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Relaxed Parking

There are certain times of the year when non-restrictive parking is in effect. These relaxed parking rules allow anyone with a valid University of Houston parking permit to park in any non-restricted space in any ungated lot, regardless of the day or time. This does not include the evening-weekend permit, which can only be used on campus after 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, and all day weekends.

Relaxed parking is in effect:

  • Spring break (entire spring break week)
  • Thanksgiving break (3 p.m. Wednesday before Thanksgiving until 7 a.m. Monday)
  • Winter break (3 p.m. on the last day of fall semester classes until 7 a.m. the first day of spring semester)
  • Summer (last day of spring classes through day prior to first day of fall classes)
  • On the following holidays: MLK Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day
There are nine ungated lots on campus that do not allow overnight parking between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. This map details the location of those lots. The relaxed parking rules DO NOT apply to these lots. If you park in these lots between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. – even when relaxed parking is in effect – your vehicle will be towed.