Parking on any college campus can be difficult, but the Office of Parking and Transportation at Virginia Tech works to make the process as painless as possible. Parking regulations are always in effect, including when classes are not in session. Employees have the opportunity to pay for parking through payroll deductions.
Permits are required to park on campus from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday unless signs in the area say otherwise. The faculty/staff parking permit allows employees to park in any faculty/staff, commuter, graduate, or resident parking area.
Employees with valid faculty-staff parking permits can easily access gated lots. Parking permits have a RFID (radio-frequency identification) chip embedded in the permit that sends a wireless signal to the gate telling it to open. The chips do not include any personally identifiable information and do not have a power source. They are energized by the RFID reader at each gate. The gates can also be opened by swiping the permit or the Hokie Passport associated with the permit.
Employees who park at a location owned by the university may purchase a parking permit through Parking Services. In order to use payroll deductions to pay for parking permits, employees must purchase the permit by the start of the fall semester. Additional information is available online.
Employees who pay to park in a parking lot/garage not owned by the university are eligible to participate in a program that allows individuals to set aside pre-tax dollars to cover the cost.