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ParkMobile, on-demand parking app, offers easy parking on the Blacksburg campus

Parking meter on Blacksburg campus with ParkMobile sticker on it
Parking meter equipped with ParkMobile signage on the Blacksburg campus.

From: Virginia Tech Transportation Services

Virginia Tech Transportation Services has partnered with ParkMobile to provide a convenient, contactless electronic payment option for parking on the Blacksburg campus.

Parking is now available with ParkMobile across campus in the following locations:

  • Any campus parking space or lot that has standard F/S, C/G, or R parking. This does not apply to 24-hour restricted lots designated for specific groups – Service Vehicle, Carpool, etc. While using ParkMobile, faculty and staff should park in F/S spaces; undergraduate and graduate students should park in C/G and R spaces. Visitors may park in F/S, C/G, or R spaces.
  • Parking meters (see meter list below).
  • The three Grab & Go 15-minute parking areas by campus dining halls.

Benefits of using ParkMobile:

  • Easy to register and start your parking session.
  • Contactless parking method.
  • Easy way to park on-the-go and avoid parking citations.
  • Select from multiple time increments, including hourly and daily parking.
  • Extend your parking session on-the-go remotely.
  • Add up to five license plates to your profile.
  • The app can be used nationwide at thousands of parking locations.

How to get started using ParkMobile

1. Create a free ParkMobile account.

2. Add vehicle information to profile.

  • Add your license plate number.
  • Using multiple cars? Up to five license plates can be added to your profile.

3. Add payment information to profile.

  • Most major credit cards, PayPal, and Apple Pay are accepted.

4. Park in any space or meter marked with a ParkMobile sign or sticker.

  • ParkMobile parking zones map.
  • Parking is enforced on the Blacksburg campus Monday - Friday, from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Park in any campus parking space or lot that has standard F/S, C/G, or R parking. This does not apply to 24-hour restricted lots designated for specific groups – Service Vehicle, Carpool, etc. While using ParkMobile, faculty and staff should park in F/S spaces; undergraduate and graduate students should park in C/G and R spaces. Visitors may park in F/S, C/G, or R spaces.
  • Meter parking zones (zone numbers and location):
    • 85102 | Bookstore Lot
    • 85103 | Coliseum Lot
    • 85104 | Perry Street Lot
    • 85105 | Drillfield Lot
    • 85106 | Wright House
    • 85107 | Alumni Mall
    • 85108 | Squires Lot
    • 85109 | Steger Hall
    • 85110 | Oak Lane
    • 85111 | Parking Services
    • 85112 | Laundry Tailor (Old Security Building)

5. Select parking zone, duration.

  • Enter your zone # by referring to nearby signage, the sticker on the meter, or by using the map within the ParkMobile app or website.
  • You can save "favorite" and recently used parking zones.
  • Select the duration of time you would like to park.

6. Confirm your parking session information and start parking.

  • Parking enforcement personnel will validate your campus parking status using the ParkMobile system.

7. Need to extend your parking session?

  • Parking can be extended remotely.
  • If you opt into notifications, text messages, or emails, you will receive a notification to extend your parking duration.
  • You can set customizable parking expiration alerts.

Please visit Parking Services’ ParkMobile site for helpful videos and more details before starting your parking session.

Additional parking options

  • Purchase a parking permit.
  • Daily parking is still available for purchase (via ParkMobile, online, or in-person at Parking Services at 505 Beamer Way, Blacksburg, VA 24061).
  • Coins will still be accepted at parking meters on campus.

Questions may be directed to parking@vt.edu or 540-231-3200.