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Commuter Parking

Day Commuters

Students who do not reside in William & Mary administered housing will receive a Commuter (Day) decal upon registering a motor vehicle.

Students with day decals may park in areas marked as day student and permit only. They may also park in resident and faculty/staff spaces on the weekend and in other areas at times as noted in the Rules and Regulations. Students must move their vehicles from faculty/staff and resident spaces by 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Evening Commuters

Students whose classes begin after or have no need to park on campus before 4:00 p.m. and who do not reside in university administered housing qualify for the Evening decal. After 4:00 p.m., they may park in any faculty/staff, resident, day student or permit only space unless posted as faculty/staff at all times.

Evening students who have a frequent need to park on campus before 4:00 p.m. may purchase the Day decal, as no provision is made for the Evening designation prior to 4:00 p.m. Evening students who have an occasional need to park on campus before 4:00 p.m. must obtain a temporary Day pass, which allows parking in Day and "Permit Only" areas.

Both day and evening students may register multiple family owned vehicles under a single hangtag.

New to parking on campus? Follow our Parking Checklist and you’ll be set to go!
1. Check your Eligibility and Classification, and get the decal that fits your parking needs  (if you’re here, you are probably a commuting student).
2. Register your vehicle with Parking Services. Be sure to bring your current registration, proof of insurance, and a W&M ID Card or current driver’s license.
3. Place your decal according to placement guidelines outlined by Parking Services.
4. Know the Rules and Regulations for parking on campus, and follow them.


That’s it! Follow these steps and never get a ticket again.