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FAQ – Commuters only on campus once a week – options

FAQ – Will Commuter Permits prices be reduced for those only on campus 1 day a week

The regular Commuter Parking permit will not be discounted.

We do have a NEW more affordable Perimeter Commuter permit and there are also daily parking options:


Type of Parking Location Cost Hours So here is how the Fall Semester would work assuming 14 weeks
Hourly Paid Public Parking Vol Hall Garage – enter from White Ave $1.00 per 30 minutes = $3.00 for 1 ½ hours or $4.00 for 2 hours 7 am to 11 pm Mon – Fri $56.00

(assuming 14 x $4) If you stay longer it would cost more

$5 Daily Permit (purchase at Circle Park Information Booth or 2121 Stephenson Dr) Assigned area based on availability on campus in the Commuter lots $5.00 7 am to 3 am (no overnight parking) $70.00
NEW Perimeter Commuter


3 parking areas on the edge of campus

*University Commons (behind old Walmart)

*UT Culinary Institute

*Church St Methodist 2nd lot at Broadway & Front Streets

$94.00 full academic year


7 am to 5 pm for UT Culinary Institute and Church St Methodist 2nd lot


7 am to 8 pm for University Commons (behind old Walmart)
FREE KAT Orange Line Trolley picks up here and has stops on campus

Regular Commuter Permit Choice of 24 parking areas – closer ones fill faster $188.00 full academic year 7 am to 3 am

(no overnight parking)

NO PERMIT – I’ll take a chance it and end up getting Citations $24.00 per citation – if not paid within 14 days – escalates to $36.00 24/7/365 2 citations could cost $72.00 – so purchasing a permit seems cost effective

Here is how each option shakes out:

  • Perimeter Commuter Permit is the most cost effective but you would be walking a little farther to class
  • Vol Hall Garage hourly parking is most convenient if you are ONLY on campus for the one class
  • $5 Daily Permit parking is convenient and more affordable if you will be on campus for an extended amount of time on that specific day
  • Commuter Permit is convenient and makes financial sense if you are also involved in activities, clubs, plan to be on campus to use the library, or need access to labs outside of class