Visitor Parking

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, scroll above to other Permits and Fees.

If you would like to order validations or permits for your visitor go to the Forms page.

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.

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 $9 paid at entry utilizing MasterCard, Visa or cash.

For smaller events and rehearsals, a 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.

Time-limited Free Parking Zones

Time limited spaces are available throughout various areas of the campus. These spaces allow you to park for free of charge for up to 30 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. A valid Mason parking permit is to be displayed whenever signage requires it.

Meter Hourly Rate – 1 hour$3.00
Meter Hourly Rate – 2 hour$6.00
Deck Hourly Rate – 1 hour M-F $3.00
Deck Hourly Rate – 2 hours M-F$6.00
Deck Hourly Rate – 3 hours M-F $9.00
Deck Hourly Rate – 4 hours M-F $12.00
Deck Hourly Rate – All Day M-F $15.00
Daily Lot L & K$9.00
Deck Hourly Rate – 1 hour$3.00
Deck Hourly Rate – 2 hours$6.00
All Day Deck Weekend Rate $8.00
Lot K Weekend Free
Deck Hourly Rate – 1 hour $3.00
Deck Hourly Rate – 2 hours$6.00
All Day Deck Weekend Rate $7.00
1 hour$2.00
2 hours$3.00
3 hours $4.00
4 hours $5.00
Daily Maximum$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.

*(Printable permits can be purchased online in advance by clicking on the Purchase Your Permit link on our parking web page; Visitors can also download the ParkMobile app to pay in eligible parking zones).