Directions to Prairie View A&M University

Visitor Parking

All vehicles parked on the campus must display a valid PVAMU parking permit. Once visitors enter the campus, please stop at the Thomas E. Gray Information Center. All visitors mist pay to obtain a visitor pass. The pass is only valid for one day.

Parking is limited to designated parking areas (i.e. general lots or metered parking spaces are valid only for dates written on the passes, but shall not exceed four weeks or thirty days).

Visitors may park at the parking meters in the individual lots, either with coins or a guest pass; If you plan to visit us for more than one day, please obtain a new visitor’s pass each day. The Thomas E. Gray Information Center is located on the right side after the Prairie View A&M University entrance.

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From Baton Rouge

Take I-10 west to Houston.
Take I-610 North to Hwy. 290 west toward Austin.
Exit Prairie View/FM 1098 and then turn right at the light onto university drive.
University Drive will run to the campus.

From Austin

Take Hwy. 290 east toward Houston.
Exit Prairie View / FM 1098 and turn left at the light onto University Drive.
University Drive will run to the campus.

From Dallas

Take I-45 south toward Houston.
Exit Hwy 75 south in Madisonville and then take Hwy 90 west to Navasota.
In Navasota take Hwy 6 east (left turn) onto Hwy 6 to Hempstead.
Exit Hwy. 290 east/Hwy 6 toward Houston.
Go approximately five miles on Hwy. 290, and then exit Prairie View / FM 1098.
Turn left at the light onto University Drive.
University Drive will run to the campus.

From Fort Worth

Take I-35 south to Waco, then turn left (east) onto Hwy 6 to Hempstead.
Exit Hwy. 290 east/Hwy 6 toward Houston.
Go approximately 5 miles on Hwy. 290, and then exit Prairie View / FM 1098.
Turn left at the light onto University Drive.
University Drive will run to the campus.

From Houston (Bush Intercontinental Airport)

Take John F Kennedy Boulevard south (going toward I-45) to Beltway 8 west ramp.
Stay on Beltway 8 west, it becomes the Sam Houston Toll-way (you will have to pay toll road fare).
From the Sam Houston Toll-way, exit Highway 290 west toward Austin.
Go approximately 30 miles on Hwy. 290, and then exit Prairie View/FM 1098.
Turn right at the light onto university drive.
University Drive will run to the campus.

From Houston (Hobby Airport)

Take Broadway to I-45 north to I-10 west to I-610 north to Hwy. 290 north.
Take the Prairie View / FM 1098 exit and turn right at the light onto University Drive.
University Drive will run to the campus.

From San Antonio

Take I-10 east toward Houston.
In Sealy take Hwy. 36 east (left) to Bellville and then take Hwy 159 north to Hempstead.
In Hempstead make a right at Austin Street (should be the first stop sign).
Make a left on Business 290 (first traffic light), and then take Hwy. 290 east toward Houston (right turn after passing Lawrence Marshall Dealerships).
Go approximately five miles and exit Prairie View / FM 1098 then turn left at the light onto University Drive.
University Drive will run to the campus.

Shreveport (Hobby Airport)

Take I-20 west and then exit Hwy. 79 south.
Take Hwy. 79 south  toward Carthage, Texas and then take Hwy. 59 south toward Houston.
In Cleveland take Hwy. 105 west to Conroe, and then take I-45 south to FM 1488.
Continue on FM 1488 thru Magnolia to FM 1098.
Stay straight onto FM 1098 (FM 1488 will turn right, Do Not Turn).
Make a left at the traffic light onto University Drive University Drive will run to the campus.

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