This page contains important information about parking and having a vehicle on the UT campus. Please read carefully!


IT IS ILLEGAL TO PARK anywhere on campus other than in a marked parking space. The absence of "No Parking" or "Fire Lane" signs, lack of curb paint or enough room for a vehicle to park does not suggest that parking is permitted. YOU MAY ONLY LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE IN MARKED PARKING SPACES. There are no exceptions.

Please note: It is illegal to park anywhere along North A Street, Brevard Avenue, UT Poe Parkway, in, around or near AMSCOT or the privately owned properties on the west side of campus. It is also illegal to park along the CSX Railroad tracks that parallel Cass Street. Parking does not change during holidays, breaks or summer sessions. Anyone violating the University's parking policies may have their vehicle ticketed, booted, towed or impounded by the property owners, the City of Tampa and/or the University.

The University of Tampa assumes no liability, under any circumstances, for damaged, vandalized, stolen or impounded vehicles.

General Information UT encourages its Campus Safety officers to strictly enforce parking policies. more » close »

The University of Tampa is a private, urban institution that encourages its Department of Campus Safety officers to strictly enforce parking policies. Faculty, staff, students and their guests are responsible for understanding and complying with these regulations at all times. Failure to do so may result in loss of parking privileges.

It is the vehicle owner's responsibility to contact Campus Safety in advance regarding any questions, concerns or circumstances that may result in a citation or vehicle impounding.

Department of Campus Safety
Maureen A. Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building (first floor)
820 W. North A St.
Telephone: On Campus: x7777
Off Campus: (813) 257-7777

Students, Faculty and Staff Parking Registration and Decals Information about obtaining a decal as a UT student, faculty or staff. more » close »

Register your vehicle

  • All students, faculty and staff who intend to have and/or bring a vehicle on campus are required to register their vehicles. Valid parking decals are to be properly displayed, and vehicles are to be parked in the designated parking areas.
  • Parking decals run through one academic year (current August – following August). Cost for the current academic year's decals are based on the semester during which they are purchased:
    • August-December: $55
      • covers full academic year (current August – following August)
    • January-April: $40 
      • covers spring through summer semesters (January – August)
    • May-July: $35 
      • covers summer sessions (May – July)
        • these may only be purchased by those students taking summer classes
    • Replacement, reissue and secondary decals: $15
      • If you need a replacement, you must contact Campus Safety from your UT email account, or you will be charged full price.
      • A replacement decal is not for going from one academic year to another, but for situations following the purchase of the current year's decal.
    • ***Decals for the new academic year are not available until mid-August.***
  • If you have any questions, please contact Campus Safety prior to purchasing the decal as there are no refunds/exchanges if you buy the incorrect decal.

Any unauthorized use or reproduction of a parking decal or pass will result in a citation, a report sent to student conduct (if applicable) and the possibility of the registered user's parking privileges to be revoked.

Visitor Parking Registration and Decals Information about obtaining a decal as a visitor. more » close »

Admissions guests may park by the Southard Family Building and the Macdonald-Kelce Library between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and require a pass from Admissions.

The Lowth Entrepreneurship Center reserved guest parking is indicated by reserved signs on the seventh floor of the Rick Thomas Parking Garage and requires a pass from the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center.

Visitors/Guests are required to display a visitor parking pass, with the exception of sporting events, while on the campus. Bring your driver's license, license plate number and vehicle information to the Campus Safety Office to receive one or you can apply online via the link below.

  • Visitors parking areas:
    • Rick Thomas Parking Garage; entry to this level is located on North A Street
    • West Parking Garage second floor
    • Admissions parking areas can be used outside of Admissions business hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Visitor Decal

View admission/visitor parking information on the parking map.

Parking Requirements Requirements for all types of campus parking. more » close »

  • Residential freshmen or first year students are not permitted to have cars on campus.
    • Freshmen Student Parking Policy
      • This designation is determined by enrollment status and not the number of credit hours.
      • This policy does not apply to local students who live off campus and commute to UT.
  • Students may park as designated by their residency status.
    • Resident
      • West Parking Garage second floor ramp (at the incline) and above
    • Commuter
      • Rick Thomas Parking Garage starting on the second floor ramp (at the incline) and above
      • West Parking Garage designated first floor spaces (follow signage) and first floor ramp (at the incline) and above
      • West side of campus along Frederic H. Spaulding Street and Edison Avenue that are marked for student use.
    • All Students
      • Faculty/staff lots are open to students Monday – Thursday between 5 and 10 p.m., as well as on weekends beginning Friday at 5 p.m. until Sunday at 10 p.m., unless reserved for an event.
  • You may not park in any specifically reserved space (visitor, residence life, president, ROTC, etc.) at any time. These may be marked by signage, street markings or both.

  • Faculty/staff
    • Faculty/staff parking lots, for those with access
    • Rick Thomas Parking Garage second floor
    • West Parking Garage first floor designated spaces
    • MAY NOT park in visitor spaces or for longer than 15 minutes in the loading zone
  • Motorcycles are permitted to park in the designated motorcycle spaces located in both garages in addition to the spaces available by their designation.

Citation Appeals and Payments Appeal a citation issued by UT Campus Safety. more » close »

  • A citation appeal may be filed with the University Traffic Board within five (5) calendar days of the citation date.
  • Appeals are done online via the link listed at the bottom of a citation or in the emailed copy of the citation.
  • Citations are paid through the online parking system. Any payments made are final, and NO REFUNDS will be issued.

Parking and Traffic Regulations All University community members are required to register their vehicles, display valid parking decals and use their designated parking areas. more » close »

  • All University community members are required to register their vehicles, display valid parking decals and use their designated parking areas at all times.
  • Parking on campus is allowed only when the vehicle’s operator is on University business, attending class or a University event. Vehicles are not permitted to be left over summer break.
  • FIRE LANES may only be used by emergency vehicles. Any other vehicle is prohibited from using the fire lanes for loading/unloading or any other purpose regardless of the use of hazards or intended length of time.
  • The absence of "No Parking" signs or curb paint does not suggest that parking is permitted.
  • Vehicle may be impounded at the owner's expense for:
    • parking in a fire lane, reserved space or no parking area
    • obstructing traffic/pedestrian flow, creating a hazard, or interfering with University operations
    • remaining unmoved for three consecutive days
  • Parking or driving privileges may be revoked for:
    • five or more violations per semester or 10 or more violations per academic year
    • providing fraudulent information or improper decal use
    • hit-and-run accident involvement
    • driving while under the influence or alcohol or drugs
  • Driving the wrong direction on one-way streets is prohibited and strictly enforced.
  • The maximum UT campus speed limit is 15 mph.

Schedule of Fines A listing of fines for traffic and vehicle violations. more » close »

Parking Violations:
All parking violations are $35, except for the following:

  • Parking facing traffic: $20
  • Parking within 20 feet of a fire hydrant: $50
  • Parking in a fire lane: $50
  • Parking in a handicap space without a valid permit: $75
  • Moving, removing, altering, defacing or destroying traffic and/or parking devices (including traffic cones, barricades and gates). Campus conduct charges may also be filed. $75

Moving Violations:

  • Running a stop sign: $50
  • Driving the wrong way on a one-way street: $50
  • Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk: $50

Note: Individuals driving recklessly, driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, repeating serious violations or driving/parking on campus after privileges have been revoked will be referred immediately to the Office of Student Conduct.

    Bicycle Registration and Storage Students are encouraged to register their bikes. more » close »

    Campus Safety encourages all students, faculty and staff to register their bicycles. Registration ensures timely owner notification should any issues arise concerning their bike.

    After registration, the bicycle should be locked to a campus bike rack or stored in the secured Rick Thomas Parking Garage bicycle storage areas.

    Learn more about Bicycle Registration and Safety.