Update - Aug. 21, 2020
Students purchasing Remote Permits will now be able to park in the Chicken Hill Lot for the 2020-21 academic year (Beamer Way and Southgate Drive) with their permits.


Original Notice:


From: Virginia Tech Transportation Services

All parking permits for 2020-21 are currently on sale.

Effective Aug. 3, 2020, employees, students, and visitors need to display a permit or pay a daily fee to park on the Blacksburg campus, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. This could include annual, semester, monthly, remote, daily permits, metered parking, and more.

Current parking permits for 2019-20 expire Aug. 31, 2020 (faculty, staff, and students).

Parking options

Transportation Services recognizes that the workplace and classrooms will look quite different in the fall. While balancing the requirement for its parking unit to be fully-self funded and a financially healthy enterprise, the university is offering a range of equitable, flexible, and convenient parking options for the university community.

For employees, this includes: 

  • Annual permits
  • Semester permits
  • Quarterly permits
  • Monthly permits
  • Remote lot permits
  • Daily permits
  • Evening Only permits
  • Carpool permits
  • Metered spaces

For students, this includes:

  • Annual permits
  • Semester permits
  • Remote lot permits
  • Evening Only permits
  • Daily permits
  • Metered spaces

In the near future, Transportation Services will be offering new technologies that also enable convenient, contactless, hourly parking on campus so university community members can pay for just the parking they need. 

Annual 20-21 permits are valid from the time of purchase until Aug. 31, 2021.

Click here to learn more about all parking and transportation options at Virginia Tech.

How to purchase - online or in-person

  • Online: All parking permit types, including Daily permits, may be purchased online.

    • Students and employees, please login with your PID and password using 2-Factor Authentication. If you do not have a PID, or need additional help with the 2-Factor Authentication process, contact 4HELP at 540-231-4357.

    • Due to physical distancing guidelines and to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, customers are encouraged to purchase parking permits online.

  • In-person: All permits may be purchased in-person at the Office of Parking and Transportation, 505 Beamer Way. If visiting in person, please fill out the permit form prior to arrival.

    • Only one person per transaction will be allowed to come to the Parking Services window/desk for assistance.

Faculty and staff - additional details

Online purchases may be paid for with a Visa, MasterCard or through payroll deduction. Employees with 30 years of service (or more) receive a free parking permit. Permits can be purchased using the online system and these employees will not be charged. The low-cost permit for the faculty/staff remote lot, Chicken Hill, will also continue to be offered.

Students                                                        

Online payment is accepted via Visa, MasterCard, or by using your student account online. Students who wish to purchase a motorcycle permit must do so in person. For the third year, Transportation Services will offer a low-cost ($30 annual) Student Remote parking permit option. The lot is located between the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (CRC) and the new airport expansion. It is served by Blacksburg Transit on the CRC route with service to campus every 15 minutes.

Interested in alternative commuting? Click here to learn more about a wide range of alternative transportation options available for the university community.

Please direct questions to parking@vt.edu or 540–231–3200. 

Parking FAQs

General

  • Faculty/staff: July 27, 2020
  • Graduate students (and Graduate Perry Street): Aug. 3, 2020
  • Perry Street students: Aug. 7, 2020
  • Students: Aug. 10, 2020

2019-20 parking permits expire on Aug. 31, 2020.

Please click here to learn more about move-in parking. On-campus residents moving in and returning will receive a move-in parking permit in the mail and a wristband. Parking on sidewalks, pathways, or other accessible routes is not permitted.

Please click here to purchase all permits online. Permits may also be purchased in-person at the Parking Services office at 505 Beamer Way. Purchasing multiple daily permits at once will need to be done in person at Parking Services.

Parking on the Blacksburg campus will require the display of a valid permit or payment of a daily or hourly fee, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The exception (weekends and outside the hours of 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.) would be any areas where restricted (24/7 with a specific permit or payment of a fee only - meters), stated on parking signage. This includes ADA spaces, carpool spaces, loading zones, service vehicle zones, timed areas, sidewalks, grass, admission areas, the Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Facility Lot, the Basketball extension lot, Pamplin Lot, Owens Lot, and the Dietrick Dining Hall Lots.

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.

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

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.

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

Faculty/staff

All employees, students, and visitors will need to have a permit or pay to park on campus beginning Aug. 3, 2020. Transportation Services recognizes that the workplace and classrooms may look quite different in the fall. While balancing the requirement for its parking unit to be fully-self funded and a financially healthy enterprise, the university is offering a range of flexible and convenient parking options for employees including annual, semester, quarterly, monthly, and daily permits, as well as an affordable remote lot permit. 

Later this summer, Transportation Services will be offering new technologies that also enable convenient hourly parking on campus so you can pay just for the parking you need. 

Click here to learn more about all of Virginia Tech’s parking and transportation options.

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. Click here for the 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.

Students

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. 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.

Visitors

All those without a parking permit will need to pay to park on the Blacksburg campus beginning Aug. 3, 2020, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, unless otherwise denoted by signage. Daily permits may be purchased online and in-person at Parking Services at 505 Beamer Way. 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.

Visitor permits are required to park on campus from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Departments, events

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.