General Visitor Parking
During the academic semester, parking on grounds can be limited. University events may impact parking around Grounds.
The Central Grounds Garage is conveniently located under the University Bookstore, and is near Newcomb Hall, Memorial Gymnasium, Brown College, and the Clemons Library. Hourly parking may be paid with cash, card, or via the ParkMobile app. 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 to park in the lots at JPJ. Please stop by the Parking and Transportation Office for more information.
The Culbreth Road Garage, located in the Arts Grounds, 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.
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. 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).
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
- Scott Stadium Parking Garage.
- Slaughter Rec Center
Multi-space meters (which accept one dollar bills and 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). After parking, visitors should note the parking space number located on the pavement at the edge of each parking space as well as their license plate number. 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.
Information for prospective students varies across academic programs, visit the Admissions website for more information.
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 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)