Parking and Transportation

The Department of Parking and Transportation enforces the University’s parking regulations, sells parking passes to faculty and staff members, monitors parking areas, assesses fines and penalties, and may revoke parking privileges. The first citation in every twelve-month period is a warning with the exception of those issued for handicapped spaces, fire lane violations, and metered spaces. To ensure the citation is a warning, call 924-7231.

Parking is difficult on or near the central Grounds of the University. Visitors to the University may use the Central Grounds Parking Garage on Emmet Street, the Ivy Road Parking Garage, the Culbreth Road Garage, or the Medical Center Parking Garage off of Jefferson Park Avenue or metered parking areas, as well as various departmental sponsored areas throughout the Grounds.

Faculty and staff members may purchase parking permits of various types for reserved lots and large commuter lots which are serviced by the University Transit Service (UTS), also administered by Parking and Transportation. Obtaining a space in a particular lot depends upon when space becomes available and when the name of the faculty or staff member was placed on the waiting list. UTS provides transportation to all major areas of the University and also serves many off-Grounds residential areas.

In some cases, parking areas may be reserved after the normal hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for cultural events, weddings, and meetings by contacting Parking and Transportation. Such areas are posted during the reserved periods. On any day of a home football game, areas around Scott Stadium are reserved and no parking is permitted after 1:00 a.m.; similar policies apply to certain parking areas in and around the John Paul Jones Arena when events are scheduled to take place there.

University of Virginia students, faculty, and staff can ride the Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) for free with a valid UVA ID. This program, funded by the University of Virginia, makes it easier for the UVA community to get around Charlottesville and reduces traffic and pollution. Visit the Charlottesville Area Transit website to find information on routes and to use their Bus Tracking system to retrieve bus arrival time predictions.