Frontier Fiesta, the university's annual student-run, student-led festival, is just around the corner. To prepare for the event, lots near TDECU Stadium will be unavailable, beginning as early as Friday, March 13.

A detailed map of all of the parking lot closures can be found below.

Options for parking during Frontier Fiesta

Use the Energy Research Park. Located at 5000 Gulf Freeway, just a few minutes from the rest of the main campus, the ERP has more than 500 parking spaces available for students, staff and faculty. During Frontier Fiesta, even more spaces will be made available. After parking at ERP, people can take a shuttle bus back to the main campus and back. This will be your best bet to find a parking space on campus if you arrive after 9 a.m. To find out more information about parking at ERP, visit Those who park at ERP can find out how soon the next shuttle bus will arrive by going to on their smart phones or on their laptops.

Students, faculty and staff may want to consider carpooling or taking public transportation. To check out a map that shows current Metro bus stops and which route lines they are associated with, click here. This more-detailed map shows all the Metro lines in Houston that lead directly to the UH campus. If you live in the suburbs of Houston, this map details what Metro lines servicing those areas will get riders to the UH campus.

Students can check on the availability of spots in lots 8A and 9C, which are located southeast of the intersection of Wheeler and Cullen. Faculty and staff may also park in these lots. Leek Street gravel lots 16E, 16J, 16I, 16H and 18A on the west side of Cullen, just north of Elgin, can be used. Lot 21B, which is off of Calhoun, can be used. Remember, though, all these lots fill up quickly. We highly recommend people park at ERP!

Here are a few tips when coming to campus

Get here early! Itís easier to find a good parking space on campus in the morning. The later you arrive, the further away youíll have to park.

Use Twitter to get the latest traffic and parking updates. Follow
@UHTraffic, which posts regular updates about parking conditions across campus, including when certain lots are full.

Carpool with a fellow student or employee.

Ride the bus. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has stops across campus and has numerous routes that provide transportation to campus.
Check them out: and

Go online to see which lots are full, and how much at capacity other lots are. The map can be found

Make things easier on yourself: Use the shuttles!

During Frontier Fiesta and the two weeks leading up to it, students, faculty and staff may find themselves parking in lots across campus that they usually donít park in.

We encourage these people to utilize the Cougar Line, the shuttle bus system offered by UH Parking and Transportation. The shuttle bus will help get you across campus faster. The Cougar Line has three routes:

Campus Loop
The Campus Loop carries passengers in a continuous loop around the perimeter of the campus.
Click here to view a map of the route.

Eastwood/ERP Line
This route shuttles riders to and from the Energy Research Park to the University Center, with a stop at the Metro Eastwood Transit Center.
Click here to view a map of the route.

Outer Loop
The Outer Loop shuttles passengers from the Bayou Oaks, Cullen Oaks and Cambridge Oaks apartment communities, as well as the 4A, 8A, 9B and 9C parking lots to Entrance 14 and back.
Click here to view a map of the route and stop locations.

While waiting at a shuttle stop, check Cougar Trax on your smart phone at or on your laptop at to see when the next bus will arrive. The system uses a state-of-the-art GPS system to ensure accuracy.

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