Parking News


New, free parking options for Galveston Campus 

Employee and student commuters to the Galveston Campus now have two options for free, non-contract parking. Approximately 180 spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis daily in two locations:

  •  Barracuda Street Lot between 4th Street/Holiday Drive and 6th Street, behind the Primary Care Pavilion
  • FH Lot at Mechanic Street and Ferry Road

 These options are available to faculty, staff and students, including those who occasionally travel to the Galveston Campus from other UTMB or remote work locations.

 In coming months, the university will implement a Galveston shuttle system that will allow the return of free faculty/staff/student parking in the large Seawall Lot (entrance on 4th Street/Holiday Drive, behind Walgreen’s). Stay tuned for more details on dates and routes. When the Seawall lot is open and the shuttle available, UTMB will have 620 parking spots that are free and first-come, first-served.

 These changes are part of an effort by UTMB leadership to create a range of parking options to meet the diverse needs of our workforce.

 Other commuting options include the Park & Ride shuttle between Galveston and League City/Webster, as well as van- and carpools. For more information, visit the Public Transit and Commuting web page. For more information on parking options, visit the Parking Facilities webpage.

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