Visitor Parking

Welcome to Washington University in St. Louis. Guests to campus are encouraged to park in the Danforth University Center (DUC), Millbrook, Snow Way and West Campus garages, which are equipped with gate-arm technology. These individuals will need to pull a ticket at the entrance to gain access, park in a designated visitor space, and pay prior to exiting the garage. Charges will be incurred by the hour.

Passport Parking, an app that allows individuals to pay for parking by the hour, is also now available. See below for more information.

At this time, there is no parking at the east end of campus due to construction. All visitor parking is now consolidated to the Danforth, Snow Way, Millbrook, or West Campus garages in designated visitor spaces.

Due to the limited amount of visitor parking, we ask that faculty, staff, and students with permits do not use visitor parking.


Daily Parking

Daily parking permits are no longer available for purchase and are no longer valid. Non-permit holders are encouraged to park in the Danforth University Center (DUC), Millbrook, Snow Way and West Campus garages, which are equipped with gate-arm technology. These individuals will need to pull a ticket at the entrance to gain access, park in a designated visitor space, and pay prior to exiting the garage. Specific instructions for visitors parking in each of the four garages is outlined below:

Garage Parking Instructions for Visitors / Non-Permit Holders

Zone 2

Danforth Underground Garage

Visitor parking is available on the first level or the ramp down to the second level.

Pulled tickets must be displayed on vehicle dashboard.

Payment is made upon exiting via the pay station lane (cash or credit card) or via the attendant lane (cash or credit card).

Zone 3

Millbrook Garage

Visitor parking is available on fourth level on the south side of Millbrook. Guests should take pulled tickets with them / no need to display on vehicle’s dashboard.

Upon returning to the garage, visitors should pay at the pay station located at the east, west or central pedestrian entrance/exits of the fourth level on the south side (visitor level) before returning to their vehicles. The pay station accepts cash or credit card payments.

At the exit, visitors will need to insert the paid parking ticket in the exit station to activate the gate arms to open.

View pay station locations in the Millbrook Garage (PDF)

Zone 3

Snow Way Garage

Visitor parking is available on the fourth level (roof) of Snow Way in designated visitor spaces. Guests should take pulled tickets with them / no need to display on vehicle’s dashboard.

Upon returning to the garage, visitors should pay at the pay station located near the elevator core on the north wall of the roof before returning to their vehicle. The pay station accepts cash or credit card payments.

At the exit, visitors will need to insert the paid parking ticket in the exit station to activate the gate arms to open.

View pay station locations in the Snow Way garage (PDF)

Zone 5

West Campus Garage

Visitor parking is available on the first level of the West Campus garage. Guests must display the pulled parking ticket on their vehicle’s dashboard.

Visitors will then be able to pay upon exiting the garage via the pay station lane (only accepts credit cards).

View pay station locations in the West Campus garage (PDF)

Instructions for non-permit holders (PDF version)


Monthly Parking Permits

Monthly permits are still available and may be purchased only from the Parking & Transportation office at North Campus.


Off-Hour Visitors

Visitors who will be parking on campus during weekends (between 5 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Monday) are permitted to park in yellow zones without displaying a parking permit. While there is no cost to park in any yellow or visitor space within the DUC, Snow Way, Millbrook or West Campus garages after 5 p.m., visitors will still be required to pull a ticket to gain access.


Passport Parking App

Passport Parking, an app that allows individuals to pay for parking by the hour, is also now available designated visitor spaces located on the fourth floor of the Wallace Garage and along the west and south sides of the main building at North Campus. To learn more, watch this video.


Special Events

University departments or activity sponsors may make parking arrangements for campus guests in advance of their visit. Members of the university community are encouraged to call Parking & Transportation Services at 314-935-5601 so that our staff may assist you in planning your parking and/or transportation for special events and invited guests.

Visitor parking information for:


Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is located near campus buildings and clearly indicated on the campus parking map. A Washington University parking permit is required to park on campus, even in accessible spaces. Visitors with accessible needs should pull a ticket and park in the Danforth underground garage. Payment (cash or credit card) can be made upon exiting.


Golf Cart Escort System

Students, faculty, staff and visitors who have accessibility needs and must park further than normal from their destination can request a ride by calling 314-935-3648 between 8 and 5:30, Monday through Friday. Calls must be received prior to 5:15 pm for the last pick up. Under special circumstances, the service will meet a passenger at his or her vehicle or building but most passengers who wish to use the service will be directed to the nearest pick up location (Zone 1: south leg of Brookings Hall; Zone 2: patio outside the entrance to the DUC garage; Zone 3: The Knight Center entrance; and Zone 4: The South 40 House circle drive). Reservations are not accepted.


Danforth Underground Garage

Parking is available in the Danforth Underground Garage, located beneath the Danforth University Center (DUC), for visitors and permit holders. For details about parking in this garage, visit the Danforth garage webpage.


Overnight Parking

Overnight visitors must display a valid parking permit at all times during the week. A valid one-day parking permit must be displayed for each calendar day that you park on campus.

If you visit on a weekend, you may park in any yellow zone without a parking permit from 5 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Monday, with the exception of the Danforth underground garage.

If you are visiting a campus resident on the northeast side of campus (The Village or Millbrook Square Apartments), yellow-zone parking is available in the Snow Way Garage Near the South 40, yellow-zone parking is available in the parking lot in front of the Alumni House at Forsyth and Wallace.


Weekend Parking

Visitors may park in yellow zones without displaying a parking permit (with the exception of the Danforth underground garage) from 5 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Monday. Yellow-zone parking is also permitted on official university holidays, which include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


Campus Transportation

The university offers a number of transportation options. Metro St. Louis provides transportation near and around the WashU campus. If you are not a WashU full-time student or benefits-eligible faculty or staff member with a current Metro U-Pass, you will be required to pay the applicable Metro fare for your transportation.


Parking Tickets

Each individual is responsible for paying all violations. Fines are printed on each ticket placed on vehicles. Payment for all fines is due seven (7) days from the date the violation was issued. Fines are payable online, in person at Parking & Transportation Services, or by mail. Fines may be paid in person at the Parking & Transportation Services office or by mailing in your payment using the yellow envelope provided with your citation.