Athletics events may bring high volume of traffic to campus

The Vanderbilt Commodores are scheduled to take on the University of Kentucky on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. and Texas A&M on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. at Memorial Gym. On Feb. 6 there is also a special event at Langford Auditorium. These events are expected to cause higher volume of traffic in the area and the 25th Avenue Garage.  

Tips to help ease your commute: 

  • Work with your supervisor to adjust arrival and departure times on Feb. 6 and 13.  
  • The heaviest amount of traffic is expected between 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. on Feb. 6 and between 5:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on Feb. 13.  
  • Plan your drive to and from campus using the vehicle traffic map below.  
  • Plan your walking or biking route on campus using the pedestrian map below.  
  • Consider using alternative modes of transportation such as WeGo local and regional buses, commuter train and paratransit services. All of these options are free for all full-time and part-time students, faculty, staff and postdocs.  
  • Annual Parking Permit holders who use the 25th Avenue Garage should consider alternative parking and commute options on these days.  

Alternative Parking and Commute Options 

Our interactive parking map shows all parking locations.  

Annual Parking: 

  • Lots 72B, 72J and 72D are near 25th Avenue Garage. 

Daily Parking: 

1 – West Garage; 2 – Sony Garage; 3 – Wesley Place Garage; 4 – Terrace Place Garage
  • The university also offers the daily parking program for eligible faculty, staff and graduate and professional student commutes.  
  • Locations: Terrace Place, Wesley Place, West and Sony garages. These garages are less busy than 25th Avenue Garage and away from this high-traffic area.  

25th Avenue Garage: 

  • University-affiliated parkers should enter the garage from Highland Avenue. 
  • Medical center-affiliated parkers should enter the garage from 24th Avenue.  

Alternate routes are established around the construction sites. Please refer to the maps below for routes that are open to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. If you are in the area, please watch for signs, follow the guidance of flaggers and security personnel, and plan for potential delays.  


  • Children’s Way will open to vehicle traffic between Natchez Trace and 24th Avenue South.  
  • 25th Avenue will remain closed from Blakemore Avenue to Highland Avenue.  
  • Jess Neely Drive is permanently closed to vehicle traffic.  
  • Natchez Trace will remain closed between Jess Neely Drive and West End Avenue.  


  • Pedestrian access will re-open along the southern sidewalk on Children’s Way.  
  • There is a new temporary, accessible sidewalk to connect Jess Neely Drive to 25th Avenue South near the McGugin Center. The route between Jess Neely and 25th Avenue South will be modified to run behind the tennis courts.  
  • Pedestrians should follow posted detour signs.  
  • On 25th Avenue, one side of the street will remain open between the Student Recreation Center and Highland Avenue.  
  • On 25th Avenue, south of Highland Quad, pedestrians should detour to 24th Avenue South or Natchez Trace. A crosswalk between the Student Recreation Center and Highland Quad is in place but may shift location as construction progresses. There are flaggers, temporary ramps and signs to help navigate the work zone.  

Bicyclists and Scooters 

  • Due to space limitations along the modified pedestrian route at Jess Neely near the tennis center, bicyclists and scooter riders are prohibited from riding across Jess Neely Drive during this phase of work.  
  • Bicyclists and scooter riders can dismount and walk to bike parking facilities at the McGugin Center from the Natchez Trace to the west, or to bike parking facilities at the tennis center from east/25th Avenue South.  
  • Non-dismount access to campus by the Recreation Center Path and Highland Quad will remain open, but now cyclists will also be able to move east/west along Children’s Way.  

Vanderbilt’s commute concierge is available to help plan your commute and find alternative parking areas.  

***All routes are subject to change; watch for updates. 

If you have questions or comments about parking, please email For questions or comments about construction, please email