Event Parking

Commencement 2019

Date: 05/09/2019 - 05/11/2019

Parking Access: All surface lots will be available for Commencement ceremonies. ADA parking will be reserved for those in need in the nearest parking lots.


Hosting an event?

Our department can assist you in setting up parking for your visitors before the event and assist in helping them find their way around campus, regardless of whether your event is university sponsored, department related or unaffiliated with campus activities. Please submit a Request Event Parking form at least two weeks before your event to allow your event to run smoothly.


Special events coordination is required for any special event requiring reservation of parking spaces and surface lots or when buses, vehicles with over fifteen(15) passengers, or more than twenty(20) vehicles are anticipated to park on campus. Our office may issue special permits or require electronic registration of vehicles parked for an event on campus. We may need to meet to discuss transportation route plan, identification of drop off/pick up points, and storage of vehicles at a remote location when not in use. Our department thanks you for the opportunity to assist you in providing a great service for your guests.


Prices for event parking will vary depending on the type, location, and time of day of the event.Event parking locations are determined on a case by case basis at the discretion of our office.The Sam Houston Parking Garage is the preferred, primary location for event parking.

Host Paid Parking

Parking and Transportation will provide an invoice of all charges to the event host and payment will be expected within a term of 30 days. SHSU departments may use the University’s Interdepartmental Order Form.  Hosts that are not a department of SHSU may pay via check or accepted credit card payment.

Surface Lot Daily Rates

Non-Designated Space: $3

Reserved Space < 20: $3


Peak Time: $500

Off Peak Time: $250

Parking Garage Daily Rates

Non-Designated Space: $4

Reserved Space < 20: $5


Peak Time: $1250

Off Peak Time: $600

Parking Attendant

Parking Attendant Maximum Total includes monitoring of entry/exits of a surface lot or structure upon first 2 hours of an event. After that time, normal parking operations will resume in that area. If further monitoring is requested for the event, the hourly rate for a parking attendant will be used for billing purposes.

Hourly: $10.50
Maximum Daily Rate: $65.00

Guest Pricing

$5 Surface Lots Parking
$8.25 Garage Parking


Event signage outlining all parking restrictions and reserved parking areas will be put into place in advance of any university-sponsored event. The assistant director of P&T is authorized to remove and/or have cited, vehicles parked in reserved spaces before athletic or university-sponsored events. On the day of an event, a list of all vehicles removed and/or relocated will be forwarded to SHSUPD.

Request Event Parking

Only hosts can request event parking.

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