Student Permit Sales
Information for 2011/2012 Student Permit Sales
Permits for U.Va students will go on sale the week of August 8, 2011. Most permits may be purchased online.
E3, S3, D3, Culbreth Road Garage transponders (A9), Emmet/Ivy Garage transponders (EIG/S) and Temporary Permits must be purchased at the Parking and Transportation Office.
Fall 2011 Grace Period: To allow students ample time to purchase their permit, permit restrictions in certain parking lots will be lifted from August 18, 2011 to August 26, 2011. This grace period will cover the following lots: U-Hall, Superfield, John Paul Jones Arena Garage and Surface Lot, D3, Darden School Garage (D10), A7, S1, S2, S4, S6, S9, and FAL spaces. This grace period does not cover the K2/S3 lot at the Bice House. All other restrictions like driveways, fire lanes, prohibited zones, grass/dirt, etc. are enforced normally throughout the year.
Students can save hundreds of dollars per year by not bringing their vehicle to Grounds. With permit prices ranging from $144 to $549 per year, plus maintenance and fuel, it makes sense to consider the transportation alternatives that are available at U.Va and in the surrounding community.
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All students may ride any University Transit Service (UTS) route fare-free. UTS operates several fixed routes designed to get students to virtually all areas of Grounds quickly, safely, and courteously. Please visit the UTS section of this site for more information.
Students may also ride any Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) route for free by showing their valid U.Va ID. CAT provides transportation throughout Charlottesville and into some areas of Albemarle County. Popular destinations include the Downtown Mall, the Fashion Square Mall, Walmart, and movie theaters in Seminole Square and Albemarle Square.
Biking, Walking, and Other Transportation Alternatives
U.Va students have access to several transportation resources in the U.Va area. Visit our Transportation Demand Management (TDM) section for more information and be sure to check out the annual Transportation Resource Fair and Bike Festival in the Spring.