2020-21 Blacksburg VT campus parking permits go on sale beginning Tuesday for employees, Aug. 10 for students

All university community members will need to display a permit or pay to park on the Blacksburg VT campus beginning Aug. 3.

Faculty and staff parking permits for the 2020-21 year for the Blacksburg campus go on sale on Tuesday, July 27, 2020. Graduate student permits go on sale Aug. 3.

Perry Street Student Commuter permits will go on sale Aug. 7, and all other student permits go on sale on Aug. 10.

All employees and students will need to display a permit or pay a daily fee to park on the Blacksburg campus beginning Aug. 3. This could include annual, semester, monthly, remote, and daily permits and more.

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

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, the parking options available are annual permits, semester permits, quarterly permits, monthly permits, remote lot permits, daily permits, carpool permits and metered spaces.

For students, the parking options available are annual permits, semester permits, remote lot permits, daily permits and metered spaces.

In the near future, Transportation Services will be offering new technologies that 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.

All parking permit types, including daily permits, may be purchased online.

Students and employees may purchase parking permits by logging in with their PID and password using 2-factor authentication. For a PID or 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.

All permits may also be purchased in-person at the Office of Parking and Transportation, 505 Beamer Way. Customers purchasing in person should 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.

For faculty and staff, 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.

For students, online payment is accepted via Visa, MasterCard, or by using the student account online. Students who wish to purchase a motorcycle permit must do so in person. Transportation services will again 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.



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