Parking permits are required on campus between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday though Friday, unless otherwise signed.

Permits are not required after 5 p.m. or on weekends, except in the following lots:

  • Owens
  • Hahn Hurst
  • Basketball Practice Facility Extension 
  • Pamplin
  • 417 Clay Street (Old Cranwell Lot)
  • Dietrick 

Additionally, parking around the Drillfield is restricted from 5-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and is reserved for those with a valid faculty/staff and/or graduate student parking permit.

The university's parking regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including when classes are not in session.

Purchasing a Permit

Permits may be purchased online or at the Office of Parking and Transportation. Permits may be purcahses annually, for a semseter at at time, or on a daily basis, depending on a number of circumstances and the time of year. Prices change each year and are posted each year in July when the new annual year permits go on sale.

For in-person sales, drivers must bring their Hokie Passport and vehicle registration and are advised to fill out the registration form in advance to save time.

Special Programs

  • Pre–Tax Parking Permit Program: Payroll deduction allows faculty and staff to purchase permits with pre–tax dollars, saving over 20 percent of the permit cost.
    To take advantage of this option, either:
    • Purchase a permit online with the payroll deduction payment method by September 29, 2016, or
    • check the pre–tax box on the Faculty/Staff Permit form and return it to the Office of Parking and Transportation by September 29, 2016.
  • Wage Quarterly Permits are available to wage employees only.
  • Reduce gas and parking costs with the Commuter Alternatives Program. CAP has two permit programs to fit any commuting needs: Carpool and Bike, Bus, and Walk. The CAP Registration Form is available online, but participants must register in person with Parking and Transportation.

The Carpooling Program is restricted to the Blacksburg Campus, and is available to faculty/staff and students.

Permit Classifications and Types

Resident (on–campus)

This permit is available for those students who live in the dorms.

This permit allows parking only on the right side of Duck Pond Road Resident Lot (also called the Cage, which is the fenced lot at the west end of Washington Street), and the resident section of the Stadium Lot (between Lane Stadium and Southgate Drive). Parking is not permitted in the Stadium Lot at specific times, including before home football and basketball games.

Commuter (off–campus)

This permit is available for students living off campus and in the Oak Lane Community.

This permit allows parking in the Commuter section of Perry Street Lot and Prices Fork Lot (between Perry Street and Prices Fork Road), the commuter side of the Duck Pond Road Lot (nearest the Vet–Med School at the west end of Washington Street), the Commuter section of Litton Reaves Lot (Wallace/Litton Reaves), the Track/Field House Lot, the Duck Pond Lot beyond the golf course at the end of the Duck Pond, Oak Lane lots, and the Stanger Lot (off Turner Street). Commuter permit holders may also park in designated portions of the Coliseum Lot, except at specific times, including before home football and basketball games.

Graduate

This permit is available for graduate students living off campus, in Main Campbell, Payne, or in the Oak Lane Community.

This permit allows parking in all areas listed in all designated commuter sections. In addition to this, graduate students who qualify for a Teaching Assistant permit (Teaching Assistants should see their department for details) are allowed to park in the TA spaces designated by signs in the Prices Fork Lot, Perry Street Lot, and C–Lot.

All Students

If a student's status changes to faculty/staff before the expiration date on the permit, the student permit must be exchanged for a Faculty/Staff permit within five (5) working days. Students employed in wage positions over the summer at Virginia Tech and who are enrolled in summer classes or returning fall semester, are not eligible to purchase a Faculty/Staff permit.

If a student's status changes from resident to commuter or vice versa, the parking permit must be exchanged for the appropriate permit within five (5) working days. Students displaying incorrect permits will receive a $150 unauthorized use fine.

A few lots are restricted for faculty/staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These include the Owens and Dietrick Dining Hall Lots, the basketball practice facility, and basketball extension lot.

Faculty/Staff

This permit allows parking in any legal parking area on campus. This includes Faculty/Staff, Commuter, Graduate, and Resident parking areas. Parking is not allowed in areas restricted by signs such as visitor spaces, service vehicle areas, carpool spaces, admissions areas, the right side of the Squires Lot, etc.

If faculty/staff status changes to student status before the expiration date on the permit, the Faculty/Staff permit must be exchanged for a student permit within five (5) working days. Failure to do so will result in a $150 unauthorized use fine.

Employees with 30 years of service become eligible for a free Faculty/Staff permit in their anniversary month. For more information contact the Department of Human Resources at 540–231–9331.

Contact

Parking and Transportation
605 Research Center Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061 (0540)

Phone
540–231–3200
540–231–3027 (fax)

Email
parking@vt.edu

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Purchasing a Parking Permit

Students and employees may purchase permits and pay/appeal citations online at any time.

Need a Form?

All forms for the Office of Parking and Transportation are available online.

Parking Quick Guide

A quick guide of Virginia Tech’s parking and transportation procedures is available.

For full rules and regulations, refer to the Parking and Transportation Operation Manual.

Payment Options

  • Visa or MasterCard
  • Check (made payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech)
  • Cash
  • Hokie Passport

Carpool, Bike, Bus, and Walk

Information on Carpool and Bike, Bus, and Walk (BB&W) permits is also available.