Many lots have reserved, service, time limit, disability and other types of spaces. Parking in these spaces may result in ticketing and towing.
Alternatives to Parking
Buses, bicycling and walking provide alternatives to parking on campus. Learn more about these alternatives here and more about University Parking Services’ free bicycle registration program here.
Red Raider game days bring changes in parking regulations. Those in residence hall lots are not affected; during the fall and spring, residence hall lots are reserved 24 hours per day for those with valid residence hall ePermits. All or portions of Commuter North and Commuter West experience become reserved parking for Red Raider Club parking permit holders for certain athletic events. More information on game-day parking can be found here.
Programs for Students