Alerts & Closures

Please be aware of important alerts and closures:

Olin Celebration Weekend: Impact to Zone 3 on April 5 and 6
A heavy volume of traffic is expected in Zone 3, particularly the Millbrook Garage, on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, during Olin Celebration Weekend.

ThurtenE Carnival Prep: Alert for Zone 4 / Zone 2 through early April
The carnival will begin moving to Zone 2 starting Sunday, April 7; however, there may be minor parking disruptions earlier in the week as the area is prepared.

During the week of April 8, Zone 2 permit holders should expect parking restrictions to expand as rides, tents and equipment continue to be set up on campus.

Wrightonpalooza: Impact to areas near Mudd Field on April 7 and 8
During this event, traffic is expected to increase along Olympian Way and the lot east of the Athletic Complex (Lot 31) on April 7 and 8.

ThurtenE Carnival and WashU Reunion Weekend: Impact from April 12-14
During the festivities, parking will be limited. This impact will continue through Thursday, April 18. The team will open additional parking spaces as the event is taken down, removed and the area is cleaned.

Pow Wow: Impact to the lot east of Athletic Complex (Lot 31) on April 20
Pow Wow is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20. During the day of the event, there will be minor parking restrictions in Lot 31, which is located just east of the Athletic Complex.

Engineering Conference: Impact to Millbrook Garage on April 27 and 28
High traffic is expected in and around the Millbrook Garage during April 27 and 28.

Spring Commencement 2019: Parking Alerts Early- to Mid-May
Starting the week of May 6, the Parking and Transportation team will begin placing signs and staging barricades in preparation for parking and traffic restrictions around campus.

While the university-wide commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, May 17, there will be commencement exercises underway throughout the week starting as early as Tuesday, May 14.

Specific details will be announced in late April/early May. Additional details about Spring Commencement can be found on the Commencement site.


Relief Shuttle Route (JPG)

Effective Feb. 18
A ‘Relief Shuttle’ has been brought back for the neighborhoods north of campus to supplement the green line buses.  This relief bus will run until the end of the 2019 spring semester.  Service hours are Monday through Friday: 7a.m. – 10a.m. and 3p.m – 2a.m.


Effective Jan. 11
Starting Friday, Jan. 11, Hoyt Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic for improvements to the north entry to the east end of campus. Access to campus from Forest Park Parkway will remain open at Throop Drive, west of the Millbrook Garage. For more information, visit CampusNext.


Vehicle Storage: Parking & Transportation Services offers vehicle storage during winter break and spring break to current permit holders. To arrange for vehicle storage, please visit the Parking and Transportation Office located on North Campus (700 Rosedale) to complete a vehicle storage form and receive a storage placard. Vehicle Storage Costs:

  • Spring Break: $0 for Red/Yellow annual permit holders; $25.00 for Evening/ParkSmart permit holders; $50 for non-permit holders.
  • Summer Break: Vehicle storage is NOT provided during the summer months.

Visit the vehicle storage webpage for more information.

The parking spaces along Forsyth Blvd have been designated as “perimeter red” spaces, which require a red permit Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Outside of those hours, no permit is required.

No parking on Hoyt Drive: 
Parking is prohibited along the north and south entries to Hoyt Drive. These areas are for drop off and pick up only. Cars left unattended are compromising the designated fire lanes and blocking traffic. Those in violation will be towed.

Between the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 a.m., no permit is required to park in any yellow space in any zone.

Reminder – East End of the Danforth Campus closed to parking
Parking is not available on the east end of the Danforth Campus but spaces are available in the core of campus, on the South 40, and at West Campus.