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Important P&T Information and Updates

Beginning Monday, May 10, 2021, UTS is running Summer 2021 Service. Gold Line and Orange Line does not operate on weekends, Green Line does not run, Gold Line operates on a 30-minute frequency, and service on Academic Routes ends at 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please visit our University Transit Service page for more details.

Beginning Monday, May 10, 2021, Safe Ride service is provided by Charlottesville Yellow Cab. 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.

  • 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. Parking information during Final Exercises can be found 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!
  • 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 - 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.
  • 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.

Visitor Parking

Lawn and Rotunda Aerial

General Visitor Parking 

During the academic semester, parking on grounds can be limited. University events may impact parking around Grounds. Please note: All kiosks and physical meter-heads are currently offline due to COVID 19. Payments for parking can be made via the ParkMobile app.

Central Grounds Garage 

The Central Grounds Garage is conveniently located under the University Bookstore at 400 Emmet Street, and is near Newcomb Hall, Memorial Gymnasium, Brown College, and the Clemons Library. Hourly parking may be paid via the ParkMobile app.

Overnight parking is not permitted. Visitors needing overnight parking accommodations may purchase a temporary BLUE permit to park in the lots at John Paul Jones Arena. Please contact the Parking and Transportation Office at parking@virginia.edu or by calling 434-924-7231 for more information.

Culbreth Road Garage

The Culbreth Road Garage, located in the Arts Grounds at 130 Culbreth Road, is available for hourly visitor parking. Hourly parking may be paid with cash, card, or via the ParkMobile app. This garage is an ideal location for guests visiting the School of Architecture, Culbreth Theater, Madison Hall, the Art Museum, and is also a short walk from Central Grounds.

Emmet Ivy Garage

The Emmet Ivy Garage, located at 123 Emmet Street provides easy access to Memorial Gym and Central Grounds. Hourly parking may be paid  via the ParkMobile app. This garage is an ideal location for guests visiting the School of Architecture, Culbreth Theater, Madison Hall, the Art Museum, and is also a short walk from Central Grounds.

Temporary Parking Permits 

Visitors and guests visiting for several weekdays or longer are encouraged to purchase a Temporary Blue Permit from the Parking and Transportation Office by calling 434-924-7231 or by emailing parking@virginia.edu This permit allows visitors to park in the lots surrounding the John Paul Jones Arena. Temporary Blue permits are available on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis (up to three months). 

Parking Meters

Meters have a two-hour limit. Parking meters accept payment through ParkMobile. View our guide to using the ParkMobile app or paying by phone.

  • A3 lot on McCormick Road
  • Aquatics and Fitness Center (AFC)
  • Gilmer Hall 
  • Kerchoff Hall 
  • Law School
  • North Grounds Recreation Center (NGRC)
  • Scott Stadium Parking Garage
  • Slaughter Recreation Center (SRC)

Multi-space meters (which accept payments made by ParkMobile) are available for visitors of the North Grounds Recreation Center, Observatory Hill Dining Facility, Slaughter Recreation Center, and the Aquatic and Fitness Center (AFC).

Disability placards do not exempt visitors from hourly rates.

Patients and Visitors to UVA Hospital

Please visit the UVA Health website for information on patient and visitor parking. 

Prospective Students 

Information for prospective students varies across academic programs, visit the Admissions website for more information.

New Employees 

Academic Employee Orientation: Visit the Grounds for Success website for more information

Health System Team Member Orientation: New employees will receive a temporary Blue parking permit to park in the lots at John Paul Jones Arena (JPJ) prior to orientation. 

University Department Guest Parking 

Departments wishing to cover the cost of visitors and guests may do so via Promo Codes. Please fill out the parking coupon request form HERE to begin the process. Please note that department guest codes are not meant for employees or students. 

University Buildings with Customer Parking 

The following buildings have dedicated parking for customers. Parking is limited and subject to change. University events may impact parking, contact each department for additional details. 

  • Athletics ticket office (30 minutes) 
  • Cabell Hall Box Office (15 minutes) 
  • Carruthers Hall (2 hours) 
  • Culbreth Theater Box Office (15 minutes) 
  • Darden Inn (obtain pass from receptionist)
  • Fontaine Research Park
  • Parking and Transportation (30 minutes)