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Maps & Directions

Danforth Campus

University College is located on Washington University's Danforth Campus in January Hall. January Hall houses the office of the dean and is on the southwest corner of the Brookings Quadrangle.

Advising on Danforth Campus

Starting in December 2017, all advising appointments, including those in the evenings, will be held at our West Campus offices due to January Hall renovations. Danforth Campus student advising will resume following completion of January Hall construction.

See our West Campus office information below.

Parking on Danforth Campus

Visitor parking is available in the Danforth University Center (DUC) garage 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 either the pay station lane or the attendant lane (cash or credit card).

Monday-Friday, between 5 p.m. - 7a.m., Washington University's Danforth campus is open for parking in any parking space not marked as red or reserved in any zone. It is also free to park in yellow spaces on the Danforth campus without a permit on the weekends.

While there is no cost to park in any yellow or visitor spaces within the garages after 5 p.m., visitors still must pull a ticket to gain access.

Permit Parking
Those who do not need to park on campus all day but need a space prior to 5 p.m. can purchase an evening permit, which is valid starting at 3:30 p.m., including:

  • Evening Red Permits: Available to faculty and staff and valid in any red or reserved space in any zone from 3:30 p.m. - 7 a.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends.
  • Evening Yellow Permits: Available to full-time day undergraduate students (junior or higher standing who live off-campus) and also to any part-time undergraduate or graduate students in University College and part-time, degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate or graduate students in any of Washington University’s schools (Business, Engineering, etc.). These permits are valid in any space not marked as red or reserved in Zones 2 and 3 from 3:30 p.m. - 7 a.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends.

In addition, there are a series of spaces along Forsyth that have been reassigned as “Perimeter Red” parking spaces. Between the hours of 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, these spaces require a Red Faculty/Staff Permit; however, these spaces are open to anyone from 5 p.m. - 7 a.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends.

To purchase a permit, visit the Parking & Transportation Services website.

New gate-arm technology has been installed in garages on the Danforth Campus and West Campus. The new system relies on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) that is embedded in WashU’s annual parking permits, which will trigger the gate arms of these garages to open automatically.

With the new system in place, daily permits will no longer be valid starting Jan. 26. For specific details about what this means to you, please read the latest article in The Record.

West Campus

University College also has offices on Washington University's West Campus, located in Clayton, MO. The West Campus location houses admissions, registrar and course registration, financial services, and advising. The physical address is 11 N. Jackson Road, Suite 1000, St. Louis, MO 63105-2153.

Our accessible entrance is also on N. Jackson Road, just south of our main entrance. Please enter through the door labeled 5-9 N. Jackson Road and follow the signs to University College. If you need further assistance, please call our office at (314) 935-6700.

Advising on West Campus

Student advising is available from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday.

Meet our advising team and make an appointment today.

Parking on West Campus

Visitor parking is available on the first level of the West Campus garage. Visitors must display the pulled parking ticket on their vehicle’s dashboard. Visitors must either pay upon exiting the garage via the pay station lane (only accepts credit cards) or request a parking validation ticket at the University College front desk for parking at no cost.

Students, employees, and faculty with a campus parking permit outside the West Campus parking zone are encouraged to park in their zone and take the West Campus shuttle. Employees displaying a Medical School permit are allowed to park in visitor parking.

Between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday–Friday and all-day Saturday–Sunday, parking is available in visitor and yellow permitted spaces without a permit. While there is no cost to park in any yellow or visitor spaces within the garages after 5 p.m., visitors still must pull a ticket to gain access.

West Campus Shuttle

Learn more about the West Campus shuttle's service hours, schedules, and more.

View the Circulator's Schedule

Additional Transportation Options

  • Bike to Campus

    Explore bicycle maps and resources on WashU's campus.
  • MetroLink

    Provides a car-free way for the WashU community to travel to popular downtown St. Louis locations and the airport.
  • MetroBus

    View the schedule and route information for all MetroBus lines.
  • Parking & Transportation Services

    Learn more about the most up-to-date parking policies, explore parking resources, and more.
  • WashU Campus Circulator

    The Campus Circulator shuttle offers complimentary transportation around the Danforth Campus for Washington University in St. Louis faculty, staff, students and guests.