Important reminders about commuting, transportation and parking

As the new semester begins, the Office of Transportation and Mobility would like to share some reminders about commuting, parking and mobility options for the campus community. 

Commute Concierge 

  • Commute Concierge services are available to the Vanderbilt University community, including instructions on riding public transit, planning group excursions and more. 

Commute Calculator 


  • A map of bike facilities on campus, including bike racks, bike “fix-it” stations and shower facilities, is available online.  
  • Route guidance for bicycle commuting and free helmets are available by emailing Please indicate if you would like a small, medium, or large helmet.  
  • Vanderbilt has collaborated with Spin to allow e-bike sharing on campus. Please note that other rental electric bikes and scooters are not allowed within campus itself. 

Public Transit 

Daily Parking and Sustainable Commute Incentives 

  • Daily parking applications are accepted on a rolling basis and processed weekly. 
  • Earn $1.00 per weekday for logging walking, biking, carpooling, vanpooling or taking WeGo bus or train commutes in the MoveVU Commute Hub or Luum app. 
  • Vehicle ownership is NOT REQUIRED to enroll in daily parking and earn sustainable commute incentives. 
  • Daily parking enrollees only pay for days parked on campus. 

Hourly Paid Parking 

Parking Enforcement 

  • Be sure to park nose-in (do not back into or pull through parking spaces). Your license plate is part of your virtual parking permit and must be visible to parking enforcement officers. Failure to park nose-in may result in a citation. Review parking FAQs here.  
  • Electric vehicle charging parking spaces are reserved for two-hour charging only. You must move your car to a different parking space after the two hours expire or risk citation. 
  • If you are enrolled in the daily parking program or have an annual parking permit, you must update your vehicle’s registration information when you receive a new vehicle or license plate number. 

For more information about commuting, parking and transportation options, visit the MoveVU website or contact the MoveVU Commute Concierge at 

About MoveVU 

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 & 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.