Parking and Transportation

Get around downtown quickly and conveniently. Located in the heart of the City Beautiful, Downtown Campus places you in the center of it all—minutes from food and entertainment to shopping and parks. Plus, with public transportation right around the corner, including LYNX and SunRail, you’ll be able to experience even more.

A valid parking decal is required at all times on campus property, including downtown. If you park off campus, but within city limits, you’ll be required to pay for metered spaces. Please note that while street parking—including metered spaces and surface lots—may be available, you will still be responsible for the parking rates even if you have a Downtown Campus parking decal.

 

 


 
Parking

Parking

 

Parking at Downtown Campus will require a valid permit at all times. There will be a fee for parking decals, which will be sold by UCF Parking and Transportation Services. The decal gives you access to three garages with approximately 1,800 parking spaces in and around Downtown Campus and Creative Village. Be sure you arrive to campus early to allow time to find a parking spot.

 
Bus Services

Bus Services

 

Valencia College students and employees are able to ride the LYNX system absolutely free. And since Downtown Campus is a short walk from the LYNX Central Station, you’ll be able to get to other campuses conveniently and explore other parts of Central Florida.

 

 
Train Services

Train Services

 

As part of a promotion with SunRail, Valencia College Downtown Campus students and employees will be able to ride absolutely free this August and September. Train services are available at all SunRail stations during their hours of operation. Submit a SunRail campus request form and pick up your pass from the UCF Parking Services office on the downtown campus in late July. Be sure to bring your Valencia College ID (VID) when you pick up your pass.

  • For students, the promotional offer to ride for free starts on the first day of fall term—Aug. 26—and ends Sept. 30.
  • For employees, the promotional offer to ride for free extends from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30.

Map

Campus Digital Map
 
Digital Map

Please download our digital campus map.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the public transportation options?
LYNX Bus Transportation Services and SunRail are the primary public transportation services for the Downtown Campus. UCF will also provide a shuttle service to the UCF main campus (schedule to follow). Free SunRail passes are available (staff availability Aug. 1, students availability Aug. 26, all expiring on Sept. 30). Passes will be available for pickup from the UCF Parking Services office at Downtown Campus in late July. A free LYNX Pawpass can be obtained at any Valencia College Security Office.

Is parking free? / Do we pay?
Parking is not free downtown. You will need a valid permit at all times for students, faculty and staff. Permits can be ordered online at UCF Parking Services. Violations may be subject to a fine. Valencia College faculty and staff need to see their supervisor to obtain a parking permit.

Where do I get a parking decal?
Please visit, UCF Parking Services

Where is the parking?
You can park on campus or off campus with proper permits or payment methods. Please park legally or your car may be towed, ticketed or wheel booted.

Is there any free parking nearby if we take a bus to campus?
Free parking may be available, but there are very few areas offering this service. Free LYNX services are available downtown.

What are the public transportation options?
LYNX bus transportation services and SunRail are the primary public transportation services for Downtown Campus. UCF will also provide a shuttle service to the UCF main campus (schedule to follow). Free SunRail passes are available (staff availability Aug. 1, students availability Aug. 26, all expiring on Sept. 30). Passes will be available for pickup from the UCF Parking Services office at Downtown Campus in late July.

If I am going to Downtown Campus for a meeting, where do I park?
Any legal space may be utilized with the proper permit or payment of service (meter or daily pass). Valencia College only has 75 reserved parking spaces that are already assigned to Downtown Campus faculty and staff. Minimal reserved spaces may be available with a reserved parking pass. These passes are not readily available, so security recommends you purchase a daily pass for the parking garage and submit for reimbursement. There are also metered spaces on the city roadways. Parking will be an issue, but will be evaluated continuously until a formal procedure can be adopted.

Who do I call if I have car issues? What services are offered?
Having car troubles? Parking and Transportation offers vehicle assistance at both the Creative Village and Main Campus. This includes battery jumps, door openings, lost vehicle escorts and tire inflations. Contact UCF Police Department, 407-823-5555.

Will there be a shuttle from the campus?
UCF will provide a shuttle service between the UCF main campus and Downtown Campus. Valencia College has no shuttle services at this time.

Where do I park?
Any legal space may be utilized with the proper permit or payment of service (meter or daily pass). Valencia College only has 75 reserved parking spaces that are already assigned to Downtown Campus faculty and staff. Minimal reserved spaces may be available with a reserved parking pass. These passes are not readily available, so security recommends you purchase a daily pass for the parking garage and submit for reimbursement. There are also metered spaces on the city roadways. Parking will be an issue, but will be evaluated continuously until a formal procedure can be adopted.

Do I need a special downtown parking decal?
Yes. A valid permit is required at all times on campus property. Street parking may be available, but meters will need to be paid even with a valid decal if on public property.

Is there reserved parking?
For large special events, contact Executive Dean, Eugene Jones, for approval.

What is the train schedule?
Please visit SunRail Customer Service.

Is parking limited?
Yes. A valid permit is required at all times on campus property. Street parking may be available, but meters will need to be paid even with a valid decal if on public property.

What do we do if there is no parking available?
Seek any available legal parking.

What are the bus routes?
Please visit LYNX Routes and Schedules

As a part-time faculty member, do I pay for parking?
You will be issued a parking permit for one of the 75 reserved spaces. If all spaces are utilized you will need to park in any available space, pay for services, then seek reimbursement.

Will there be charging stations for electronic vehicles?
Charging stations for vehicles will be available in the following locations:

  • Two spots in the new parking garage attached to UnionWest.
  • Three spots in the new parking garage being built by UCF, which will include our faculty/staff parking spots. The three charging spots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.