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Daily Parking Pilot Program

NEW: View the Daily Parking FAQ for responses to common questions about the program.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that everyone’s commute needs are different and, in response to feedback from the campus community about the desire for more commute options and flexibility when parking, we will be piloting a new option in addition to the traditional annual parking permit to meet the diverse needs of members of the Vanderbilt community.

Vanderbilt will offer a daily parking option for approximately 1,400 faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate and professional students this fall. Those selected for the program will have access to park in the Terrace Place, Wesley Place and Sony garages and will pay $3 to park only on days they drive a vehicle to campus.

Complete the Daily Parking Interest Form

Selection Process

Individuals wanting to start the daily parking pilot program on Sept. 1 must express interest in the daily parking option by completing an interest form prior to Aug. 21.  

Those selected for participation will be notified via email by Aug. 28 and will receive further instructions on transitioning to the daily parking program. Participants will be selected based on garage preference and overall demand for the pilot program.

Commuters will be able to complete the daily parking interest form on a rolling basis after Aug. 21 until all 1,400 spaces are full. Those selected on a rolling basis will start the program on the first of the next month.

As a reminder, for individuals who are not part of the daily parking program (due to capacity constraints), parkers can purchase $5 per day hangtags from Parking Services and will be placed on a waiting list and notified if more daily parking spots become available. They may also choose to purchase an annual permit from Parking Services.

Rates

  • Daily Parking Rate – $3

Parking events will automatically be logged in the MoveVU Commute Hub tool when the commuter taps their Vanderbilt ID card to access one of the three garages. The daily parking rate is based on the typical university average number of days (14 days) that people are on campus in a given month (pre-COVID-19) and is comparable to the monthly parking charge for individuals with Band 1 salaries.

Parking charges will be recorded in the MoveVU Commute Hub and will be handled in the following manner:

  • Faculty and staff charges will be debited consistent with current parking payroll deductions: monthly employees – reflected on monthly check; weekly and biweekly employees – reflected on second check. Please note that parking charges will be one month behind.
  • Postdocs will load funds onto their Commodore Cash account to pay for parking charges. The suggested amount is $120. Postdocs will receive an email to load more funds whenever the balance goes below $60.  Cards will be turned off if balance is below $60 at the start of each month. Parking charges will be debited from the Commodore Cash account. Please note that parking charges will be one month behind.
  • Graduate and professional students will load funds onto their Commodore Cash account to pay for parking charges. The suggested amount per month is $60. Students will receive an email to load more funds whenever the balance goes below $30.  Cards will be turned off if balance is below $15 at the start of each week. Parking charges will be debited from the Commodore Cash account. Please note that parking charges will be one week behind.

As a reminder, commuters who are not part of the daily parking program (due to capacity constraints) can purchase $5 per day hangtags from Parking Services and will be placed on a waiting list and notified if more daily parking spots become available. They may also choose to purchase an annual permit. Please visit the Parking Services website for more information on these options.

Please consult the parking announcement you received via email for more details or contact movevu@vanderbilt.edu.

Vanderbilt offers a wide array of sustainable transportation options beyond driving; learn more here.