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Parking maps for both the University and Medical Center are available online.

Where and when

For the protection of University students, faculty, and staff, no parking is allowed at any time, anywhere on campus, without a valid Vanderbilt University registration permit, except by visitors in spaces designated for visitors. University parking lots are identified by alphabetical, zone-permit, or reserved-spaces designations. Vehicles may be parked only in areas that correspond to their respective parking decals, subject to the exceptions delineated in the University Parking Regulations.

Commuter parking zones are restricted for use by vehicles with the appropriate Zone permits Monday through Friday with the following exceptions:

  • University Zone permits may cross park in any Zone lot after 2:30 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. and on weekends.
  • University resident-student (F, G, & J) and student reserved garage (TG, KG, & WP) permits may cross park in Zone lots after 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. and on weekends.
  • F lots are restricted to F permits only.

Please see Parking Regulations, Visitors, and Categories of Permits for more information.

Vanderbilt University assumes no responsibility for damage, theft, or loss of a motor vehicle, or to any personal property therein, while the vehicle is either parked on or operated on properties owned or controlled by the University.

Purchasing Permits

Parking decals are available to order ONLINE or from the front desk at VUPS Parking Services, 2800 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37212, during business hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (Please note that holiday and break hours may vary and will be posted).

Undergraduate parking permits are available only to Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors.

To register at 2800 Vanderbilt Place, applicants must bring:

  1. Student/Staff/Faculty identification cards.
  2. Year, Make, Model, and color of your vehicle The state and license plate of the vehicle
  3. Campus Address – post office box number Station B or Peabody

NOTE: In general, registrants may register only their own vehicles, and students may register their parents' vehicles. Exceptions may be requested in writing.


Permit will be mailed to you.

Parking Services Summer Hours (Monday, June 5 thru Friday, August 4)               Mon.- Thurs. 7:30am until 6pm,     Fri. 7:30am until 12:15 pm. 


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Kensington Garage Permit Holder

You can start parking in the garage once you pickup you access card. Prior to picking up you card you must park in Lot 72E and 72D. If you pull a ticket to enter the garage you are responsible for paying the daily parking fees.

 Scooters and Motorcycles  A Permit is required for ALL vehicles parking on the Vanderbilt University Campus. Scooters and motorcycles are not allowed to operate on sidewalks, walkways or similar pathways. See Policy:  policy     map