MCV Campus Sale

VCU Parking and Transportation collaborated with the MCV Campus Assistant and Associate Dean’s Council to improve the MCV Campus student parking sale experience. As a result, the sale process resembles a lottery system for the fall/spring semesters and applies to commuter parking permits only.

How to participate in the spring lottery:

  1. Beginning at midnight on Tuesday, November 9, all students interested in purchasing an MCV Campus commuter permit should log in to and select their parking preferences. The lottery will close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 11.
  2. The system will assign a number to all applicants. If your number is selected via a random generator, you will receive an email notification on Monday, November 15, with your award and a link to purchase your permit online on November 16 at 9 a.m.
  3. Recipients have until Monday, Nov. 22, to accept and purchase the awarded permit before forfeiture. 
  4. Any unclaimed permits from the lottery will be sold online first-come, first-served at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22.

* Entering the permit lottery does not guarantee participants a parking permit.

View MCV Campus Parking Options

Prepare Ahead of Time

In the event you are awarded a permit, please make sure you have the following before purchasing:

  • A valid VCU eID and password. Please visit if you do not know your eID and password.
  • A debit or credit card to make your online purchase
  • The make, model and license plate of all vehicles you may drive to campus
  • A complete address of where your permit will be mailed
  • No outstanding parking citations. You can pay citations online at
  • Registered for classes. Students who have not registered ahead of the sale date will not be able to purchase parking.