RESIDENT FRESHMEN PARKING POLICY FAQs
Q: What if I am a non-traditional freshmen and this is my first year at ODU?
A: This policy does not apply to non-traditional resident freshmen.
Q: Why have resident freshmen been restricted from bringing cars to campus?
A: Parking restrictions have been applied to resident freshmen, as it is our belief that they will be least impacted by this policy. Resident freshmen are supported by a wide array of special social activities in their residence halls and elsewhere on campus and the policy will increase freshmen student’s ability to focus on academics.
Q: Can I bring a car anyway and park it somewhere else?
A: We ask that students comply with the spirit of this policy by not bringing cars to campus with the expectation that they can be parked on the streets or public areas of our neighboring communities. 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.
Q: What if I really need a car on campus?
A: Resident students who can demonstrate a compelling need or who would suffer undue hardship under this policy can apply for a waiver at the Campus Housing Office.
Q: How will I get around if I don’t have a car?
A: Parking & Transportation Services has a number of ways for you to get around. Here are just a few:
Contact the parking office for additional information on transportation: 683-4004.