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 MayTerm or Summer 2022 may order the permit for Summer 2022 online for a  discounted flat rate (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 Fall 2022 will be available after class registration July 25th. 
  • 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.

2022-23 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Student and Employee "Decal Permits" have been replaced by "Virtual Permits" using License Plate Recognition software to validate the permit in the system.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 Summer enforcement schedule is in effect 

Summer enforcement schedule begins May 16th and continues through August 8th

  • Regular Permit and metered parking areas are enforced for Summer is enforced  Monday to  Friday 7 a.m. to 5 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  student commuter "orange" on the campus parking map.
  • Lettered employee lots (Blue) remain parking by assignment only and the appropriate permit is required until 5pm, any SMU Permit can use after 5pm.
  • 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.

Fall enforcement schedule will begin August 8th continue through December 23rd

• Enforcement hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Friday 
• Permits are required to park your car on campus
• Students with valid SMU parking permits may park based on type of permit resident permit in yellow areas or student commuter permit in orange areas
• Lettered employee lots remain parking by assignment only and the appropriate permit is still required during summer  
• Employees park in designated employee areas based on their permit.
• Spring parking enforcement begins on January 3rd after Winter Break.

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" 



Links to the printable campus parking map and to the interactive campus map are below 

Campus Parking Map 

SMU Interactive Campus Map

or view QR Code below


Toys for Tickets 2022

Toys for Tickets will be accepted at the SMU Parking and ID Card Services location in the Hughes Trigg Student Center.
This opportunity allows drivers to pay off unpaid parking tickets by donating toys of equal or greater value with the receipt. Ticket dismissal applies only to unpaid SMU parking tickets issued for unauthorized parking, parking without a permit, overtime parking, or improper display of a permit. To participate in the Toys for Tickets exchange, drivers must bring their parking tickets and a receipt for the toys by December 9th.

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 spy-by-space and select parking centers on the campus.

Visitors will be able to use the app on-street throughout the campus pay-by-space 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 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 3.00. 





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 Summer or Fall  2022 semester's classes, have a photo ID and your current US cellphone registered on your account as the "Mobile" number to be eligible to download a 2022 student DART GoPass transit pass. 

Your new 2022  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 2022 DART Transit GoPass is valid from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2022.

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- DART 440 Shuttle bus

SMU Express 768

SMU Express DART 440 routes

Take an easy ride to class, shopping and fun on DART with a DART Transit Pass. Request your pass through the SMU Parking and ID Card Services Office, and you have unlimited access to DART Rail and buses. 

New SMU Express Blue Route shuttle route and map

SMU Express Red Route takes you to campus, popular student apartment areas and nearby stores, services and restaurants. And you can connect to the DART Rail Red, Blue or Orange Line and other buses at SMU/Mockingbird Station.

Out of session (2 shuttles) schedule begins on Monday, May 16th and ends on Monday, August 22nd

• No Service on November 25 (Thanksgiving) and  December 25 (Christmas Day).
• No Service January 1 (New Year Day).

* Please Note - As part of the DART’s systemwide redesign, the SMU Express shuttle route designation will change from route 768 to route 440.  The Museum Express shuttle route designation will change from  route 743 to route 442.  Both the SMU Express and Museum Express shuttles will continue to operate along their current route pathways, only the route numbers will change.  

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

Pony Up! 

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 

Contact Us

Please email us at or  call 214-768-7275 for additional information or assistance.
If you are a student or employee please include your SMU ID number.

Open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., including the lunch hour.

The last ID is printed at 4:15 p. m. weekdays - 

Physical Address

Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer Street, Suite 107 (Formerly Suite 216)
Dallas, TX 75275

Mailing address

PO Box 750412
Dallas, TX 75275