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.
On Monday, November 7, a widespread system issue with Banner was identified, preventing the successful implementation of the MCV Campus parking lottery. Multiple departments were also impacted by this widespread issue.
We have recently been informed that Banner has resolved the issue. We will restart the MCV Campus lottery process on Tuesday, Nov. 29. In the meantime, all lottery preferences will be reset to ensure an equitable MCV Campus sales process for everyone. If you previously submitted your spring parking preferences via email or the online parking portal, you will need to resubmit them online during the new sales period.
How to participate in the spring 2023 lottery:
- Beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, all students interested in purchasing an MCV Campus commuter permit should log in to apps.parking.vcu.edu/
mcvwebsales and select their parking preferences. The lottery will close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1.
- 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, Dec. 5, with your award and a link to purchase your permit online on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 9 a.m
- Recipients have until Friday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m., to accept and purchase the awarded permit before forfeiture.
- Any unclaimed permits from the lottery will be sold online first-come, first-served at at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12.
* Entering the permit lottery does not guarantee participants a parking permit.
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 http://go.vcu.edu/eidfinder 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 http://www.parking.vcu.edu/parking/citations.
- Registered for classes. Students who have not registered ahead of the sale date will not be able to purchase parking.
9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29 - Parking lottery opens
4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 - Parking lottery closes
- Monday, Dec. 5 - Students receive an award letter via email if they received a permit in the lottery.
- Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 9 a.m through Friday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m. - Students awarded letters may purchase.
- If you do not accept your award by this time, your selection will be forfeited.
- 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12 - Unclaimed permits will go on sale
Several students noted that the previous process did not meet their needs, so we collaborated with the MCV Campus Associate and Assistant Deans Council to develop an alternate option. This new solution, designed with students’ feedback in mind, will help alleviate the technology and time constraint challenges that existed with the previous sale experience. Additionally, this lottery process allows students to select multiple parking preferences versus one, as with previous sales.
Simply put, the MCV Campus holds several unique challenges apart from the Monroe Park Campus, including limited space availability, greater parking demand, and variance among student schedules/rotations. Each of these factors contributed to a less than optimal sales experience, which sparked the change. This new process was determined to be the fairest option for students.
The Monroe Park Campus does not experience these issues, so we will continue to operate parking sales on a first-come, first-served basis for this campus. We will continue to evaluate each semester's sales experience in partnership with VCU administrative leaders to determine the most effective solutions for each campus.
No. Parking demand typically outweighs space availability on the MCV Campus. Participants will be awarded permits using a random number generator.
Permits are now 19-hour or 24-hour flex permits, which allows students the ability to park for up to 19 hours (or 24 hours for designated permits) daily.
Parking options can be found at https://parking.vcu.edu/parking/students/options-and-rates/.
All unclaimed MCV Campus parking permits will be sold first-come, first-served online following the lottery distribution.
If a semester-long parking permit does not meet your needs, daily/hourly parking is available at several locations.
In the event you are not awarded an MCV Campus permit, you are welcome to participate in the Monroe Park Campus parking sale. The West Broad St. Deck is close to the Pulse bus line and is just a short 10-minute ride to the Medical Center stop on the MCV Campus. As a VCU student, you can ride the GRTC bus system at no cost. Please note, permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis on the Monroe Park Campus.
In order to purchase a parking permit, you must be registered for classes and have no outstanding parking citations. If neither of these situations apply to you, please contact customer service at email@example.com.
Email customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions regarding the sales process.