VCU Parking and Transportation provides parking and transportation services for approximately 50,000 students, faculty, staff and guests daily. Operating as an auxiliary unit, managed by VCU Facilities Management, VCU Parking and Transportation. employs more than 80 full-time, part-time, and student workers, divided into the following sub-units: parking operations, special events, accounts management, accounting, and transportation and fleet. The purpose of this policy is to stipulate the parking requirements, allocation, regulations, enforcement protocol and safety guidelines for individuals who operate a motor vehicle on VCU’s campuses and/or utilize VCU transportation services. Additionally, this policy serves to  outline the full operational guidelines for the department.

The operation of motor vehicles on the campuses of VCU is a privilege granted by the university. This privilege is extended to faculty, staff, students and authorized visitors to the campus, conditioned, in part on compliance with this policy. Noncompliance with this policy as well as the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia may result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to a warning or citation, the loss of parking or riding privileges and in serious cases, referral to the Dean of Students office, the Office of Public Safety, or the Human Resources department.  

VCU supports an environment free from retaliation. Retaliation against any employee who brings forth a good faith concern, asks a clarifying question, or participates in an investigation is prohibited.

The director for VCU Parking and Transportation and designated VCU Parking and Transportation employees are authorized to enforce these procedures and regulations in the interest of safety.  

Who Should Know These Guidelines

All members of the university community, including faculty, staff, students, and visitors, are responsible for knowing this policy and familiarizing themselves with its contents and provisions.

Specifics and Procedures

Virginia Commonwealth University, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and agents of VCU or the Commonwealth do not assume responsibility for any vehicle or its contents when parked on University property. The University and the Commonwealth do not assume responsibility for damage to vehicles that are booted, immobilized, or towed due to violations incurred or as a result of other policy violations. Any vehicle damaged while parked in a VCU parking facility must file a report with VCU Police Department before leaving the premises.

Download the VCU Parking and Transportation Guidelines [PDF]