June 24, 2024

Parking Message and Guidance

The following message is from Parking Management:

Greetings to the UMW Campus Community:

As we begin the 2015-2016 academic year, the office of Parking Management extends a warm welcome to faculty, staff and students. We wish to share some basic rules of the road for a smooth opening of the school year. The Parking Management Office is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient use of parking resources. As an added safety measure, UMW Campus Police provide escort services beyond the daylight hours. Please call 540-654-1025 to request service.    

NEW: This year, Emergency Management partnered with UMW Police and Student Affairs to provide an additional safety tool for the UMW Community.

The Rave Guardian mobile phone app enhances safety on campus through real-time interactive features that create a virtual safety network of friends, family, and Campus safety.  http://adminfinance.umw.edu/safety/umw-rave-guardian-system/

Under the umbrella of Business Services, our parking management team includes:

Robin Jones, Supervisor;

Mark Graziano and William Barnett

Parking on Campus

Vehicles parked on campus must display a valid decal or temporary dash pass and be parked in a lot that corresponds with the decal designation. Reserved spaces and restricted lots are enforced at all times. College Avenue parking is available for commuters, faculty and staff with appropriate decals as well as University visitors. The parking website offers guidance on seeking a “parking pass” for overnight/frequent campus guests.

Permits: Parking permit applications are available for eligible students and all faculty and staff through Self Service Banner

Parking Lot Designation: A listing of all lots and their designation may be found on the Parking website (includes guidelines for the UMW Parking Deck)

Note: Change for the 2015-16 academic year:

-Alvey Drive parking deck levels 1, 2, & 3 are now available to ALL UMW registered vehicles. Level 4 is Visitor parking only.

-Campus Center will have 2 parking areas that will be available for Handicap (with proper credentials appropriately displayed) parking only .

Eagle Landing Parking: Those residents of Eagle Landing who have purchased deck parking will receive RFID tags from the EL front desk. These students have 24/7 access to the enclosed deck parking on floors 3-5 of Eagle Landing. Eagle Landing guest spaces are for registered guests with guest passes available from UMW Parking Management, UMWPD, and the Eagle Landing Front Desk.

Note: EAGLE VILLAGE is private property and parking is for tenants and customers of Eagle Village businesses only. Towing in these locations is enforced.

Parking in nearby Commercial & Residential areas: Students and faculty/staff members are cautioned not to park their vehicles in nearby commercial parking lots or residential communities while on campus. The City of Fredericksburg and Commercial Businesses restrict parking to patrons or residents within designated city blocks. Violators are subject to fines and towing.

Construction Projects affecting parking at this time:

Sunken Road lot #13/Woodard Hall lot contains the ‘construction staging area’ for Mercer/Woodard renovations. This area is scheduled for re-opening the Spring Semester. Use caution in Back Drive area of campus while walking and driving, due to heavy construction equipment/traffic present.

The University Center opening this fall will release College Avenue construction spaces back to the UMW community.

Enforcement: To ensure the availability of safe parking and the efficient use of the parking resources, all parking regulations are enforced on a year round schedule, ‘Failure to Register’ enforcement will begin Wednesday, August 26, 2015. The university has been granted the authority under the Code of Virginia Sections 23-9.2:3, and 2.2-4800 to issue citations and collect fines.

The Student Parking Enforcement Program will resume in September.

Specific questions on lots, decals or enforcement may be directed to:

Robin Jones, Parking Management Supervisor, 540-654-1129  or rjones@umw.edu.

We wish you a successful academic year. 

Erma A. Baker

Assistant VP for Business Services & CPO

University of Mary Washington


  1. Rosemary Arneson says

    The link in the paragraph about parking lot designations is incorrect. It takes you to a page that was last updated in 2012, concerning ITCC Construction parking. This is not helpful.