Faculty, staff and students who ride bicycles on campus are subject to all state laws pertaining to bicycles. The University Police Department (UPD) does not require the registration of bicycles but strongly suggests registration for identification purposes. The purpose of registration is to prevent theft and assist in the recovery of stolen bicycles.

Fleet Services

Fleet Services provide economical, high-quality and safe vehicles for A&M-Commerce faculty, staff and students for official university business. Faculty, staff and students who wish to reserve a vehicle should contact the Motor Pool Coordinator with the Transportation Services. Reservations should be made well in advance of the planned departure. In addition, all faculty, staff and students who drive a university vehicle must have a Department of Motor Vehicle Record (DMV) check and will be assigned a driver rating.


All vehicles, as defined by state laws, parked on the A&M-Commerce campus must be registered with the University Police Department and the permit must be visibly displayed. Current parking permits are required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Faculty, staff and students with blue permits are allowed to park in blue, purple and green areas only. Parking is not allowed in areas restricted by signs, including but not limited to, areas not designed as a parking space, admission guest areas, disabled zones, improper zones, loading zones and service vehicle areas. At the beginning of each fall semester, faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to purchase parking permits online and pick them up at the Cashier's Office in the McDowell Business Administration Building between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Any faculty, staff and students who miss this deadline should purchase their permits directly from the Cashier's Office during these hours.

Purchase of a parking decal does not guarantee the holder a parking space on the premises of A&M-Commerce.

A&M-Commerce Policies and Guidelines Related to Transportation:

All vehicles operated or parked on university premises must be registered with the University Police Department, and a valid permit must be visibly displayed.

Visitor permits may be obtained at the cashier windows at the front entrance of McDowell Administration Building or accessed online.

Enrolled students, faculty and staff of A&M-Commerce must purchase permits to park on the A&M-Commerce campus. Permits expire on August 31 each year. The cost for a parking permit is $80. If purchased in the spring or summer, the cost is $64 and $48 respectively, but they still expire on August 31 of that year.

For residents of Prairie Crossing, the yearly parking permit is $120.

Permits for students, faculty and staff may be purchased in person at the cashier windows at the front entrance of McDowell Administration Building. Permits are also available online through MyLEO.

Campus map with parking lots outlined.


All students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to display the appropriate parking permit in their car to park in university parking lots. Community members must purchase a contractual permit. Guests must obtain a free visitor parking permit. These permits can be purchased at the McDowell Administration Building or online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I park after 3 p.m. without a permit?

No, you must have a current parking permit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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If I am a visitor to the campus how can I avoid getting a parking citation?

If your business is at the McDowell Administration building, you can park for 30 minutes in the front without getting a citation. If you are going to be on campus for longer, visit the cashier’s window at the front entrance of the McDowell Administration building for a complimentary visitor’s permit.  Visitor permits may also be obtained online here.

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I am a student at the Metroplex Campus, Do I still need a parking permit the few times I come to the Commerce Campus?

Yes, everyone must have an A&M-Commerce parking permit.  You may pick up a temporary permit at the cashier’s window in the Business Administration building.

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Who is eligible for a faculty/staff parking permit?

Full-time faculty/staff, part-time employees who are not students, retired faculty/staff, faculty members on modified retirement, adjunct professors, and contractual employees (Sodexo employees, etc…) are eligible for a faculty/staff parking permit.

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What should I do if my parking permit is stolen?

It is important that you file a report with the UPD immediately.  This can avoid any citations being placed on your record after you filed the report.

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If I get a citation, can I appeal it?

Yes, you have five days from the receipt of your citation to file an appeal. 

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