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Visitor's Parking

Visitor Lot Booth

Visitor Parking Lots

  • Visitors who have obtained a visitor pass may park in either faculty/staff, commuter or overflow lots.
  • Visitors may not park at meters or meter controlled areas without paying the meter fee.
  • Child Study Center clients may only park in designated areas as indicated on the pass.

Metered Parking

Coin-operated meters placed on the University properties are installed to provide short-term parking in high-demand locations. All motor vehicles except those that are properly marked as vehicles for the disabled must pay the meter fee.

  • University decals are not valid at meters;
  • loading zone passes are not valid at meters;
  • vehicles may not remain parked after an expired time flag;
  • vehicles may receive multiple citations at meters (one-hour intervals);
  • meters are enforced one minute past midnight Sunday through 4 p.m. Friday;
  • meters will accept nickels, dimes and quarters.

Meter parking is available in many lots and garages. The fee is .50 per 30 minutes. Parking at metered spaces requires a payment regardless of type of decal. The intent of this rule is to insure timely turnaround of vehicles in the metered spaces.

Metered Parking Map

Visitor Parking Passes

Parking at ODU, like most successful universities, is scarce near the academic core of campus (between Hampton Boulevard and Powhatan Avenue). Therefore all of the parking facilities at ODU are controlled and funded by the sales of parking permits and by parking citation (ticket) fines.

In order to avoid receiving a parking citation for "no permit" at $75 per occurrence, ALL VISITORS that want to park on campus must either display a valid parking pass, park in the visitor parking lot, or park at a parking meter.

Current ODU students, faculty and staff members ARE NOT visitors.

Vehicles registered to immediate family members of students ARE NOT considered Visitors either, unless an appropriate visitor's pass is displayed on their vehicle.

Short Term (less than 7 hours) Visitor Parking

Visitors that are only going to be on campus for less than seven hours should use the Visitor Lot located on the corner of 49th Street and Hampton Blvd. The first half-hour is free of charge with each additional hour costing $1.00 per hour. Parking by the hour for $1 per hour is provided by parking meter spaces and parking metered lots with pay stations (just remember your parking space number located on the pavement at the entrance to the parking stall).

Long Term (more than 7 hours) Visitor Parking

Visitors who are going to be on campus for more than seven hours or for more than several days or weeks should obtain a visitor pass at the ODU Parking Office. A visitor may obtain a pass from the parking office or the visitor booth located in the Visitor Lot during normal business hours for $7 per day. Please note that visitor passes are not valid in Student Resident/Quad/Village Lots or in metered parking lots or spaces.

Visitor Citations

The Director of Transportation and Parking Services may, upon request or appeal of a citation, reduce a citation fine to a warning for visitors that did not display a valid permit or parked in an unauthorized zone. Only one citation reduction to a warning will be given per license plate and/or visitor.