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 FY21
Surface Lots* $84
Clayton Garage $77
Duncan Garage** $81
Metro Garage $93
WUSM Tier I (Laclede Garage or Plaza Garage) $165
Reserved (Grandfathered parkers only) $174
Kingshighway Lot*** $0
Electric Vehicles (Pooled Reserved) $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
***Only new employees or current parkers who forfeit their current parking on campus are eligible to park in this lot

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

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 and staff parking fees will be collected by payroll deduction.  Student parking fees will be billed to student accounts.

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, non-refundable and is not prorated. No refunds for parking permits, parking access cards or WUSM debit cards will be issued. 

Unless special circumstances exist, most faculty, staff and students will be offered parking in Clayton Garage. The garage is located at the intersection of Clayton Avenue 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 construction of the new Neuroscience Research Building, all Danforth Campus, North Campus, and West Campus reciprocal parkers will be directed to 1234 S Kingshighway located at the corner of Swan Ave. and Kingshighway Blvd or Clayton Garage (based on availability).  When parking at 1234 S Kingshighway, access will be granted on your WUSTL ID badge.  Additionally, please ensure a Danforth Campus, North Campus, or West Campus hang-tag permit is displayed appropriately or a ticket may be issued.

To request reciprocal parking access please complete the Reciprocal Parking Form.

The 1234 S Kingshighway lot will be gated and staffed by security during business hours. The lot is located in a residential neighborhood by an active School of Medicine building. Shuttles will run from the 1234 S Kingshighway lot to the Mid Campus Center (MCC) Monday through Friday, 6am – 9am and 2:30pm – 5:30pm. The shuttles run every 30 minutes depending on weather and traffic conditions. Transportation can be requested outside of these hours through Protective Services by dialing 314-362-4357.

The reciprocal parking lot at 1234 S Kingshighway is just one way to get to the School of Medicine. We encourage you to take the MetroLink as an alternative to driving. The MetroLink is a free, quick and an easy way to get from Danforth, North and West Campus to the Medical School.

Permitted reciprocal permits include those listed below:

Permit Type
Yellow Zone 1 – 4
Yellow Zone 5 (North & West Campus)

Visitor Parking

Visitor parking is available on an hourly basis in either the Clayton Garage or Metro Garage.  The St. Louis City Treasurer’s Office maintains parking meters around campus as well.

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.

As of January 5th, 2015 the WUSM Garage Rates are as follows:

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.

Validation Requests

Clayton Garage or Metro Garage validation tickets may be requested (subject to availability) for the patient, guest/visitor, or event use only.  Tickets are issued at 100% validation upon exit for the user.  Requesting departments of Medical Center entities are billed monthly based on hourly usage of tickets issued.  A validation request form must be completed and sent to for review and approval.

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 at the Facilities Integrated Customer Service Center (FISC) on the First Floor of Olin Residence Hall, 4550 Scott Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 or online at

Appeals must be submitted in writing through email at  Fines are considered unpaid 14 calendar days after violation is issued.  Non-payment may result in additional administrative charges, towing or booting at the owner’s expense.

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.

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