WashU Danforth and Medical Campus Permit Reciprocity

This information is for eligible WashU Medical Campus permit holders who would like to park on the WashU Danforth Campus and for eligible Danforth Campus permit holders who would like to park on the Medical Campus.

Medical Campus Permit Reciprocity

Washington University in St. Louis Danforth Campus parking services and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSM) parking services recognize reciprocity of parking privileges on both campuses for those who already hold appropriate parking permits.

Reciprocal permit is subject to availability and is not meant for full-time use at either campus.  There is a 20-hour maximum usage per week. If you require more than 20-hours per week, please contact your primary campus parking services organization.

Reciprocal parking is just one way to travel between campuses. We encourage you to consider the MetroLink as an alternative to driving. For those with a U-Pass, MetroLink is a free, quick and easy way to travel between the Danforth, North, West, and Medical School Campuses.  

WUSM Permit Holders Seeking Reciprocity to Park on the Danforth Campus


Only those who are eligible will be granted a reciprocal permit to park on the Danforth Campus.  Reciprocal permits will be issued on an annual basis. Eligible individuals include faculty, staff, students and basic service contractors with one of the following permit types:

  • Surface Lot
  • Clayton Garage
  • Metro Garage
  • WUSM Tier 1 (Laclede Garage & Plaza Garage)
  • Reserved

Note: Kingshighway Lot permit holders are not eligible for reciprocal parking.

To request FY21 reciprocal parking access, please complete the Reciprocity Request Form.

Prior to issuing a reciprocal permit, WashU Danforth Campus Parking and Transportation Services will verify your request with the WashU Medical School. When approved, a physical permit will be mailed to the campus mail stop code provided by you. Please note that this could take up to five business days to complete (additional delays could occur due to departmental Covid changes). 

For FY21, the reciprocal permit will be an RFID-enabled sticker to be placed on the windshield, bottom passenger side. Previously issued permits for reciprocal parking will no longer be honored.

WUSM permit holders will be granted general reciprocity to park in yellow permitted spaces at West Campus, North Campus, and in the DUC and Millbrook Garages on the Danforth Campus.

In some cases, such as a faculty joint-appointment on both the Medical and Danforth Campuses, reciprocity may also be granted for the East End and Snow Way Garages on the Danforth Campus.

Questions regarding parking the Danforth Campus can be directed to the Danforth Campus Parking and Transportation team at 314-935-5601 or parktrans@wuslt.edu.

Danforth Campus Permit Holders Seeking Reciprocity to Park on the WUSM Campus


Due to construction of the new Neuroscience Research Building, all Danforth Campus, North Campus, and West Campus reciprocal parkers will be directed to 1234 S Kingshighway located at the corner of Swan Ave and Kingshighway Blvd or Clayton Garage (based on availability).  When parking at 1234 S Kingshighway, access will be granted on your WUSTL ID badge.  Additionally, please ensure a Danforth Campus, North Campus, or West Campus hang-tag permit is displayed appropriately or a ticket may be issued.

To request reciprocal parking access please complete the Reciprocal Parking Form.

The 1234 S Kingshighway lot will be gated and staffed by security during business hours. The lot is located in a residential neighborhood by an active School of Medicine building. Shuttles will run from the 1234 S Kingshighway lot to the Mid Campus Center (MCC) Monday through Friday, 6am – 9am and 2:30pm – 5:30pm. The shuttles run every 30 minutes depending on weather and traffic conditions. Transportation can be requested outside of these hours through Protective Services by dialing 314-362-4357.

Permitted reciprocal permits include those listed below:

  • Red
  • Yellow Zone 1-4
  • Yellow Zone 5 (North & West Campus)