Retired & Emeritus Faculty Parking

Retired and emeritus faculty parking is a benefit bestowed by the Office of Faculty Affairs in partnership with VCU Parking and Transportation. This benefit allows for qualified retired and emeritus faculty members to receive a VCU parking permit at no cost.


To qualify for a retired/emeritus faculty parking permit, the faculty member must present a valid Retired or Emeritus Faculty VCUCard* to a Parking and Transportation customer service office during normal business hours. Additionally, the faculty member must have been a VCU parking subscriber for their last five years of employment with VCU.

Upon meeting these qualifications, a retired/emeritus faculty parking permit will then be mailed to the faculty member's address on record. In the interim, the faculty member can use a valid VCUCard to gain access into the gated parking facilities.

*VCUCard can only issue the Retired or Emeritus Faculty card once a faculty member's department/office has processed the status of retired/emeritus in Banner. VCUCard requires documentation of the retired/emeritus status to issue the card and suggests contacting their office before coming in to confirm the status is updated in Banner. Visit for more information and to contact VCUCard. 

Parking Locations

Retired and emeritus faculty permits are accepted at the following designated parking deck locations:

Please note, a VCUCard can also serve as a second credential for access into these facilities.   

Permit Renewals

Once qualified for the retired and emeritus faculty parking permit, permit holders will receive an automatic permit renewal every year, regardless if the faculty member undergoes a change in status. The retired or emeritus faculty status will override all other statuses.

Each year, Parking and Transportation will review usage of all retired and emeritus faculty permits.  If the permit has not been used within the last two years, Parking and Transportation will send a letter to the permit holder giving the option for renewal, which can be done by calling 828-PARK (7275).

Additional Information

Additional information regarding the retired and emeritus faculty parking benefit can be found at For inquiries specifically related to parking, please contact Parking and Transportation at (804) 828-PARK (7275).