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Parking and Transit Services has made some changes to help accommodate faculty and staff parking needs as the new school year begins.

All faculty and staff need a 2018–19 UT parking permit to use campus lots.

Employees who need accessible parking are required to purchase a UT accessible parking permit at the Parking and Transit Services office and display it along with their valid state-issued placard or license plate. Vehicles displaying both state and UT permits can be parked in any accessible space as well as any unreserved space not designated for UT vehicles.

Faculty and staff veterans who are recipients of the Purple Heart decoration can apply for a special parking permit.

All faculty and staff are reminded to properly display their permit or hangtag.

Faculty and Staff

Employees will have two new parking options this year, and the parking capacity has increased by more than 100 spaces.

The new Terrace Avenue Garage offers more than a thousand parking spaces and is available for Staff 12 parking throughout the garage.

The second new parking option is a lot at the location of the old Sports Bubble on Andy Holt Avenue. This new lot has 100 spaces and is mixed use for staff and commuter students. Employees who wish to use TRECS or the nearby swimming pools can park in this lot.

Staff 7 spaces in front of the old Estabrook Hall and behind Estabrook Hall and Pasqua Hall have been eliminated as a result of construction of the new Engineering Complex. To accommodate the loss of staff parking in the area, the former mixed use staff and commuter lot across from UT Rowing on Neyland Drive is now exclusively Staff 7 parking.

The Poplar Street lot is no longer available for parking.

The Volunteer Boulevard streetscape project has permanently eliminated the on-street Staff 9 spaces in front of the Bailey and Claxton Buildings and the small Staff 12 lot at the end of Dunford Hall. The Staff 12 horseshoe parking lot remains open.

The streetscape project also has eliminated the sidewalk motorcycle parking at Volunteer Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. To make up for this loss, additional motorcycle parking has been added to the Staff 12 lot in front of the International House.

Employees with Staff 9 parking permits can use the lot behind the College of Nursing.

Ride the T

The T transit system resumes its full schedule Monday, August 20, offering four fixed routes (the Hill, Neyland Express, the Fort, and Late Nite), accessible van service, and the T Link. Beginning Wednesday, August 22, 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 app is available for download through iTunes and Google Play.

For more information, contact Parking and Transit Services at 865-974-6031 or