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Campus Parking on Game Day

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Thursday games ONLY:

The 2017 FOOTBALL Season has Arrived

Armed with a new head coach, the Houston Cougars are ready to take on the 2017 football season. With six homes games on the docket, the campus is ready to welcome all gameday attendees; however, the influx of visitors will present some challenges to individuals, including faculty, staff and students traveling to and parking on campus during these games, especially the weeknight game scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19.

For important information regarding the impact these games will have on the parking lots, garages and streets on campus, please read through this site, bookmark and check it regularly to use it to help you adjust your plans and make game days run as smoothly as possible. Start planning now to lessen the impact it will have on you.

2017 Home game schedule

  • Saturday, Sept. 16 - 7 p.m. (vs. Rice)
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 - 11 a.m. (vs. Texas Tech)
  • Saturday, Oct. 7 - 6 p.m. (vs. SMU)
  • Thursday, Oct. 19 - 7 p.m. (vs. Memphis)*
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 - 11 a.m. (vs. East Carolina)
  • Friday, Nov. 24 - 11 a.m. (vs. Navy)

    *Please note that the game scheduled on Oct. 19 is expected to present the biggest parking and transportation challenges, as it takes place on Thursday.

If you are a Cougar football fan who is looking for information on where to park on game day, please visit this website.


Campus parking plan for Saturday Games

Updated Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Traffic and parking on campus will be impacted and congested on game days this season, especially on Thursday, Oct. 19.

To help give you an idea of the impacts, below is a timeline of the various road, parking lot and garage closures taking place during these games. The lot and garage closures are also depicted on this map.  

PLEASE NOTE: Students with a current UH parking permit will be allowed to park in lots 4A, 8A and ERP all day, space permitting. Faculty/Staff with a current UH parking permit will be allowed to park in lot 4A and ERP all day, space permitting.  

Timeline of Road and Lot Closures

MIDNIGHT before the game: The following parking lots will close. All vehicles not moved before that time are subject to relocation at owner's expense.
9B, 9C, 12A, 15C, 16B, 16D, 16E, 16G, 18A

MIDNIGHT before the game: The entrances to the Stadium Parking Garage will be closed and remain inaccessible all day.

MIDNIGHT before the game: Parking lot 8A closes, but faculty, staff and students who show a current UH parking permit will be allowed to enter. Vehicles DO NOT need to be moved and will not be towed.

7 Hours Before Kickoff: Cullen Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic from Holman to Cougar Place. It will re-open one hour after the game ends. Access to Entrance 14 will remain available for emergency vehicles and necessary deliveries.

4 Hours Before Kickoff: The East Garage will convert to cash only. Individuals with permits will be turned away, per the game day policy.

4 Hours Before Kickoff: The following lots and garages will convert to cash-only.
1E, 6A, 17B, 17C, 17D, 19C, 19E, 20A, 20C, 21B, East Garage*, Welcome Center** and Welcome Center Student Garage**.

*Individuals with permits for this garage will have to pay cash to enter after the conversion
**Individuals with permits for this garage will NOT have to pay cash to enter after the conversion.

ERP Shuttle

A shuttle will be running between the main campus and ERP beginning 4 hours before kickoff and will stop an hour after the game ends. Please keep this in mind as you make your plans for the day. 

Alternative Options

To avoid the anticipated campus congestion, faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to do one of the following, instead of parking on campus as usual.

Park @ ERP - 

All parkers with a current UH permit will be permitted to park in the ERP lots free of charge all day, so members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to park here.

Shuttles will take people to and from the main campus, which is only a mile away.

If you do not know where the ERP is located, click here to view a map and here for directions.

PLEASE NOTE, these lots are expected to reach capacity during peak times on Thursday.

Ride METRORail for Free 

Students, faculty and staff with a valid Cougar Card ID will be permitted to ride the METRORail for free on HOME football game days.  METRO buses provide another option; however, riders will be responsible for their fare.

Carpool to campus

In an effort to decrease the number of vehicles traveling to and parking on campus, all Coogs are strongly encouraged to carpool to campus with each other.

 If you are a Cougar football fan who is looking for information on where to park on game day, please visit this website.


Campus parking plan for Thursday Games

Updated Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mobility and parking on campus will be extremely impacted and congested on Thursday, Oct. 19.

On this date, thousands of Cougar football fans will flood UH while thousands of faculty, staff and students are reporting to campus for work and class. It is important for everyone to be aware of the parking options that day and to have a plan in place.

Below is a timeline of the various road, parking lot and garage closures taking place that day. The lot and garage closures are also depicted on this map.   

PLEASE NOTE: Parking and Transportation will not enforce the “no parking down policy” on Thursday, Oct. 19.

This means that all faculty, staff and students with a current UH parking permit will be allowed to park in any non-restricted lot on this map that is marked yellow (all day) and blue (before 4 p.m.).

Timeline of Road and Lot Closures             

MIDNIGHT before the game: Parking lots 8A, 12A, 12B, 16B, 16E and half of 15C will be closed. Vehicles must be moved from those lots by that time or they may be towed.

MIDNIGHT before the game: The student/visitor entrances to the Stadium Garage will be closed and remain inaccessible all day Thursday. Individuals who normally park in the garage should view this map for alternative parking locations.

7 A.M. Thursday: The Cougar Line's PGH/ERP and Student Center/ERP routes will be rerouted and will run until midnight after the game. See the full schedule of shuttle routes for Oct. 19.

NOON Thursday: Cullen Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic from Holman to Cougar Place. It will re-open one hour after the game ends. Access to Entrance 14 will remain available for emergency vehicles and necessary deliveries.

NOON Thursday: The Cougar Line's Cullen Oaks Route will stop running for the day.

4 P.M. Thursday: Parking lots 1B, 6A, 9B, 9C, 16D, 16G, 18A, 19C, 20A, 20C, 21B and the remaining half of 15C will transition to football game day parking, which means a donor parking pass or cash will be required to enter. Cars parked in these lots prior to 4 p.m., however, will NOT have to be moved.

4 P.M. Thursday: The East Garage and Welcome Center Student Garage will transition to game day cash parking. Faculty/staff who normally park in the Welcome Center garage may still access the bottom floor of the Welcome Center Garage through the faculty/staff entrance off of Entrance 4. Individuals who normally park in the East garage should view this map for alternative parking locations.

4 P.M. ThursdayThe faculty/staff entrance to the Stadium Parking Garage will be closed. Faculty/staff who normally park in the garage are able to access the bottom floor of the Welcome Center Garage faculty/staff entrance off of Entrance 4 or can view this map for alternative parking locations.

MIDNIGHT after the game: The PGH/ERP and Student Center/ERP Cougar Line routes will stop running.

 

Alternative Options

To avoid the anticipated campus congestion, faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to do one of the following, instead of parking on campus as usual.

Park @ ERP - Your BEST option for campus parking after 4 P.M.

Individuals with a current UH parking permit will be permitted to park in the ERP lots free of charge all day, so the campus community is strongly encouraged to park here. Shuttles will take people to and from the main campus, which is only a mile away.

If you do not know where the ERP is located, click here to view a map and here for directions.

PLEASE NOTE, these lots are expected to reach capacity during peak times on Thursday.

 

Ride METRO for Free 

Students, faculty and staff with a current Cougar Card ID will be permitted to ride the METRORail for free all day on Thursday, Oct. 19. Students with a current Cougar Card ID are also permitted  to ride METRO buses for free during the month of October. Faculty and staff can use METRO buses but will be responsible for covering the cost of their fare. 

METRORail Park & Rides

METRORail riders are encouraged to park at one of the following locations, although space is limited.

  • Northline Transit Center - 7813 Fulton St. - No charge
  • South Fannin - 1505 W. Bellfort Ave. - $3 METRO parking feePlease use this map to choose which location is best for you.

Carpool to campus

In an effort to decrease the number of vehicles traveling to and parking on campus, all Coogs are strongly encouraged to carpool to campus with each other. 

If you are a Cougar football fan who is looking for information on where to park on game day, please visit this website.