Eligibility and Classification for Decal Purchase

Should registrants and/or Parking Services disagree as to proper classification, Parking Services may issue a fourteen day temporary pass in favor of the registrant, who shall immediately file an appeal with Parking Services. The registrant is solely responsible for a clear statement of the situation in the appeal and for completing a permanent registration immediately upon receiving a decision from the Parking Appeals Committee.

DECAL TYPES
FACULTY/STAFF (blue)

All faculty, administrative personnel, classified and hourly employees of the College and contract employees are eligible to register motor vehicles under faculty/staff status. William and Mary students who work part-time for the College will have their eligibility determined according to their student status and may only purchase student decals.

Members of the faculty and staff are encouraged not to drive their vehicles point-to-point on campus. Faculty and staff may park only in faculty and staff areas, the William and Mary Hall lot or the Law School overflow lot near the cemetery on South Henry Street.

Exception: Faculty may park in student spaces/areas if they need to teach a class or meet with a student and no faculty/staff spaces are available. Please notify Parking Services of the time and location as soon as possible to preclude issue of a citation. Vehicle must be relocated upon completion of class.

Faculty and staff may register multiple vehicles against a single hangtag. Multiple hangtag decals will be sold at the full tiered price. With the purchase of a hangtag and additional motorcycle or convertible adhesive decals may be purchased at a discounted rate only. 

RESIDENT (yellow)

All individuals classified as students by the Registrar of the College, who reside in College administered housing and have completed 4 regular semesters (fall, spring). Students who reside at Ludwell and have completed 4 regular semesters also qualify for a Resident decal.

 Resident students are encouraged to abstain from driving to class to help reduce parking congestion and to provide other residents across campus with availability of resident spaces.

Students with resident decals may park in permit only spaces at any time and in faculty/staff and day student spaces on the weekends and after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted in #9, Parking Regulations. Vehicles must be removed from faculty/staff and day student spaces by 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. Exceptions to the aforementioned faculty/staff privilege are the following faculty/staff spaces, which are reserved at all times: Jones Lot, spaces behind Millington Hall, on Wake Drive and the Keck Lab.

Resident students may only register one family vehicle.

GRAD PLEX RESIDENTS (brown)

Students who reside at the Grad Plex qualify for a Grad Plex decal. In addition to the rules that apply to a yellow resident decal, this decal is also valid on the second and third level of the Parking Garage marked as Day Student Parking Only.

TRIBE SQUARE RESIDENTS (tan)

Tribe Square residents will be issued a tan colored adhesive decal, this decal  follows the rules that apply to a yellow resident decal. 

COMMUTER - DAY (green)

Those students classified as students by the Registrar of the College who do not reside in College 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.

Day students may register multiple family vehicles to a single hangtag.

COMMUTER - EVENING (purple)

Students whose classes begin after or have no need to park on campus before 4:00 p.m. and who do not reside in College 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. These faculty/staff exceptions at all times include:

  • The Jones Lot
  • All faculty/staff spaces on Wake Dr
  • Spaces reserved for the Keck Lab
  • Spaces on Landrum Dr
  • Spaces behind Millington Hall

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.

Evening students may register multiple family owned vehicles under a single hagtag. 

RESTRICTED USE (red)

The Restricted Use decal is available for freshmen and sophomores who have obtained permission to have a vehicle registered on campus. It is important to note that no student under consideration for an exception should bring their vehicle to campus unless and until they have been approved to purchase a Restricted Use decal. Students who have obtained this permission will receive the decal at a cost of $361.00 upon registration.

This decal allows parking only at the William and Mary Hall Lot. Students may NOT park in metered or timed spaces at any time. Individuals with this privilege may register only one vehicle. Forms for this permission are available at Parking Services and on line in our Forms and Documents section. Permission may be granted for employment reasons (at least 10 hours per week), for medical necessity or for approved volunteer service (at least 10 hours per week). Please allow two (2) weeks from submission for the approval process.

Requests for exception based on medical necessity, physical disability, or illness requiring transportation off campus should be forwarded to the Office of the Dean of Students. Eligibility determination will be made by a Medical Review Committee and forwarded to Parking Services. Forms for this type of exception are available from Parking Services, the Office of the Dean of Students, and on line.

Requests for exception based on volunteer service should be forwarded to the Office of Community Engagement in Blow Hall. Forms for this exception may be picked up at the Office of Parking Services, the Office of Community Engagement, or on line.

Restricted Use decals are also issued to students and staff members who have had their privileges to park on campus restricted to the William and Mary Hall lot (see "Restricted Privileges"). Persons with restricted privileges and the Restricted Use Decal must park in the William and Mary Hall lot only from Monday at 7:30 a.m. until Friday at 5:00 p.m. They may not park in metered or timed spaces at any time, unless the space is also designated as a load/unload space then the specified time limit applies.

CHRISTOPHER WREN ASSOCIATION (salmon)

This decal allows parking at the William and Mary Hall and School of ED student lots 1-5 only. This decal is not valid in metered or timed spaces at any time. Individuals with this privilege may register up to two vehicles. Members with DMV issued handicapped credentials and the salmon CWA decal may park in any faculty/staff parking space when standard ADA spaces are not readily available. During W&M School breaks the CWA decal is valid in student spaces within the Parking Deck and faculty/staff spaces along James Blair Dr. The CWA decal is not valid in off campus paid parking lots. Registration Forms for this decal are available at Parking Services and on line in our Forms & Documents section.

MOTORCYCLE (orange)

The motorcycle decal entitles the registered vehicle to park on campus.  Parking of a motorcycle, moped, or motor scooter shall be done ONLY in pre-defined and approved motorcycle parking spaces.  Motorcycles parked in any location other than the pre-defined and approved parking areas listed are subject to citation. The cost of the Decal will be ½ of the base rate. For safety reasons, unless otherwise noted, these vehicles are not permitted to park on sidewalks, under building overhangs, inside courtyards, in buildings, at any time.

GENERAL (gold)

General decals are intended for non-College affiliated persons who volunteer at the College or have a frequent need to visit and use College facilities. The General decal allows parking in faculty/staff spaces, except:

  • The Jones Lot
  • All faculty/staff spaces on Wake Drive
  • Spaces reserved for the Keck Lab
  • Spaces behind Millington Hall
VIMS (teal)

Parking on the VIMS campus is by permit only. Faculty, staff, and students who purchase VIMS only decals may park on the Williamsburg campus at the William and Mary Hall lot only. A temporary pass is required to park in other parking lots on campus.

CONTRACTOR (pink)

Contractor decals are assigned by the project manager and are valid for the duration of the contract. This decal allows parking of personal vehicles only in designated areas of the William and Mary Hall Lot or School of Education Site Lots. Contractor Vehicle passes are granted in limited numbers, project managers must submit request in advance to Parking Services for consideration to park on or in spaces adjacent to the construction site, limit of 5 passes per site.

CARPOOL (indigo)

This is a new option for Commuter Students Day or Evening, VIMS Students, and Faculty/Staff who desire to carpool and share a hangtag with members of like schemes. The program allows up to three separate owners to register their vehicles under a single carpool agreement. Carpool designated spaces have been placed throughout the campus in high demand areas (Deck, Law School, OD Lot, School of Ed, and Yates Lot). See Carpool section for additional details of the program.

LONG-TERM STORAGE (Black adhesive only)

Residents who do not require frequent and regular use of their vehicle may opt to purchase a long term storage decal instead of a main campus decal at ½ the cost. This decal authorizes long-term storage in designated parking lots located at the Dillard complex. This decal is not authorized on the main campus at any time without purchase of an additional temporary pass. Students can access the Dillard complex by way of the WATA Red Line daily.

SHORT-TERM STORAGE (Black hangtag only)

Commuter students who do not require access to their vehicles throughout the day may opt to purchase a short-term storage decal at ¾ the cost. This decal authorizes parking at the School of Ed parking lots 3-4 from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm; after 4:00 pm this decal is valid in main campus lots. School of Ed lots 1-4 are accessible via the WATA Green Line every 30 minutes.

TEMPORARY PASSES

For customers who do not wish to purchase a decal for year round use, we have a daily temp pass equivalent. The cost of a daily pass is $5. Temporary faculty and staff may purchase passes on a weekly basis at the approved tiered weekly rate. Freshman and sophomores who do not qualify for a decal may under extenuating circumstances purchase temporary passes for short term periods not to exceed 14 days. All students may purchase a temp pass following the Thanksgiving holiday until Winter break at the prevailing daily rate. Students may also purchase temporary passes for guests in advance; you must have the vehicle license plate number to do so.