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String Project

The String Project operates regularly during the University of Texas’ long semesters (fall and spring). During the summer and university holidays, email may be checked somewhat less than frequently.

Please use this information to contact the University of Texas String Project Office:
(512) 471-0363   

Mailing Address

The University of Texas String Project   
ATTN String Project
 2406 Robert Dedman Drive, E3100   
Austin, TX 78712-1812



Directions & Parking

Location Details

String Project takes place in Music Recital Hall (MRH) on the UT Campus 
2406 Robert Dedman Dr. 


The String Project office is MRH 2.628 on the ground floor of MRH. 

Parking Overview

The sheer size of campus and the number of people and cars that visit daily can make parking on or near campus a challenge. Give yourself ample time for parking.

There is no free visitor parking anywhere on campus. Options include parking garages, some surface lot spaces, and pre-paid discount event parking. Scroll down for details on each option.

Whether you are a prospective student visiting the Butler School, or attending a concert, you can use the information below to plan your visit. 

Parking Permits

UT Parking and Transportation Services require UT parking permits to park on campus AT ALL TIMES. Parking near MRH is affected by the many public events that take place on campus year-round, including University home football games, Events at Texas Performing Arts and at the Moody Arena.  

The university offers special  N and N+ permits that offer discounted parking for return visitors to the UT campus. We strongly encourage string project families to purchase one of these permits—not only can it be used for String Project but also other events happening around campus. It is also reasonably priced compared to what you will pay for metered parking on Dean Keeton, where a majority of String Project families park on weekday evenings for lessons and Saturday mornings.  

Permit Details

N Permit 

Offers evening & weekend parking in Longhorn Lots and street parking labled "Any UT Permit."

N+ Permit

offers the same parking as the N Permit, plus access to campus garages. 

For detailed information and up-to-date pricing, visit the UT Parking website


If this is is your first time to purchase a permit

  1. Obtain UT EID.  you can easily obtain one here
  2.  Send an email to with your new UT EID so you can be added to a list of UT Affiliates under String Project which will allow you to buy your permit online. Please include "String Project Parking" in the subject line of this email.
  3. After confirmation from UT Parking, you will be able to purchase a permit online.

If you have previously purchased a parking permit

You may proceed directly to Parking & Transportation Services to purchase a new permit (EID login required).  

Please direct any questions regarding the purchase of parking permits to

Visit UT Parking for more detailed information. 

Football Game-Day Parking


Football games are a big deal at The University of Texas. With a stadium seating of 100,000+ fans and even more tailgaters on campus, along with media vans and access to emergency vehicles to consider, the university’s Department of Parking and Transportation closes access to campus beginning the night before every home game, regardless of the kick-off time. In addition, the Longhorn Foundation and other alumni groups have signed long-term agreements with the university to lease nearly every parking lot on campus.   

What does this mean to us? On game days—even days with a late kick off— access to campus will be closed, and city parking on Dean Keeton and streets north of campus will be crowded. On days with earlier game times, this situation will be more severe and will be compounded by heavy traffic.   

We have spoken to UT Parking Services and they have told us the following:

  • If you have any UT Permit, you can park in any area that is labeled as “Game Day   
    Public Parking” for free as long as there are spots available.  You can find the locations of these spots, marked in purple under Permit Holder Relocations on The Football Parking Page.
  • The closest lots to the music building are: 
    • 27th & Speedway
    • Dish-Falk Field
  • Parents will not be able to leave cars unattended at Robert Dedman and Dean Keaton while dropping students off at the music building. The Athletics department will have a drop off zone along Dean Keaton east of Robert Dedman which can be utilized by anyone, however you will not be able to park/leave your vehicle and come back.
  • When driving to campus on game days, we strongly suggest:
    • Carpool if possible, or consider using a ride-sharing service.
    • Leave home much earlier than you usually do.
    • Be nice to the police officers directing traffic.
  • If your first class is at 10:00, remember that the situation only gets worse as the game draws closer.   
    Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this.

East Campus

A Map depicting the east end of campus around the Music Building (MRH)


Music Building & String Project Office

A Map of the MRH building showing the location of the String Project Office.

Parking Tips

The University recently opened the new Moody Center basketball arena just southeast of The Butler School, Near DKR Texas Memorial Stadium. As a result, parking on our side of campus will be more challenging when there are Moody Center and Texas Performing Arts events happening at the same time as Butler School concerts.


  • Arrive earlier to your event to account for increased congestion and walking times. 
  • San Jacinto Garage and Lots 37 and 39 are the most convenient locations to park for Butler School events. City metered parking along Dean Keeton St. is competitive, but remains an option.
  • Manor Garage will be reserved for Moody Center events when they have an event taking place.
  • Consider foregoing driving to campus altogether and use public transportation or ride sharing! 

ADA & Handicapped Parking

Handicapped parking spaces are located in the San Jacinto Garage. There are also ADA spots along Trinity Street that are free after 5:45 pm on most days.  ADA spaces on campus require a government-issued permit at all times. 

Visit Parking and Transportation Services for more information on parking for visitors with disabilities. 




Garages are open 24/7
The university recommends that all campus visitors park in a campus garage.


San Jacinto Garage

2401 San Jacinto Blvd.
Closest garage to the Butler School
Enter from Trinity or San Jacinto  
ADA spaces available
Credit cards accepted • CHECK RATES
Special event pricing is sometimes in effect 


Manor Garage

2017 Robert Dedman Dr.
10-minute walk to the Butler School 
Enter from Clyde Littlefield Dr.  
Credit cards accepted • CHECK RATES
Special event pricing is sometimes in effect 
This Garage unavailable during Events at the Moody Center



A Map illustrating East Campus near the Music building.



A map depicting available surface parking near the music building (MRH)

Surface Parking

All street and surface parking lots on campus require a university permit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Parking in these locations without a university or or paid  permit, even for a short period of time, may result in a citation. 

Key for Surface Parking Map

Pre-Paid Discount Event Parking

For major events in Bates Recital Hall, Parking & Transportation Services offers $6 pre-paid parking permits in Lot 53. Lot 53 is a 0.6 mile walk to MRH, about 13 minutes. Choose Bates Recital Hall or MRH as the venue when purchasing and a list of events will populate.

Discounted Parking Permits

Same-Day Temporary Event Permits

Patrons can purchase a permit for any surface from a permit-dispensing machine located between Parking Lots 38 and 39 on Red River St., behind the Lyndon B. Johnson Library. Permits issued from this machine are valid for the event day only and for any UT surface parking spaces (with the exception of lots 38 & 40, permit parking designated F99 or O, and metered parking spaces).

Metered Parking

A limited amount of City-of-Austin metered parking is available along Dean Keeton Street near the intersection of Robert Dedman Drive. Meters are not enforced after 6 PM Monday through Saturday or all day Sunday. 

The University of Texas at Austin String Project will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in any classes associated with String Project. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.