Hourly paid parking available for campus visitors and short-term parking  

As more visitors travel to campus and Vanderbilt community members seek flexible parking options, know that hourly paid parking is available in select parking lots and garages across campus.  

These convenient spaces are an option for individuals visiting campus or needing short-term parking. Powered by parking app ParkMobile, this system offers the following contactless payment options:  

  • Download the ParkMobile app on the App Store and Google Play  
  • Scan the QR code on the signs where you park  
  • Text PARK to 77223  
  • Individuals without smartphones can call 877-727-5015 

Parking will be $3.50/hour effective July 1, 2022. All pay by phone transactions will incur a $0.45 transaction fee, including each extension of parking.   

Parking lots and garages with hourly paid parking are noted on the parking map and are marked with signs. Current locations include: Lots 3, 5A, 5B, 16B, 18A, 24, 25, 27, 63, 71, 76A, 95, 102, 130 and 298A, 25th Avenue Garage, Wesley Place Garage and West Garage.  

Some hourly spaces will be affected by campus construction; check the ParkMobile app for updates. Contact to reach ParkMobile directly. For any Vanderbilt-specific questions, please email 

Since the current program was implemented in summer 2021, nearly 35,000 hourly paid parking transactions have occurred.  

The $5 daily hangtags previously sold by Parking Services have been discontinued and will not be honored after Dec. 31, 2022; no refunds will be given for previously purchased hangtags. 

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 or Instagram.