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Transportation Services: What you need to know for spring semester parking

How to purchase parking and register your bike, parking impacts, and more

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From: Transportation Services

Spring 2022 parking permits

Virginia Tech community members interested in purchasing a spring 2022 parking permit can do so online or in-person at Parking Services at 505 Beamer Way, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Spring permits are valid for use from the moment of purchase until Aug. 31, 2022. Permits purchased online or in the office will be mailed to the customer. To purchase any type of parking permit, employees and students will be asked to register their vehicle on campus using information from their DMV registration card (VIN number, etc.).

Spring semester permits available for purchase include Student, Faculty and Staff, Carpool, and Bus, Bike, and Walk permits.

Additional spring 2022 semester parking options include:

  • On-demand campus parking with ParkMobile: Virginia Tech has partnered with ParkMobile to provide a convenient, contactless electronic payment option for hourly and daily parking on the Blacksburg campus. ParkMobile can be used at any parking meter, campus parking space, or lot that has standard F/S, C/G, or R parking.

  • Daily parking: Daily permits can be purchased online or in-person at Parking Services for $6.

  • Evening parking: Evening Only parking permits can be purchased online or in-person at Parking Services for $25. This permit gives access to campus parking after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

  • Metered parking: Click here for the Campus Parking Map which includes meter locations.

For the wide range of alternative commuting options, visit the Alternative Transportation Department’s website.

Perry Street Garage access

Access to and from the Perry Street Garage is now limited to Prices Fork Road. Access to and from the garage via West Campus Drive is closed to accommodate construction of the Data and Decision Sciences Building and the Blacksburg Transit Multi-Modal Transit Facility.

As a reminder, Monday through Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m., drivers will only be able to exit the garage and turn right onto Prices Fork Road. Refer to this Campus Notice for more details.

Squires and Media Annex Lots parking updates

Refer to this Campus Notice for updated parking information in the Squires and Media Annex parking lots. Commuter/Graduate permit parking have shifted from the Squires Lot to the Media Annex Lot.

Bringing a bike back to campus?

All bicycles regularly parked on campus must be registered with Transportation Services. Failure to register a bicycle can result in fines or impoundment of the bicycle.

Registration is free and can be accessed through the Parking Services portal (video and instructions below). After registering, bicyclists will receive their decal in the mail. Once the decal is received, place it on the bicycle frame, facing upward, near the handlebars. The decals expire, so you'll need to re-register your bicycle once the expiration date passes. 

Benefits of registering your bicycle:

Bicycle identification

If your bike is stolen, its serial number is needed to aid police in its recovery. When a bike is registered with Virginia Tech, the serial number can be cross-referenced with the bike owner’s name, and acts as an independent proof of ownership. Recovered bicycles that are not registered have less chance of being returned to their rightful owners.

Theft deterrence

Thieves may be less likely to steal a bike with a registration sticker since its owner can easily be identified. Stolen registered bicycles are posted on both statewide and nationwide crime computers.

Communicating with bicycle owners

Bicycle registration serves as the only form of communication should we need to inform you that your bicycle needs to be moved from a rack that will be relocated. 

Don’t forget to bring a sturdy bike lock back to campus.

Bike and e-scooter riders can take advantage of free helmets from the Hokie Bike Hub located on the first floor of the Perry Street Parking Garage. Its hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Blacksburg Transit

Refer to the latest BT schedules at Be sure to give yourself plenty of time getting to and from campus early in the semester with increased ridership.

Prepared by Grace Hobson

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