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Fairfax Parking Services
Sandy Creek Transit Center
4400 University Drive, MSN 1J6
(703) 993-2710
parking@gmu.edu

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
(Closed from Noon-1 pm for lunch)

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Fairfax Parking Services
Sandy Creek Transit Center
4400 University Drive, MSN 1J6
(703) 993-2710
parking@gmu.edu

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
(Closed from Noon-1 pm for lunch)

Parking & Transportation Quiz

Can't decide which permit to get? Take a short quiz to see our recommendations.

When purchasing a permit online at My Parking Portal, payments can be made with Visa, Mastercard, or electronic check. A $50 administrative fee will be applied to accounts with insufficient funds or if the account number or routing number is entered incorrectly.

Fairfax Campus (Parking Map PDF)

  • Freshman Resident Students may purchase one of the following parking permits: West Campus, Lot J, Lot I, Resident Lite, Rappahannock Parking Deck, or Shenandoah Parking Deck parking permit. See the table below for permit cost and information on where these parking permits are valid.
  • Sophomore & Upperclass Resident Students (completed 30 credits and above) may choose from any of the Surface Lots, Reserved Lots, and Parking Decks parking permits. See the tables below for permit costs and information on where these parking permits are valid.
  • Townhouse Resident Students: In addition to their regular permit choices, townhouse residents may purchase a discounted Townhouse-only permit, not valid on Fairfax East Campus.
  • Short-Term Parking Rates: go to the visitor parking section for more information.

RULES & REGULATIONS

Student parking is restricted to students owning a valid Mason parking permit. It must have the license plate of the vehicle parked associated with that permit. Parking Services will monitor and enforce the student permit requirement in all restricted areas. See permit rules & regulations for details.

Resident students may be required to provide proof of their residency status when purchasing a permit. A copy of the student’s housing contract is the preferred method for proof of residency status.

FALL RESIDENT STUDENT PERMIT OPTIONS

Valid Until January 15, 2025

* Fairfax/SciTech General Permit: only available for sophomore and above students.

Parking
Locations
Fairfax/SciTech*
General Permit
Resident Lite
Permit
West Campus
Permit
Permit Rates$330$215$120
West Campus Lot &
General Lots M, O, P
West Campus Lot
Not Valid

Lots M, O, P
All Day
All DayWest Campus Lot
All Day

Lots M, O, P
Monday – Thursday
8:00 pm – 7:00 am

Friday – Sunday
All Day
General Lots
A, C, K, L, and PV
All DayLot K
All Day

All Other Lots
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday– Sunday
All Day
Monday – Thursday
8:00 pm – 7:00 am

Friday – Sunday
All Day
Rappahannock
Parking Deck
(Except: Visitor Section)
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday
Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Saturday – Sunday
All day
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All day
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All day
Reserved Lots
(Except F/S spaces)
Not ValidNot ValidNot Valid
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayNot ValidNot Valid

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

* Lot R Permit: for Potomac Heights and Liberty Square Sophomore and above residents only.
** Townhouse Permit: for townhouse residents only.
***Global Center Permit: for Global Center residents only.

Parking
Locations
Lot J
Student Permit
Lot R*
Student Permit
Lot I
Student Permit
Townhouse**
Resident Permit
Global Center***
Student Permit
Permit Rates$370$385$395$215$330
West Campus & General Lots M, O, PAll DayAll DayAll DayAll DayAll Day
General Lots
A, C, K, L, and PV
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Lot K
All Day

All Other Lots
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday– Sunday
All Day
Rappahannock
Parking Deck
(Except: Visitor Section)
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday– Sunday
All Day
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday– Sunday
All Day
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday– Sunday
All Day
Not ValidLevels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday– Sunday
All Day
Reserved Lots
(Except F/S spaces)
Lot J Only
All Day
Lot R Only
All Day
Lot I Only
All Day
Townhouse Lot Only
All Day
Global Center Garage and Lot
All Day
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayAll DayAll DayAll DayNot Valid

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

* Mason Pond and Rappahannock parking decks require a QR code to be provided on your parking permit receipt for entry and exit.
† Mason Pond Deck Permit: only available for sophomore and above students.

Parking
Location
Mason Pond*†
Permit
Shenandoah
Permit
Rappahannock*
Deck Permit
Permit Rates$450$450$425
Parking DecksMason Pond Parking Deck
Levels 3-5

All Day
Shenandoah Parking Deck
Levels 2-5

All Day
Rappahannock Parking Deck Levels 4 & 5
All Day
Rappahannock
Parking Deck
(Except: Visitor Section)
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Levels 4 & 5
All Day
General Lots A, C, K, L, and PVMonday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
West Campus & General Lots M, O, PAll DayAll DayAll Day
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayAll DayAll Day

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

SUMMER RESIDENT STUDENT PERMIT RATES

Valid Until August 15, 2024

* Fairfax/SciTech General Permit: only available for sophomore and above students.

Parking
Locations
Fairfax/SciTech*
General Permit
Resident Lite
Permit
Summer Permit Rates$160$105
West Campus Lot &
General Lots A, C, K, L, M, O, P, and PV

Rappahannock
Parking Deck Levels 1 & 2
(Except: Visitor Section)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
Reserved Lots
(Except F/S spaces)
Not ValidNot Valid
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayNot Valid

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

* Lot R Permit: for Potomac Heights and Liberty Square Sophomore and above residents only.
** Townhouse Permit: for townhouse residents only.

Parking
Locations
Lot J
Student Permit
Lot R*
Student Permit
Lot I
Student Permit
Townhouse**
Resident Permit
Permit Rates$175$190$190$105
West Campus Lot & General Lots A, C, K, L, M, O, P, and PV

Rappahannock Parking Deck Levels 1 & 2
(Except: Visitor Section)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
Reserved Lots
(Except F/S spaces)
Lot J Only
All Day
Lot R Only
All Day
Lot I Only
All Day
Townhouse Lot Only
All Day
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayAll DayAll DayAll Day

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

* Mason Pond and Rappahannock parking decks require a QR code to be provided on your parking permit receipt for entry and exit.
† Mason Pond Deck Permit: only available for sophomore and above students.

Parking
Location
Mason Pond*
Permit
Mason Pond*
Evening Permit
Shenandoah
Permit
Shenandoah
Evening Permit
Rappahannock*
Deck Permit
Permit Rates$215$170$215$170$195
Parking DecksMason Pond Parking Deck
Levels 3-5

All Day
Mason Pond Parking Deck
Levels 3-5
Monday – Friday

4:00 pm – 2:30 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Shenandoah Parking Deck
Levels 2-5

All Day
Shenandoah Parking Deck
Levels 2-5
Monday – Friday

4:00 pm – 2:30 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Rappahannock Parking Deck Levels 4 & 5
All Day
West Campus Lot & General Lots A, C, K, L, M, O, P, and PV

Rappahannock Parking Deck Levels 1 & 2
(Except: Visitor Section)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayAll DayAll DayAll DayAll Day

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

When purchasing a permit online at My Parking Portal, payments can be made with Visa, Mastercard, or electronic check. A $50 administrative fee will be applied to accounts with insufficient funds or if the account number or routing number is entered incorrectly.

Fairfax Campus (Parking Map PDF)

  • Freshman off-campus students may purchase one of the following parking permits: Fairfax/SciTech General, West Campus Lot, Reserved Lots, Rappahannock Parking Deck, Shenandoah Parking Deck, and Mason Pond Parking Deck permits. See the table below for permit costs and information on where these parking permits are valid.
  • Sophomore & Upperclass off-campus students may purchase any Surface Lots, Reserved Lots, or Parking Deck permits. See permit options below for permit rates and information on where these parking permits are valid.
  • Short-Term Parking Rates: go to the visitor parking section for more information.
  • Parking Enforcement: Student parking is restricted to students owning a valid Mason parking permit. It must have the license plate of the vehicle parked associated with that permit. Parking Services will monitor and enforce the student permit requirement in all restricted areas. See permit rules & regulations for details.

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FALL OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT PERMIT OPTIONS

Valid Until January 15, 2025

Parking
Locations
Fairfax/SciTech
General Permit
Lot M & P
Permit
West Campus
Permit
Permit Rates$280$195$120
West Campus LotNot ValidNot ValidAll Day
Rapidan River LotNot ValidNot ValidNot Valid
General Lots M, O, PAll DayLots M & P
All Day

Lot O
Not Valid
Monday – Thursday
8:00 pm – 7:00 am

Friday – Sunday
All Day
General Lots
A, C, K, L, and PV
All DayMonday – Thursday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Friday – Sunday
All Day
Monday – Thursday
8:00 pm – 7:00 am

Friday – Sunday
All Day
Rappahannock Parking Deck
(Except: Visitor Section)
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday

Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Monday – Thursday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Friday – Sunday
All Day
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Thursday

5:00 am – 7:00 am
8:00 pm – 2:00 am

Friday
All Day
Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Reserved Lots
J, I, and R
Not ValidNot ValidNot Valid
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayNot ValidNot Valid

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

Parking
Locations
Lot I Permit
Lot J Permit
Permit Rates$365$340
West Campus
& General Lots M, O, P
All DayAll Day
General Lots
A, C, K, L, and PV
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Rappahannock Parking Deck
(Except: Visitor Section)
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday

5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday

5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Reserved Lots
(Except F/S spaces)
Lot I Only
All Day
Lot J Only
All Day
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayAll Day

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

* Mason Pond and Rappahannock parking decks require a QR code to be provided on your parking permit receipt for entry and exit.

Parking
Location
Mason Pond*
Permit
Mason Pond*
Evening Permit
Shenandoah
Permit
Shenandoah
Evening Permit
Rappahannock*
Deck Permit
Permit Rates$450$355$450$355$425
Parking DecksMason Pond Parking Deck
Levels 3-5

All Day
Mason Pond Parking Deck
Levels 3-5
Monday – Friday

4:00 pm – 2:30 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Shenandoah Parking Deck
Levels 2-5

All Day
Shenandoah Parking Deck
Levels 2-5
Monday – Friday

4:00 pm – 2:30 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Rappahannock Parking Deck Levels 4 & 5
All Day
Rappahannock
Parking Deck
(Except: Visitor Section)
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday
Except from 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Levels 4 & 5
All Day
General Lots A, C, K, L, and PVMonday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
All DayMonday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
All DayMonday – Friday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
West Campus & General Lots M, O, PAll DayAll DayAll DayAll DayAll Day
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayAll DayAll DayAll DayAll Day

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

SUMMER OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT PERMIT OPTIONS

Valid Until August 15, 2024

Parking
Locations
Fairfax/SciTech
General Permit
Summer Session
General Permit
Permit Rates$135$95 (Session A: 5/13-6/22)
$130 (Session B: 5/28-7/27)
$95 (Session C: 6/24-7/30)
$135 (Session D: 5/13-7/20)
$125 (Session E: 5/13-7/09)
West Campus Lot & General Lots A, C, K, L, M, O, P, and PV

Rappahannock Parking Deck Levels 1 & 2
(Except: Visitor Section)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
Reserved Lots
(Except F/S spaces)
Not ValidNot Valid
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayAll Day

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

Parking
Locations
Lot I Permit
Lot J Permit
Permit Rates$175$160
West Campus Lot & General Lots A, C, K, L, M, O, P, and PV

Rappahannock Parking Deck Levels 1 & 2
(Except: Visitor Section)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
Reserved Lots
(Except F/S spaces)
Lot I Only
All Day
Lot J Only
All Day
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayAll Day

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

* Mason Pond and Rappahannock parking decks require a QR code to be provided on your parking permit receipt for entry and exit.

Parking
Location
Mason Pond*
Permit
Mason Pond*
Evening Permit
Shenandoah
Permit
Shenandoah
Evening Permit
Rappahannock*
Deck Permit
Permit Rates$215$170$215$170$195
Parking DecksMason Pond Parking Deck
Levels 3-5

All Day
Mason Pond Parking Deck
Levels 3-5
Monday – Friday

4:00 pm – 2:30 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Shenandoah Parking Deck
Levels 2-5

All Day
Shenandoah Parking Deck
Levels 2-5
Monday – Friday

4:00 pm – 2:30 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Rappahannock Parking Deck Levels 4 & 5
All Day
West Campus Lot & General Lots A, C, K, L, M, O, P, and PV

Rappahannock Parking Deck Levels 1 & 2
(Except: Visitor Section)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayAll DayAll DayAll DayAll Day

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

When purchasing a permit online at My Parking Portal, payments can be made with Visa, Mastercard, or electronic check. A $50 administrative fee will be applied to accounts with insufficient funds or if the account number or routing number is entered incorrectly.

Faculty/Staff (Parking Map PDF)

  • Faculty/staff parking is restricted to employees owning a valid Mason parking permit. It must have the license plate of the vehicle parked associated with that permit. Selected special permits are also considered valid in faculty/staff parking areas. Permits are not transferable to other persons.
  • Short-Term Parking Rates: go to the Visitor Short-term Parking Section for more information.

Payroll Deductions Permit Add/Exchange/Withdrawal Form

The Payroll Deduction Program allows full-time, benefited, faculty and staff to payroll deduct their parking fees on a pre-tax basis, which reduces their taxable income.

  • Payroll deduction permits are non-expiring and do not need to be updated or renewed every year.
  • 18 and 26 pay period cycles are deducted at the 24 pay period rate.
  • All payroll deduction rates are based on their respective annual rate.
  • Participants of the payroll deduction program can opt out when they leave Mason. A payroll permit deactivation form must be submitted in order to initiate the stop of deductions.
  • Please note that it usually takes 2-3 business days to process.

Parking Services will monitor and enforce the faculty/staff permit requirement in all restricted areas. See permit rules & regulations for details.

FALL FACULTY/STAFF PERMIT OPTIONS

Valid Until January 31, 2025

* Reserved Lot F/S Spaces: A supplemental permit can be acquired to utilize faculty/staff spaces in lots I or J.

Parking
Locations
Fairfax/SciTech
General Lot Permit
Lot M & P
Permit
West Campus
Permit
Permit Rates
(Payroll Deduction Rate)
$280
($23.33/Pay Period)
$195
($16.25/Pay Period)
$120
($10/Pay Period)
West Campus LotNot ValidNot ValidAll Day
Rapidan River LotNot ValidNot ValidNot Valid
General Lots M, O, PAll DayLots M & P
All Day

&Lot O
Not Valid
Monday – Thursday
8:00 pm – 7:00 am

Friday – Sunday
All Day
General Lots
A, C, K, L, and PV
All DayMonday – Thursday
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Friday – Sunday
All Day
Monday – Thursday
8:00 pm – 7:00 am

Friday – Sunday
All Day
Rappahannock Parking Deck
(Except Visitor Section)
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Friday

Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Level 3 F/S Only
Monday – Friday

Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Thursday

5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Friday – Sunday
All Day
Levels 1 & 2
Monday – Thursday

5:00 am – 7:00 am
8:00 pm – 2:00 am

Friday
All Day
Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Reserved Lots
Lots J & I
All Day
(F/S Spaces ONLY)
Not ValidNot Valid
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King, Hylton)
All DayNot ValidNot Valid
Mason SquareNot ValidNot ValidNot Valid

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

* Reserved Lot F/S Spaces: A supplemental permit can be acquired to utilize faculty/staff spaces in lots I or J.

Parking
Locations
Lot J PermitLot I Permit
Permit Rates
(Payroll Deduction Rate)
$340
($28.33/Pay Period)
$365
($30.42/Pay Period)
West Campus
& General Lots M, O, P
All DayAll Day
General Lots
A, C, D, K, L, and PV
All DayAll Day
Rappahannock Parking Deck
(Except Visitor Section)
Levels 1-3
Monday – Friday

Except from 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Saturday – Sunday
All day
Levels 1-3
Monday – Friday

Except from 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Saturday – Sunday
All day
Reserved LotsLot J Only
All Day
(Except F/S spaces*)
Lot I Only
All Day
(Except F/S spaces*)
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayAll Day
Mason SquareNot ValidNot Valid

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

* Mason Pond and Rappahannock parking decks require a QR code to be provided on your parking permit receipt for entry and exit.

Parking
Location
Mason Pond*
Permit
Mason Pond*
Evening Permit
Shenandoah
Permit
Shenandoah
Evening Permit
Rappahannock*
Permit
Rates
(Payroll Deduction Rate)
$450
($37.50/Pay Period)
$355
(N/A)
$450
($37.50/Pay Period)
$355
(N/A)
$425
($35.42/Pay Period)
Parking DecksMason Pond Parking Deck
Levels 3-5
All Day
Mason Pond Parking Deck
Levels 3-5


Monday – Friday
4:00 pm – 2:30 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Shenandoah Parking Deck
Levels 2-5

All Day
Shenandoah Parking Deck
Levels 2-5


Monday – Friday
4:00 pm – 2:30 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Not Valid
Rappahannock Parking Deck
(Except Visitor Section)
Monday – Friday
Levels 1 & 2

Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Level 3
Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am
Non-Reserved Section Only

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Monday – Friday
Levels 1 & 2

Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Saturday –Sunday
All Day
Monday – Friday
Levels 1 & 2

Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Level 3
Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am
Non-Reserved Section Only

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Monday – Friday
Levels 1 & 2

Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Level 3
All Day
Reserved Section Only
Lots I & JF/S Spaces Only
All Day
Not ValidF/S Spaces Only
All Day
Not ValidF/S Spaces Only
All Day
General Lots A, C, K, L, M, O, P, PVAll DayAll DayAll DayAll DayAll Day
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayAll DayAll DayAll DayAll Day
Mason SquareNot ValidNot ValidNot ValidNot ValidNot Valid

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

SUMMER FACULTY/STAFF PERMIT OPTIONS

Valid Until August 31, 2024

* Reserved Lot F/S Spaces: A supplemental permit can be acquired to utilize faculty/staff spaces in lots I or J.

Parking
Locations
Fairfax/SciTech
General Lot Permit
Summer Session
General Permit
Permit Rates
(Payroll Deduction Rate)
$135
($22.50/Pay Period)
$95 (Session A: 5/13-6/22)
$130 (Session B: 5/28-7/27)
$95 (Session C: 6/24-7/30)
$135 (Session D: 5/13-7/20)
$125 (Session E: 5/13-7/09)
West Campus Lot & General Lots A, C, K, L, M, O, P, and PV

Rappahannock Parking Deck Levels 1 & 2
(Except: Visitor Section)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
Rapidan River LotNot ValidAll Day
Reserved Lots
(Except F/S Spaces)
Not ValidNot Valid
F/S Spaces ONLY
Lot A, J, I
All DayAll Day
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King, Hylton)
All DayAll Day
Mason SquareNot ValidNot Valid

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

* Reserved Lot F/S Spaces: A supplemental permit can be acquired to utilize faculty/staff spaces in lots I or J.

Parking
Locations
Lot J PermitLot I Permit
Permit Rates
(Payroll Deduction Rates)
$160
($27.50/Pay Period)
$175
($29.59/Pay Period)
West Campus Lot & General Lots A, C, K, L, M, O, P, and PV

Rappahannock Parking Deck Levels 1 & 2
(Except: Visitor Section)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
All Day
(Valid through Aug. 26, 7 am)
Reserved LotsLot J Only
All Day
(Except F/S spaces*)
Lot I Only
All Day
(Except F/S spaces*)
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayAll Day
Mason SquareNot ValidNot Valid

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

* Mason Pond and Rappahannock parking decks require a QR code to be provided on your parking permit receipt for entry and exit.

Parking
Location
Mason Pond*
Permit
Mason Pond*
Evening Permit
Shenandoah
Permit
Shenandoah
Evening Permit
Rappahannock*
Permit
Rates
(Payroll Deduction Rates)
$215
($36.25/Pay Period)
$170
($28.75/Pay Period)
$215
($36.25/Pay Period)
$170
($28.75/Pay Period)
$195
($32.92/Pay Period)
Parking DecksMason Pond Parking Deck
Levels 3-5
All Day
Mason Pond Parking Deck
Levels 3-5


Monday – Friday
4:00 pm – 2:30 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Shenandoah Parking Deck
Levels 2-5

All Day
Shenandoah Parking Deck
Levels 2-5


Monday – Friday
4:00 pm – 2:30 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Not Valid
Rappahannock Parking Deck
(Except Visitor Section)
Monday – Friday
Levels 1 & 2

Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Level 3
Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am
Non-Reserved Section Only

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Monday – Friday
Levels 1 & 2

Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Saturday –Sunday
All Day
Monday – Friday
Levels 1 & 2

Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Level 3
Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am
Non-Reserved Section Only

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Monday – Friday
Levels 1 & 2

Except 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Saturday – Sunday
All Day
Level 3
All Day
Reserved Section Only
Lots I & JF/S Spaces Only
All Day
Not ValidF/S Spaces Only
All Day
Not ValidF/S Spaces Only
All Day
General Lots A, C, K, L, M, O, P, PVAll DayAll DayAll DayAll DayAll Day
SciTech Campus
(Tower, Discovery, Occoquan, King)
All DayAll DayAll DayAll DayAll Day
Mason SquareNot ValidNot ValidNot ValidNot ValidNot Valid

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

Adjunct Faculty & Non-Student Wage Employees (Parking Map PDF)

Discounted permits in select lots and parking decks are available for adjunct faculty and wage employees in addition to all other faculty/staff permit options.

  • Adjunct Faculty may purchase special discounted adjunct permits in addition to all other faculty/staff permit options. Visit the Parking Portal to select the permit options. Adjunct faculty may also purchase 15 validations/use codes to be eligible for parking in the visitor section of an assigned garage. To request validation or code, please complete the Adjunct Faculty Validation Request Form.
  • Non-Student Wage Employees may purchase discounted parking deck rooftop permits (Fairfax Campus), Tower Lot Permit (SciTech Campus), and Vernon Smith Garage Permit (Mason Square). To make a purchase, please visit the parking office.

Note: State/University funds cannot be used to purchase validations for current students or employees.

ADJUNCT FACULTY & NON-STUDENT WAGE EMPLOYEE PERMIT RATES

Summer Permits Valid Until August 31, 2024
Fall Permits Valid Until January 31, 2025

* Mason Pond and Rappahannock parking decks require a QR code to be provided on your parking permit receipt for entry and exit.

Permit TypesSummer RatesFall RatesParking
Location
Rappahannock Parking Deck*
Roof Top Permit
$60$60Rappahannock Parking Deck
Roof Top Only
All Day
Mason Square
Vernon Smith Garage Permit
$60$60Vernon Smith Garage B3 Level Only
All Day
SciTech Campus
Tower Lot Permit
$60 $60 Tower Lot
All Day
Adjunct Lite Permit$110$115Lots K, M, O, P & PV
All Day
Shenandoah Parking Deck
Roof Top Permit
$142.50$145Shenandoah Parking Deck
Roof Top Only
All Day
Mason Pond Parking Deck
Level 1 & 2
$142.50$145Mason Pond Parking Deck
Level 1 & 2
All Day
Adjunct Validation Block/Code

Available for Mason Pond, Shenandoah, and Rappahannock Parking Decks (Fairfax Campus) and Van Metre Garage (Mason Square)
$142.50
(Quantity: 15)
$145
(Quantity: 15)
Assigned Parking Deck
Visitor Section
All Day

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

* Mason Pond and Rappahannock parking decks require a QR code to be provided on your parking permit receipt for entry and exit.

Permit TypesSummer RatesFall RatesParking
Location
Fairfax Campus
Shenandoah Parking Deck
Roof Top Permit
$142.50$145Shenandoah Parking Deck
Roof Top Only
All Day
Fairfax Campus
Rappahannock Parking Deck*
Roof Top Permit
$60$60Rappahannock Parking Deck
Roof Top Only
All Day
SciTech Campus
Tower Lot Permit
$60$60Tower Lot
All Day
Mason Square
Vernon Smith Garage
$60$60Vernon Smith Garage
B3 Level Only
All Day

Note: Permit rates are subject to change.

NOVA Faculty & Staff Parking at Mason

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) faculty and staff employed at George Mason University may obtain a complimentary General Faculty/Staff permit with the purchase of a NOVA faculty/staff virtual permit.

To receive the complimentary General Faculty/Staff permit, NOVA faculty/staff must bring to the Mason Parking Services office the following documents:

  • NOVA Faculty/Staff ID
  • Mason Faculty/Staff ID
  • Proof of a current NOVA parking permit. Only vehicles on your NOVA parking account can be used on your Mason permit. Complimentary permits are not available to contractors, affiliates, and students.

Mason Faculty & Staff Parking at NOVA

Mason faculty/staff are eligible to park on NOVA campuses at no charge. Once registered, these permits are good for one year, starting on July 1 of the current year and expiring on June 30 of the following year. Mason faculty/staff may park in any A or B Lot and the visitor lot of their Brault Administration building.

To update information on the registered vehicles with NOVA Parking Services, visit any of the NOVA Parking Office locations or email parking@nvcc.edu.

NOVA Parking Services: 703-323-3123  |  parking@nvcc.edu.

Mason faculty/staff can register up to three vehicles for this program. Upon arriving at a NOVA campus for the first time, a Mason faculty/staff member should report to a campus Parking Office to register their vehicle with the following documentation:

  • George Mason Faculty/Staff ID
  • Vehicle Information (Up to 3): license plate number, make, model, color

Once NOVA Parking has verified and registered your information into the system, a virtual permit will be issued to the applicant.

Retiree and Emeritus Faculty

  • Retirees (less than 15 years of state service):  one year of free general permit parking.
  • Retirees (15+ years of state service): one year of free general permit parking. Each year after, retirees receive indefinite general permit parking for $15 per year
  • Emeritus Faculty: Faculty members duly appointed to emeritus status by the George Mason University Board of Visitors are eligible to receive one free parking permit upon proof of status.

Upon retiring, complete a Permit Cancelation Form. Please visit the Parking Services Office to receive your retiree parking pass.

Please contact Parking Services at 703-993-2710 or parking@gmu.edu for more information.

  • Permit is not transferable.
  • Misuse may result in termination of parking privilege.
  • Retirees may upgrade to a deck or reserved lot permit for the cost difference between general parking and deck or reserved lot parking permit.
  • 15+ retiree permits must be renewed annually.
  • One permit per retiree and only one vehicle may be associated with the permit.

Fairfax Campus (Parking Map PDF)

All visitors to the Fairfax Campus are strongly encouraged to park in the Visitor Parking areas located in Mason Pond, Shenandoah, or the Rappahannock Parking Decks at the prevailing rates.

LocationHours Spring Rates

Parking Deck Rates

Monday-Friday1 hour
2 hours
3 hours
4 hours
5 hours
All Day
$5.00
$9.00
$12.00
$16.00
$17.00
$19.00
Saturday-Sunday1 hour
2 hours
All Day
$5.00
$9.00
$10.00
Purchase at the Pay Station
or via ParkMobile
Zone:
Shenandoah Deck: 4999
Rappahannock Deck: 4901

Daily Rates

Lot L
Purchase on the Parking Portal
or via ParkMobile (Zone: 4907)
Daily$11.50
Lot K
Purchase on the Parking Portal
or via ParkMobile (Zone: 4905)
Daily$11.50/Weekday

Free on weekend
Virtual permit required, purchase on the Parking Portal
Lot P
Purchase at the Pay Station
or via ParkMobile (Zone: 4904)
Daily
Weekday after 10 am
Weekends after 5 am
$8.50
Rapidan River Road
Purchase via ParkMobile (Zone: 4906)
*not valid in West Campus Lot
Daily
Weekday after 5 pm
All day on weekends
$1.00
Daily Evening
General Lots A, C, K, L, M, P, West Campus, Rappahannock Parking Deck Levels 1 & 2

Purchase on the Parking Portal
Valid After 4:00 pm$8.50

Short-Term Rates

Lot L & KWeekly$35.00
Lot L & KMonthly$85.00

* Rates repeat after 24 hours. Pricing may vary depending on the time, date, and presence of an event. Temporary rate changes will be posted at the entrances to the parking deck.

** Virtual permits can be purchased in advance through My Parking Portal. Please note that you will need to create a visitor account.

*** Visitors can also download the ParkMobile app to pay in eligible parking zones. A $0.50 surcharge is applied per transaction.

Time-limited spaces are available throughout various areas of the campus. These spaces allow you complimentary parking for up to 30 minutes or as otherwise posted. After the posted time the vehicle must leave the parking space or be subject to ticketing. Vehicles with valid ADA accessible parking credentials can remain parked in the time-driven zones for up to twice the posted time limit.

Visitor Validations Update

With the installation of new pay stations in Shenandoah Deck, paper visitor validations will need to be exchanged for new ones that utilize QR codes.

New visitor rates for all garages took effect on August 1. There is no extra cost for replacing your current validations with the new QR code. Please email parking@gmu.edu and let us know how many validations you have and for which deck, and we’ll work with you to have them replaced.

Special Event Visitor Parking

Visitors may be assigned parking for special events. Parking Services may designate specific parking areas or issue special permits to visitors or to a sponsoring University program/activity for distribution. Individuals visiting the University for Special Events may only park in areas designated for the event by Parking Services or may park in any other paid visitor area at the prevailing rates.

All visitor parking is on a first-come, first-served basis, and the exemption of a lot or the purchase of a validation does not guarantee parking availability. If you are attending an event, please contact the event’s coordinator or host to determine if they are sponsoring parking for the event’s attendees. If you or your department/organization is hosting an event, please see the options below for parking.

The event host has the following options for special event parking:

  • Exempt Lot Areas: Event coordinators may pay to exempt a lot/area from permit enforcement. Please note: Lot exemptions are only offered for events being coordinated through Events Management.
  • Reserve Parking Spaces: Event coordinators may pay to reserve specific spaces in a particular parking area.
  • Parking Validations: Event coordinators may purchase validations for use in the parking decks or garages. Validations can be purchased on an hourly, daily, and weekly basis. Mason Pond Deck (Fairfax Campus) and Van Metre Garage (Mason Square) utilize QR codes for validations to cover payment at exit. Rappahannock Deck and Shenandoah Deck (Fairfax Campus) utilize validation codes to cover pre-payment of parking. Codes may be requested by departments and event organizers for specific days/time and/or number of uses.

Please Note:

  • All event requests are individually reviewed and are subject to approval by the parking services office on a case-by-case basis. Not all requests may be accommodated based on the time, date & location of the event.
  • All visitor parking is on a first-come, first-served basis, and the exemption of a lot or the purchase of validation does not guarantee parking availability.
  • State/University funds cannot be used to purchase validations for current students or employees, including temporary employees.

Event coordinators may purchase validations, reserve parking spaces, or pay to exempt a lot/area. Please submit the Fairfax Campus Special Event Request Form in advance to allow ample processing time. Availability of reserved spaces at Parking Services discretion.

Permit TypeRate
Parking Deck Validations1 Hour$5.00
2 Hours$9.00
3 Hours$12.00
4 Hours$16.00
5 Hours$17.00
Weekday Daily$19.00
Weekend Daily$10.00
Short-Term ParkingDaily Permit$11.50
Weekly Permit$35.00
Reserved Lot Space
Reserve specific spaces in a particular parking area
General Permit Space$25 / Space
Deck Visitor Space$35 / Space
Exempt Parking
Exempt a lot/area from permit enforcement
(Lot K or Lot L)
Monday/Wednesday$600.00 / Day
<150 Attendees

$700.00 / Day
150+ Attendees
Tuesday/Thursday$700.00 / Day
<150 Attendees

$800.00 / Day
150+ Attendees
Friday$500.00 / Day
Saturday/Sunday$250.00 / Day
Shenandoah Parking Deck
Exempt from permit enforcement
Friday$500.00 / Day
Saturday/Sunday$500.00 / Day

Event coordinators may purchase validations or reserve parking spaces for Van Metre Parking Garage. Please submit the Mason Square Parking Validation Request Form in advance to allow ample processing time. Availability of reserved spaces at Parking Services discretion.

Permit TypeRate
Parking Garage Validations
Reserve specific spaces in a particular parking area
1 Hour$5.00
2 Hours$9.00
3 Hours$12.00
4 Hours$16.00
5 Hours$17.00
Weekday Daily$19.00
Weekend Daily$10.00
Reserved Parking SpaceDaily$35 / Space

Event coordinators may purchase daily permits or pay to exempt a lot/area from permit enforcement. Please contact Events Management (3-8140) for information on meeting your event needs. Organizations can purchase validations from Parking Services for their guests. Please submit the SciTech Campus Special Event Request Form in advance to allow ample processing time.

Permit TypeRate
Short-Term ParkingDaily Permit$8.50
Weekly Permit$35.00
Reserved Lot Space
Reserve specific spaces in a particular parking area
Daily Per Space$25.00
Exempt Parking
Exempt a lot/area from permit enforcement
Monday-Friday$425.00 / Day
124 Attendees or Less

$600.00 /Day
124+ Attendees
Saturday-Sunday$125.00 / Day

Free parking is available in Lot K when you are attending a Great Performances at Mason event. Other CFA performances may include free parking for Lot K. Please see the CFA website for details.

During special events at the Eagle Bank Arena, where event signage is displayed, visitors are permitted to park in the general area parking lots surrounding the arena (Lots A, C, K, & L) three hours before and after the event. At all other times, valid Mason parking permits are required in the lots.

ADA-Accessible Parking Requirements (Accessibility Map PDF)

A DMV-issued license plate, hangtag, or other permit is not a valid permit authorizing parking at George Mason University. A George Mason University parking permit is also required when parked at any ADA accessible-designated space on property owned or operated by George Mason University. For short-term and hourly parking rates, go to the visitor parking section for more information.

Mason Students, Faculty & Staff

Individuals may only park in an appropriate ADA-accessible parking space and lot based on permit type. ADA permit rates are the same as all other George Mason University parking permits issued for comparable periods of time.

  • A general lot or reserved lot/garage permit in conjunction with a DMV-issued ADA permit is required to park in ADA-accessible spaces on the East Campus.
  • Short-term daily, weekly, or monthly general or Lot L/K permits are also valid in ADA accessible spaces in conjunction with a DMV-issued ADA permit on the East Campus.
  • West Campus, Lot M, Lot P, and Field House permits are not valid in East Campus ADA accessible spaces except when those permits are valid in general lots.
  • See Permit Regulations for specific permit rules.

Visitors

In addition to a DMV-issued license plate, hangtag, or other permit, visitors with disabilities must purchase a temporary parking permit from Parking Services or pay the prevailing rates at visitor parking locations or the parking decks. For short-term and hourly parking rates, go to the visitor parking section for more information.

Rules & Regulations

Short-term daily, weekly, or monthly general or Lot L/K permits are also valid in ADA accessible spaces in conjunction with a DMV-issued ADA permit on the East Campus. West Campus, Lot M, Lot P, and Field House permits are not valid in East Campus ADA accessible spaces except when those permits are valid in general lots. For temporary parking rates, go to the visitor parking section for more information.

Accessible parking is available in surface lot spaces marked with above-grade ADA signs and/or markings painted on the ground within each space. Only those with lift-equipped vans may park in van lift designated spaces.

Accessible parking is available in the Mason Pond, Shenandoah, or Rappahannock River parking decks, with a valid Mason permit at no additional charge when used with a permit valued at the General permit rate or higher. Please contact Parking Services to make arrangements to park in permit levels in any one of the three parking decks. Those without a permit may use ADA-designated spaces but must pay prevailing rates.

Time-limited spaces are available throughout various areas of the campus. These spaces allow you to park free of charge for up to 30, 60, and 90 minutes as posted. After the posted time, the vehicle must leave the parking space or be subject to ticketing. Vehicles with valid ADA credentials can remain parked in the time-driven zones for up to twice the posted time limit. License plate information must be attached to a valid Mason virtual parking permit whenever signage requires it.

Accessible permits may only be used for and/or by the persons to whom they were issued. Individuals are limited to one ADA permit. Accessible parking is not permitted where stopping, standing, or parking is prohibited to all vehicles, or which is reserved for special types of vehicles. Neither does it apply where parking would clearly present a traffic or safety hazard. Photocopied ADA permits are not valid.

Fairfax Campus (Parking Map PDF)

When purchasing a permit online at My Parking Portal, payments can be made with Visa, Mastercard, or electronic check. A $50 administrative fee will be applied to accounts with insufficient funds or if the account number or routing number is entered incorrectly.

Motorcycles and mopeds are not allowed to park at bike racks/shelters. Parking is only permitted in dedicated motorcycle parking areas with a motorcycle permit or in a regular vehicle space with a valid parking permit.

All motorcycles and mopeds are required to have their license plate information attached to a valid Mason virtual permit.

Parking Services will monitor and enforce the motorcycle permit requirement in all restricted areas.

MOTORCYCLE & MOPED PERMIT OPTIONS

Summer Permit Valid Until August 15, 2024
Fall Permit Valid Until January 15, 2025

Permit TypeRatesParking Areas
Motorcycle Surface Lot Permit$70Valid in the designated motorcycle parking areas:

Fairfax Campus: Outside of the Aquatic Center; Thompson Hall/Finley Building; Parking Services Building; Lot C, Lot J, and Rappahannock River Parking Deck Level 1.

SciTech Campus: King & Discovery Lots
Motorcycle Parking Deck Permit$135Valid in the designated motorcycle parking areas:

Fairfax Campus: Shenandoah or Mason Pond Parking Decks Level 3; Outside of the Aquatic Center; Thompson Hall/Finley Building; Parking Services Building; Lot C, Lot J, and Rappahannock River Parking Deck Level 1.

SciTech Campus: King & Discovery Lots

Share the Campus Together

Whether you walk, bike, or scoot, we're all part of the Mason Community! Please be mindful and share the road for all types of riders. See below for tips and resources for keeping our campus safe and inclusive.