Freshman Resident Parking Policy

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Incoming Freshmen Resident students are allowed to park their cars on campus after purchasing a valid ODU parking permit.

Resident Student parking locations are enforced 24 hours per day, seven days per week, year-round for permits. Only one vehicle can be registered to a residential permit at any time.

Students should not bring cars to Norfolk with the assumption that they can be parked on the streets or public areas of our neighboring communities to try and avoid purchasing a parking permit. ODU works with its neighbors to reduce traffic flow and parking in nearby off-campus neighborhoods, and students are expected to help ODU be a good neighbor.

Resident Permit Prices

Available to all students living in ODU housing. Valid in Resident parking locations (see map).

*Daily Permits are also available for $10 per day.

Summer Semester Student Permit


Valid from May 13 – August 11. Does not automatically renew. Non-Refundable.

30-Day Student Permit


Valid thirty (30) days from purchase date. Does not automatically renew. Non-refundable.

Weekly Student Permit


Valid seven (7) days from purchase date. Does not automatically renew. Non-refundable.


As of August 1, 2020, there is only one (1) classification of Resident parking permit. It is no longer based on a student's on-campus housing location and is valid in all Residential parking locations.


Depending on the type of parking permit purchased, it may be eligible for a refund. Permit types other than Fall and Spring semester permits are NEVER eligible for a refund once they have been purchased. Refunds for Fall and Spring semester permits will be issued according to the chart below. Refund Requests must be submitted in writing to Refunds will be calculated based on the date the email was received. Summer 2024 Semester will be available for purchase MAY 1, 2024, and will be valid May 13, 2024 – August 11, 2024.

Summer Semester Refund Schedule

Due to the many different enrollment options and sessions offered by Old Dominion University throughout the summer, Summer Permits (regardless of type or duration) will NOT be eligible for a refund once they have been purchased.

Spring Semester Refund Schedule

  JAN 1 - JAN 16 JAN 17 - JAN 23 JAN 24 - MAY 12
Commuter $143 $71.50 $0
Evening $59 $29.50 $0
Perimeter $88 $44 $0
Resident $176 $88 $0

Alternative Transportation

Shuttles circulate campus during the week and go off-campus on weekends. Track with the Transloc App.

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On-demand van service to get you home safe after dark. Requests can only be made through the Transloc App.

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Ride HRT regional transit for $50/year. Access to all ferry, bus and light rail services.

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Rent out a bike for a week or a semester. Click here to learn more.

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