May 20, 2024

City Parking Changes Will Impact UMW Beginning August 16

As a reminder, the Fredericksburg City Council passed some ordinances in late June that will impact UMW employees and students effective August 16, 2018. The areas affected around the UMW campus are shown in the attachments.

Parking Map – College Heights – June 2018

Parking Map – College Heights South – June 2018 2

Parking Map – CollegeTerrace – April 2018

A Resident Permit Parking (RPP) program is being implemented in the College Heights, College Heights South, and College Terrace neighborhoods. In order to legally park on streets designated as RPP (as noted by signage) Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., cars must display a resident permit sticker (in College Terrace the hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.).  See the sign above regarding this.


While the UMW side of College Avenue will remain open parking, the College Heights side will be RPP except for the area between Dandridge and Rowe, which will be 2 hour parking only (there is an actual sign from this area attached). The blocks in front of UMW properties on College Avenue (e.g., between William and Buckner and in front of the Steam Plant) will remain open parking. In College Terrace, there will also be 2-hour parking except by permit, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. See the attached maps for clarification.   

Additionally, the Sunken Road gate that leads to the parking lots below Woodard and Mercer (that is normally closed!) will now be open Monday-Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. during the academic year. Therefore, it will not be open during summer term or when UMW is closed.    

Please review these changes in light of where you normally park and plan accordingly.   

Contact Vice President for Administration and Finance Lynne Richardson at if you have specific questions.