Commuting needs change over time. MoveVU’s commute calculator can help determine which option for getting to and parking on campus may be best for you this spring. No action is needed for those remaining with their current parking option.
Switching from an annual parking permit to the daily parking program could save you time and money—putting up to $240 per year in your pocket by logging sustainable commutes. Daily parking enrollees only pay for days parked on campus. You can enroll in daily parking and earn the sustainable commute incentive for the days you walk, bike or take WeGo Public Transit without parking on campus. Vehicle ownership is NOT REQUIRED for daily parking enrollment.
When using the commute calculator, consider how many weeks per year you are on campus (excluding time off for vacations, winter break, etc.). For example, if you are on campus for classes 25 weeks per year and park in the Terrace Place daily parking garage five days per week, you would pay $500 per year in the daily parking program, versus $552 per year with an annual parking permit.
For the same five day per week commute for 25 weeks, enrollees in daily parking can earn up to $125 ($1 per weekday) by logging daily WeGo bus or train (free with your physical Commodore Card), walk, bike, carpool or vanpool commutes in the MoveVU Commute Hub or Luum app.
Switching from annual to daily parking:
- No action is needed for those remaining with their current parking option.
- Daily parking applications are due by noon on Dec. 19 for garage access by Jan. 1.
- Make sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Dec. 19 to cancel your annual parking permit at the end of December.
- If you choose to switch to daily parking after Dec. 19, applications are continually accepted on a rolling basis. Applications received by noon on Wednesdays will be activated by the end of each week.
MoveVU is Vanderbilt’s strategic transportation and mobility plan that falls under the FutureVU comprehensive campus planning efforts. It is a highly collaborative partnership between Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering and the Office of Transportation and Mobility in 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 and green spaces.