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.
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 email@example.com or by calling 434-924-7231 for more information.
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.
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 multiple days or longer may purchase a Temporary Blue Permit from the Parking and Transportation Office by completing the form HERE.
Single day or infrequent parking can be purchased via ParkMobile. https://parking.virginia.edu/parkmobile
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).
ADA Accessible Parking & Paths
Maps detailing the locations of reserved ADA spaces and accessible pathways can be found here: https://www.fm.virginia.edu/depts/operations/ges.html
ADA parking spaces are first come, first serve. If an ADA space is not available, vehicles with a DMV issued placard or license plate may park in a metered space for up to 4 hours.
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 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)