Wahoos Have New License to Celebrate Men’s Hoops National Championship

A portion of the  purchase fee for the new plates is returned to the University to support student scholarships.

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is teaming up with the University of Virginia to share the excitement of the men’s basketball team’s success by offering a limited-edition license plate featuring a 2019 national championship logo.

The plate is available for purchase at any DMV customer service center, mobile office or online at dmvNOW.com. The plate is $25 annually, plus the cost of the registration, and can be personalized for an additional $10.

UVA license plates are part of DMV’s revenue-sharing program; $15 of the $25 fee is returned to the University to support student scholarships. With two other designs already in circulation, UVA has received more than $1.9 million from the revenue-sharing program since it was established in 1992.

“License plates are traveling billboards, so this is a great way for fans to show their school spirit while supporting student scholarships,” DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb said. “The limited-edition plates won’t be available forever, so fans are encouraged to get theirs soon.”

DMV also offers license plates as ornamental souvenirs, which make great gifts for students, alumni and diehard fans. Souvenir plates are for display only and cannot to be used on motor vehicles. Each souvenir plate costs $10 and can be personalized for an additional $10. Souvenir plates can be purchased online at dmvNOW.com

In addition to the national champions plate, DMV offers two other UVA designs featuring the Rotunda and the “block V” mark. Currently, more than 7,300 Virginians have UVA plates on their vehicles. 

The three UVA designs are among more than 250 special-interest license plates available from DMV.

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Erich Bacher

Assistant AD for Public Relations Department of Athletics