NOTE: SMU student, employee, retiree, and SMU Sponsored Membership types are NOT eligible for Dedman Center Member Parking, and must acquire on-campus parking from the SMU Parking and ID Card Office.

Complimentary On-Campus Parking: Purchase of membership listed below or greater than 9-month duration (not accumulated):

  • Community Bundled Annual
  • Community Individual 9-Month or Annual
  • Community Spouse-Partner Monthly > 9-Months
  • Alumni Bundled Annual
  • Alumni Individual 9-Month or Annual
  • Alumni Spouse-Partner Monthly > 9-Months

Complete Form Below to Request Parking.

Purchase On-Campus Parking: Membership types listed below, or a membership duration less than 9-months must purchase Dedman Member On-Campus Parking from the Dedman Center’s front desk:

  • Community or Alumni Individual 3 or 6 Month
  • Community or Alumni Additional Spouse-Partner Monthly < 9 months
  • Student Spouse-Partner
  • Faculty/Staff Bundled (Spouse-Partner Only)
  • Faculty/Staff Additional Spouse-Partner
  • Retiree Bundled (Spouse-Partner Only)
  • Retiree Additional Spouse-Partner
  • Special
  • All Adult Child Dependent Memberships

REQUIRED at time of request below or purchase:

  • Primary Phone and Email
  • Primary Mailing Address
  • Vehicle Make and Model
  • Vehicle Year and Color
  • Vehicle License Plate and State 


  • Dedman Member On-Campus Parking is based on a calendar year (date of purchase-Dec 31 of current year) and will not correspond with membership enrollment dates.
  • Dedman Member Card is required to enter Mustang Circle Parking Center.
  • Parking permits are issued to the individual member, not the vehicle. Individual member is only permitted a single parking permit. Individual may register up to 2 different vehicles to a single permit.
  • Citations will be issued for multiple vehicles registered under one individual parked on-campus at the same time.
  • On-campus parking permits are based on the vehicle license plate number. When purchasing or requesting parking, confirm the correct vehicle license plate number entered.
  • On-campus Permits will receive a virtual permit via email from the SMU Parking and ID Card Office. The email will contain important information and instructions to manage your parking account such as but not limited to: add/remove vehicles, change license plate numbers, edit contact information, pay citations, etc.

FAQ & Map


Using Your Dedman Member Card:

  • Tolltags are not activated for SMU Parking and currently not available to Dedman Members.
  • Ensure card is not physically damaged or badly bent. If so, a replacement may be purchased.
  • Minimize interference by presenting the card only. Some credit cards, wallets or ID card holders will prevent the reader from recognizing the signal.
  • Present card properly by placing the card flat against the reader with picture facing you but directly on the reader for 2 seconds (see below)


Additional Resources

  • Jumpstart Your Workout! (PDF) Discover the number of of calories burned while walking from the various parking garages to the Dedman Center.
  • Parking and ID Cards Services Office: 214-768-7275
  • SMU Police: Emergencies dial 911 from a campus phone or 214-768-3333; Non-Emergencies: 214-768-3388

Any questions, comments, suggestions regarding the SMU Recreational Center website should be directed to, or at the Main Desk at 214-768-3374.