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Parking and Transit Services has made some changes to help accommodate parking needs as we begin a new school year.

All students need a 2017-18 UT parking permit to use campus lots. Students must purchase their permit online. The permit will arrive in the mail; a temporary permit PDF will be provided at the time of purchase. The temporary permit will allow students to immediately park in their designated area and remains valid for 14 days.

Students residing in fraternity and sorority housing must purchase their 2017-18 permits at the Parking and Transit Services office, 2121 Stephenson Drive, since they must be preapproved by the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life.

Students who need accessible parking are required to purchase and display a UT permit along with their valid state-issued handicap-accessible placard or license plate at the Parking and Transit Services office. All vehicles displaying dual registration may park in any accessible space as well as any unreserved space not designated for UT vehicles.

All students are reminded to display their permit or hangtag properly.

Commuter Students

Peak hours for all parking on campus is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Commuters are encouraged to arrive early and ride the T to get around campus.

The Lake Avenue Garage has added another level of parking for commuter students. Commuters can park on levels 1, 2, and 3 by entering the garage from Terrace Avenue, This garage usually has spaces later in the morning, so save yourself some time and go here first during peak times.

The Volunteer Boulevard G16 Garage will offer commuter parking on levels 1 and 2. Level 3 will be noncommuter parking only.

Commuters may also park in the GF-2, GF-3, and GF-4 lots along Todd Helton Drive near the Lindsey Nelson Baseball Stadium weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The lot behind the College of Nursing building no longer has commuter spaces.

Parking and Transit Services also recommends these surface parking lots:

  • C1 lot (located beside Lindsey Nelson Baseball Stadium; enter from Todd Helton Drive)
  • C7 lot (located between Terrace and Caledonia Avenues)
  • C15 lot (located beside the Tickle Engineering Building across from the UT Boathouse; entrance is along Neyland Drive)
  • C22 lot (located at the corner of Volunteer Boulevard and Todd Helton Drive; diagonal from TRECS)
  • SC40 at the Kingston Pike Building

Residential Students

The Lake Avenue Garage will offer noncommuter parking on levels 4, 5, and 6.

The surface parking lot on the corner of Volunteer Boulevard and Lake Avenue (formerly C-11) has also been converted to a residential (noncommuter) lot.

Level 3 in the Volunteer Boulevard G16 Garage is now fully noncommuter parking.

Ag Campus Overflow Parking

Students taking classes on the ag campus should utilize overflow parking in the C22 parking lot on the corner of Todd Helton Drive and Volunteer Boulevard.

In the lowest level of parking at the UT Visitors Center there are 38 commuter spaces.


Ride the T

The T transit system resumes its full schedule on Monday, August 21, offering four fixed routes (the Hill, Neyland Express, the Fort, and Late Nite), accessible van service, and the T Link. Beginning Wednesday, August 23, two shuttle routes to Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Pellissippi State Community College and the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) at Cherokee Farm resume regular service.

Download the UT app and use the Transit feature to see the location and route of the T buses and watch T buses move in real time. The UT app is available for download through iTunes and Google Play.

Questions should be directed to Parking and Transit Services at 865-974-6031 or

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