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Fall 2021 Parking Information

Parking lot on the UTSA Main Campus

Parking operations will return to normal in fall 2021. Explore our wide range of parking permits and other options to suit your schedule, needs and budget. Learn more about what to expect.

Choosing a Permit


If you plan to commute to campus, check out the Commuter student permit. This permit allows you to park in any Commuter student space on campus (shown in orange on our parking maps). Make your commute even easier by parking in one of our outer parking lots, like East Campus or Brackenridge Lot 5, and let The Runner bring you to the heart of campus. Looking for a different permit? Check out all student permits.

If you plan to live in campus housing and will be bringing a vehicle, you'll need a resident permit, such as our Resident Housing or University Oaks permit. Each permit offers convenient parking in lots located near residence halls. 


Whether you're working or teaching on campus or remotely, we offer a wide variety of permits to suit your schedule and budget. Employee A and Employee B permits are popular, convenient options for surface parking. Explore all available employee permits, including garage options.

For those of you who will continue working remotely on a full-time or hybrid basis, we also offer an employee Telecommuter Pass and single-use daily scratch-off permits. Both can be purchased by visiting a garage cashier.

Telecommuter Options

Recommended permit options based on how often you plan to come to campus:

2–3 days per Week

  Employee B Parking Permit ($203/AY*)

  Employee A Parking Permit ($378/AY*)

  Other annual parking permit (≤ $858/AY*)

2–3 days per Month

  Telecommuter Pass ($1.25/hr)

  Daily Scratch-Off Permits ($7/day)

  Employee A or B Permit ($203-$378/AY*)

*Cost when purchasing an annual permit prior or during September 2021. See the 2021-2022 Permit Prorate-Refund Chart for prices of annual permits when purchased in each future month.

When choosing a permit, consider how many days per week you'll be on campus, how many hours per day you'll need to park, and where you wish to park. If you are considering the telecommuter pass or daily permit options, calculate your anticipated total parking cost for the academic year when using those options to help you decide if an annual permit would be a more cost-effective option to suit your needs.

If you wish to change your preferred parking method in the future, you are always welcome to upgrade to a new or different annual permit, or to return your annual permit for a prorated refund.

Summer 2021

Summer parking operations will remain the same as the fall 2020 semester, including options for permit-free parking at select locations on campus.

Students Who Commute to Campus

This summer, we will continue to offer  permit-free student commuter parking areas at the Main and Downtown Campus. Signs are in place at parking lot entrances to provide on-site guidance regarding permit requirements.

Areas not designated as permit-free require a  parking permit, which can be purchased through  MyParking. For those who prefer to use hourly parking, we strongly encourage using a  FastPass.

On the Main Campus,  permit-free student commuter parking areas include Brackenridge Lots 4 and 5, East Campus Lots and commuter spaces in Barshop Lot.

Permit Free Zones UTSA Main Campus

On the Downtown Campus,  permit-free student commuter parking areas include Durango Lot and Lots D1, D2 and D3.

Permit Free Zones UTSA DowntownCampus

Housing Residents

For those who choose to stay in campus housing, a parking permit is required. Purchase your permit through MyParking.


Employees are required to purchase parking permits when working on campus. With a large telecommuting workforce and fewer employees currently on campus, we encourage faculty and staff to consider available lower-cost parking options.

  • Employee B permit The B permit is available for $203 per year. Purchase your permit through  MyParking. During the purchasing process, you will be able to print a temporary permit to use while you wait for the official permit to arrive in the mail.
  • Daily-use scratch-off permits These permits are available for $7 each and allow employees to park in Employee A spaces for one day. To purchase, visit a  garage cashier.
  • Telecommuter Pass This parking pass is available to telecommuting employees and operates as a declining balance card in Main Campus garages.  Learn more.


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