Parking and Transportation

The Department of Parking and Transportation (P&T) manages UVA’s parking demand and supply to best meet the needs of all members of the University community. Several parking garages and commuter lots are available for daily parking as well as dozens of smaller dedicated lots. P&T also operates the University Transit Service to facilitate community members getting around Grounds. In addition, P&T offers and endorses various alternative transportation options to support those who would like to save money, help the environment, and decrease stress by leaving their vehicles at home.

  • Parking – Faculty may purchase parking permits for the University’s commuter lots. The most common lots are serviced by the University Transit System which will then make several stops around Grounds. Faculty members can also apply for a specific lot closer to their department, but these spots are more limited and, as such, subject to waiting lists. For more information please email parking@virginia.edu or call 434-924-7231, Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00PM. 

  • University Transit Service (UTS) – UTS provides transit service to all major areas of the University, including commuter parking lots, as well as several nearby neighborhoods. This service is free to all members of the community. Download the TransLoc app for real-time bus tracking and arrival time estimates. For more information, please email transportation@virginia.edu or call (434) 924-7231, Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00PM.

  • Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) and JAUNT CONNECT – Faculty members can ride CAT for free with a valid UVA ID, as well as JAUNT’s fixed routes. CAT and JAUNT make it easier for the UVA community to get around the greater Charlottesville and surrounding areas that fall outside the scope of UTS. Download the Charlottesville Area Transit app for real-time bus tracking and arrival time estimates.

  • Bicycle, Moped, Motorcycle, and E-scooter – There are over one hundred bicycle racks and several designated motorcycle/moped parking areas across the University. Motorcycle/moped parking permits and occasional parking permits for bad-weather days are for sale at the P&T office. The University has established requirements for the riding, parking, and storing of dockless eScooters and electric power-assist bicycles on University Grounds, including the Medical Center.

  • Cavpool and Vanpool – Faculty that carpool to work can join the Cavpool program and receive discounted parking permits and access to dedicated spaces in parking lots. Individuals interested in starting or joining a vanpool for even greater savings and other benefits can submit a request or questions to vanpool@virginia.edu

  • Be aware that major events including football games, basketball games, and other events around Grounds can impact parking areas and bus schedules. Follow P&T signs posted in these areas and stay tuned to the P&T website website for information on event impacts.