Improved security, safety, and traffic flow, as well as the loss of existing parking due to campus and nearby Capitol complex development have made it necessary to create a comprehensive traffic, security, and parking plan for Texas Football game days.
As in the past, the overall allocation will be done in priority order according to your annual gift, using lifetime giving as a tie-breaker. Your feedback on lot and/or garage choices will be collected using a parking preference form and then used during allocation. If your parking choice(s) are still available when your parking is allocated, your choice will be used.
Eligible donors may submit their football parking preferences to The Longhorn Foundation one of three different ways. You may submit your preferences through your DonorNet account. A main benefit of selecting your parking preferences online is that you will automatically receive email confirmation of your choices. You may also return the postage paid form that is sent to eligible donors in the mail, or you may fax it to The Longhorn Foundation at (512) 471-7706. If you mail or fax your parking request form you will not receive any type of confirmation.
In addition to the feedback concerning your desired parking areas, you will also be given the opportunity to request to park with friends and/or family. If you choose this option, please keep in mind your parking will be allocated in order according to the donor with the lowest annual gift total.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine the donation amount needed for each parking area. Since parking will be allocated according to annual contribution level and donor preference, two factors that vary from year to year, the donation amount for a specific area is likely to change. For these reasons it will not be possible to predict the donation level necessary to receive a pass in a specific lot and/or garage.
Remember, to be eligible for football parking you must make your annual gift by the annual donation deadline and return your season ticket application by the priority deadline.
Patrons will receive a color coded parking permit for a single parking lot or garage in which you are assured a parking space. (Spaces are assured, not assigned. Exceptions to this policy are state parking garages A, B, G and Q where spaces remain first-come, first-served.)
How is parking allocated?
As in the past, the overall allocation will be done in priority order according to your annual gift, using lifetime giving as a tie-breaker. Your feedback on lot and/or garage choices will be collected using a Parking Request Form and then used during allocation. If your parking choice(s) are still available when your parking is allocated, your choice will be used.
In addition to the feedback concerning your desired parking areas, you will also be given the opportunity to request to park with friends and/or family. If you choose this option, please keep in mind you will be allocated in order according to the donor with the lowest annual gift total.
How can I submit my parking preferences online?
Donors may submit their parking preferences through DonorNet, which is used to renew Longhorn Foundation benefits and update donor information online. DonorNet is separate from your account with the Texas Box Office and works with The Longhorn Foundation database to store your donation history, contact information, and ticket/parking information.
Once logged in to your DonorNet account, a Longhorn/Bevo icon labeled "Parking Request Form" should appear below the DonorNet Menu on the left side of your account summary page. Simply click on this icon and complete your parking request form by choosing your preferred parking lot/garage order. If you would like, you may also list up to three friends/family to park with; you must include their full name and customer number. After you have chosen your preferred order and entered any friend/family information, simply click on "submit" and you will soon receive a confirmation email of your choices.
What if I do not have a DonorNet account or remember my log-in information?
• DonorNet User Guide
To create an account as an existing donor, you will need your customer number and email address that we have on file under your account. From the DonorNet "Sign In" page click on "Sign up for a new account". Here, it will ask for your customer number and email address. Once you have entered and submitted this information, you will receive a confirmation email that provides a link to activate your account. Once on the activation page, you may enter your desired username and password. After you have completed this step, you are ready to submit your parking preferences!
In the case that you have forgotten your account information, you can click on the "I forgot my password" link. Simply follow the directions and you will be ready to submit you parking preferences in no time!
How do I know that my preferences have been properly submitted and received?
After you have followed all of the steps on the DonorNet "Parking Request Form", and you have clicked on the "submit" button, you will soon receive a confirmation email that provides a summary of your parking preferences.
You will not receive confirmation if you mail or fax your parking preference form to The Longhorn Foundation.
After I have submitted my preferences on DonorNet, is there any way to change them?
Once you have submitted your parking preferences through DonorNet, you will not be able to change them. In the case that you change your mind or did not make the correct choices when submitting (prior to the deadline), you may use the "Contact Us" link on your DonorNet menu to email the necessary corrections. No changes may be made after July 3rd.
What does my parking permit color mean?
The color of your parking permit coincides with the colored lot/garage on the parking map. For example, if you have a light blue permit you only have access to the light blue parking lot/garage shown on the map. In order to manage traffic patterns around DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium on game days, parking permits for each lot or garage have been allocated according to the actual number of spaces in that lot/garage only.
Therefore, the only individuals who have access to those parking lots/garages are those who have the corresponding color permit. This will cut down on traffic delays and make it easier to travel to your designated lot/garage each game day. Additional security is also important in order to improve safety considerations at all Texas Football games.
My friends park in different lots. Is there a way I can switch my permit so we can tailgate together?
We are unable to make changes with any permits after allocation/distribution. We have exhausted our allotments in each parking lot/garage. Each space in every lot/garage has been accounted for and assigned.
I received a permit in a parking garage. May I switch to a surface lot so I can tailgate?
The best way to tailgate with friends is to determine a meeting point for each home game. You might want to check with your friends to see which parking lot/garage they have been allocated to find the best tailgating spot. There are several areas surrounding numerous parking garages that will provide excellent tailgating experiences. To avoid receiving a permit for a parking garage you may want to choose the "Surface Parking" option on your Football Parking Request Form. This will eliminate the possibility that your parking would be assigned in a parking garage.
If my designated lot/garage is full, can I park in another lot/garage?
Parking has been allocated according to the number of spaces in each parking lot/garage. Therefore, when you arrive at your designated parking lot/garage, you will be able to park at that time without having to drive and search for another parking lot/garage. This should make traffic flow much better and easier to navigate.
Exception: Parking in state parking garages A, B, G and Q is still first-come, first-served.
If there is available parking in a different lot/garage when I arrive, can I park in that lot/garage?
You will only have access to the parking lot/garage that corresponds with the color permit you have been allocated. In an attempt to more effectively manage traffic flow and improve security, each color permit will allow access into one specific parking lot/garage instead of several different and scattered lots/garages. The parking permit you have received assures you a parking space in the assigned lot/garage. (Exception: Parking in state parking garages A, B, G and Q is still first-come, first-served.) Please review new traffic patterns indicated on the traffic flow map and Longhorn Foundation lots/garages on the Longhorn Foundation parking map.
I have a purple-checkered permit. Am I assured a parking space in one of the assigned garages?
Although we have worked with several agencies to acquire as many additional parking lots/garages as possible, availability is still limited. As a result, spaces in the purple-checkered garages are only available on a first-come, first-served basis.
I have a purple-checkered parking permit. Can I park in any of the four state garages listed on the permit?
Yes, you have access to any of the four state garages (A, B, G and Q) listed on your permit. Again, these garages are first-come, first-served. These four additional state garages were acquired in order to make up for lost parking spaces that have occurred due to facility construction and strict security mandates.
Will I still be able to drive through San Jacinto Blvd. along the west side of the stadium?
Due to security and safety measures, access around DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium along San Jacinto Blvd. is restricted. Law enforcement security and safety requirements have been implemented in order to make the stadium as safe and secure as possible.
There will be several drop-off areas close to the stadium for your convenience. Please refer to the traffic flow map to find these drop-off points. San Jacinto Blvd. will be accessible from MLK Blvd. to 21st Street and from Dean Keeton to 24th Street with the designated permit. (Please refer to the Longhorn Foundation parking map if you have further questions.) All access to San Jacinto Blvd. will be limited to vehicles with designated parking permits only.
I have an ADA permit. Where will I be able to park?
Donors who have a 2012 Longhorn Foundation football parking permit may park in designated ADA areas and The Longhorn Foundation football parking permit will cover the cost. Patrons who do not have a Longhorn Foundation football parking permit must pay a fee. ADA parking areas are located along 21st Street, 24th Street, and Trinity St. near 23rd St. Limited ADA spaces are also available in Lot 20 and Lot 80. Please refer to the traffic flow map for details and to view pre- and postgame traffic flow. You must display your ADA permit at all times in order to access the different parking areas. The individual requiring ADA access must be present and able to show proper identification. Please remember, ADA parking is first-come, first-served. For questions regarding ADA parking and policies, please contact UT Parking and Transportation Services by email at email@example.com or by phone at (512) 471-7275. You can also visit their website at www.utexas.edu/parking for more information.
If you are unable to find an ADA parking space when you arrive, you may drop individuals at the following locations: 23rd St. at Robert Dedman Dr., 23rd St. at San Jacinto, 21st St. at San Jacinto, and MLK Blvd. at Trinity St. Please refer to The Longhorn Foundation 2012 Football parking map for a detailed overview of 2012 Football parking areas.
Will this year's parking permit be utilized for the entire season, or are there single game parking permits?
You will receive a booklet containing individual parking permits, one for each home game. Please present the correct permit for the corresponding home game or you will not be able to enter your assigned parking lot/garage. Parking permits need to be hung on your rearview mirror and must be displayed at all times.
If I lose my parking permit, can I get it replaced?
Parking permits are non-replaceable since each parking space in each lot/garage has been allocated.
Is tailgating permitted at all parking garages?
Yes. Please note in order to keep everyone safe you may not use grills of any kind. You may utilize any grass areas around the perimeter of your assigned parking garage.
Will I have to sign for my permit when it comes in the mail?
Yes, your parking permit will be mailed separately from your Football season tickets and it must be signed for upon arrival. A signature will be required for parking permits, just as a signature was required for football tickets.
What time can I enter my designated parking lot/garage on game day?
Longhorn Foundation parking lots/garages open at 7 a.m. on game day. Any vehicle left on University property prior to 7 a.m. on game day will be considered abandoned property and will be towed. No tailgating equipment (i.e. tents, chairs, grills, etc.) can be set up prior to 7 a.m. on game day. This includes the grass areas adjacent to parking spaces. All items set up before 7 a.m. will be confiscated by the UT Police Department.
May I request more than one parking permit?
Longhorn Foundation policy states that you may only receive one parking permit per account.
- Longhorn Foundation parking permits apply to vehicles only. Please do not rope or cordon off spaces for tents, grill, chairs, etc.
- Vehicles taking up more than one space will be ticketed.
- Tailgating equipment (i.e. tents, chairs, grills, etc.) cannot be set up prior to 7 a.m. on game day. This includes the grass lots/garages adjacent to parking spaces. All items set up before 7 a.m. will be confiscated by the UT Police Department.
- Please do not save a space for friends or family before they arrive.
- Patrons who fail to comply with Longhorn Foundation parking procedures may have their parking privileges revoked.