Parking Basics

In this page we explain the basics about how to park and move around campus. However, the way to become completely informed of the campus parking rules is to read the Parking Regulations.

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Parking on Campus

Park and Walk Bike or Ride

Vehicles with the following permit types: (Classes S, P, or R), motorcycle (P), and Miner Village (M) must park in their respective lots and are prohibited from driving past the guard kiosks onto the main campus from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

As on most college campuses, the best way to get around once you have parked is to walk, bike, or ride a campus shuttle.

Parking Permits

All vehicles that are parked on campus must display a valid UTEP parking permit. Permits must be displayed properly on the vehicle according to the instructions on the permit. Visitors are directed to park in one of three designated parking areas.

Permit holders parking vehicles on campus that are not registered to a permit must register the vehicle either on-line or at the Parking and Transportation Services office in the Academic Services Building Room 122 before parking.

All vehicles must be register with their current license plates. If you have a new vehicle and you only have the VIN number you can provide that information but it is your responsibility that as soon as you receive your license plates, to make the change online or at the parking office. You must enter all digits together no space in between. If you have out of the country plates, you must enter the country the vehicle is from, not the state.

Parking Permit Displayed Properly

Permits must be displayed properly on the vehicle according to the instructions on the permit.

Parking Lots and Signage

Parking Lots and Signage

All parking lots show signs indicating the type of permits allowed and hours of restriction. Most restrictions are in effect weekdays from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. although some areas are "Reserved At All Times."

Posted signs, whether permanent or temporary, must be obeyed at all times. Signs take precedence over painted curbs, pavement markings, and designations shown on any UTEP map.


If you receive a parking ticket, either schedule an appeal of the ticket within eighteen (18) calendar days of the ticket issue date or pay the ticket online, by mail, or in person.

Tickets are billed first to the permit holder and then to the vehicle's registered owner if no permit is displayed. Permit holders are responsible for all tickets issued to their permit, regardless of vehicle ownership.

If you have unpaid ticket charges, you will not be able to purchase a parking permit. Students with unpaid ticket charges may be barred from registering for classes and from receiving their diplomas or official transcripts. Your vehicle may be towed and impounded until all unpaid ticket charges are paid in full.

Vehicles with 3 or more citations will be booted.

If your vehicle is towed, contact the Campus Police for information on retrieving your vehicle.

Campus Police

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