Group Parking

VCU Event Parking provides parking for groups of any size. If you or your department would like to arrange parking for multiple vehicles, please complete the Parking and Transportation Special Event Parking Request Form at least ten days in advance so that we can accommodate your parking needs.

Helpful information to include in your email would be:

  • Date and time of your event
  • Number of vehicles needing parking
  • Preferred parking facility
  • If you are a VCU department or outside agency
  • VCU departments should include a budget code

Visitor Deck Validations

VCU departments or outside agencies looking to validate parking for our visitor decks (West Broad Street Deck, West Cary Street Deck, West Main Street Deck, and Eighth Street Deck) can purchase QR codes. As a guest exits one of our facilities, the hourly rate is applied and the total parking fee is calculated. By scanning a QR code, guests can reduce or eliminate their parking fee, allowing them to exit the deck without paying.

QR codes

QR codes can be purchased in increments of $2, with a maximum of $16 for seven hours or more. The QR code is charged the applicable hourly rate upon redemption.

To purchase a QR code, please complete a special event request form.

Dashboard passes

Dashboard passes for surface lots that do not have pay stations (most commonly EE Lot and Floyd Commons half-circle) can also be purchased for $2 hourly per vehicle with a $16 maximum daily rate.


Time Rates
0 - 1 Hour  $ 2.00
1- 2 Hours  $ 4.00
2- 3 Hours $ 6.00 
3- 4 Hours $ 8.00
4- 5 Hours $ 10.00
5- 6 Hours $ 12.00
6- 7 Hours $ 14.00
7- 8 Hours $ 16.00
More than 8 Hours $ 16.00

Group Parking in Lots

JL Lot

Special Events offers spaces in the JL Lot, located at 200 West Cary Street. Departments may set up visitor validation codes to pay for visitor parking in this lot. To request a code, please fill out the JL Lot Validation Code Request Form and send the completed form to


Other Lots and Locations

Some of our other facilities not usually open to visitors may have limited space available for your event. If you would like to use one of our locations on either the Monroe Park Campus or the MCV Campus, please contact us at to check availability.