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Maps & Directions

Parking for University College Students 

Danforth Campus

Monday-Friday, between 5 p.m.-7 a.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.

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. to 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. to 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. to 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. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends. 

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

West Campus Parking

2-hour visitor parking and disabled parking is available in the north lot behind the parking garage.

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.