Rice University Parking


We're glad you've decided to visit Rice University. Whether you’re here to attend classes, take part in an event, or simply stroll our lovely grounds, we want your experience to be an enjoyable one. And of course, that means being able to park quickly and easily. We hope our website will serve as your compass for parking at Rice. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Parking Registration: Choose 'Purchase A Permit' or click here.

New credit card reader technology for visitors: see PDF file on how to use - click here

Rice internal customers and departments: Choose the 'Parking Account' button. Login with your net ID and password to get to helpful forms for easy submission (e.g. validation requests, contractor hangtags, update current vehicle information, event information, etc...)

Rice Athletic event parking information

Contact the Rice Parking Office for RV or any other large vehicle parking (e.g. buses, oversized vehicles that will take up more than one normal parking space, or trailers).


Parking permits for the next academic year can be purchased as early as July 1 of each year. We encourage customers to buy a permit early to get a space. If at any time you find your preferred lot full, please review Permits and Their Rights page to know where else you may park with your permit. Riders can now track TMC shuttles live! See more on the TMC Shuttle Services page.

Contact Us

Transportation Parking Parking Enforcement
Transportation Office, 713-348-5223
Elizabeth Gbordzoe - Dept Manager
Facilities & Operations, 713-348-2020
Michael J. Morgan - Director of Parking Operations
Enforcement (Citations), 713-348-3956
Jessica Solomon - Director, Finance & Administrative Services