syd625 wrote:I have a question about parking and could only find info from a couple of years ago. I'm considering an apartment that's ten minutes away but have no idea clue about parking beyond it's difficult. Do 1Ls generally have to park at U-Hall/arena? Or are there generally spaces in the blue lot by the Park area? (I'm also considering an apartment on Arlington but it's a bit dingy.). Thanks!
You can get a permit for the D3 lot in front of the JAG School. I don't know that there are more applicants than spots, but in any case priority is given to people who live some distance from the Law School. If there are no spaces in that lot on a given day, you can park in the blue lot with any UVa parking pass.
There is a lottery for the D3 spots that is only open to 2Ls and 3Ls in the first round, then, if there are extra spots (which there have been for the last three years) they open it to 1Ls. So some 1Ls probably won't get a D3 parking permit. They cost more (somewhere around $400 for the year, but my memory is foggy).
If you can't get a D3 sticker, you can always get a blue lot sticker and park by the intramural fields. The blue lot is only like a 3 minute longer walk than the D3 lot, and there are (virtually) always spaces. You will not need to park at U-Hall.
Edited to add that the first parking ticket each year is free, but NOT if you park in the metered spaces behind the school. Those cost $40 and aren't forgiven. The metered spots are something like $1.50 for two hours, and you have to feed the meter every two hours.