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Important P&T Information and Updates

  • Bus shuttle to and from student vaccine appointments - April 17 and 18. Click HERE for more details.
  • For information regarding parking options for Final Exercises, please visit the Class of 2020 and/or Finals 2021 pages on the Office of Major Events site.
  • University Transit Service (UTS) at the University of Virginia's Department of Parking and Transportation is seeking reliable Transit Bus Drivers. Click HERE for more information!
  • Please use our Operating Status page for today's service level and updates during times of inclement weather.
  • Please see our Service Schedule for the future schedule of daily transit and parking service levels.
  • Safe Ride Van Service is available from 10:00 PM to 7:30 AM, 7 days per week. Capacity is currently limited to two or three passengers per vehicle. Please see our Safe Ride page for more information.
  • Parking meters and pay stations in all applicable parking locations have been removed or deactivated. Please use ParkMobile for metered parking.
  • Parking permits, including student permits can be purchased 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.