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Visitor Parking

When visiting Vanderbilt, please do not park in non-University parking areas on the perimeter of campus. Please park in the Visitor spaces as designated in the Visitor Parking Map

Parking for visitors to the campus is limited, and designated spaces are few. Campus visitors, therefore, are encouraged to park in the following public parking areas.

  • Terrace Place Garage, spaces 41-92, 21st. Avenue & Terrace Place
  • Wesley Place Garage, spaces 52-170, 21st. Avenue & Scarritt Place
  • Meters in Lot 96 located in Zone 1; Lots 6B located in Zone 2; Lots 15 & Lot 21, & Lot 27 located in Zone 3
  • All meters along streets

A Vanderbilt permit is required to park in any space on campus, other than in the visitor spaces as described above.

A visitor with a state-issued handicap placard may park in any metered space on campus for free. If you have additional questions about parking for a special needs visitor, please contact our office at 322-2554.

Download a PDF version of the Visitor Parking Map OR view a vicinity map with driving directions to and from common destinations.

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.

Medical Center Visitors

Visitors to the clinics, hospitals, and other Medical Center facilities may use the link Directions and Parking for Medical Center visitors to identify visitor parking areas. Medical parking questions should be directed to:

VUMC Parking Permit Office
1210 22nd Ave. South
Phone: 936-1215

See also Directions and Parking for Medical Center visitors


The Office of Parking Services has installed meters in various locations around campus where a high rate of turnover for short-term parking is desired. As a courtesy to others, please observe the time limits on these meters. Meters will not register more than the time limit posted, even if additional coins are added. Meters are enforced Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. unless otherwised marked.

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