Parking and ID Services Office

Welcome 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.

To Self-Submit your ID Photo; Log in with your SMU ID number and password at

SMU employees and students who need a new or replacement SMU ID card submit HelpDesk Ticket at 

A parking permit is required to park on campus year round. Below is information on how to get the right permit for your needs.

  • Students registered for Fall 2021 may order the permit for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year online (just log on to your My Parking Account using your SMU ID and Password) Payment is made after the permit is ordered on, not on the parking website.  Student permits for Spring 2022 will be available after class registration for Spring semester open in November. 
  • Employees may obtain permits in our office or online by logging on to their Parking Portal account.  Contact us for more information at
  • 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).
  • Please note Students and Employees - To help enhance application and data security, effective October 14, 2019, Duo Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) will be required to access this service.

2021-22 Academic Year

Student and Employee "Decal Permits" have been replaced by "Virtual Permits" using License Plate Recognition software to validate the permit in the system. Please review the virtual permit parking information below

Parking Fall enforcement schedule is in effect 

Fall enforcement schedule will continue through December 22nd

Enforcement hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Friday
Permits are still required to park your car on campus
Students with valid SMU parking permits may park in any All University Permit (AUP), Resident or Student areas
Lettered employee lots remain parking by assignment only and the appropriate permit is still required during summer  
Employees may also park in any AUP, Resident or Student areas with their permit
Normal parking enforcement resumed on Monday, August 9th 

* Fall enforcement schedule begins August 9th and continues through December 22nd  
  • Regular Permit and metered parking areas are enforced for Fall and Spring is enforced  Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Permits are required to park your car on campus at all times all year round.
  • Students with valid SMU parking permits may park in the area corresponding to their permit description: Resident "yellow" or  non-campus resident AUP "red" on the campus parking map.
  • Lettered employee lots (Blue) remain parking by assignment only and the appropriate permit is required.
  • Employees may 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's vehicle regulations section.

Update your vehicle information now! 

Remember your license plate is what we use to validate your parking permit, so be sure to keep it up to date Log on to your parking account to update your vehicle by selecting "Vehicles" on the upper left of screen and select "View Permit" to link it to the permit. 

Need a Permit?  order permits online  select "Get Permit" 



Parkmobile, LLC, the leading provider of on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking announced today its partnership with Southern Methodist University to provide mobile payments for metered and select parking centers on the campus.

Visitors will be able to use the app on-street throughout the campus metered parking spaces, Binkley Parking Center, Moody Parking Center and Hillcrest Parking Center using Parkmobile’s app for iPhone, Android, and Windows phones or by calling the toll-free number on the green meter stickers and signs. Parkmobile’s mobile payments system is very simple and easy to use and contact less. Use one of our parking centers on campus by printing the permit with a Park Mobile QR code online for access using the pay station to read the QR.  

Customers first must register by either downloading the mobile app in their phone’s app store, online at, or calling the toll-free number on Parkmobile signage. Need assistance contact ParkMobile Customer Service at 877-727-5457.  Once registered, they may immediately begin using the system. The hourly rate is 2.00. 




DART Transit GoPass, 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 Fall 2021 semester's classes, have a photo ID and your current US cellphone registered on your account to be eligible to download a 2021 student DART GoPass transit pass. 

Your new 2021  DART Transit GoPass will be delivered right to your cell phone. Check out what the GoPass App looks like at Just download DART's free GoPass Mobile Ticketing Application at the App Store on your cell phone and then register your device by clicking on "My Tickets" in the GoPass App. Once you’ve successfully downloaded GoPass, click here more information. The 2021 DART Transit GoPass is valid from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2021.

Please contact the Parking and ID Card Services Office at 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.

SMU Express 768 Shuttle bus

SMU Express 768

The SMU Express 768 shuttles will operate the reduced “Out of Session” schedule from Monday May 17th through Monday August 16th. 

The "In Session Schedule" will resume on Monday  August 16th. Saturday service will resume on Saturday, August 28th.

The University will be closed no service on Labor Day Monday Sept. 6 

The 743 Museum Express shuttle will continue to operate its route as normal.

Community members can sign up for Rider Alerts at This will allow them to stay up-to-date with any new developments regarding this issue as well as any DART service alerts and/or disruptions that may occur at any time.  

Commuters can also track the SMU shuttles in real-time and receive notifications by downloading the DoubleMap app or use the website at  

New Track the SMU Express or Museum Shuttle Here or go to Powered by DoubleMap shuttle tracking system

    Operates when regular undergraduate classes are not in session: Winter Break, Spring Break, Summer Break, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Good Friday. Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.  No Saturday service when classes are not in session.  SMU Express 768 Non-Session schedules 

Learn more about campus parking options on SMU's Athletics game days.

Candidates and guests attending Commencement activities at SMU, may park in any of the University's parking facilities:

Binkley Parking Center- Located at the corner of Binkley Avenue and Ownby Drive
Mustang Parking Center- Located off Bush Avenue by the Residential Commons
Moody Parking Center- Located at Airline Road and SMU Boulevard
Airline Parking Center- Located at Airline Road and Daniel Avenue
Meadows Parking Center- Located between Bishop Blvd and Ownby Drive
U Lot- Located at Airline Road and University Blvd
Hillcrest Parking Center- Located at 5906 Hillcrest Avenue

Please click here for additional information on Commencement and parking information