What does Zone 1, Zone 2, and Zone 3 mean?
Our parking has been broken down into 3 zones for parking access. Zone 1 provides up close parking next to buildings. Zone 2 lots are in walking distance to campus buildings. Zone 3 provides parking to remote buildings, with an extended walk to campus.
I am handicapped, can I just park on campus with my handicap placard?
Call or email us for an ADA ePermit upon verification.
Is there any free parking?
No, registration and payment is required at all times.
I have an ePermit, can I park in the parking garage for free?
No, check out our parking garage webpage for parking options.
Is there free parking after 5:00pm or on the weekends?
No, off-peak hours are in effect.
Can I pay with cash for an ePermit?
The Bursar's office accepts cash for students, faculty, and staff once your charges transfer to your MySam account. Our office only accepts credit cards through the parking portal.
What is a one-time transfer to MySam?
All charges for permits or citations are transferred to your MySam account for payment. After which, your parking portal account will show a zero balance. Payments are handled by the Bursar's office.
I received notice of a citation but my parking portal shows a $0.00 balance, do I owe anything?
Yes, it has been transferred to your MySam account.
I classify as a Faculty/Staff member or a student but I am only visiting the campus, do I need to create a visitor's account?
No, use your SHSU username and password to access our parking portal. If you decide to use Pay By Hour, you will need to create an account in the ParkMobile application. When utilizing the parking garage, kiosks do not require an account.
Where are the Pay By Hour spaces located?
Marked with signage within Zone 1, any surface space in Zone 2 or Zone 3. Refer to www.shsu.edu/parkingmap or use the ParkMobile app to locate the nearest space to you.
The PC watched me get out of my car, why didn't they say I couldn't park there?
Parking enforcers are not responsible for verifying your parking permission as you park your car. It is your responsibility to check your permission and look for the appropriate parking before you get to campus.
Why is payment required for parking?
Keep in mind that Parking and Transportation does not receive funds from the state or the university. Our funding comes from ePermits, fines, and fees from those that choose to park on campus.