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Parking & Transportation

Transportation Policy

University of Virginia School of Medicine students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from classes as well as to and from off-site rotations and clinic visits.

See Parking and Transportation web site for routes, permits, etc.

Permits can be purchased at the University's Department of Parking and Transportation at 1101 Milmont Street. Bring your ID to show you are a student. Purchase a U-9 permit to allow you to park at clinics at Fontaine and Northridge as well as Scott's Stadium and U-hall. Short-term parking passes are available for purchase in books of 10 for Fontaine and Northridge. Questions -- call P & T at 924-7231.

Effective September 1, 2014, UVA Parking and Transportation will require all mopeds to display valid UVA parking permits and be parked in either designated moped parking or in motorcycle spaces. Moped owners may stop by the Department of Parking and Transportation at their convenience to purchase a blue permit that will allow mopeds to be parked legally in the areas listed above. Mopeds are not permitted to park in bike racks, on sidewalks, in mulched areas, adjacent to buildings or be chained to railings.

Health System Employee Shuttle runs daily from 6:00 pm through 7:00 am in a continuous loop. The route begins at east end of the circular drive in front of University Hospital. Passenger shuttles run regularly between UVA Health System sites, including parking areas (Scott Stadium, Emmet/Ivy Garage, U-Hall) and lodging facilities (see map). This service is provided for staff, outpatients, and visitors. Medical students and residents are included, as they are considered Medical Center staff. A ring-down phone is available just inside the shuttle stop.

There is an early morning shuttle now available for students choosing to park at U Hall. The regular bus service starts at 6:30. A hospital shuttle starts running at 4:00 AM and runs every 30 minutes through 6:00 AM. To ride this shuttle, you need only your student ID.

The Medical Alumni Association will provide reimbursements to any medical student that feels unsafe and needs to travel from home to the Medical Center prior to the first run of the UTS inner loop at 7:30 a.m. Students can call Yellow Cab at 434-295-4131. Students should save their receipts and bring them to the Medical Alumni Office at 1111 W Main St. for reimbursement. They will reimburse the full fare + up to 20% gratuity. The purpose of this program is for your safety. For questions about the reimbursement program, you can contact Barry Collins at bc5u@virginia.edu.

Students can use the University’s Safe Ride service Sunday thru Wednesday 12 midnight to 7 a.m. and Thursday thru Saturday 2:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. for travel from the Medical Center to their home. Call 434-242-1122 after midnight. For details and map see their web site at: http://www.virginia.edu/uvapolice/saferide.html

In addition, if you are unable to wait for a SafeRide van pickup, are not near a UTS bus route late at night, or otherwise feel unsafe, please remember that you may call Yellow Cab Charge-a-Ride at 434-295-4131 to travel by taxi. If you do not have the money to pay for the taxi at that point in time, you need only show a valid student ID to the Yellow Cab driver and sign the document they will provide to you. You will then be billed through your student account.

SafeWalk is a walking escort service staffed Monday through Thursday evenings from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Students who don't want to walk home alone can call SafeWalk, and a male-female student team will accompany them. Call 434-242-1122.


Evening and Weekend Parking

You can obtain an evening/weekend parking transponder at Parking and Transportation. You must have a Blue parking permit. This allows you to park in the 11th Street Parking Garage from 5:30 pm until 7:30 am. If you do not move your car at 8:00 am it will be towed (no kidding!). There is a $25.00 refundable deposit.

Hospital Drive and the adjacent garage on Lee Street are patient/permit parking both during the week and on weekends. Police are vigilent and do issue tickets.


Parking at Fontaine or Northridge – For Clinical Rotations (Clerkships & Electives)

Medical Students who will need to park at Northridge or Fontaine greater than 16 hours per week can purchase a U-9 permit (Fontaine) or a U-6 permit (Northridge). The monthly parking fee is $19 (thru May 31, 2015). This rate may increase as of June 1, 2015. Students who may work occasionally less than 16 hours per week at Northridge or Fontaine may choose to purchase Occasional Parkers Permit parking passes. The Occasional Parkers Permit provides a book of 10 permits for U9 or U6 parking lots that will allow the student to park 10 times (up to 24 hours at a time) for a one-time charge of $10.00. This rate may increase as of June, 2015 .

To participate in the program and obtain your Occasional Parker Permits, please visit the Parking and Transportation Office located at 1101 Millmont Street, behind the Barracks Road Shopping Center.

Handicapped Parking

For students who require handicapped parking:

  • Obtain a letter from the physician stating: the length of time the disability will last, the distance the student can walk, the place the student needs to go, and the hours.
  • Take the letter to Parking and Transportation Office, Millmont St (924-7231).
  • Complete the application and pay the requested fee to obtain a dashboard permit to park in the handicapped space assigned.


Charlottesville City Transit

For information on the City of Charlottesville bus routes and times see their web site. Students can show their ID and ride for free.


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