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Parking and Traffic

Updated July 15, 2020

Parking in Morgantown is a big concern for students. For students, the cheapest parking option is the WVU Coliseum, which is free of charge. Overnight parking is not permitted. The city is now ticketing cars parked along the boulevard adjacent to the Coliseum and the Creative Arts Center.

Keep in mind that, during basketball and football seasons, there may be days when parking is severely limited at the Coliseum lot.

On the Downtown campus, the University offers daily short-term parking for students in the Mountainlair garage ($1.50 per hour) or the surface lots ($1 per hour) by the Life Sciences Building on Grant Avenue and on Falling Run Road. These lots fill EARLY in the morning. On the Evansdale campus, the University has six short-term lots ($1 per hour) and the Mountaineer Station garage ($1.50 per hour), located at the base of the Health Sciences Center PRT Station and accessed from Van Voorhis Road. WVU’s short-term parking has a $20 fine per incident for failure to display a valid short-term parking permit. For additional information on citations and short-term parking rates, please contact the WVU Parking Management Office at (304) 293-5502 or visit Also be sure to visit Parking Management’s Transportation Alternatives page for additional transportation ideas.

City Parking Information

The Morgantown Parking Authority (MPA) offers public garages, lots, and metered on-street parking in the downtown area. MPA offers student garage permits for the University Avenue, Spruce Street, and Wharf garages for $400 per semester (University and Spruce) and $225 per semester (Wharf). For more information, contact MPA at 304-284-7435 or visit You can also download the Parkmobile app on your smart phone. MPA’s hourly parking rates are typically 75 cents per hour but can vary depending on location and time of day.

Private Parking Options

Finally, there are privately owned lots near the Downtown and Evansdale campuses. There is often a waitlist for these lots.

Parking Lot Telephone Vicinity Notes
BCK Rentals   (304) 594-1200 Downtown Locations

Beech View Place (888) 439-1512 Beechurst Avenue (Downtown) Garage spaces are available.
Bossio Enterprises (304) 292-7233 Downtown
Chico Enterprises (304) 292-9433×1116 Beechurst Avenue/Willey Street (Downtown)
Cynthia P. (724) 317-8766 Beechurst Avenue/Downtown (Close to Summit Hall) Spaces are available.
DD Holding LLC (304) 906-0078 Near Beechurst Avenue (Downtown) Ten spaces are available for $300 per semester.
Hymark Properties (304) 319-1243 Downtown Twenty spaces are available at College Avenue and Cornell.
Morgantown Parking Authority (304) 284-7435 Downtown – Garages, Surface Lots, and Street Parking Spaces are available in the Spruce Street and Chestnut Street parking garages.
Mountain House Nazarene Fellowship
About 50 spaces are available near the Downtown Campus
Mountain Line Transit Authority (304) 291-7433 Westover Mountain Line Buses service the greater Morgantown area. The Westover Park and Ride facility is free of charge.
Rice Rentals (304) 598-7368 Downtown Eleven spaces are available.

Populore Publishing   (304) 599-3830 Evansdale/Coliseum area
Three spaces are available.
Wilkins Rentals (304) 292-5714 Behind Mountaineer Court (Downtown) Spaces behind Mountaineer Court are available.
WVU Parking Management Office (304) 293-5502 Evansdale/Health Sciences Permit prices and availability vary. Parking Management also offers motorcycle parking.

Traffic Concerns

Avoid major arteries (Beechurst, University, Patteson, Van Voorhis, and the Mileground) during peak periods if possible (4:00 to 6:00 pm).

Transportation Alternatives

Take advantage of Morgantown’s bus system, the Mountain Line Transit Authority (304-291-RIDE; Students, faculty, and staff can ride the city bus for free with a valid university ID.

Grey Line connects Morgantown and WVU to the Pittsburgh International Airport and the Pittsburgh Greyhound Station. with campus pick-up locations at Towers and Mountaineer Station.

I-RIDE 79 buses serve many locations in West Virginia, with pick-up and drop-off locations between Charleston and Morgantown.

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