Whether you are a faculty or staff member, student or visitor, we welcome you to the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

Parking is a limited resource at the university. To ensure this resource can efficiently serve as many people as possible, we ask you observe all parking regulations on campus.

Parking regulations apply on the streets, roads, alleys, sidewalks, walkways, parking spaces, parking areas and parking lots on all parts of the Washington University campus. Penalties for violations include ticketing and fines, towing and revocation of parking privileges.

Parking Meters

Parking meters are located throughout campus. Meters in residential areas, including all meters on the South 40 and near the Village and Millbrook Square, must be paid 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Parking meters in the non-residential areas of campus, including in front of the Edison Theatre/Mallinckrodt Center, along the street on Forsyth and along Brookings Drive, do not have to be paid after 6 p.m. on weekdays and do not have to be paid at all on Saturdays and Sundays.

Each parking meter on campus displays the time after which no further payment is required; be sure to check the meter before you leave your vehicle. Please also note that many of the parking meters on campus are double-sided, which means that one parking meter accepts coins and marks time for two separate parking spaces. If you are parking at one of these two-sided meters, please make sure that you select the appropriate space after inserting your coins. When coins are inserted into the parking meter, you will be prompted to then choose your space. Please select either the left arrow or the right arrow, according to the side on which your vehicle is parked.

Starting May 22, 2017, there will be no parking available along Brookings Drive due to construction. Learn more about the transformation of the East End of the Danforth Campus.

Parking Permit Alternatives

The Occasional Parking Program may be used in conjunction with transportation alternatives such as CarShare, carpools and public transportation.