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Resident Student Lots

Resident student lots are reserved 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for those vehicles owned or operated by students living in the University residence halls. Vehicles are restricted to their assigned parking lots. Permits and their lot designations are as follows:

  • Vehicles displaying an ‘A’ permit are assigned to parking lots with the designation of A, lots W39 and W40 off of Crenshaw Way.
  • Vehicles displaying a 'D' permit are assigned to the overflow parking lot located behind the Student Activities Center off of Westhampton Way.
  • Vehicles displaying a 'K' permit are assigned to parking lot R16.
  • Vehicles displaying an ‘N’ permit are assigned to the resident student section of lot W37.
  • Vehicles displaying an ‘R’ permit are assigned to lots W39 and W40.
  • Vehicles displaying a ‘W’ permit are assigned to the resident student section of lot W35.
  • Vehicles displaying an ‘X’ permit are assigned to lots B5 and B6. 

Dangerous parking area in lot B6: Parking spaces marked in yellow have been identified as areas prone to vehicular damage during baseball activities. Park in this area at your own risk. The University of Richmond will not be responsible for any damage incurred in this area from baseballs.

The University reserves the right to change a vehicle’s assigned parking lot.

The Parking and Transportation Office may be required to change parking regulations as necessary throughout the year. Changes will be communicated by email, in SpiderBytes and/or on our webpage.

Commuting Students Lot
Commuting Students

Undergraduate Commuting student lots are reserved for students living off campus and are assigned a ‘C’ or ‘G’permit:

  • Vehicles displaying a ‘C’ permit are allowed to park in Lots B5 and B6 off of Boatwright Drive and W38 off of Crenshaw Way.
  • Vehicles displaying a ‘G' permit are allowed to park in Lots B5 and B6 off of Boatwright Drive, rows A, B, and C of lot R10 off of Gateway Road and W38 off of Crenshaw Way.
SPCS and MBA Students

Permits issued to SPCS and MBA students allow the vehicle to be parked in lots B5 and B6 off of Boatwright Drive, rows A, B, and C of lot R10 off of Gateway Road, and W38, Modlin Center parking lot off Crenshaw Way.

All commuter student parking lots are available to any registered vehicle from 3 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. weekdays and all day on weekends. All lots consist of faculty/staff parking areas and these areas are available to any registered vehicle from 5 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. weekdays and all day on weekends.

Law Students

Law school students are issued a ‘J’ or ‘L’ permit. Vehicles displaying a J permit are assigned to lot B3, off Boatwright Drive across from the Robins Stadium. B3 is reserved for vehicles with a J or L permit until 3 p.m. After 3 p.m. the lot will open to any vehicle with a current parking permit.

L permits are assigned to third-year law school students. Vehicles displaying a L permit are assigned to the following parking lots:
    •    B1 - off Boatwright Drive and Bostwick Lane
    •    B2 - off Campus Drive
    •    B3 - off Boatwright Drive across from the Robins Stadium

B1 and B2 are reserved for vehicles with L-permits until 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. the lot will open to any vehicle with a current parking permit.

The University reserves the right to change a vehicle’s assigned parking lot.

The Parking and Transportation Office may be required to change parking regulations as necessary throughout the year. Changes will be communicated by email, in SpiderBytes and/or on our webpage.

Special Note for Football Game Days
All parking lots off Boatwright and Campus Drive will close at 2a.m. on football game days. Vehicles parked in these lots after 2 a.m. will be towed at owner's expense. If you will be on campus the day of a home football game, please contact Parking Services for available parking options.

Student Athletes

Student Athlete Parking Pass

The Student Athlete parking pass allows the vehicle to be parked in the following lots:

  • B5, across the street from the Robins Center
  • B6 next to the Robins Center
  • W37 next to the Field Hockey fields during team practices.
Osher, SPCS Non-Credit, and Weinstein Center Members
Osher, School of Professional and Continuing Studies non-credit, and Weinstein Center members are required to obtain and properly display the appropriate University of Richmond parking permit. Members are expected to park in their assigned parking lot.
  • Osher members are assigned to the lots designated for commuting undergraduate students (see above).
  • School of Professional and Continuing Studies non-credit students are assigned to the lots designated for commuting undergraduate students (see above).
  • Weinstein Center members are assigned to the Auxiliary parking area (AUX) in lot B6 off Boatwright Drive and may park in the Special Event parking lot (B5) across the street from the Robins Center or in the lot B6 located next to the Robins Center. 


All students should make themselves aware of the Game Day Parking Policies.  Parking lots off Boatwright Drive and Richmond Way have restrictions for major events held in the Robins Center or Robins Stadium.

Faculty and Staff Parking Lots

Parking lots designated for faculty/staff parking are reserved for vehicles registered to and driven by faculty and staff members from 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Faculty and staff parking spaces are available to any registered vehicle from 5 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. weekdays and all day on weekends. 

Exception: 

  • Parking spaces on Westhampton Way and Keller Road are reserved for faculty, staff and registered visitor vehicles from 730am to 9pm daily.
  • The reserved sections of lot W45, located adjacent to the Special Programs Building, is reserved 24 hours a day, seven days a week for police vehicles and staff.

All faculty/staff parking lots and spaces are enforced and ticketed during the summer and all school breaks.

Visitor Parking Lots and Spaces

Visitors are required to register their vehicles with Parking Services and properly display a visitor pass from their vehicle’s rear-view mirror. Visitor lots and spaces are reserved for off-campus visitors, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Visitor spaces on Keller Road and Westhampton Way are reserved for off-campus visitors until 9 p.m. daily.  Visitor spaces are available for general parking at other times unless reserved for a special event by posted signage.

Hybrid Vehicle Parking

Parking Services provides reserved hybrid parking spaces to those who drive hybrid vehicles. For a vehicle to be able to park in these reserved hybrid parking spaces it must display a current University of Richmond parking permit and a hybrid designation by the manufacturer on the exterior surface of the vehicle.

Those utilizing hybrid spaces may only use spaces located in their assigned lots. Students may not use hybrid spaces in faculty/staff sections, and vice versa. If all hybrid spaces are full, vehicles must be parked legally in non reserved spaces in the vehicle's assigned parking lot.

Non-hybrid vehicles will be subject to a $30 parking citation or towing at the owner's expense. Hybrid spaces are reserved 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for reserved hybrid vehicles.

Faculty, staff and students who commute to campus in a hybrid vehicle may park in the reserved hybrid parking spaces. Reserved hybrid parking spaces will be added or removed as needed. If you would like to request a hybrid spot in a specific lot, please fill out this contact form. Please note that we will only be able to create spaces with reasonable demand.

Parking Outside Your Assigned Lot
  • Special Events parking lot (B5) across from the Robins Center is available to all registered vehicles Sunday through Thursday. All student vehicles are restricted on Friday and Saturday nights from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. This lot is closed to all vehicles during major events held in the Robins Center. NOTE: Special event dates may be advertised via Spiderbytes or by email. (EXECPTION:  Game Day Parking)
  • Post Office parking spaces are open for postal business only and are restricted to 10 minutes between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Health Center parking lot (W44): There are three posted Health Center parking spaces located in the front of the Special Programs Building for student use while visiting the Health Center.
  • 30-minute spaces located in lot R19 are available for 30 minutes or less to faculty, staff, student, and visitor vehicles between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Unlimited parking from 5 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and all day on weekends.  (EXECPTION:  Game Day Parking)
  • 30-minute spaces located in the Special Programs parking lot are available for 30 minutes or less to faculty, staff, and student vehicles between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Unlimited parking between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and all day on weekends.
  • Parking Lot B3, and rows A, B and C of lot R10 are available to any registered vehicle Monday through Friday between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. and all day on weekends.  (EXECPTION:  Game Day Parking)
  • Parking Lots B1 and B2 are available to any registered vehicle Monday through Friday between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. and all day on weekends.  (EXECPTION:  Game Day Parking)
  • Faculty and staff lots are available to student vehicles between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and all day on weekends, unless otherwise posted.
Places You Cannot Park
  • Special event parking (W37) on Crenshaw Way is reserved for off-campus visitors and is restricted 24 hours a day.
  • Reserved spaces are reserved 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for vehicles assigned to those spaces. Towing is enforced.
  • The Robins Center parking lots (B1–B7) are closed to all student vehicles during major events held in the Robins Center or Robins Stadium.
  • Auxiliary Parking Area (AUX) located in lot B6 off Boatwright Drive is reserved for the vehicles assigned.
  • Westhampton Way will be a no parking area due to the construction activity on the Westhampton campus.
  • Special Programs parking lot (W45) is reserved 24 hours a day for police vehicles and staff.
  • Resident student parking lots are reserved 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those vehicles assigned; all other vehicles will be cited.
  • Multi-use parking lots (B6, W35, and W38) are reserved for assigned vehicles and off-campus event patrons.
  • Transportation vehicle reserved spaces (W39) are reserved 24 hours a day for transportation vehicles.
  • Richmond Way lakeside spaces are reserved for GRTC buses, UR shuttles, and Zipcar parking only.
  • Other places you cannot park: No Parking areas; fire lanes; yellow-curbed or painted areas; on the grass; obstructing handicap spaces; places not designated for vehicular parking; blocking walkways or pedestrian traffic; blocking wheelchair ramps; creating a traffic hazard; parking in a lot or spaces reserved with cones, barricades, and/or signage.
Parking Request Due to Illness or Injury

A student can request temporary parking accommodations from Parking and Transportation Services. Parking and Transportation Services provides two options for students with temporary mobility impairments due to physical injuries. In order to obtain short term mobility impairment parking accommodations, a student must have a valid parking permit for the current school year.

Option 1: Y-Pass

Students with an injury or illness who need extra assistance getting around campus are eligible to receive a ‘Y’ Pass for their vehicle.  A ‘Y’ Pass is a temporary accommodation that allows students to park their vehicle in parking lots designated as resident or commuter student parking. This also includes unlimited parking in the 15-minute timed spaces on Richmond Way at the Tyler Haynes Commons (lot R14) and at the Law School (R22). This pass excludes a student from parking in reserved, handicapped, visitor or faculty/staff parking spaces.  A student may receive a ‘Y’ pass for up to 10 days without a doctor’s note.  If the student believes the pass will be needed for longer than ten days they will need to provide a doctor’s note and the pass can be extended up to four (4) weeks.  A student may receive a ‘Y’ pass without recommendation from a licensed medical professional or Disability Services.

Option 2: UR Short Term Mobility Impairment Parking Placard

Students with more significant injury or mobility issues are eligible to receive a UR Short Term Mobility Impairment Parking Placard. This placard requires specific recommendations from a licensed medical profession. The placard is valid for all designated accessible parking spaces on the University of Richmond campus.  This placard will also allow the vehicle to be parked in lots designated as resident or commuter student parking, unlimited parking in the 15-minute timed spaces on Richmond Way at the Tyler Haynes Commons (lot R14) and at the Law School (R22).

The UR Short Term Mobility Impairment Parking Accommodations are offered to the University community as assistance for those with short term mobility issues. Due to the restrictions and limitation of parking options on campus, any misuses of these options will be classified as violation of the Student Conduct Policy with a risk of incurring fines from $150.00.

The Short Term Mobility Impairment Parking Accommodation form must be completed and submitted to Parking and Transportation Services when requesting a Short Term Mobility Impairment Parking Placard.

Department of Motor Vehicles Handicapped Placard

Individuals who need disabled parking access for longer than two months or who desire off-campus disability access must obtain a state-issued placard from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Faculty/staff members should contact Parking and Transportation Services at parking@richmond.edu to request special parking for less than two weeks.

Golf Cart Usage on Campus

Golf Cart Use on the University of Richmond Campus

Golf carts may be used as transportation for students with an illness or injury that limits their mobility on campus.  

Qualification for having a golf cart on campus

  1. Must have a valid driver’s license
  2. Golf cart must display a ‘Slow Moving Vehicle’ emblem**
  3. Golf cart must be registered with Parking and Transportation Services

Rules for having a golf cart on campus

  1. The cart is for the sole use of the injured or ill student. 
  2. The cart cannot be loaned out to other students for transportation around campus.
  3. The cart can only transport the number of people that there are seats. 
  4. The cart may be used on the campus roads or the campus sidewalks.
  5. Golf carts may not be operated on grass.
  6. Remember to give the pedestrians the right of way.
  7. The cart may be parked next to buildings.  However, do NOT block doorways or sideways.
  8. Carts must be secured to itself when left unattended.  A chain and lock must be obtained before cart comes to campus. 

Regulations

  1. Golf cars shall be operated only between sunrise and sunset, unless equipped with headlights, brake lights and approved by the University Police Department
  2. If using the cart on the campus road, you are subject to all laws governing the operation of vehicles.
  3. Carts cannot be used on city/county roadways. You cannot drive the cart on any of the streets bordering campus per Virginia Code §46.2-916.1 and §46.2-916.3.
  4. Carts may be used to cross streets, such as, Boatwright Drive at the Robins Center.  When crossing please cross at the crosswalks
  5. Do not use cart if you have been drinking alcoholic beverages or if you are under the influence of drugs, prescriptions or other substances that could potentially limit your use of motor vehicles or machinery.
The University of Richmond Police Department reserves the right to restrict the use of or impound golf carts if the student is using the cart in such a way that his/her safety or the safety of others is jeopardized.
Prior Arrangement

Parking and Transportation will grant permission to students to park in other student lots up to four times a semester. Requests are made by contacting and receiving approval from Parking Services during business hours or by contacting the Police Department after hours. Approval must be gained before parking outside of your assigned area. If you receive a ticket while you are on the Prior Arrangement list, you must contact Parking Services within 10 calendar days of the receipt of the ticket to have it voided. Otherwise, you are responsible for the fine.

Summer Term and School Breaks Parking Regulation

All vehicles on campus should be registered and display a current parking permit or pass.  Student vehicles may be parked in any resident or commuter student parking lot.  Faculty/staff and visitor spaces are reserved for vehicles displaying a faculty/staff or visitor’s permit.  Vehicles may only be left on campus with permission from Parking and Transportation Services. 

Current students, faculty, or staff requesting to leave their vehicle on campus for any part of the summer, must complete and submit the summer parking form.  All vehicles must be insured to be parked on campus.

PODs

PODs

Students are not allow to have Portable On Demand (POD) storage containers on campus. For campus storage policy, please go to  Storage Policy. For off campus storage contact Team Logistics for service and pricing.

Link for Storage Policy:

https://housing.richmond.edu/policy-forms/storage.html

Special Circumstances
  • Report all disabled vehicles to the University Police Department immediately at 804-289-8715.
  • In the case of Inclement weather, normal parking regulations still apply, unless otherwise announced by Parking and Transportation via Spiderbytes and/or email.
  • Unlicensed or inoperable vehicles cannot be housed on university property even if the vehicle displays a current parking permit.
Contact Us

UR Parking Services
parking@richmond.edu
(804) 289-8703
Mon - Fri 8:30a - 7:00p

Summer/Break Hours: Mon–Fri 8:30a – 4:00p