Winter Break Parking & Transportation
For the upcoming winter break, the following parking areas will have unrestricted parking. Please read the dates and locations carefully. Be sure to read the section on Winter Break Permit.
C Permit and Select Longhorn Lots
C Lots and the Longhorn Lots are open for parking without a permit from Monday, December 23rd through Wednesday, January 1st. Lots 70, 80, and 108 are exceptions for special events such as women's and men's basketball at the Frank Erwin Center. Please pay attention to posted signage at the entrances of these lots on restriction dates.
A and F Permit Lots
A and F spaces are open for parking without a permit from Monday, December 23rd through Wednesday, January 1st, including staff skeleton days during this time. Parking restrictions will remain in effect for those spaces that require a particular UT permit AT ALL TIMES. Lots 19, 23, and 118 are exceptions for special events such as women's and men's basketball at the Frank Erwin Center. Please pay attention to posted signage at the entrances of these lots on restriction dates.
D and Persons with Disabilities Spaces
All spaces designated for persons with disabilities will continue to be reserved for persons with disabilities only, although vehicles will only be required to display one of the following throughout this period: a state-issued disabled person placard or license plate, a university D permit, or a university TD permit.
All parking garage offices, excluding the Conference Center Garage (CCG), will be closed from Saturday, December 21st through Wednesday, January 1st. CCG will be staffed during the entire winter break with regular CCG daily rates applying.
During this period, the Trinity Garage (TRG) will operate for special events such as men's basketball and Disney Live at the Frank Erwin Center. Garages staffed for event parking will charge an entry fee on event days.
Otherwise outside of the event periods TRG and all other university garage gates will be open (with the exception of CCG), allowing for unrestricted garage parking.
Winter Parking Permit
If you do not have a UT permit and you need access to campus while the UT Shuttles are not in operation (see below), there is a Winter Break Permit you can purchase online at $10. To purchase this permit click here and select on the Winter Break Parking venue option.
Don't be late for finals or work. The UT shuttles will be operating at reduced service levels for finals and winter break from Monday, December 9th through Monday, January 13th. MOST SHUTTLE ROUTES DO NOT OPERATE during much of this period. UT Shuttles will resume FULL SERVICE levels starting Monday, January 13th. Please refer to the Shuttle Page for more detailed information.
Avoid the expense and hassle of airport parking and take the Capital Metro 100 route to the airport! Capital Metro provides daily service from The University of Texas at Austin campus and downtown to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA). Buses run approximately every 40 minutes. The online map and schedule are available here. UT students, faculty, and staff ride all Capital Metro mainline buses, including the HOLIDAY 'HUNDRED, fare free with a valid UT ID card.
The last day for the E-Bus for 2013 is Saturday, December 7th. Following the winter break, E-Bus service will resume Thursday, January 16th.
PTS will be providing service for the winter holiday to Dallas ($25.50 ONE-WAY), Houston ($20.50 ONE-WAY), and San Antonio ($18.25 ONE-WAY). Buses will depart campus on Wednesday, December 18th, at 9 a.m. For those who need a ride back to campus after the holidays, additional one-way tickets can be purchased for the Sunday, January 12th trip, arriving back on campus at approximately 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through Protix online at www.protixonline.com and over the phone at 1-866-977-6849. Visit our Texas Express page for more information.
Parking Safety Tips
Be a proactive parker! If you leave your car unattended in a remote lot for days at a time, lock your doors. Leaving valuables visible from the outside of your vehicle is an invitation for burglary. Visit or move your vehicle occasionally.
Bicycle Safety Tips
Protect your bicycle over winter break!
UTPD and PTS recommend the use of both a U-lock and a self-locking cable to protect your bike. Secure your frame and front wheel to the rack with the U-lock and use the cable to secure the rear wheel to the frame and rack as well. A thief generally does not want to take the time to defeat two locks. Or better yet, take your bike home with you over the break. Remember, bikes are only permitted to park on UT designated bike racks.
Registering your bike with PTS serves as a theft deterrent and helps in the recovery of lost and stolen bicycles. UT bike registration is available free of charge online at our BikeUT page.