Return to campus - Parking & Transportation FAQs
As VCU begins its return to campus, we will use this page to provide important information and impacts related specifically to VCU Parking and Transportation. Please continue to check this page often for changes as details evolve.
Customer service assistance is available by phone at (804) 828-7275 (PARK), email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in-office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (offices closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily), Monday through Friday.
MONROE PARK CAMPUS CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICE: 1108 A West Broad Street
15-min. parking available in AR Lot Ext. (673 N. Harrison St.)
MCV CAMPUS CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICE: 659 N. 8th Street
15-min. parking available in Eighth St. Deck, Level 1 (Pull a ticket upon entry)
No. If you wish to retain your monthly subscription, no action is necessary. The email was simply to inform employees of all parking options if they wanted to cancel their subscription to secure a more temporary option or those who do not have parking and may need it in the future.
- Single-use daily parking permit- Employees parking five days or less over two weeks will experience the most cost savings with a daily permit. Daily permits are available at a discounted rate of $6 each. Monroe Park Campus permits are available for purchase online, and MCV Campus permits are sold in-office. Single-use permits should be purchased in advance and used when needed.
- Weekly permit- Employees who need to park four days per month at least three weeks each month will benefit most from the weekly permit. Permits are valid for seven consecutive days at a rate of $25 per week. All weekly permits must be purchased online.
- Monthly subscription- Employees parking on campus more than four days or more each week will experience the greatest cost savings from a monthly subscription. Standard subscriptions are deducted bi-weekly at $43 (remote lot and D Deck pricing differ) via employee payroll. Monthly subscriptions provide parking in various parking facilities on each campus and offer reciprocal parking privileges across both campuses.
Hourly parking is also available for employees who require parking for less than three hours per day. Rates are $2 per hour with a maximum cost of $16 for the day.
Yes. VCU Health System employees parking on the MCV Campus may utilize the facilities noted for each permit. For single-use permits-A Lot, A Lot Main St. Station; for weekly permits-Eighth St. Deck. It may be beneficial to supplement your commute with GRTC if your office is not located in the vicinity of RamRide's service area.
Due to the process by which parking permits are allocated in each facility and the varying hybrid schedules, we cannot accommodate this level of flexibility within our system.
If you are a VCU employee, either new or current, interested in securing long-term parking, you must complete and submit a parking application [PDF] first. Parking locations are assigned based on current availability at the time of the request. Please email your completed application to email@example.com. You may also purchase a permit for shorter periods by clicking on “Manage My Account” in the upper right-hand corner. Learn more on the Options & Rates page.
If you are a VCU Health System employee, email firstname.lastname@example.org for parking availability. You may also purchase a permit online by clicking on Manage My Account in the upper right-hand corner. Additional information can be found at https://parking.vcu.edu/parking/faculty-and-staff/vcuhs-parking/.
No. Employees are not permitted to share parking permits.
Employees should choose the parking option that best suits their commute and financial needs. We offer several options to accommodate employees with varying work schedules. Additional information related to the cost-effectiveness of each permit can be found under question one.
There is no way for us to reserve spaces in facilities, and we cannot guarantee that you would receive the same parking assignment if you decided to cancel. While the Monroe Park Campus parking facilities hold less demand than those on the MCV Campus, you would ultimately have to weigh each option’s advantages and disadvantages.
The Monroe Park Campus commuter parking sale will take place on Wednesday, June 23, at 9 a.m. Monroe Park Campus commuter permits will be available for purchase online on a first-come, first-served basis at this time. Student housing permits are currently available for purchase.
Due to demand, MCV Campus permits are sold via a lottery system. The MCV Campus lottery process will begin on July 8 at 11:59 p.m.
No, student permits are non-transferable and are programmed to one student account.
Students and employees can ride GRTC at no cost. GRTC has committed to zero-fare through June 30, 2022. An ID card is not required to ride at this time. Learn more about GRTC, the Pulse, and their COVID cleaning protocols at go.vcu.edu/grtc.
Protecting riders’ health and safety throughout this pandemic is a priority. On RamRide and RamSafe, occupancy has been reduced to 50 percent and masks are required to ride. Passengers will not be permitted on these buses without a mask.
Yes, RamSafe will continue to travel cross-campus, beginning at 5 p.m. through fall 2021.