2017 Parking Changes

Starting July 1, 2017, WashU is implementing a new zoned parking plan to better allocate current and future parking resources across campus, address key weaknesses in the current plan, and enhance alternative transportation during construction on the east end of the Danforth Campus.

At this time, parking is no longer available on the east end of the Danforth Campus but spaces are available in the core of campus, on the South 40, and at West Campus.

Under the new plan, enforcement will be increased campus-wide to ensure the new parking regulations are uniformly applied and followed.

For more information about the new zoned parking plan, please read the following FAQ.

General Information

Over the last year, we have been evaluating our current parking and transportation model and developing a strategy to better utilize our parking resources. The new parking and transportation management is in effect July 1, 2017.

The new strategy allows us to manage the parking reduction on the east end of the Danforth Campus now and improve overall parking into the future by:

  • Ensuring permit holders, particularly those who need to be on campus daily throughout the year, will have a parking space available;
  • Allowing the university to better monitor usage and plan for high traffic events; and
  • Providing opportunities for discussions about campus parking challenges and opportunities, and the flexibility to make adjustments as needed.

We have been working with an engineering and planning firm and have also been:

  • Gathering data on our parking lots and garages and identifying the demand and usage for all our parking resources across campus.
  • Listening to the feedback provided by our campus community and exploring options.
  • Looking into the best way to reassign demand to underutilized locations and facilities.
  • Interviewing peer institutions who have made recent changes to parking strategies on what has worked well and what has not.

Changes go into effect July 1, 2017.

This shift impacts everyone who parks on campus including students, faculty, staff and visitors. We want to make sure that parking at the university aligns with how people work and live while also accommodating visitors to the Danforth Campus.

 

East End of the Danforth Campus

Washington University is making significant changes to the east end of the Danforth Campus. For information about this transformation, visit campusnext.wustl.edu.
Construction will begin May 22, 2017, following commencement ceremonies. A majority of the construction is anticipated to be completed prior to Spring 2019 Commencement.
Beginning May 22, 2017, there will be no parking available at the east end of the Danforth Campus. We are taking advantage of these changes to better align the parking resources for the Danforth Campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Not at this time.

Once construction is completed, there will be approximately 800 spaces available in the new underground garage. This represents a reduction of approximately 145 spaces. During peak business hours, those spaces will be limited to faculty, staff and visitors.

Yes. Commencement will continue to be held in the Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus. Go to campusnext.wustl.edu for more information about east end construction. For commencement specific information, visit commencement.wustl.edu.

 

Parking Permit Changes

Effective July 1, 2017, the Danforth Campus is broken into five zones, the East End (Zone 1); South Core (Zone 2); North Core (Zone 3); South 40 (Zone 4); and the North and West Campuses (Zone 5). You can watch our most recent town hall that explains all the changes.

In each of the zones, there are two permit types available for purchase, red and yellow. The yellow permits, available to all eligible parkers, are only be valid in the designated spaces within the zone to which the permit applies. In addition to yellow permits, employees have the option to purchase a red permit, which allows holders to park in any of the five zones.

For the coming year only, parking permits will be valid from July 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. In future years, all parking permits will be valid for 12 months, starting August 1 and ending July 31. View 2017-2018 permit prices.

 

Parking Permit Options and Pricing

View our permit chart (PDF) for a full list of options.
The new pricing has been announced. View the 2017-2018 permit rates.
Eligible students, faculty and staff who will not be able to park near their primary workplace will still be able to purchase a ParkSmart permit and park at West Campus. Employees whose primary work location is at West Campus will not be eligible for this permit option.

 

Permit Assignment and Confirmation

Yes. If individuals are interested in changing their permit, they can contact Parking & Transportation to determine what permits/zones are available. Individuals will also be able to join a waitlist to be alerted when permits become available in a desired zone.


Yes. Permits will be good for one year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, you will have the option to continue with your current selections or you will have an option to register with new preferences next year. We will share more information in the future.

No, parking permits are assigned to a single individual and cannot be transferred to anyone else. Parking and Transportation will regularly enforce this rule; individuals found using parking permits that belong to someone else will be subject to fines.

Over the next year we will be shifting the effective dates of parking permits to align with the academic year rather than the fiscal year.

We will have the lottery in place for the next two years. We will reevaluate the process as we near the completion of the East End construction project.

 

Parking Permit Payment


Permits valid for the 2017-2018 academic year will be valid for 13 months, from July 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. If you are paying for your permit on a monthly basis, the total cost will be spread over 13 months. Beginning in 2018-2019, permits will again be valid for only 12 months, from August 1 through July 31.

As a member of the Occasional Parking Program, you are eligible to purchase discounted daily permits. These permits will be purchased directly from Parking & Transportation Services, and you will be charged based on the number of daily permits you purchase.

 

Cancelling a Parking Permit

If you cancelled your permit purchase, you were removed from the 2017-2018 parking lottery and your permit assignment was reassigned to someone else. If you would like to purchase a permit, you may contact Parking & Transportation Services at parktrans@wustl.edu or 314-935-5601 to learn what permit and zone options are available to you.

If you have questions about your permit assignment or payment method, please contact Parking & Transportation Services.

 

No Permit Assigned and Waitlists

Due to high levels of interest in your preferred permit choice and zone, we were unable to assign a permit to you. If you decide in the future that you wish to purchase a permit for the 2017-2018 academic year, you will need to contact Parking & Transportation Services to learn about the permit/zone options available to you or to join a waitlist. For additional questions, please contact Parking & Transportation Services at parktrans@wustl.edu or 314-935-5601.

The lottery is now closed. Selecting only one zone preference when you entered the lottery indicated you only wanted to purchase permit if you received your top choice. If you wish to purchase a permit for the 2017-2018 academic year, you will need to contact Parking & Transportation Services to learn about the permit/zone options available to you or to join a waitlist.

If you choose not to purchase a permit, you will need to find alternate methods to get to campus next year. There are many options available to you. Visit https://parking.wustl.edu/commute-options/ for more details.

If you did not register for the 2017-2018 parking lottery and you wish to purchase a parking permit, please contact Parking & Transportation Services to learn what permits/zones are available to you. For additional questions about the permit purchase process, please contact Parking & Transportation Services at parktrans@wustl.edu or 314-935-5601.


Waitlists give first priority to individuals who entered the parking lottery and did not receive any of their first three choices. Individuals who received their third choice will get next priority, followed by individuals who received their second choice and individuals who received their first choice. Within each of these categories, the waitlists will be randomly ordered.

Once all individuals who were part of the lottery have had the opportunity to join a waitlist, individuals who did not enter the lottery will be able to join a waitlist as well. Anyone who was not in the original lottery will be added to the waitlist on a first come, first serve basis.

Parking and Transportation staff will periodically review demand within each of the permit zones. When availability opens up in a zone with a waitlist, Parking and Transportation staff will contact the first person on the waitlist for that zone. They will be given a period of time in which to accept the new permit; if they do not choose to accept the new permit, they will be removed from the waitlist and Parking and Transportation will contact the next person on the list.


Yes.

If space becomes available in your preferred zone, you will be contacted directly by Parking & Transportation and given the option to exchange your existing permit for a permit in your preferred zone. If you choose to exchange your permit, you will be required to turn in your existing permit before you are able to receive your new permit.

No. You will not be allowed to pick up your new parking permit if you have any unpaid tickets. If you are unsure whether you have any unpaid tickets, we highly recommend you contact Parking & Transportation Services to verify before you attempt to pick up your new parking permit. Instructions on how to pay unpaid citations can be found here: https://parking.wustl.edu/citations.

 

Parking Permit Distribution


Parking permits were distributed to faculty, staff and basic services contractors in mid-June. Anyone in this group who is not able to attend the distribution days can pick up their permit by visiting Parking & Transportation after June 29.

Bearly Drivers permits were NOT provided during these distribution days. Information about how and when to pick up your Bearly Drivers permit was included in your registration instructions from Parking & Transportation Services.

Distribution of 2017-2018 parking permits and Metro U-Passes to students ONLY will be August 28-30, 10 am – 3:30 pm, Gargoyle (lower level of Mallinkrodt Center). Anyone in this group who is not able to attend the distribution days or who wants their permit prior to August can pick up their permit by visiting Parking & Transportation after June 29.

You will need a photo ID and will only be able to pick up your own permit. You will not be able to pick up a permit for someone else.


No. Permits will not be distributed by mail. If you are unable to pick up your permit during these designated times, you can visit the Parking & Transportation office during regular business hours after June 29, 2017. You will need a photo ID and will only be able to pick up your own permit. You will not be able to pick up a permit for someone else.

Students who wish to use their permits during the summer can visit the Parking & Transportation office any time after June 29 to pick up their permit. The Parking & Transportation office is located at North Campus, 700 Rosedale Avenue. You will need a photo ID and will only be able to pick up your own permit. You will not be able to pick up a permit for someone else.

Official Business Permits need to be purchased by departments directly through the Parking & Transportation office.

Yes. Monthly permits need to be purchased by departments directly through the Parking & Transportation office. You will need to contact Parking & Transportation Services to determine the options available to you.

You will need to visit the Parking & Transportation office to determine what permits are available at that time. If you do not plan to visit campus often, we encourage you to consider parking in visitor spaces instead of purchasing an annual permit.

 

Parking Permit Availability


Based on projections as we developed our new parking strategy, we anticipate there will be enough parking at West Campus to meet demand.

Yes. Evening permits will have a new start time of 3:30 p.m. Regardless of permit type, anyone will be able to park in yellow spaces in any zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.

As of June 30, daily permits are no longer sold at the Campus Store. Starting, July 1, daily permits can be purchased from the Parking and Transportation office at North Campus. There will be a limited quantity of daily passes available at the DUC entrance and, for those visiting the Knight Center and parking in the Millbrook and Snow Way garages, permits can also be purchased inside the Knight Center. Once the pull and pay system is in all visitor garages in early 2018, the need for daily permits will be eliminated and they will be phased out.

Yes. Departments on the Danforth Campus will be able to purchase the Official Business Permit for those employees can move zone to zone for meetings as needed. We are also increasing the amount of time permit holders can park from two hours to three hours.

No. If you have a current permit, it is valid until the end of June and your new permit will be valid July 1. If you do not have a current permit and are not planning to buy one for the coming academic year, consider purchasing a monthly permit through the Parking & Transportation office. You do not need to enter the lottery to purchase a monthly permit.

 

Occasional Parking Permits

Yes. The program will continue into 2017-2018.

This program offers packs of discounted daily permits (50% off) to faculty, staff, basic services contractor employees and graduate students who utilize alternative forms of transportation as their main commute method or those who choose the ParkSmart permit. The program can be combined with ParkSmart but only if both programs have capacity. Permit holders should park in visitor spaces in one of the three garages on the Danforth Campus. Details include: 

  • Individuals enrolled only in Occasional Parking Program (not paired with ParkSmart) can purchase:
    • Full Time Employees: 6 packs of 8 daily permits per year (total of 48 permits). Limited to 3 packs between July 1 and January 15, and 3 packs between January 16 and July 31.
    • Part-Time Employees: 3 packs of 8 daily permits per year (total of 24 permits)
  • Individuals enrolled in Occasional Parking Program and ParkSmart can purchase:
    • Full-Time Employees: 2 packs of 8 daily permits per year (total of 24 permits)
    • Part-Time Employees: Employees and students are eligible to purchase 1 pack of 8 daily permits between July 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018.

Yes. If West Campus is not your primary workplace, you can pair ParkSmart and the Occasional Parking Program. This is the only zone permit that can be combined with the Occasional Parking Program but it is dependent on capacity under both programs. It is not guaranteed.

Individuals enrolled in Occasional Parking Program and ParkSmart can purchase the following number of discounted daily permits:

  • Full-Time Employees: 2 packs of 8 daily permits per year (total of 24 permits)
  • Part-Time Employees: Employees and students are eligible to purchase 1 pack of 8 daily permits between July 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018.

No. You will need to park in a visitor space in the parking garage(s) within the zone assigned.

Occasional Parking Permit holders must park in a visitor parking spot in the parking garage(s) within the zone assigned.

We currently offer a 50 percent discount on daily pass rates. This will not change next year. In addition, the number of validations/daily passes that OPP members receive will also continue.

 

Bearly Drivers Permits

The lottery is now closed. As with anyone eligible to request a permit, you’ll need contact Parking & Transportation Services after June 19 to determine what options are available to you.

Once issued, your permit will be tied to a specific zone, and you will need to park in a Bearly Drivers’ space that is within the zone you are assigned. We are looking at where those spaces will be placed but they will be available until 5 p.m., which is three hours longer than under the current system.

Only full-time Faculty and staff qualify for this program. Part-time faculty and staff, undergrads, and graduates, including those in the Medical School, will not be able to participate.

All Bearly Driver participants were required to register via the lottery. Because the lottery is now closed, you will need to contact Parking & Transportation Services.

 

Eliot Society

To participate in the Eliot Society program, you must contact Alumni & Development to receive a voucher, which you will then take to Parking & Transportation to purchase your permit.

If you are already participating in the program, your current permit is valid until Oct. 31. Your new permit will be valid starting Nov. 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.

If you purchase your permit on Nov. 1, the cost of the permit will be spread over nine months (Nov to July). You can purchase your permit early but you will be charged for the additional time on a prorated basis.

Only those who purchase a 2017-18 red or yellow monthly permit, or red or yellow evening permits, will be eligible for a reduced price Danforth Campus permit. It is not available to Bearly Drivers, those who participate in the Occasional Parking Program, or ParkSmart permit holders unless you are an undergraduate commuter student whose only option was ParkSmart.

The maximum fair market value of the Eliot Society parking benefit is $500. If you return your permit, you will not be refunded the $500 benefit.

If you are already participating in the program, your current permit is valid until Oct. 31. Your new permit will be valid starting Nov. 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. If you purchase your permit on Nov. 1, the cost of the permit will be spread over nine months (Nov to July). You can purchase your permit early but you will be charged for the additional time on a prorated basis.

 

Reciprocity

WUSM reserved parkers will still be able to park in red lots on the Danforth Campus. All other WUSM parkers should use the Danforth University Center (DUC) garage visitor spaces who will need to pull a ticket and show a WUSM permit and ID to exit without a charge. Read the policy (PDF).
These changes will not impact you unless you need to park at the Danforth Campus. See above response on reciprocity.

 

Parking Policies – Undergraduates

Yes. Starting Fall of 2017, undergraduates in their first and sophomore years will no longer be permitted to bring cars to campus. This is a common approach many of our peer institutions have implemented. In addition, based on data we have been gathering over the past year, a majority of our undergrads live on or within close walking distance of campus and have access to many transportation resources.

For example, we currently offer car rentals across campus through Enterprise CarShare, stops on and around campus via the Metro, our Campus2Home Shuttle and our Campus Circulator, among others. For more information, visit our commute options or contact us at parktrans@wustl.edu.

In rare cases, the Office of Parking and Transportation will consider exceptions to the rule that sophomores are not allowed to park a vehicle on campus.  To be considered, please submit your request, in writing, to Elisa Comer in the Office of Parking and Transportation.  Please consider the following alternative transportation options for Metro Transit U-Pass and CarShare before submitting your request.  In the event that the University grants an exception, the exception will likely be for a west campus, ParkSmart permit.
If you live in university-owned housing managed by Residential Life or Quadrangle Housing and are not a first or second-year undergraduate student, you will be able to purchase a parking permit for the South 40 (Zone 4) or the low cost ParkSmart option and park on West Campus.
If you are an undergrad student who does not live in university-owned housing managed by Residential Life or Quadrangle Housing, you will be able to choose the ParkSmart option at West Campus.

To accommodate the anticipated volume at West Campus, a new West Campus shuttle is available. It runs in 15 minute increments, year round, from the West Campus to the Danforth Campus. During peak hours, shuttle frequency will be increased. They will also be coordinated with MetroBus and MetroLink services to help reduce wait times.

Keep in mind that the UPass, which is for benefits-eligible faculty and staff as well as registered full-time students, can be used to:

  • Take a MetroBus, which cycles every 20 minutes, to a variety of stops on campus.
  • Ride the MetroLink, which cycles every 12 minutes during peak hours, to either the Big Bend station (a 2-minute ride) or the Skinker station (a 4-minute ride) on Forest Park Parkway.

All undergraduate students must park in the South 40 lot between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. After that time, permits are not enforced and anyone with a permit can park in yellow spaces after 5 p.m. during the weekdays and at any time on the weekends.
Permits will be enforced on campus during the regular business hours (7:00 am – 5:00 pm), Monday through Friday. Students that need to access Danforth Campus parking lots after 5:00 pm can park in yellow spaces. Red spaces will continue to be enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Yes. This permit is for graduate students and upperclass undergraduates who commute.
There are a couple options. We will offer pull and pay technology around campus that will allow you to park in visitor spaces for an hourly rate or you can park on campus after 5 p.m. in any yellow space, in any zone, Monday through Friday, or anytime on Saturday and Sunday.
We have been actively meeting with students, faculty and staff to discuss the pending changes, gather input, and listen to concerns as we continue to finalize our plans. This issue has been raised and we are in the process of understanding the requirements of practices, games and tournaments to ensure that the new strategy supports those needs.

 

Parking Policies – Graduates

Graduate commuter students will be eligible to park in Zone 2, Zone 3, or the low cost ParkSmart option to park at West Campus.
Yes. This permit is for graduate students and undergraduates who commute.
There are a couple options. We will offer pull and pay technology around campus that will allow you to park in visitor spaces for an hourly rate or you can park on campus after 5 p.m. in any yellow space, in any zone, Monday through Friday, or anytime on Saturday and Sunday.
Graduate students access campus similar to our faculty and staff and tend to live further away from campus than undergraduate students. Because there is no housing available on campus for graduate students, they require a greater level of Danforth Campus parking access than undergrads.

 

Parking Policies – Staff/Faculty

Due to the extremely limited parking that will be available on the Danforth Campus, we know that there will be faculty and staff who will need to park at West Campus. The ParkSmart is a great option for those who park at West Campus.
The Official Business Permit will still be available for purchase by departments for those employees who frequently travel to the Danforth Campus for meetings. The hours permit holders can park will also increase from two hours to three hours.
There are a couple of options. We will offer pull and pay technology around campus that will allow you to park in visitor spaces for an hourly rate. Your department may want to consider purchasing an Official Business Use permit which, if you need to move around campus for your job, will allow you to park in a space in any of the zones for up to three hours.
All scheduling decisions during the East End construction project will be determined by each employee’s department, supervisor and/or manager and will be communicated to employees directly. If you have any specific concerns that need to be addressed, please discuss directly with your supervisor to determine the best path forward.
We are exploring those options but encourage your departments to reach out to WashU IT regarding alternatives to in-person meetings such as Skype for Business.
You can park on campus after 5 pm Monday through Friday in any yellow space in any zone. Another option is to park as a visitor in a garage and pay by the hour.
You will need to enter the lottery and select your zone preferences. When you no longer need your permit, return it by the first Friday of the month.
This should be determined by each employee’s department, supervisor and/or manager. Please discuss directly with your supervisor now to determine the best path forward.
All individuals who currently have a retiree permit will receive a parking registration form in the mail with details about the new parking permits, which will be available for purchase at 50 percent off the regular price. To secure a permit, you will need to enter the lottery. If you miss the lottery, you will need to visit the Parking & Transportation office to determine what permits are available at that time. If you do not plan to visit campus often, we encourage you to consider parking in visitor spaces.

 

Parking Policies – Contractors

Starting July 1, 2017, contractors will not be allowed to park in any of the zones, with the exception of a few basic service contractors who are regularly on campus for maintenance needs.
Basic Service Contractors (BSC) can purchase annual permits but they will need to provide their zone preferences to their BSC representative who will enter the lottery on your behalf.

If you only need a permit for a few months out of the year, you can purchase a monthly permit at the Parking & Transportation office at North Campus.

Yes. They can choose the ParkSmart option for $104.

 

Accessible Parking

Those with accessible parking needs will be guaranteed a space in the zone in which you specified as your primary location during the lottery registration process. If you need to access another zone, you can use an Official Business Permit or park in a garage and either secure validation from the department you are visiting or pay the hourly rate for visitor parking. Only vehicles with a state issued accessible tag and a paid Washington University parking permit may park in an accessible parking space on campus.

 

Parking Policies – Visitors

The east end of the Danforth Campus is a high traffic area for visitors. During and following the construction on the East End of campus, we will continue to provide visitor parking, which will be consolidated to the DUC, Snow Way, Millbrook, West Campus, and the future East End garage.

In early 2018, all visitor garages will be equipped with technology that will allow parkers to pull a ticket and pay. This system will eliminate the need for daily permits, which will be phased out at that time. In the meantime, daily permits will continue to be available for purchase through the Parking & Transportation office after June 30.

 

Yes. Visitor parking will still be offered by the Kemper Art Museum.

 

Parking Policies – Other

Motorcycles do require permits. Contact Parking and Transportation to secure a permit for the 2017-2018 academic year.
We are working with tenants to identify parking needs.
No. There will be no parking available in Zone 1 until the new underground garage is built, which will be primarily used for faculty, staff and visitors.

 

Enforcement and Security

Parking for yellow spaces in each zone will be enforced from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Red spaces will continue to be enforced 24 hours a day, seven days per week. These policies will also apply during the summer months.
Just as we align parking resources with needs, we will align our security resources as well.
Yes. Safety and security measures will be enhanced.

 

Pricing Information

Yes. Parking is a value-added service on any university campus, particularly one of our size and location. Permit prices will continue to increase to reflect associated maintenance and operational expenses. View the new parking permit prices.
View the new parking permit prices here. There are plenty of options available, including low cost options and alternatives to parking permits. For example, ParkSmart is a great option for employees who don’t work at West Campus. ParkSmart will allow holders to purchase a ParkSmart permit and park at West Campus at a reduced cost.

 

Alternative Commuting Options

There are lots of ways to get to campus you don’t have to pick just one. To learn more about alternative commute options, visit parking.wustl.edu/commute-options.

  • ParkSmart Permits: Those based on Danforth Campus will be able to purchase a ParkSmart permit at a reduced cost, which allows you to park at West Campus. It’s easy to get to and from Danforth Campus using the MetroLink, MetroBus, or the new West Campus Shuttle service, which circulates every 15 minutes (download the WUSTL app for IOS and Android for real-time shuttle locations & schedules). You can also bike to the core of Danforth Campus in about six minutes.
  • Metro Transit: You can ride it anytime for free with your U-Pass. There are MetroLink stations and MetroBus stops on and within close walking distance to Danforth Campus, as well as near North Campus, West Campus and Medical Campus.
  • Metro Park & Ride: If you don’t live close to a bus stop, you can park for free at a Metro Park & Ride lot, some of which let you take a train directly to a MetroLink station on or very near our campuses, including two MetroLink stations on Danforth Campus.
  • Bearly Driver Carpool Program: This is a great option for employees, who can enjoy reduced permit costs and preferred parking spots that are available only to Bearly Drivers members.
    • Drastically reduced permit costs for members. To participate, ALL members of the carpool must ride to campus together at least 85% of the work days per month. Details include:
      • $25 per person for 4 member carpools ($100 total)
      • $66.66 per person for 3 member carpools ($200 total)
      • $150 per person for 2 member carpools ($300 total)
    • 1 FREE daily permit per month for non-primary drivers.
    • Permit holders will park in dedicated parking spaces marked for Bearly Drivers.
  • Bicycles: Riding a bicycle instead of driving to campus is a great way to save money on fuel and also serves as an important part of a healthy lifestyle. View the campus bicycling brochure (PDF), which includes a map of bicycle routes on campus, tips for securing your bike as well as additional resources.

Additional options to support your alternative commuting choices.

  • Occasional Parking ProgramThis program offers packs of discounted daily permits (50% off) to faculty, staff, basic services contractor employees and graduate students who utilize alternative forms of transportation as their main commute method or those who choose the ParkSmart permit. The program can be combined with ParkSmart but only if both programs have capacity.
    • Individuals enrolled only in Occasional Parking Program (not paired with ParkSmart) can purchase:
      • Full Time Employees: 6 packs of 8 daily permits per year (total of 48 permits). Limited to 3 packs between July 1 and January 15, and 3 packs between January 16 and July 31.
      • Part-Time Employees: 3 packs of 8 daily permits per year (total of 24 permits)
    • Individuals enrolled in Occasional Parking Program and ParkSmart can purchase:
      • Full-Time Employees: 2 packs of 8 daily permits per year (total of 24 permits)
      • Part-Time Employees: Employees and students are eligible to purchase 1 pack of 8 daily permits between July 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018.
    • Permit holders should park in visitor spaces in one of the three garages on the Danforth Campus.
  • Guaranteed Ride Home: This provides subsidized rides home in case of an emergency for those who use alternative transportation as their main commute method to and from campus.
    • Provides a ride home in case of emergency, up to four per year.
    • Citizens for Modern Transit (Metro users, walkers, bikers): Reimbursed 80% of your cab, Uber or Enterprise rental up to $60.
    • RideFinders (Bearly Drivers Carpool Program members): Free cab ride home (up to $125).
    • Register for free online.
  • Enterprise CarShare: These cars are available to rent from dedicated spots across campus.
    • Access cars 24/7 with your membership card.
      • Easily make a reservation through the CarShare app or online. Keys are inside for you to grab and go.
    • $5 hourly, $60 daily, and $20 overnight from 6 pm to 8 am.
    • No fuel costs up to 200 miles/day.
    • Physical damage/liability protection and 24/7 roadside assistance included.
    • View every car location on the Enterprise website.
    • Click here to learn more and/or apply for your membership
  • Campus2Home: Staying on campus late? Get a safe ride home.
  • Shuttle starts at the Mallinckrodt bus plaza and then goes to Brookings Hall steps to pick up riders.
  • Drivers will ensure you get in your home before leaving.
  • Arrives every 30 minutes at the top and bottom of every hour when school is in session and at the top of the hour during breaks.
    • Winter: 6 pm-4 am.
    • Spring/Fall: 7 pm-4 am.
    • Breaks: 9 pm- 2 am.
    • Only available to those who live within the shuttle route boundaries. 
  • Campus Circulator: This WashU shuttle has numerous stops around Danforth Campus, many of which are shared with Metro stops.
    • Arrives every 10 minutes during peak hours & every 20 minutes the rest of the time.
    • Runs from 7:40am – 2:00 am weekdays and 12:00pm – 2:00 am weekends.
    • WUSTL app for IOS and Android gives real-time shuttle locations & schedules.

We have been actively meeting with students, faculty and staff to discuss the pending changes, gather input, and listen to concerns as we continue to finalize our plans and this question has been raised. We are planning to look into enhancing existing options such as potentially adding more Enterprise CarShare cars to the program but can’t confirm at this time.
 

 

West Campus Shuttle

The shuttle is free to students, faculty and staff but you must present a WashU ID to board.
As of now, the shuttles will run Monday through Friday from West Campus to the Danforth Campus every 15-minutes, with service beginning at West Campus at 7 a.m., and the last pick up at Mallinckrodt Center at 10 p.m. It does not run Saturdays or Sundays. Download the WUSTL Mobile App for real time tracking.
The shuttle will pick up and drop off passengers at the corner of Jackson and Forsyth at West Campus. It will make a right turn on Lee, a right on Jackson, and a left turn on Forsyth to the Mallinckrodt bus plaza. It will then travel back to West Campus via Forsyth, making a stop at Hoyt for those who need access to East End of campus. Additional stops may be added. View the route map.
Yes. The Metro Bus, Campus Circulator, and Campus2Home routes have been modified to accommodate the start of the East End construction project. Changes include:

  • Metro Bus: A new temporary stop will be placed just east of Hoyt for buses heading westbound on Forsyth. This stop will be temporary until a permanent stop is placed on Forsyth in front of the Steinberg Hall circle drive later this fall. For Metro buses heading eastbound on Forsyth, the new stop will be located in front of Hillel.
  • Campus Circulator: The circulator will begin to use the new temporary Hoyt stop until the new permanent location on Forsyth is available.
  • Campus2Home: The service will begin using the Hillel stop in place of Brookings starting May 1. The shuttle will also be equipped with GPS starting May 15.

View the new interactive map for specific route details here.

The East End construction plan includes a new building – the Hub – which includes an area for bike racks. In the meantime, we are taking a look at the current bike rack availability and making a decision regarding whether more will be needed later this summer.

 

Available Resources

To learn more about the new parking strategy, read the FAQ, and watch an on-demand playback of one of our recent town halls, visit parking.wustl.edu.
For more information about the new parking strategy, review information on our website.

  • You can watch a recording of a town hall on the new parking plan, prices and lottery details at parking.wustl.edu.
  • A staffed, special hotline (935.3616) and new email (newparkingplan@wustl.edu) have also been created to help with questions.
  • In addition, faculty and staff can also contact the department to request departmental presentations about the new strategy or alternative commuting options.

We appreciate any feedback and input you’d like to provide. Call our hotline (935-3616) or email us at newparkingplan@wustl.edu.