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Parking - COVID-19 testing - Lane Stadium and Schiffert Health Center

University community members visiting Lane Stadium (Gate 1) for COVID-19 testing who do not have a parking permit may park in the highlighted portion of the Stadium Lot below without a permit during their test appointment. These spaces will have cones/signs that say "Reserved parking for COVID-19 testing."

University community members visiting Schiffert Health Center for testing may park in the highlighted portion of the Coliseum Lot below (closest to Schiffert Health Center) without a permit.

Lane Stadium:

Lane stadium COVID testing parking map

Schiffert Health Center parking:

Above map view of McComas Hall and the Coliseum Lot. If your back is to the soccer field, students may park in the left-quarter of the parking lot without a permit during COVID-19 testing at Schiffert.

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Effective Aug. 3, 2020, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, parking on the Virginia Tech campus requires the display of a valid permit, payment of a daily fee, or hourly fees via meters on campus.

Ready to purchase a parking permit for 2020-21? Need to purchase a daily parking pass? Click here to purchase online. Permits may also be purchased in-person at Parking Services at 505 Beamer Way.

Either the display of a valid parking permit or the payment of a daily/hourly fee (meters) is required to park on campus between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. This applies to all university community members.

Effective Aug. 3, 2020, parking on the Virginia Tech campus requires the display of a valid permit or the payment of a daily fee, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. Faculty/Staff parking permits for 2019-20 will expire on Aug. 31, 2020. Permits for 2020-21 are on sale now.

Yes, effective Aug. 3, 2020. Please refer to the timeline below. The latest information around the sale of parking permits will be posted at https://parking.vt.edu/permits.htmlClick here to purchase a permit online or visit Parking Services at 505 Beamer Way to purchase.

  • July 27, 2020: Faculty and staff permits go on sale.
    Aug. 2, 2020: Daily visitor permits are available online for purchase.
  • Aug. 3, 2020: Parking on the Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus will require the display of a valid permit or the payment of a daily fee (7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday through Friday unless otherwise denoted by signage).
  • Aug. 3, 2020: Graduate student permits go on sale.
  • Aug. 7, 2020: Perry Street student commuter permits will go on sale at 8 a.m.
  • Aug. 10, 2020: All other student permits go on sale at 8 a.m.
  • Aug. 31, 2020: All 2019-20 parking permits expire.



Transportation Services is offering a prorated refund schedule. Please visit the 2020-21 Parking and Traffic Operational Manual (page 5) to learn more.

We recognize that the workplace and classrooms will look different in the fall. While balancing the requirement for Parking Services to be fully-self funded and a financially healthy enterprise, we will strive to offer a range of parking options that are equitable, flexible, and convenient that meet our university community’s needs.

Prior to this coming year, the burden of generating this revenue fell solely on students and employees on campus wishing to park a vehicle – while visitors were able to park free of charge. By charging everyone that utilizes our services (parks on campus,) we can strive to keep parking costs down for all.

Parking options include the sale of numerous types of parking permits and some planned changes and new technologies that will help enhance the flexibility of parking offerings, including hourly and daily parking.

Meter locations on campus include:

  • Bookstore Lot (Kent Street)
  • Squires Lot
  • Coliseum Lot
  • Wright House
  • Perry Street Lot
  • Drillfield

Click here for the Campus Parking Map which includes meter locations.

Parking Services has implemented the enforcement change from 5 to 10 p.m. to more effectively manage parking for the growing population of permit holders who engage in a range of university activities after traditional business hours. This could include attending classes (a large number of which end at 10 p.m.), leading instruction, conducting research, attending university-sponsored events and meetings, and much more.

The unprecedented construction taking place on the Blacksburg campus and continued expected enrollment growth also make it imperative to safeguard the finite parking resources we have and to ensure these resources are equitable so that those who have paid for on-campus parking are able to access it throughout the day and as more and more activity occurs after 5 p.m.

Virginia law requires that auxiliary services like Parking Services be fully-self funded and sustainable (no tuition or mandatory student fees may go to its operations). Building additional parking structures on campus, conducting necessary repairs, installing lights, and ensuring restrictions are enforced are all important elements of parking operations.

Prior to this coming year, the burden of generating this revenue fell solely on students and employee permit holders choosing to park a vehicle between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. – while visitors and non-permit holders were able to park free of charge during the day and in the evenings. By charging everyone that utilizes our services (parks on campus,) Parking Services can strive to keep parking costs down for all.

Undergraduate students able to park along Drillfield after 5 p.m. with an Evening Only Permit. Graduate students may park long the Drillfield after 5 p.m. Commuter permit holders may park on the Drillfield after 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, or can park in any unrestricted F/S space across campus after 5 p.m.

Faculty/staff permit holders may park along the Drillfield at any time unless otherwise marked by signage. 

Faculty/Staff Parking Questions

The university is offering a range of parking options that meet the unique needs of employees and students. This includes the sale of annual, semester, and daily parking permits, an affordable remote lot option, metered parking, and some planned changes and new technologies that will enhance the university’s flexible parking offerings, including hourly and daily parking. Recognizing permit needs may change, the university continues to offer a prorated permit refund schedule.

Click here to learn about permit options and here (page 5) to learn about the permit refund policy. All types of permits may be purchased online, including Daily permits, or in-person. Multiple daily permits may be purchased at once in-person. Parking meters on campus are also an option.

Click here for a Blacksburg campus Parking Map which highlights parking lot and meter locations.

Yes, we are pleased to offer employees with 30 years of service (or more) a free annual parking permit.

Student Parking Questions

Transportation Services understands and is offering a range of student parking options including annual, semester, and daily permits, an affordable remote lot permit, metered parking, and new technologies to be implemented later this summer that enable convenient hourly and daily parking.

Click here to learn about permit options and here (page 5) to learn about the permit refund policy. All types of permits may be purchased online, including Daily permits, or in-person. Multiple daily permits may be purchased at once in-person.

Hourly meter locations include Bookstore Lot, Coliseum Lot, Perry Street Lot, Wright House, and the Drillfield.

The award-winning Blacksburg Transit system is also a great option for students living in Blacksburg and Christiansurg. Click here to learn more about alternative transportation at Virginia Tech.

All permit holders may park on the Drillfield after 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, or may park in any unrestricted F/S space across campus after 5 p.m.

Visitor Parking Questions

All those without a parking permit will need to pay to park on the Blacksburg campus effective Aug. 3, 2020, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. through 10 p.m. Daily permits may be purchased online and in-person at Parking Services at 505 Beamer Way (multiple daily permits may be purchased at once in-person). There are also hourly parking meters located across campus. View the Virginia Tech Parking Map for meter and parking lot locations. Admissions visitors should contact the Visitor Center for more information.

Yes, we will continue to offer these permits. Long Term Visitor permits will be charged an equivalent rate to the Faculty/Staff permit. Please email parking@vt.edu for more details.

All university community members, including visitors, will require the display of a parking permit or payment of a daily/hourly fee (meters) on campus from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday - Friday, unless otherwise denoted by signage.

Visitor permits cost the same as a daily parking permit, $6. Daily permits may be purchased online or in-person at Parking Services at 505 Beamer Way. Customers are able to purchase multiple passes at once if visiting Parking Services in-person. If utilizing parking meters, rates vary based on parking duration. Meter locations include the Bookstore Lot, Coliseum Lot, Perry Street Lot, Drillfield, and Wright House.

Departments and Events Parking Questions

Please contact Parking Services at parking@vt.edu or 540-231-3200 for assistance.

Please contact Parking Services at parking@vt.edu or 540-231-3200 for assistance.

Alternative Transportation

BT is committed to ensuring the safety of the community and employees and is operational. Please visit ridebt.org for the latest schedule information.

The latest updates around Smart Way can be found at https://smartwaybus.com/.

Smart Way Express service has resumed. Please visit https://valleymetro.com/ for more details and schedule information.

Yes. Get the latest Virginia Breeze updates at https://virginiabreeze.org/.

The Alternative Transportation Department has implemented a summer bike storage option for students. To purchase the Summer Bike Storage permit ($20), log onto Virginia Tech’s parking permit portal at https://virginiatech.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal. Then email gettingaround@vt.edu or call 540-231-2701 to schedule a time to drop off your bike at the Hokie Bike Hub.

Note: Any bikes left on campus after June 22 will be considered abandoned, and they will be impounded during the summer. To avoid paying $30 to retrieve your bike at the start of the fall semester, please remove your bike from campus.

E-scooters (campus-sanctioned) are not operating at this time.

Fleet Services is open for business and reservations are available. Office operations are limited and available by appointment only. Please visit https://parking.vt.edu/fleet-services.html for more information. Questions may be directed to fs@vt.edu.

All Campus Connect trips from March 22, 2020 on have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Impacted reservation holders will be contacted. Please email NCRShuttle@vt.edu with any questions.

Yes, Roam NRV bike share bikes are still available for use and will be santized regularly. 

Have a question not answered above? Contact Parking Services at parking@vt.edu.

Virginia Tech has more than 16,400 parking spaces, a motorist assistance program, a fleet of approximately 300 vehicles, and a robust and award-winning alternative transportation program that includes daily shuttles from the Blacksburg campus to the Greater Washington, D.C., metro region.

In addition to the 33,000 students and 13,000 employees, an estimated 60,000 alumni, parents, and community members visit the campus each year.


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