Hourly paid parking available for campus visitors, short-term parking; additional spots available in former Qdoba lot

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 and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Payment Options 

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 is $3.50/hour. All pay by phone transactions will incur a $0.45 transaction fee, including each extension of parking. 

Hourly Paid Parking Locations 

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, 8, 16B, 18A, 24, 25, 27, 63, 71, 76A, 95, 102, 130 and 298A, 25th Avenue Garage, Wesley Place Garage and West Garage. 

Additional hourly paid parking spots are now available in the newly acquired Lot 8 (formerly Qdoba) at 2019 West End Ave. 

Construction and Contact Information 

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 

Metro Nashville Hourly Parking 

Please be aware that Metro Nashville is enhancing public parking and curb management across the city as part of its new Smart Parking Program. The Nashville Department of Transportation will install new electronic meters and mobile payment options and is expanding enforcement of meters, residential parking permits and other parking violations.

About MoveVU 

MoveVU is Vanderbilt’s strategic transportation and mobility plan that falls under the FutureVU comprehensive campus planning efforts and is a highly collaborative partnership between Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering and the Division of Administration. The vision of MoveVU calls for a transformation in how the Vanderbilt community commutes to campus, with less reliance on single-occupancy vehicles and parking lots and a greater focus on sustainable commute modes, green spaces and a forward-thinking use of limited downtown space. Visit the MoveVU website to learn more about the university’s strategic transportation and mobility plan as well as commute concierge services that are available to assist the Vanderbilt University community with daily travel decisions and help reduce personal carbon footprint.