Event Parking

Bearkat Orientation

Welcome Bearkats! We have designated lots that will not require an ePermit during orientation. All other lots will require an ePermit or pay by the hour.

Designated lots are S21, S48, 49, and Avenue I On-Street spaces.

SHSU Orientation Parking Map

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Have an event?  Don't forget to plan for parking!

Regardless of whether your event is university sponsored, department related or unaffiliated with campus activities, 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. To allow the ability for your event to run smoothly, please contact our office at least two weeks before your event. Based on the information that you provide, a statement of services and quote for costs will be sent to you via contact information provided to us for your approval. Our department thanks you for the opportunity to assist you in providing a great service for your guests.  Listed below is our event operations policy and pricing.

If you have any questions, please contact our office by phone at 936-294-1800 or by email at parking@shsu.edu.

Request Event Parking

General Information 

A.  Special event parking: The assistant director of P&T may cause certain lots, spaces, areas, or garages to be reserved for those attending a special event or specifically authorized persons.  

B.  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.

C.  P&T may issue special permits or require electronic registration of vehicles parked for an event on campus.

D.  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 P&T.  The Sam Houston Parking Garage is the preferred, primary location for event parking.

E.  Events that expect or require event parking regarding the use of a bus or vehicle with more than fifteen (15) occupants for transportation of their guests will be required to meet with Parking and Transportation regarding a transportation route plan, identification of drop off/pick up points, and storage of vehicles at a remote location when not in use.

F.  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.

G.  Event Parking Prices are available in Appendix C of this document.

H.  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.  If the host is a department of SHSU, payment may be processed using the University’s Interdepartmental Order Form.  Hosts that are not a department of SHSU may pay via check or accepted credit card payment.

I.  The assistant director of P&T may take one or more of the following steps to inform permit holders of special event parking policies:

1.  Information mailed or e-mailed to all permit holders with assigned lots or garages affected by special event parking;

2. Event parking signs posted at the entrances to lots reserved for special events by P&T;

3.  Information posted on the P&T website found at www.shsu.edu/parking.

Special Event Guest Pricing

Maximum Daily Rate

Surface Lots: $5
Parking Garage: $8.25

* 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.

Special Event Host Pricing

Surface Lot Spaces

Daily Rates

Non-Designated Space: $3.00

Reserved Space < 20: $3.00

Maximum Total During Peak Time: $500.00
Maximum Total During Off-Peak Time: $250.00

Parking Garage

Daily Rates

Non-Designated Space: $4.00

Reserved Space < 20: $5.00

Maximum Total During Peak Time: $1250.00
Maximum Total During Off-Peak Time: $600.00

Parking Attendant

Hourly: $10.50

Maximum Daily Rate: $65.00