Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the parking garage clearances?

Do I have to park in one location?
Yes, you're permit is valid at one parking lot/garage.

Will there be a guaranteed spot for me in my location?
If you have monthly or semester parking, you will always have a space available in your specified parking facility.  Flex parkers may be directed to an alternative location if there is no space available in your assigned parking lot/garage.

Do I receive an assigned space with my parking privileges?
No, you are not assigned a specific space in your assigned parking lot/garage. You may park in any available space that does not have signage restricting certain vehicles (examples: Reserved, Handicapped, etc.).  However, you must park in your assigned parking lot or garage as your permit is only valid for one facility unless otherwise noted.

Can I use my parking plan without my assigned permit?
Your permit and current Temple ID card are your means of admission to your assigned parking lot/garage. The permit must be displayed at all time from your rearview mirror. The absence of your permit and Temple ID card will result in the assessment of the daily cash rate.

Is my vehicle information required during purchase?
You will need to provide the make, model, year, color, and license plate number when purchasing your parking permit.  You do not need to provide your registration information when purchasing online.

Can freshmen bring their cars to campus?
Yes, freshmen are welcome to bring their cars to campus and can purchase parking permits online or at our office on the first floor of the Montgomery Garage.

Do you offer a discount for weekend parking?
Yes, students without a registered parking plan can purchase a Weekend Parking Pass, valid from 3:00 PM Friday to 8:00 AM Monday, for $35.  Students can also purchase a Weekend Parking Pass for their guests.  Passes are available every weekend and can be purchased online by logging in to your TU Parking Account.  You will have to scan in and out by using QR Code provided to you.

Shuttle Services

What is the difference between the OWLoop and TUr Door Shuttle services?

The OWLoop operates on a regular designated route and circles the entire Main Campus area every 30 minutes (approximately).  The TUr Door service begins at the Transportation Hub at 12th St. & Polett Walk and will take students directly to their off campus residence as directed. These trips are one-way, off-campus, only and no stops between Main Campus and residences are permitted.   Both services operate 7 days per week between 5:30pm and 6am except Winter Break and Spring Break during the Academic year.

Does Temple offer Shuttle service between Main Campus and Temple's Center City Campus (TUCC)?  

Currently, Temple does not offer any services; however, there are a variety of options offered by SEPTA to get between Main Campus and TUCC.