Welcome to Sam Houston State University!


We hope you enjoy your visit.

There are a couple of options for visitors while parking on campus:

1. Parking Garage

The Sam Houston State University Parking Garage is located on Avenue I, next to the Lowman Student Center and across from the Gaertner Performing Arts Center.  This garage is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Customers will pull an entry ticket at the entrance gates to enter.  This entry ticket plus your credit card is needed to exit (Master Card, Visa, Discover, or American Express only), and your credit card will be charged based on the amount of time parked.  CASH IS NOT ACCEPTED.  Rates are $1.25/hour, with a $6.00/maximum fee per entry.  Lost tickets will result in a $10 exit fee.  Do not park in spaces marked, “Reserved” between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily, as they are for semester contract holders only.  For more information, go to our Garage Parking page.

Do you plan on using the Parking Garage during your visit?  Use this map for GPS guided directions:

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2. Visitor Parking Permit

Visitors may obtain a visitor parking permit at no charge by stopping by Parking and Transportation Services at the Sam South Complex, 2424 Sam Houston Avenue.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Visitor permits are NOT available to current SHSU faculty, staff, or students.

Reserved visitor parking spaces are restricted to vehicles displaying visitor parking permits issued through Parking and Transportation or Visitor Center.  The term “visitor” is interpreted to mean an individual with no official connection with Sam Houston State University.

Questions?  Contact us