Parking for retired and emeritus faculty members

The continued involvement of retired and emeritus faculty members in campus events is a vital part of VCU's mission and culture. The Office of Faculty Affairs, in partnership with VCU Parking and Transportation, wants to ensure retired and emeritus faculty members have an enjoyable and accessible experience when visiting campus.

Qualifications

To qualify for a retired/emeritus faculty parking permit, the faculty member must meet the following terms: 

  1. The faculty member must present a valid Retired or Emeritus Faculty VCUCard* at a Parking and Transportation office location
  2. The faculty member must have been a VCU Parking subscriber for their last five years of employment with VCU. 

Once qualified, the permit will be mailed to the faculty member's home address, with parking available via a temporary decal and/or VCUCard in the interim. 

*VCUCard can only issue the Retired or Emeritus Faculty card once a faculty member's department/office has processed the status of retired/emeritus in Banner. VCUCard requires documentation of the retired/emeritus status to issue the card and suggests contacting their office before coming in to confirm the status is updated in Banner. Visit https://vcucard.vcu.edu/myid for more information and to contact VCUCard. 

Renewal

As of fall, 2017, permit holders will receive an automatic permit renewal every year, regardless of any changes in status in the Banner system. The retired/emeritus status will override all other statuses for the purposes of parking. 

Each year, Parking and Transportation will review usage of all retired/emeritus permits. If the permit has not been used within the last two years, Parking and Transportation will send a letter to the permit holder giving the option for renewal, which can be done by calling 828-PARK (7275). 

FAQs

1. Is there a cost associated with parking for retired or emeritus faculty members? 

Any person with a status of retired or emeritus in the Parking and Transportation system who qualifies for the permit will be given the permit at no cost.

2. Do I have to be a previous VCU Parking subscriber to qualify for no cost retired or emeritus parking?

Yes, the faculty member must have been a VCU Parking Subscriber for their last five years of employment with VCU to qualify.  

3. How soon after my retirement can I qualify for parking?

Once a newly retired faculty member's status is updated in the Banner system (usually at a department/unit level), the faculty member can obtain the Retired or Emeritus Faculty VCUCard and present it at a Parking and Transportation location to obtain a parking permit.  

4. What do I need to bring to the Parking and Transportation office to obtain a parking permit? 

New retired or emeritus faculty members must set up their parking in person. Retired or emeritus faculty members must bring a Retired or Emeritus Faculty VCUCard to a Parking and Transportation office during business hours to obtain a permit.

Retired or emeritus faculty members are encouraged to contact VCUCard prior to visiting to confirm their status in the system. Once confirmed, faculty members must bring an official form of government identification and documentation of a retired/emeritus status to obtain a VCUCard. Visit vcucard.vcu.edu/contact, email vcucard@vcu.edu or call (804) 828-2273 to confirm status or learn more about the Retired or Emeritus Faculty VCUCard.  

5. How do I renew my parking yearly? 

Permit holders will receive an automatic permit renewal every year. 

6. What happens if I obtain a permit and don't use it?  

Each year, Parking and Transportation will review usage of all retired/emeritus permits. If the permit has not been used within the last two years, Parking and Transportation will send a letter to the permit holder giving the option for renewal, which can be done by calling 828-PARK (7275).  

7. I am a retired or emeritus faculty member, but am/will be employed by the university as an adjunct or in another capacity soon. Do I still qualify for free parking?

As of fall, 2017, permit holders will receive an automatic permit renewal every year, regardless of any changes in status in the Banner system. The retired/emeritus status will override all other statuses for the purposes of parking. 

8. Where can I park with the permit? 

Retired/emeritus permits are accepted at the following designated parking deck locations:

  • Eighth Street Deck
  • N Deck
  • West Broad Street Deck
  • West Main Street Deck
  • West Cary Street Deck
  • Jefferson Street Deck

Click here to view parking facility maps. VCU Parking and Transportation reserves the right to relocate parkers to another deck in the instance of special events or inclement weather.

9. Where are the Parking and Transportation offices located and what are the normal hours of operation?  

Visit http://www.parking.vcu.edu/contact-us/ for location information.

10.  Who can I contact with additional questions?

Please contact VCU Parking and Transportation at (804) 828-7275 or parking@vcu.edu.


Parking information updated September, 2017. Parking may be subject to change; subscribers will be notified. Please contact Parking and Transportation with parking-specific inquiries. For questions or comments regarding parking or other privileges for retired and emeritus faculty members, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs at vpfacaffrs@vcu.edu.