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Important P&T Information and Updates

Please use our Operating Status page for today's service level and updates, and our Service Schedule for the future schedule of daily transit and parking service levels.


  • Need to park for a few hours? Please use the Parkmobile app ( for hourly parking in available locations. Parking meters and pay stations have been removed or deactivated.
  • Most UVA students and employees may purchase daily, multi-day, and annual permits via the Online Parking Portal (
  • Residential Students who are returning to Grounds for Fall 2021: most residential permits will be available online in mid-August. Summer 2021 students: click here to purchase your permit online now. Graduate Student Housing at Copeley I/II or Piedmong should contact P&T upon moving in for assistance with purchasing the appropriate permit.
  • Check your permit status and update your license plate information in the Online Parking Portal (
  • Except on University holidays, P&T customer service representatives are available Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5PM. P&T customer service is provided via live chat on this web site, via phone at 434-924-7231, via email at, and in-person by setting an appointment. The P&T office on Millmont is closed to the public. More information on how to contact us here:


  • 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!
  • Safe Ride - Provided by Yellow Cab is available from 10:00 PM to 7:30 AM, 7 days per week. Please see our Safe Ride page for more information.
  • Note that public health guidance continues to impact public transit operations. University Transit Service will publish 2021-2022 academic routes by early August.


    Event Parking

    Orchestra in Cabell Hall

    John Paul Jones Arena Events 

    Event Parking

    Parking for guests attending events at John Paul Jones Arena is located immediately surrounding the Arena. Parking passes are required to park in these lots and may be purchased online at, charge by phone at 1-888-JPJ-TIXS (1-888-575-8497), or at the John Paul Jones Arena Box Office. John Paul Jones Arena is located at 295 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

    Permit Holders in Blue Lots 

    Some John Paul Jones (JPJ) Arena events will require permit holders to vacate the lots surrounding JPJ by a posted time. Permit holders who are unable to vacate by the posted time should park at the Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage. Please note that all parking will return to normal at 1:00 AM following the event. Vehicles not able to vacate the lots by the posted time will be subject to ticketing and towing.

    Generally, permit holders will be required to vacate the lots based on the following, unless otherwise noted on the schedule below:

    • JPJ West Lot and Garage: 3 hours prior to event start time (Monday-Sunday)
    • JPJ South and East lots: No earlier than 5:30PM (Monday-Friday), 3 hours prior to event start time (Saturday and Sunday)

    If your work schedule, on event dates, is such that you are unable to exit the Emmet/Ivy Garage by 4:00am, or if you drive a vehicle that cannot access the Emmet/Ivy Garage, please call 434-924-5147 prior to the event date for alternative parking accommodations.

    Athletic Events


    Football Parking Map

    Although reserved parking adjacent to the stadium is available exclusively to qualified Virginia Athletics Foundation donors, the University has identified general public parking spaces during football season to accommodate fans. The parking includes UVA parking lots at North Grounds and John Paul Jones Arena, areas at the Fontaine Research Park, garages located at Emmet Street & Ivy Road, Central Grounds, the UVA Health System area and in Downtown Charlottesville. Visit the University of Virginia Athletics website for more information. 


    Basketball Parking Map 

    Parking lots designated for Basketball Game Day Parking open 1.5 hours prior to tip-off. All vehicles must vacate the parking lots 1 hour after the game ends.     

    Free Parking Options (Park and Walk)

    • North Grounds: Park and Walk (10 Minutes)
      • Free parking is available on a first-come, first-service basis in the parking lots surrounding the Darden School of Business (D1 and D10) and the Law School (D2, D3, D5).
    • The Park: Park and Walk (20 Minutes)
      • Free parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis in The Park located off Massie Road near the Law School in North Grounds.  Accessible shuttle service is available.

    Pay for Parking Options

    • Parking is available at the Central Grounds Parking Garage for visitors. Hourly parking rates apply.
    • Parking at the Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage is available for $5.00 per game (limited quantities available).

    Virginia Athletics Foundation Parking

    Reserved parking for eligible Virginia Athletics Foundation (VAF) members is available in the lots surrounding the Football and Basketball games, based on VAF assignments. Please visit the VAF Website for more information.

    Accessible Parking for People with Disabilities

    DMV-issued disability plates and placards are honored in disability stalls in Central, West, and North Grounds, and in event disability parking (exception: visit UVA Athletics for specifics regarding football). DMV-issued disability plates and placards are also honored for up to four hours in ParkMobile locations. Disability stalls in the Health System are reserved for patients and hospital visitors. Please refer to our Disability Services page for information.

    Music and Theater Parking 

    Central Grounds Garage

    Located at 400 Emmet Street underneath the University Bookstore, the Central Grounds Garage is available to all University visitors and theater patrons at an hourly rate.


    Clearance: 6'8"

    C1 Parking Lot (Cabell Hall)

    Located on Cabell Drive off of McCormick Road behind Clark and Bryan Halls, the C1 parking lot is prioritized for patrons with limited mobility and will require special permits for most events. Please contact your event host for information regarding reserved accessible parking.

    Old Cabell Hall also has access from the Lawn via a ramp into the west entrance of the lobby for patrons with disabilities. Once entering the lobby, proceed to the right through a double doorway and take an immediate left.

    Culbreth Road Garage

    Located off Culbreth Road near the Drama Building, the Culbreth Road Garage is available for patrons after 5pm Monday-Friday, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Please contact the Drama Department for special instructions for events starting prior to 5pm Monday-Friday.


    Clearance: 6'8"

    Final Exercises

    Event Organizers

    Organizations and groups hosting events on Grounds can request to provide parking accommodations for their guests by using these forms: