Mission and Accreditations

The VUPS Department of Parking Services and the Office of Transportation and Mobility work together to help people get to and move around Vanderbilt University.

Our actions closely align with the FutureVU and MoveVU strategic plans which emphasize a more walkable, bikeable, and accessible campus.

Our teams consist of program coordinators, enforcement officers, transportation safety officers, urban planners, bicycle/pedestrian planners, and communications specialists.

Customer Service Excellence

The Office of Parking Services is committed to supporting Vanderbilt University’s mission by creating a helpful and welcoming environment through the delivery of excellent customer service. We provide guidance and assistance to the campus community on all parking-related needs in a timely and efficient manner. Our top priority is to provide customer-oriented parking options and exemplary service to students, faculty, staff and visitors to Vanderbilt University.

Bike Friendly University

  • The League of American Bicyclists, the premier grassroots advocacy organization encouraging better bicycling and protecting the rights of people who bike, has honored Vanderbilt University with a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM award in recognition of the institution’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus.
  • Vanderbilt joins an elite group of 222 colleges and universities in 47 states and the District of Columbia that are taking action to address the health and environmental challenges facing America by creating campuses that are more welcoming to people who bike. Vanderbilt University was awarded the bronze designation in 2015, and the university renewed its bronze status in 2022.
  • MoveVU outlines a strategy to pursue platinum designation by 2030. Exciting changes to the bicycling network are occurring in Nashville, and Vanderbilt continues to work with our partners to ensure bicycling is a safe and attractive form of transportation for faculty, students, and staff.

Best Workplaces for Commuters

Vanderbilt is among a select group of workplaces in the United States that have been named a Best Workplace for Commuters, which recognizes organizations who provide comprehensive commuter benefits to their employees. Vanderbilt offers employees a wide range of commuter benefits.