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Office of Educational AccessibilityTransportation Guidelines

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If you experience temporary or permanent mobility impairments, Old Dominion University has options to support you.

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Accessible Parking

Designated on-campus accessible parking spaces are available to students with permanent or temporary mobility impairments who have both a valid ODU parking permit and a state issued accessible parking placard.

Students with temporary mobility impairments who do not have current ODU parking permits or state issued accessible parking placards can receive these through the Transportation and Parking Services office located at 100 Parking Garage A, 4310 Elkhorn Ave, Norfolk, VA 23529. Temporary ODU parking permits can be issued on a monthly rate and a temporary accessible pass can be issued with documentation from a doctor explaining the mobility impairment.

For more information about parking with a disability, please refer to the Parking with a Disability page.


Shuttle Services

Accessible shuttle services are provided around the perimeter of campus and all the residence halls via the Monarch Loop. The accessible shuttle services are available between the hours of 7:30 AM and 12:30 AM Monday through Friday and between the hours of 9:30 AM and 12:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday during the fall and spring semesters.

Information about the shuttle services is available on the ODU Transportation and Parking website and on the ODUMobile app.

SafeRide Van Side

Curb-to-Curb Transportation

Transportation and Parking Services offers van service (curb-to-curb only) for students with permanent mobility impairments who have circumstances that do not fit within the shuttle operating hours OR cannot be accommodated with the existing shuttle stop locations. Students must provide a schedule of classes to the Graduate Assistant for Special Accommodations in the Office of Educational Accessibility so that a personalized fixed schedule of transportation can be developed.

Mobility Services & Accessible Parking Procedures

  • Students who experience permanent or temporary mobility impairments should contact the Office of Educational Accessibility to determine accommodations that may be available to support their physical access to campus and classes.
  • Students must provide documentation of the mobility impairment from a qualified examiner such as a medical doctor or emergency room personnel. For temporary mobility impairments of a lower limb, the documentation needs to state that the student is non-weight bearing.