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 FY19 FY20
Surface Lot/Unreserved* $74 $79
Clayton Garage/Unreserved $75 $77
Duncan Garage** $77 $81
Metro Garage/Unreserved $89 $91
WUSM Tier I*** $157 $165
Garage/Reserved $157 $165
Surface Lot/Reserved $157 $165

*Includes Cortex and @4240 parking
**Includes SLCH Employee Garage
***Includes Laclede, South and Queeny Garages

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

Clayton & Metro Garages

Credit Cards are now accepted at both garages.  Clayton Garage debit passes (formerly called exit passes) are rechargeable and are now sold at the garage. The FISC Desk will no longer sell debit passes.

If you do not already have a rechargeable debit pass for the new system, you will purchase one for $10 on your first exit from the garage which will cover parking for the day.  You will receive a debit pass with a two day value placed on the card.

Users can then take the debit pass to the self-service kiosk in the northwest elevator lobby and recharge the card in $10 increments.  The kiosk accepts debit and credit cards.

The FISC also has several tablets where parkers can sign up for monthly parking through payroll deduction, debit or credit card.  Parkers can also pay parking tickets with debit or credit cards now.

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.

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)..

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.

Overnight and Weekend Parking

Parking for community members working after-hours and on-weekends is normally provided free of charge.

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.

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 Towing

Some violations to parking regulations could result, in addition to a citation, in the vehicle being 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
  • In addition to the $500 fine for displaying a lost, stolen, invalid or fraudulent annual, monthly or daily permit, the car will be 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 daily and monthly parking passes, WUSM badges, ticket payments and exit cards.

Please visit to pay with a credit card.

Policies & Procedures

Parking Guidelines

Reciprocity Parking Guideline For Danforth and WUSM Employees

Helpful Resources

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