MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Parking updates 

Updated May 5, 2021

Students can click here to get information about student parking or off-peak parking contracts available across the Texas Medical Center. Some of these options allow you to access multiple lots during off-peak hours. Please note that students should verify all parking rates and discounts before securing a parking contract. 

MD Anderson-owned garages and lots: MD Anderson is continuing rate reductions at its garages and lots for the month of May.Departmental parking cards, as well as parking contracts for vendors and contractors aren’t eligible for the reduced rate and will be charged the full rate each month.

If you’re paid twice a month, you will see a parking deduction from your May 5 paycheck and no deduction on your April 20 check. If you get paid once a month you will see a parking deduction with the reduced rate on your May 1 paycheck. How MD Anderson parking rates are determined moving forward for hybrid employees working both on campus and remotely will be shared in the coming months. Until a decision is made, monthly-reduced rate contracts will be considered on a month-to-month basis.

  • Changes to MD Anderson 1MC garage access and parking starting Feb. 11: As MD Anderson prepares for the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Mid Campus Building 1 (1MC), the cancer center will be making adjustments to the buildings garage access and parking locations starting Thursday, Feb. 11. Contract parkers and visitors should use the Bertner Avenue entrance and exit and park on Level 3, 5, and above. The Braeswood entrance and exit and parking Levels 1, 2, and 4 will be used for the vaccination clinics. These parking policies will be in place until further notice. As a reminder, you may request an escort to get you safely to your vehicle at any time. To do so, contact UT Police at 713-792-2890.

UTHealth-owned garages and lots: Auxiliary Enterprises-Parking Services will resumed standard rates for all monthly parking contracts in UTHealth-owned garages and lots on October 1, 2020.

Individuals who self-pay every month by check or credit card will need to ensure their monthly payment now covers the standard parking rate for the garage or lot.

Parking discounts previously offered on transient rates have been discontinued.

An alternative to parking at UT buildings is the UT South Campus surface lot across the street from the Recreation Center. The fee for this lot is $40 per month. There is an express shuttle from the lot to North campus, which is sanitized frequently, marked for social distancing, and staffed with masked drivers. Any concerns with the shuttle can be directed to or by calling 713-500-8400.

Please direct any questions to or James Smiley, director of parking and shuttle services, at or 713-500-8403.

TMC-owned garages and lots returned to regular contract parking and garage rates in June 2020 and there are no discounts currently available. However, the TMC offers Value Passes, which offer discounted rates and unlimited in-and-out privileges. Learn more about this program here.

TMC 2021 parking rates for visitor lots: There are small adjustments to visitor rates, including new hourly ranges. The following are the 2021 hourly visitor rates:

• 15 minutes – 1 hour: $5
• 1 – 2 hours: $9 (was $8)
• 2 – 3 hours: $10 (new)
• 3 – 4 hours: $12 (new)
• 4 – 24 hours: $13
• Lost ticket: $25

 If you have questions, please send an email to

**NOTE ABOUT ALL PARKING CONTRACTS: Parking contracts may be terminated, but not suspended. If you choose to terminate your contract, you may be waitlisted when you reapply.

Safety escorts to vehicles at night

If you are on campus and feel unsafe walking to your vehicle at night, you can request a courtesy escort from UT Police by dialing 713-792-2890. This service is available from 6:30 p.m.- 5 a.m. Click here to learn more about this program and other campus safety features.

MD Anderson/UTHealth/TMC shuttle updates

Updated on Sept. 16, 2020

MD Anderson: As of March 27, MD Anderson employee shuttle service is no longer in service. Only the patient shuttle service will continue to operate. The school is working with MD Anderson leadership to see if this service can be reinstated for students. More information to come.

UTHealth: With the decrease in ridership, the UTHealth shuttle service is running two shuttles: one regular route, and one express route. Riders must wear masks and have a GSBS badge to access. Shuttles have modified seating to accommodate social distancing. You can track the UTHealth shuttles here.

TMC: GSBS students may use The Texas Medical Center shuttles to travel across campus. Every other shuttle seat is marked off to allow for social distancing and buses have limited capacity (22 riders for the bigger-sized buses; and 12-15 riders smaller-sized buses) to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To track TMC shuttles, please visit

METRO update

Starting May 18, 2020, limited service on select Metro Park & Ride routes will resume connecting riders traveling along all major freeway corridors to downtown. Park and Ride routes serving the Texas Medical Center will continue operating on a regular weekday schedule. Metro continues to encourage riders to use public transit for only essential trips. Click here for more information.

For more information about using Metro's services, please visit METRO's COVID-19 page for complete details.