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The 2019 FOOTBALL Season has Arrived

The Houston Cougars are ready to take on the 2019 football season. With five home games on the schedule, 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. 24.

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.

2019 Home game schedule

  • Saturday, Sept. 7 – 7 p.m. (vs. Prairie View A&M)
  • Saturday, Oct. 12 - 2:30 p.m. (vs. Cincinnati)
  • Thursday, Oct. 24 - 6:30 p.m. (vs. SMU)
  • Saturday, Nov. 16 - 2:30 p.m. (vs. Memphis)
  • Saturday, Nov. 30 - TBA (vs. Navy)

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, Nov. 12, 2019 

Traffic and parking on campus will be impacted and congested on game days this season.

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.  

Timeline of Road and Lot Closures

Faculty, staff and students needing to park on campus and not going to the game:

  • Students and faculty/staff with a valid UH parking permit will be allowed to park in lots 4A, 19B, 21A, 21B, the East Garage and Remote Campus all day, space permitting.
  • Please be aware that you may be asked by parking lot attendants to show your current parking permit for entry.
  • The Welcome Center Student Garage will be available for any student, faculty and staff with a valid UH parking permit to park in starting four hours prior to game time.
  • Garage 5 will be cash only starting four hours prior to the game. Permit holders will not be allowed in unless they pay the cash fee.
  • A shuttle between Remote Campus and the Student Center will run during Saturday games to assist those who park at Remote Campus. The shuttle will begin four hours before kickoff and will end approximately one hour after the game ends. 

Please continue below for more details and a full schedule of lot and road closures:

MIDNIGHT before the game: Zones A, B, E and F will be closed. Vehicles must be moved out of these locations by that time or they may be towed.

MIDNIGHT before the game: The entrances to the Stadium Parking Garage will be closed and remain inaccessible all day, but vehicles already in the garage will not be towed and do not have to be moved.

SEVEN 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.

FOUR HOURS before kickoff: The following lots and garages will convert to cash entry, but students, faculty and staff with a valid current UH parking permit will be allowed in by showing the attendant their permit: 19B, 21A, 21B, 4A, East Garage and Welcome Center Student Garage.

FOUR HOURS before kickoff: The following lots and garages will convert to cash entry: 6A, 19E, 19C, 17C, 17B, 17D, 1A, Garage 5, and the Welcome Center Garage (Faculty/staff garage)**.

**Faculty/Staff WC Garage permit holders will be able to access the garage through the gate on Entrance 4 (between the garage and the Hilton)

Remote Campus Shuttle

A shuttle will be running between the main campus and the Remote Campus lots at the UH Technology Bridge beginning four 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 at Remote Campus 

All parkers with a valid current UH permit will be permitted to park in the Remote Campus lots at the Technology Bridge free of charge all day, so members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to park there.

Shuttles will take people to and from campus, which is only a mile away. You can track the shuttles in real time here.

If you do not know where the Technology Bridge 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 

UH students with a valid ID, as well as anyone with a valid game ticket, are permitted to ride the METRORail to and from TDECU Stadium 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 Game (Oct. 24)

Updated Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 

Mobility and parking on campus will be extremely impacted and congested during the Thursday home game on Oct. 24.

This date will see thousands of Cougar football fans 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.

Timeline of Road and Lot Closures

Faculty, staff and students needing to park on campus and not going to the game:

  • Students and faculty/staff with a current UH parking permit will be allowed to park in lot 4A and at Remote Campus all day (marked in yellow on the Thursday Game Parking Map).
  • If parking prior to 3:30 p.m., students and faculty/staff may also park in their normal area if it’s marked in blue, yellow, yellow with stripes, or gray/not marked on the Thursday Game Parking Map.

Do not leave your vehicle in lots 8A, 12A, 12B, 16B, 16E or the closed portion of 15C beginning at midnight before the game or else it will be subject to being towed. These areas are marked in red on the Thursday Game Day Parking Map.

Please continue below for more details and a full schedule of lot and road closures:

MIDNIGHT before the game: The following parking areas will be closed and vehicles must be moved from those lots by midnight before the game or they risk being towed.

  • All of Zones B and F (Lots 16B and 12A)
  • Portions of Zone A and E (Lots 8A and 16E)
  • Faculty/Staff lots 12B and half of 15C

MIDNIGHT before the game: The student and 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.-NOON Thursday: All Cougar Line shuttle routes will be operating as usual.

NOON Thursday: Cullen Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic from Holman to Cougar Place. It will re-open approximately 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 PGH/Zone E route will stop running for the day.

NOON Thursday: Zone Circulator 1, Zone Circulator 2, and the PGH/Remote Campus route will be rerouted as a result of the closure of Cullen Boulevard. There will be no service to the PGH shuttle stop and Fleming shuttle stop after noon. All other stops on these three  routes will not be affected.

3:30 P.M. Thursday: The following parking areas 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 3:30 p.m., however, will NOT have to be moved.

  • Remainder of Zone A (Lots 16D and 16G)
  • Part of Zone C (Lots 19C, 19B and 21A)
  • Part of Zone E (Lot 9C)
  • Faculty/Staff Ungated and Gated lots 6A, 9B, 19E, 17C, 17D, 17B and the remaining half of 15C

3:30 P.M. Thursday: The East Garage, Garage 5, Welcome Center 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. Students, faculty and staff will be able to access the East Garage by showing the parking attendant their valid UH parking permit.

3:30 P.M. ThursdayThe faculty/staff entrance to the Stadium Parking Garage will be closed. Faculty/staff who have a Stadium Garage permit will instead be 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.

9 P.M. Thursday: The PGH/Remote Campus and Student Center/Remote Campus Cougar Line routes will stop running at their usual time.

ONE HOUR after end of game: Football parking shuttle service to UH Technology Bridge Remote Campus lots ends.

 

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 @ Remote Campus - Your BEST option for campus parking after 3:30 P.M.

All parkers with a current UH parking permit will be permitted to park in the Remote Campus lots at UH Technology Bridge all day, so the campus community is strongly encouraged to park there.

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

If you do not know where the Technology Bridge 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 

UH students with a valid ID, as well as anyone with a valid game ticket, are permitted to ride the METRORail to and from TDECU Stadium 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.