The parking rules and regulations at Washington University School of Medicine are enforced at all times. All vehicles on campus are subject to Washington University’s parking regulations. Each operator is responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.

Firearms (concealed or otherwise) are prohibited on all university-owned property. Firearms may NOT be stowed in vehicles parked in university parking lots, garages or metered spaces.

View a map with updated parking facilities, parking and bike rack locations.  You can also view information about shower locations.

Monthly parking rates

Parking Type FY20 FY21
Surface Lot/Unreserved* $79 $84
Clayton Garage/Unreserved $77 $79
Duncan Garage** $81 $83
Metro Garage/Unreserved $91 $93
WUSM Tier I*** (Laclede Garage & South Garage) $165 $165
Reserved $165 $174
Kingshighway Lot $40 $40
Electric Vehicles (Pooled Reserved) $110 $112

*Includes Cortex and @4240 parking.  Please note, paper flyers are not permitted on any surface lot in visitor, patient, or unreserved parking spaces.
**Includes SLCH Employee Garage
***Includes Laclede and South Garages

Please note, non-ADA reserved parking is no longer sold on campus and permits are grandfathered until surrendered.

New parking options coming

We are excited to announce we will have a new parking lot opening in fall of 2019 at 1234 S. Kingshighway. We will have approximately 150-200 spaces opening for WUSM employees, faculty and students whose primary assignment is on the Medical Campus for a rate of $40 per month.

We will have shuttles running to and from the lot to the Medical Campus every 20 minutes from 5 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday. We will send more information on this parking lot when we get closer to the time. The lot will be gated and will be staffed by campus security during the shuttled hours.

If you wish to sign up for this parking lot in advance of the opening, please email Lois Gyore, Program Coordinator, at

Faculty, Staff and Student Parking

Parking for faculty, staff and students can be setup initially by clicking here or by visiting the Facilities Integrated Service Center (FISC) on the First Floor of the Spencer T. Olin Residence Hall, 4550 Scott Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Faculty, staff and students also have the option to purchase a discounted debit card for occasional parking.  To purchase a debit card please visit the Clayton Taylor Garage attendant’s booth located at 4485 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 with a valid WUSM ID badge.

* Parking is non-transferable and is not prorated. No refunds for parking permits or WUSM debit cards will be issued. 

Unless special circumstances exist, most faculty, staff and students will be offered parking in Clayton Garage. The garages is located at the intersection of Clayton and S. Taylor Avenue (Clayton Garage).

Carpool Parking

Carpool parking is offered in the Clayton Garage and on select surface lots as availability allows.  A garage specific access card or surface lot specific permit will be issued at the time of registration.  After registration, all demographic information is forwarded to RideFinders to secure the RideFinder Guaranteed Ride Home benefit in case of an emergency.

The carpool program prohibits more than one vehicle at a time in/on a WUSM parking facility utilizing a parking access card or permit.  If misrepresentation or misuse of the carpool program is found, WUSM reserves the right to revoke all parking privileges for the current year.

It is the responsibility of all carpool participants to notify the Facilities Integrated Service Center (FISC) when leaving WUSM employment,  taking a leave of absence, or changing the registered riders in a carpool.

To register for carpool parking please visit the FISC on the First Floor of the Spencer T. Olin Residence Hall, 4550 Scott Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Reciprocal Parking

Due to recent parking capacity constraints on campus all Danforth Campus, North Campus, and West Campus reciprocal parkers will be temporarily relocated from the Clayton Garage starting November 18, 2019.  All reciprocal parkers will be directed to Lot-L located at the corner of Duncan Ave and Newstead Ave until January 31, 2020.

When parking on Lot-L please ensure a Danforth Campus, North Campus, or West Campus hang-tag permit is displayed appropriately or a ticket may be issued.  Reciprocal parkers who continue to use the Clayton Garage during this time will be required to pay the full daily rate upon exiting.

Permitted reciprocal permits include those listed below:

Permit Type
Yellow Zone 1
Yellow Zone 2
Yellow Zone 3
Yellow Zone 4
Yellow Zone 5 (West Campus)
Yellow Zone 5 (North Campus)
Retiree Permit – Red

Visitor Parking

Limited visitor parking is available on selected parking lots. The St. Louis City Treasurer’s Office maintains a few parking meters around campus as well. Usually the best option for most visitors to the School of Medicine will be to park on an hourly basis in either the Clayton or Metro Garage, 4526 Children’s Place, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Effective Monday, January 5th, 2015, WUSM garages will align their visitor rates to campus with that of our hospital partners.  This change will allow WUMC to better communicate and service campus visitors in a streamlined and efficient way.  This change will affect both Metro and Clayton garages.

New (as of January 5th, 2015) WUSM Garage Rates:

  •  0 – 1 hour           $2.00
  • 1 – 2 hours          $3.00
  • 2 – 3 hours          $5.00
  • 3 – 4 hours          $6.00
  • 4 – 5 hours          $7.00
  • 5 – 6 hours          $8.00
  • 6 – 24 hours        $15.00

Visits 30 minutes or less will not be charged.  WUSM will accept both event and hospital validations at both garages.

Disabled Accessibility Parking

Community members requiring a disabled parking permit may establish their eligibility and purchase a disabled permit at the Facilities Integrated Service Center in Olin Residence Hall, First Floor lobby. You may call 314-362-3100 or email with any additional questions.

After-hours and Weekend Parking

Parking for WUSM faculty, staff and students working after-hours, weekends and holidays is normally provided free of charge in the Clayton Garage.  However, after-hours parking can never be used to park in WUSM garages and lots during the Monday through Friday business day.  Valid after-hours in the Clayton Garage are currently Monday through Friday 2 p.m. – 6 a.m and all day on weekends or holidays.

If misrepresentation or misuse of the after-hours program is found, WUSM reserves the right to revoke all parking privileges for the current year.

Campus Transportation

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

Best Practices for Transportation Demand Management

The Washington University Medical Center (WUMC) offers its community multiple transportation options to, from and on campus. Currently, forty-seven percent of the School of Medicine community use transportation other than single-occupancy vehicles. WUMC has a suite of activities to maintain or expand that rate and ensure the Medical Center community is satisfied with the quality and safety of campus transportation options.

For more information please view the WUMC Best Practice Document – Transportation Demand Management.

Parking Tickets

Parking violations may be paid or disputed at the Facilities Integrated Customer Service Center (FISC) on the First Floor of Olin Residence Hall, 4550 Scott Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. Explanations for why a parker is disputing a ticket must be submitted in writing through email at

Motorcycles and Bicycles

Motorcycles are required to park in areas designated solely for that purpose. Bicycles are required to park in areas designated solely for that purpose.

Violations Eligible for Vehicle Booting or Towing

Some violations to parking regulations could result, in addition to a citation, in the vehicle being booted or towed from campus without prior notice.

Such violations include:

  • Vehicles parked in a fire lane or restricted zone. Campus fire lanes must always be kept clear to allow appropriate response from emergency teams if necessary.
  • Vehicles parked in areas not specifically designated for parking
  • Vehicles parked illegally in a space designated as disabled
  • Vehicles parked in patient spaces
  • Vehicles with three or more outstanding tickets
  • In addition to the $500 fine for displaying a lost, stolen, invalid or fraudulent annual, monthly or daily permit, the car will be booted or towed at the owner’s expense. The violator could also have his/her parking privileges revoked, and the owner may be referred for criminal prosecution.

Can I pay with a credit card?

Yes! We accept credit cards for garage daily fees and visitor monthly parking passes, WUSM badges, ticket payments and debit cards.

Please visit to pay with a credit card.

Policies & Procedures

Parking Guidelines

Helpful Resources

Information Change Request Form
Updated Parking Facility Map
Parking Lot Map with Bike Rack Locations
Danforth Parking and Transportation