Parking Information for Parents

SMU provides several options for our visitors to either purchase a temporary parking permit or use the park and pay machines or Park Mobile pay by space options located through campus.

Temporary parking permits may be obtained from the Parking and ID Card Services Office Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at $10.00 per day, online using the My Parking Account option and setting up a guest account in the system to order and print a daily, weekly or monthly parking permit for your visit. Maps and information are based on the current academic year. Parents, family and guests should park in visitor parking locations on campus when visiting. Loading/unloading should be pre-coordinated with the parking office if not occuring during a scheduled campus wide resident move in or move out day and time frame.

Parking is enforced year round. Parking is enforced during student breaks like Fall and Spring Break, Summer and Winter breaks. 

Maps and Parking Information

ID Card Information for Parents

SMU Student ID CardYour student's ID card is much more than an official University ID.  From dining on campus to checking out books at Fondren library, the ID card is your student's passport to life at SMU. We do not issue ID cards to parents.