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Parking and ID Card Services Office

Parking and ID Card Services Office Web-bannerWelcome to SMU!  The Parking and ID Card Services Office offers solutions and directions to those who need to move around the campus.  Reshaping public perception.  Discovering a new way of doing business.  Our mission is to provide SMU identification cards and a comprehensive array of parking services for the campus community, as well as visitors.

Need to activate your new ID card?

Log in with your SMU ID number and password at http://idcard.smu.edu.  SMU employees and students who need a new or replacement SMU ID card visit the Parking and ID Card Services Office at your convenience.

Incoming Campus Resident Students your SMU ID card will be available for you at check in. Campus resident meal plans can be changed by logging into the Housing Portal until drop/add date.

Faculty - Staff permit renewals were mailed in June!

Employees on SMU payroll deduction for parking as of May 31 of this year should have received the new permit for the upcoming 2015-16. If you did not receive a permit as of June 30th please stop by to see us. The 2014-15 employee permits expired on August 1st 2015.

Fall Parking Rules Now in Effect

  • Normal parking is in now effect starting Monday, August 10th
  • Enforcement hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mon - Fri
  • Permits are required to park your car on campus
  • Students with valid SMU parking permits may park in any area indicated for the permit type on the campus parking map.
  • Lettered employee lots remain parking by assignment only and the appropriate permit is required
  • Employees park in AUP or as indicated on the campus parking map for the type of permit.
  • For a full listing of enforcement hours and parking regulations please visit the Student Handbook-vehicle regulations

Need a Permit?

  • Students registered for classes may order permits online (just log on to your My Parking Account using your SMU ID and Password)
  • Employees may obtain permits in our office or contact us for more information parking@smu.edu
  • Visitors can purchase permits in our office, online as a Guest or use any self-pay & park location referenced on the visitor parking map

Rider Alert - SMU Express (768) and Museum Express (743) Route Detour -

Due to construction related street closures on campus, effective Thursday, June 11 the SMU Express (768) and Museum Express (743) shuttles will not service stops located on Bishop Blvd. Riders who normally use stops located on Bishop Blvd. should instead use the stop located next to the southwest corner of the Moody Parking Center at the corner of Binkley Avenue and Airline Road Google Map Location

Although the shuttles will attempt to operate on their regular schedule some delays and disruptions due to construction related street closures can be expected and riders should adjust their schedules accordingly. This detour is expected to remain in effect through August 2015 when through traffic is restored on Binkley Avenue and Bishop Blvd.

We apologize for any inconveniences. Please contact the SMU Parking and ID Card Services Office at parking@smu.edu or 214-768-7275 for additional information or assistance.

768 SMU Express August and September Service

Monday, August 24 - Fall Classes Begin/In-Session Schedule Begins

Saturday, August 29 - Saturday Service Resumes

Monday, September 7 - Labor Day/No Service

Car Sharing: Zipcar at SMU

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For more information or to sign up for Zipcar click on http://www.zipcar.com/smu/

Contact Us

Our office is located at 6116 North Central Expressway, Suite 101 at the Southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Central Expressway in the Expressway Tower building on the first floor.

Our business hours are from Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. including the lunch hour.

Physical Address:  6116 North Central Expressway, Suite 101 Dallas, TX 75206

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 750412, Dallas, TX 75275-0412

Phone:  214.768.7275 or 214.768.7669 Fax:  214.768.7678

E-mail:  parking@smu.edu

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To activate your new SMU ID card log in with your SMU ID number and password at http://idcard.smu.edu


For all replacement ID cards visit the Parking and ID Card Services Office located on the corner of SMU Blvd. and Central Expressway, Ste. 101. 

As restricted by the City of University Park, the east end of the Commuter Lot on University Blvd., east of Airline Rd.,  does not permit any parking for Construction Vehicles, SMU-Owned Service Vehicles, Motor Coaches (buses) or Recreational Vehicles indefinitely.


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