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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.

Gold Permits


A retired University of Virginia faculty member who has received the rank of emeritus as conveyed by the Board of Visitors, and who is no longer routinely studying, researching, or working at UVA, may obtain a GOLD parking permit at no charge. Gold parking permits are issued to the original recipient and are not transferrable to surviving family members.

Please bring the Board of Visitors confirmation letter to the Parking and Transportation Office during regular business hours to obtain your GOLD permit. After the initial issue of the permit, GOLD permits will be renewed annually through the mail.

Parking Privileges

GOLD permits are honored in most parking lots on Grounds that have 25 or more parking spaces (see exceptions below):

  • Brandon Avenue/South Lawn Area (K2) 
  • U.Va Health System (All M and U Lots)
  • Metered Spaces (including those at U.Va fitness/recreation centers)
  • Access Controlled Garages (Emmet/Ivy Garage, Lee Street Garage, Souh Garage on Crispell Drive, 11th Street Garage, Central Grounds Garage)
  • Individually Marked Spaces (Department Spaces, Service Spaces, Visitors Spaces, etc.)
  • Accessible Parking Spaces without a valid DMV issued parking placard

Enforcement Information/Exceptions

GOLD permit holders must adhere to all Parking Regulations and Restrictions, and are subject to ticketing and towing if found in violation of these policies.

Parking permits can be revoked at the discretion of the University if the permit holder has been proven to abuse his/her privilege. Fraudulent misuse by display of a lost, stolen, or counterfeited permit is punishable by administrative fine and total revocation of parking privilege. Parking permits are the property of the University and may be physically removed from the bearer's vehicle by U.Va representatives if the permit is not voluntarily returned upon revocation.

Event Impacts

GOLD permit holders parked in lots such as U-Hall, JPJ Surface Lot or Garage, or the lots at Scott Stadium will be required to vacate these lots by the posted time for special events such as home Football Games or concerts/acts at the John Paul Jones Arena. 

GOLD permit holders who park at the lots or garage at Scott Stadium should check the home Football Game schedule for restricted parking dates and times:

GOLD permit holders who park at the lots at U-Hall or the John Paul Jones Arena (JPJ) should regularly check the JPJ Event Impact Schedule for restricted parking dates and times:

Failure to vacate the parking lots by the posted time will lead to ticketing and/or towing.