Purchase annual parking permits now; permits begin Sept. 1

Campus Parking Options 2021-22

Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the dynamic nature of the future of work, it is more important than ever to offer the Vanderbilt community a sustainable and equitable transportation and parking program that also is aligned with the university’s values. We understand that everyone’s commute needs are different, and, to that end, we are offering a variety of parking options. As a reminder, if you park on campus, you are required to have a parking permit. Violations are subject to fines and towing.

The Parking Services Office will  offer annual parking permits for the 2021–22 academic year. Current parking permits expire on Aug. 31, and parking registration for the new year is open now. Individuals with annual permits will be able to park in any non-reserved parking space on campus (i.e., there are no assigned parking zones), with the exception of the daily parking facilities (Terrace Place, Wesley Place, Sony and West garages) and designated hourly paid parking spaces. Annual permit parking for the 2021–22 academic year starts Sept. 1.

Faculty, staff and postdoc rates
Salary/Stipend band Monthly permit cost
Band 1: < $59,999 $46
Band 2: $60,000 – $99,999 $68
Band 3: $100,000 – $149,999 $92
Band 4: > $150,000 $128

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Additional parking options

Campus visitors and Vanderbilt community members can use new hourly paid parking spaces in select parking lots and garages across campus for short-term and visitor parking needs. These spaces are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Current parking meters and pay stations are in the process of being converted to this system, and more spaces will be added on campus. Learn more.

Additional transportation options 

Vanderbilt University offers a wide variety of transportation options, including the newly enhanced WeGo EasyRide program that allows full-time and part-time students, faculty and staff to take local and regional bus trips and the commuter train free of charge.


Because of life changes, work schedules and other factors, your commuting patterns may change, and you may need to move into a different parking program. We can help you determine the best parking options and commute solutions at any time during the year. Please contact the Transportation and Mobility Office at for assistance related to your parking and commuting options. Please contact VUPS Parking Services for assistance related to the annual parking permit at

MoveVUMoveVU is Vanderbilt’s strategic transportation and mobility plan that falls under the FutureVU comprehensive campus planning efforts. For more information, visit the MoveVU website and Instagram.