Office of Parking Services


Students, employees, and visitors who park a vehicle on campus must display a parking permit in their vehicle. 

To obtain a permit/decal, one must: 

  • register the vehicle (every year with new state-registration-info) in the Parking System,
  • pay the permit fee,
  • and pick up the decal 

Any vehicle without proper registration or not displaying a current permit is subject to receiving a citation.  

Student decals must be permanently affixed to the inside front windshield in the lower left corner (driver's side), 6 to 12 inches from the dashboard to be valid.  It must be visible and cannot be obstructed.  Failure to permanently affixed the decal to the windshield will result in the vehicle receiving a citation for failure to display permit.  Using tape or any temporary adhesive is not permitted. 

Staff decals must be properly displayed and clearly visible from the front rear view mirror of the vehicle. 


How To (Employee & Student)

Register Vehicle

  1. First, login to myTSU using your TSU network login
  2. Choose "Banner Services"  
  3. Choose "TSU Parking System"...and click to "Proceed" to the parking system

Pickup Permit

After registering your vehicle(s) online, please bring the following documents with you to pick up your parking permit from the Parking Services Office or Hankal Hall (enter Hankal & turn right) during Fall and Spring registration periods.


General or Reserved Permits

    • Valid Driver’s License/TSU ID Card
    • Vehicle Registration/Renewal Form
    • Current Proof of Insurance
    • Paid Receipt (for employees)

University-issued Disability Permit (For persons with valid state-issued disability placards)

    • Valid Driver’s License/TSU ID Card
    • Vehicle Registration/Renewal Form
    • Current Proof of Insurance
    • Paid Receipt (for employees)
    • State-Issued Disabled Placard
    • State-Issued Registration Form for the Disabled Placard

** Remember to bring the required documents with you to pickup your permit, as noted above. 


Permit Rates

Parking permits are valid from September 1 to August 31 of the following year.  Parking permits for the new academic year are available for sale during the last week in August.  The cost of one parking permit  for students is included in  tuition fees.  Employee parking permit is $60.00 for general permits, $150.00 for reserved permits and $180.00 for gated reserved permits.  Note:  Reserved and gated parking spaces are limited.  Please contact the Parking Services office for availability of reserved or gated parking spaces and if desired, to be added to the waitlist.

Disabled Parking Permits and Parking

The University requires all students, faculty or staff who have a state-issued disability permit to obtain a Tennessee State University-issued disability parking permit.  Both permits must be properly displayed when parking on campus.

Students, faculty and staff applying for a disability parking permit must bring a their actual disability placard, disability permit registration form, vehicle registration form and driver's license when picking up your University-issued disability parking permit.

Event Parking

Hale Stadium parking lots may be preempted for events, especially home Football, special events and Commencement. 

Parking map for Hale Stadium
Merritt Plaza Parking Lot (Y)
Gentry Complex Lot (FF)

Signs will be posted at the entrance to the affected parking lots at least 1 day in advance, with the date(s) of the restriction. Vehicles will be ticketed, and may be towed, if they remain in the parking lot after the posted restriction begins.


If you have questions, please contact the Parking Office.