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Important P&T Information and Updates

  • Please see our Service Schedule for important changes to transit and parking service levels during the change from winter service to service for the spring semester. Parking enforcement for all locations will remain in effect unless otherwise noted on the Service Schedule. 
  • Use our Operating Status page for updates during times of inclement weather.
  • Safe Ride services are currently provided by Yellow Cab of Charlottesville. Yellow Cab offers the ability to book in advance and track the vehicle. Call (434) 242-1122 to request a ride. Find more information about Safe Ride provided by Yellow Cab, HERE.
  • Important details on Safe Ride service:
    • Safe Ride services are available daily from 5:00 AM to 7:30 AM and 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
  • Parking meters and pay stations in all applicable parking locations have been removed or deactivated. Please use ParkMobile to pay for metered parking.
  • Parking permits, including student permits can be purchases via the Online Parking Portal 

Central Grounds Garage

Opening date: 1994
Spaces: 400
Clearance: 6.8'
Valid permits: Visitors only
Payment methods: Pay Station (Credit Card & Cash) in the Elevator Lobbies & ParkMobile App (Zone 5515). Please Park-Pay-Proceed.
Bike amenities: Sheltered bike parking is available on the ground floor near the elevators

The Central Grounds Garage is conveniently located under the University Bookstore, and is near Newcomb Hall, Memorial Gymnasium, Brown College at Monroe Hill, and the Clemons Library. The Garage may be accessed from Emmet Street (Route 29) between McCormick Road and University Avenue. Departments may also establish validation accounts to cover parking fees for their guests via a coupon code. Please fill out the parking coupon request form to receive a department coupon. Please note that department guests validations are not meant for employees or students. 

Overnight parking is not permitted. Visitors needing overnight parking accommodations may purchase a temporary Blue permit. Please contact Parking & Transportation at 434-924-7231 for more information. 

Electric Vehicle Charging 

The Central Ground Garage has two electric vehicle charging stations: one DC faster charger and one Level 2 charger. They are both located on the second floor by the elevators. The stations are available for use for up to 4 hours at a time and require ParkMobile payment. Click here for information about using ParkMobile on Grounds.

Vehicles parked at charging station but not using a charger are subject to citation.