Campus Gate Access

The control gates will help manage the flow of traffic allowing only vehicles with orange and red inner-campus parking permits to pass through the gates from 7 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

Many visitors to campus will have temporary event passes, VIP passes, or media passes, and they will access campus through the lanes marked for visitors at the University Avenue entrances.

For those who do not have a temporary pass, Community Service Guards located at the east and west entrances of University Avenue will instruct visitors to the nearest visitor parking.

Campus Gate Access Locations

1. East Gate entrance: enter via University / Oregon (next to Hilton Garden Inn)

  • Access via gate guard (7 am to 5:00 pm – Monday through Friday); Proximity card, and RFID tag
  • Access via the gate is open after 5:00 pm

2. West Gate entrance: enter via University / Sun Bowl Drive (next to University Bookstore)

  • Access via gate guard (7 am to 5:00 pm – Monday through Friday); Proximity card, and RFID tag
  • Access via the gate is open after 5:00 pm

3. Hawthorne entrance: enter via Hawthorne and Rim Road (next to Chemistry and Computer Science building)

  • Access only by Proximity card, and RFID tag
  • Access via the gate is open after 5:00 pm

4. Rim Road entrance: enter via Rim Road and Hawthorne (next to Academic Services Building)

  • Access only by Proximity card, and RFID tag
  • Access via the gate is open after 5:00 pm

5. Randolph Road entrance: enter via Randolph Road and Robinson Street (next to Kidd Field)

  • Access only by Proximity card – 24 hours a day

6. Electric Road entrance: enter via Electric Road off of Sun Bowl Drive (next to EPNGCC)

  • Service road entrance reserved for University vehicles

Will I be able to drop someone off on-campus?

Students who typically enter campus from the east end of University Avenue and Mesa Avenue should use the GR5 and OR2 lots on Oregon Street near the Don Haskins Center and Glory Road Terminal as their drop-off point. Students can then get on the Miner Metro Shuttle.

On the west end of University Avenue near the UTEP bookstore, students can be dropped off at the SB2 lot near the Mining Minds pick and UTEP roundabout.

There are two drop-off locations for students on the south end of campus near the Mike Loya Academic Services Building off Schuster Avenue. Those drop-off lots are SC4 and SC3.

Students should avoid being dropped off curbside near any of the entrances to campus. Instead, students are asked to use the designated drop-off locations.

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