IMPORTANT ALERTS – Danforth Campus

2023-2024 Parking Permits
If you have not picked up your permit up by Friday, Sept. 29, it will be cancelled and opened up to those on the waitlist. To purchase a Danforth Campus parking permit, visit the Parking and Transportation portal to learn what permits are still available. 

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McDonnell Chiller Traffic Impacts through Dec. 15, 2023
Work associated with the replacement of the McDonnell Chiller has begun. Learn more about impacts to traffic and parking

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Metro U-Pass Registration Now Available
This year, first year students do not need to register themselves. All first year students will be automatically registered for the Metro U-Pass by WashU and will receive them during move-in. 

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Parking & Transportation Office New Location
Ann W. Olin Women’s Building, Suite 002, Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Welcome to WashU

Welcome Visitors

We offer garage and Passport parking across campus.


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Parking Permits

Parking Permits

Parking permits for eligible students, faculty and staff.


Washington University in St. Louis Parking & Transportation Services facilitates campus access to faculty, staff, students and the community for university business and activities. The department’s goal is to serve the university community with fairness, courtesy, consistency and efficiency.

News & Announcements

Parking & Transportation August Update
August 2023 (PDF)

Parking & Transportation June Update
June 2023 (PDF)

Parking & Transportation March Update
March 2023 (PDF)

Emergency Alerts

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Text “WUSHUTTLES” to 888777 (case sensitive)

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Smart Commuting
There are many ways to get to and around campus.

A commuter’s top ten

A commuter’s top ten

Leslie McCarthy

“Riding the Metrolink is easy, convenient and actually pretty fun,” said McCarthy. “And it truly only adds about 10 minutes to my overall commute.”

Camaraderie on the West Campus Shuttle

Camaraderie on the West Campus Shuttle

Mary Clemens

“With the shade trees along the way, it is really quite an enjoyable walk.”

A motivating disruption

A motivating disruption

Professor Richard Axelbaum

“I enjoy the ride, it is good for me, good for the environment and, even better, it takes me about the same amount of time to get to work as it did when I used to drive my car.”