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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 during business hours at your convenience.

Order Your New 2016 Student DART Transit Pass On-line

To orde or renew your Student annual local DART Transit Pass for FREE or get one for only $5.00 if you don’t already have one. With a DART Transit Pass, riders are able to commute to campus by bus and rail with public transportation that is reliable, economical and hassle free! You must be currently registered for the current semesters classes and have a photo ID to be eligible to receive a 2016 student DART Go Pass transit pass. 2016 DART passes expire on December 31, 2016.  

Your new 2016 DART Transit Pass will be delivered right to your cell phone. Just download DART’s free GoPass Mobile Ticketing Application at http://www.gopass.biz/ and then register your device. Once you’ve successfully downloaded GoPass click here to order your 2016 DART GoPass Transit Pass on-line. Due to volume please allow 3-4 weeks. 

Please contact the Parking and ID Card Services Office at idcard@smu.edu  or 214-768-7275 for additional information or further assistance.

Please note - The SMU Express and Museum Express shuttles remain free to all riders and do not require a DART Transit Pass to ride. 

Summer Parking Rules Start Monday May 16

  • Normal parking is in now effect until Monday, May 16th when the Summer parking enforcement schedule starts
  • Enforcement hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon - Fri
  • Permits are required to park your car on campus at all times all year round
  • Students with valid SMU parking permits may park in any area Resident or AUP on the campus parking map.
  • Lettered employee lots remain parking by assignment only and the appropriate permit is required
  • Employees may park in AUP or Resident parking areas 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
  • Summer enforcement will end on Monday August 8th and normal schedule and rules will apply

Need a Parking Permit?

A parking permit is required to park on campus. Below is information on how to get the right permit. 

  • Students registered for MayTerm and/or Summer Semester classes may order Summer 2016 permits online (just log on to your My Parking Account using your SMU ID and Password) Payment is made after the permit is ordered on my.SMU.edu  not on the parking website
  • Students registered for classes for the Fall 2016 Semester may order 2016-17 annual permits after April 15th. 
  • 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 see lower right

SMU Express Rider Alert 

Some DART trip planning tools and real-time data are still unavailable. Please visit for details. DART RIDER ALERTS

The " Out of Session" schedule for the SMU Express will start Monday May 16th and end Monday August 22nd 

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

Car Sharing: Zipcar at SMU

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No Car On Campus No Problem. 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 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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