Parking & Transportation Changes Effective Sept. 1, 2023
The following Parking and Transportation Services changes go into effect Sept. 1, 2023.
New Shuttle Bus Operation Hours
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday
UHD’s RideSponsor Program
Due to increased costs and limited funding, UHD’s RideSponsor discount program with METRO will no longer be offered to employees starting Sept. 1, 2023. UHD’s RideSponsor Program for students will continue to be offered through a U.S. Department of Education Basic Needs grant.
Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
UHD was successful in securing a grant to fund the installation of electric vehicle charging stations. More information to come on the locations and opening date.
Employee Parking Rate Increases
In 2020, the University of Houston System Board of Regents approved parking fee rate increases to addres rising operating costs. Those increases were put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic and will now go into effect for fiscal year 2023-24.
New Annual Rates
|Garage Reserved – Academic Building & Shea St.|
|Garage Reserved – 30 Years|
|Garage Unreserved – Academic Building, Shea St., & Wellness Center|
|Garage Unreserved – Hybrid*|
|Surface Parking Lots|
|Surface Parking Lots – Hybrid*|
|Adjunct/Part-Time (Per Semester)|
*Hybrid annual parking permits are 70% of the annual parking permit rate.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.