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Departmental Visitors and Events Parking; Lot Rentals

Virginia Tech Parking Services looks forward to working with university departments and organizations outside the university around their special event parking needs. Please contact Parking Services at 540-231-7633 or at parking@vt.edu to begin the planning process today or with any questions. The rate structure can be found below.

Virginia Tech department event parking

134-400 spaces
Renting entire lot/sections of lot
$800/day

400+ spaces
Renting entire lot/sections of lot
$1,200/day

Non-Virginia Tech department event parking

134-400 spaces
Renting entire lot/sections of lot
$1,000/day

400+ spaces
Renting entire lot/sections of lot
$1,500/day

General

Daily parking
$6/day

Lot attendants
$24/hour (regular hours); $26/hour (overtime)

Equipment charges

Cones
$1/cone if department picks up

Cones
$2/cone if Transportation Services delivers and picks up

Barricades
$10/barricade

A-frames
$5/a-frame

Frequently asked questions

All who utilize parking on the Blacksburg campus, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors, must purchase parking Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. This could include displaying a valid parking permit; paying the daily parking charge through the ParkMobile app or Parking Services; or paying the hourly parking charge through ParkMobile or at a parking meter.

While balancing the requirement for Parking Services to be fully-self funded and a financially healthy enterprise, Parking Services strives to offer a range of parking options that are equitable, flexible, and convenient that meet our university community’s needs.

Prior to the 2020-21 academic year, the burden of generating this revenue fell solely on students and employees on campus wishing to park a vehicle – while visitors, including departmental 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.

The Controller’s Office, in conjunction with Transportation Services, is implementing a new Departmental Parking Payment Certification form for departmental purchases of visitor permits, event spaces & leasing, and other services acquired through Transportation Services. The new form replaces the Controller’s Office approval that was previously required. Procedure 90200: Departmental Parking Payment details the requirements related to using university funds for these activities and outlines step-by-step instructions to obtain transportation services. For questions, please reach out to rosannar@vt.edu or Transportation Services.

For large events, please work with Parking Services Special Events Coordinator Graham Smith (grsmith3@vt.edu) for arrangements. Pricing for large events will be based on the number of spaces and the duration of the event. Items of consideration for approval include time of day, day of week, need for parking officers to monitor spaces, general utilization of spaces, need for equipment (signs, cones, barricades), and other demands on spaces at the time of the event. Parking lot assignments are subject to availability.

The special events coordinator will work with you to determine the best arrangements for your group, and help you coordinate your communications to your participants.

  • Renting of entire lot/sections of lot (134-400 spaces) for Virginia Tech department – $800/day
  • Renting of entire lot/sections of lot (400 + spaces) for Virginia Tech Department – $1,200/day
  • Renting of entire lot/sections of lot (134-400 spaces) for non-Virginia Tech department – $1,000/day
  • Renting of entire lot/sections of lot (400 + spaces) for non-Virginia Tech Department – $1,500/day
  • Lot Attendants - $24/ hour regular time; $26/hour overtime
  • Under 134 spaces: Departments will be charged $6 per space (the daily parking rate)
  • Guests may go online to https://virginiatech.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal to purchase a daily permit for $6.
  • Guests can download and use the free ParkMobile app to purchase parking in a range of flexible time increments.
  • Guests may park at one of the university parking meters and pay the meter rate.
  • Guests may park in the North End Center Garage and pay the hourly parking rate at the exit.
  • Guests may stop by Parking Services at 505 Beamer Way (7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday) prior to going to their final destination to purchase their daily pass.