Visitor Parking Rates


Rates are Subject to Change Without Notification in this document.

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Meter Hourly Rate - 1hr  $      3.00
Meter Hourly Rate - 2hr max $       6.00
Deck Hourly Rate - 1hr M-F  $       3.00
Deck Hourly Rate - 2hr M-F  $       6.00
Deck Hourly Rate - 3hr M-F  $       9.00
Deck Hourly Rate - 4hr M-F  $     12.00
Deck Hourly Rate - All Day M-F  $     15.00
Fairfax Weekend RATES
Deck Weekend Hourly Rate - 1hr  $     3.00
Deck Weekend Hourly Rate - 2hr  $     6.00
All Day Deck Weekend Rate  $     8.00
Arlington Weekend RATES
Deck Weekend Hourly Rate - 1hr $     3.00
Deck Weekend Hourly Rate - 2hr  $     6.00
All Day Deck Weekend Rate  $     7.00

Daily Permits for the Fieldhouse & West Campus Lots are $3 (Printable permits can be purchased in advance, on-line by clicking on the Purchase Your Permit link on our parking web page; payment can be made through our pay by cell provider Parkmobile; or a Pay & Display machine accepting MasterCard, Visa and coins is located in Lot O).

$       3.00
Science & Technology Campus 1 HR / $2.00
2 HR / $3.00
3 HR / $4.00
4 HR / $5.00

Daily Max / $6.00

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



Visitors to Mason and Special Event Parking - Fairfax

Arlington Campus

Science & Technology Campus


All visitors to the Fairfax Campus are strongly encouraged to park in the Visitor Parking at either the Mason Pond, Shenandoah area, or Rappahannock River Parking Decks at the prevailing rates. Visitors may also park at parking meters at the prevailing rates. To view rates, click here and scroll to Other Permits and Fees. Campus Map

If you would like to order validations or permits for your visitor please click here.

Special Events at the Eagle Bank Arena During special events at the Eagle Bank Arena, the General area parking lots surrounding the Arena are exempt from permit requirements three hours before and after the event(Lots A, C, K, & L). At all other times, valid Mason parking permits are required in the lots.

Large Events at the Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
For large events at the Center for the Arts parking in Lot K (across Mason Pond from the Concert Hall) is free for two hours prior to the event’s scheduled start time and for two hours after the event’s end.  There is also convenient paid parking available in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent to the Center for the Arts.  Event parking is $8 paid at entry utilizing MasterCard, Visa or cash.

Smaller Events and Rehearsals at the Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Valid Mason parking permits are required in Lot K and posted hourly and daily rates apply at the Mason Pond Parking Deck.

Family Visitors Family of faculty, staff and/or students must prominently display a valid temporary permit on their vehicle when parked in non-metered areas of surface lots. George Mason University faculty, staff, or students may purchase a temporary permit for guests or a visitor can purchase a daily permit online. Half price weekend validations for the Shenandoah and Mason Pond parking Decks may be purchased by resident student at the Parking Services Offices at least two business days in advance. 

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.




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