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Visitor Parking

Hourly paid parking is available in select parking lots and garages across campus.  These convenient spaces are an option for individuals visting campus or needing short- term parking and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Powered by  Park Mobile,  this system offers the following contactless payment options:

  • Download the Park Mobile app on the App Store or Google Play
  • Scan the QR code on the signs where you park
  • Text PARK to 77223
  • Individuals without smartphones can call 877-727-5015

Parking is $8.50/hour.  All pay by phone transactions will incur a $0.45 transaction fee, including each extension of parking.

Parking lots and garages with hourly paid parking are noted on the parking map and are marked with signs. Current locations include: Lots 3, 5A, 5B, 8, 16B, 18A, 24, 25, 63, 71, 76A, 95, 102, 130, 298A, 301, 25th Avenue Garage, Wesley Place Garage and West Garage.

Some hourly spaces will be affected by campus construction; check the ParkMobile app for updates.  Contact Park Mobile directly at  For any Vanderbilt -specific questions, please contact

More information on hourly parking can be found on the MoveVU website.

Please note that the $5 daily hangtags previously sold by Parking Services have been discontinued and expired as of December 31, 2022.  Unused hangtags are not eligible for refunds.

Visiting Campus Residents

Guest permits are available on Friday afternoon for persons visiting campus residents for the weekend. Parking for extended periods is available in the paid parking areas located around campus. Guest permits can be obtained from the parking office on Fridays.