After Hours Parking & Transportation Options

The University of Virginia has several options for parking and transportation access to facilities and activities after hours. If, after reviewing the list below, there are questions left unanswered, please contact the Parking and Transportation at

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Parking Options

Many parking areas that require a parking permit during the day do not require a permit at night and/or on the weekends. However, some parking lots are converted after 5PM to support special events (i.e. John Paul Jones Arena, Cabell Hall, etc.). Signs are posted at each affected lot in advance of an event that will require the lot to be restricted.

    Examples of parking areas that do not require a specific permt after hours:
  • K2: Near South Lawn
  • T4, E3: Scott Stadium
  • A9: Culbreth Road Garage
  • N: McLeod Garage
  • R1: Near Ruffner Hall and Bavaro Hall
  • D2, D3: Near the Law School
  • D1, D10: Near the Darden Graduate School of Business
  • BLUE: Parking lots at U-Hall and the John Paul Jones Arena (click here for event schedule)

Central Grounds Garage

After 5PM the hourly rate in the Central Grounds Garage is discounted to $.50/hour. After 10PM the rate is discounted to $1 for any portion of time between 10PM and 8AM.

Health System Parking Garages and Lots

Medical School students should contact the Dean's Office to inquire about the availability of permits that provide after-hours access to parking garages and lots in the Health System. Employees may contact the Health System Parking Office.

Transportation programs for getting employees to their vehicles safely and conveniently are as follows:

  • Link to and from Scott Stadium or University Hall:
    The Employee Shuttle runs on a regular schedule from 8PM-12AM and again from 4AM-6AM. An on-call shuttle runs from 12AM-4AM.
  • Returning to a Close-in Hospital Employee Parking Lot (like the South Garage on Crispell Drive, 11th Street Garage, etc.):
    From 6AM-6PM, an on demand service is now available for return to a close-in Hospital employee parking lot.
  • Link to and from the Fontaine Research Park:
    An on-call shuttle runs from 6PM-8PM.
  • Link to and from the Northridge Medical Park:
    An on-call shuttle runs from 5:30PM-8AM
To obtain more information about the scheduled shuttles or to schedule a ride during any of the on-call times noted above, please call 434-982-1600.

Transportation Services

University Transit Service (UTS)

During the Academic session, when UTS is operating Full Service, transit service is provided until 12:30AM (Sunday-Wednesday) and until 2:30AM (Thursday-Saturday). More information is available on the UTS website.

Passengers may view the location of any UTS bus on route using the Transloc web or mobile app.

Safe Ride

Safe Ride is an on-demand point-to-point van service provided after UTS has stopped service for the night. Safe Ride can be contacted at 434-242-1122. Please click here for more information.


The Office of the Dean of Students offers a Charge-A-Ride service for students. The Charge-a-Ride Program provides taxi service within the Charlottesville area to UVA students who find themselves in uncomfortable situations with no reliable or safe means of transportation and no money for cab fare. Students can call Yellow Cab (434.295.4131), charge the ride to UVA, and pay via the Student Information System no questions asked. The Charge-a-Ride Program is not to be used for out of town trips. Call 434.924.4225 if you have any questions about the program or the billing process (please note that your Charge-a-Ride Program privileges will be frozen if you owe more than $500 in charges).

Health System Fixed Route Shuttle Service and On-Demand Shuttle Service

From 8PM-6AM employees in the Health System may utilize employee shuttles to return to close-in or remote parking areas. Employees may call 434-982-1600 or 434-243-0027 for more information.

Other Services

Emergency E-Phones

The University has a network of emergency "blue light" telephone stations around Grounds. When activated, these phones ring directly to local police respondents.

Ambassador Program

The University of Virginia has launched an Ambassador Program in the Rugby Road, Grady Avenue, 14th Street and University Avenue area.


In the event of an emergency, always call 911.