Holiday Hours & Schedule

Holiday Hours & Schedule

We value our staff members and understand the importance of taking a break during the holidays. Therefore, Commuter Service will modify or temporarily suspend transportation services for the remainder of the year.



Our main office will close from Dec. 24 - Jan. 2. If you need assistance, be sure to call or visit our office before 2 p.m. on Dec. 23.



The main campus shuttles, such as the Circulator, Blue Detour, Orange and Hospital On-Demand routes, will not operate from Dec. 24 - Jan. 1.

The university hospital shuttles will provide limited service during the holidays. The Hospital - TRAX route will only operate from 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. All other university hospital shuttles, including the Wasatch Express, BSB-University, Shoreline and HCI-Institute routes, will not operate from Dec. 24 - Jan. 1.

Visit to track all shuttles live.



The SafeRide program is designated for students and does not operate during academic breaks. Therefore, SafeRide will not be in-service from Dec. 24 - Jan. 1. Regular service will resume on Monday, Jan. 3.


Visit to view the holiday schedule for UTA buses, TRAX and FrontRunner trains.

Fuel for Finals Event

Fuel for Finals

Before taking your final exams, make a pit stop at the Fuel for Finals event on December 13 and 14 from 8 AM to 1 PM. Stationed in the newly-constructed Pepsi Trailer at the Stadium Lot, Commuter Services will provide students with free drinks and snacks. Thanks to our sponsor, Pepsi Co., energy drinks and other caffeinated beverages will be available for students who need an extra boost. Commuter Services will also serve snacks to ensure test-takers aren't running on empty (stomachs).

In addition to free snacks and drinks, Commuter Services will continue to offer the following transportation options during finals week:


For many students, finals week is not complete without a late-night study session on campus. Students who feel uncomfortable walking at night can request an on-demand ride to and from most locations on campus. SafeRide only operates within the university boundaries on weeknights from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Students must request a SafeRide through the TransLoc app, available on the App Store and Google Play

U After 3 Parking

Students with U permits may park in designated A permit parking lots after 3 p.m. This allows students with exams scheduled later in the day to park in lots closer to main campus during evening hours. Not all lots have this accommodation, so please read posted signage carefully. Check out the map of parking lots that allow 'U' permits after 3 p.m

Short-Term Parking

If you don’t have a parking permit, but would still like to park on campus during finals week, try one of the following short-term parking options:

  • Day Pass: A Day Pass allows you to park in a 'U' or 'A' lot for a day. The Day Pass price ranges from $5 to $16, depending on the time of day you'd like to park. Purchase a Day Pass online through the Parking Portal.
  • Kiosk lots: Students may pay the $2 hourly rate to park in the Union Lot, Marriott Library Lot, Business Lot or Student Life Center Lot. Visit the kiosk machines located within these lots to begin a session. You may also pay for your parking session directly on your phone by scanning the QR code displayed on the kiosk machine.
  • PayByPhone stalls: Students may pay the $2 hourly rate to park in PayByPhone stalls located in several lots on campus. Download the PayByPhone app to find a stall and begin a session.   


Campus Shuttle

The Campus Shuttles transports students to popular locations on campus, including the Union, residential areas, UTA bus stops and TRAX stations. This free service is available to all students. The Blue, Orange, and Circulator (previously known as the Night Route) shuttle routes will continue regular service throughout finals week. Visit to track all shuttle locations live, view estimated arrival times, and find the nearest stops.

Ride UTA

Students can avoid the stress of parking and driving by riding UTA instead. The TRAX Red Line and several UTA bus routes come directly to campus making public transportation accessible to students in the Wasatch Front.
Call (801) 581-6415 to learn more about parking and transportation options available on campus.

More U Stalls on Campus

More U Stalls on Campus

Commuter Service, the University department dedicated to providing transportation options to students, faculty and staff, is fully aware of the parking challenges on campus. Though our landscape combined with our population size is an unavoidable hurdle, we continuously search for transportation solutions to benefit our university community. 

Students are our priority, which is why Commuter Services converted 45 “A” stalls to “U” stalls. This change, effective immediately, allows more students with U permits to park in the following lots:

  • Stillwell Field Lot: 19 new stalls
  • Soccer Lot: 26 new stalls

The additional U stalls will provide more parking options for students; however, it still may not guarantee availability during peak hours. Popular lots like the West Stadium Lot, Eccles Broadcast Lot and Merrill Engineering are full by 9 a.m. When these lots reach capacity, proceed to the Guardsman Lot, located on 500 South and Guardsman Way, which typically has open stalls throughout the day. Additionally, university students, faculty and staff can avoid the stresses of parking altogether by riding UTA to campus at no additional cost. 

Commuter Services will continue evaluating parking stall availability and usage to determine new ways to provide more parking for students in the future. Therefore, permitted stalls are subject to change, so be sure to read signage carefully before parking.