Parking & Visitor Information

COVID-19 Update

PLEASE NOTE: The university is closely tracking the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Please visit for all updates.

Access to the Sam Fox School buildings is restricted to card access. We truly regret that we are temporarily discontinuing our in-person, individualized campus-visit program until further notice. Prospective students who are interested in scheduling one-on-one meetings with members of the Sam Fox School should visit this page for more information.

WashU Interim Policy on Visitors: Whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms, visitors (including contractors and consultants) who have been in locations with an elevated risk of COVID-19 exposure within the past 14 days are not allowed to visit campus or attend university events. In addition, visitors who have had direct contact with a patient confirmed to have COVID-19 or with someone who is under care for suspected exposure to COVID-19 are not allowed to visit campus or attend university events within 14 days of such contact.

General Information

General Parking
Visitors may park in one of several parking facilities on the Danforth Campus, including the new East End Garage located off of Forsyth Boulevard next to Givens Hall. Each of these garages is equipped with gate-arm technology; you will need to pull a ticket at the entrance, park in a designated visitor space. Charges are incurred by the hour and must be paid prior to exiting at a pay station or via pay lane attendant. Passport Parking, an app that allows individuals to pay for parking by the hour, is also now available. The East End Garage includes elevator access through the Sumers Welcome Center. For full details about visitor parking, visit WashU's Parking & Transportation Services website>>

Off-Hours Parking
Visitors who will be parking on campus from 5p-7a, Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday/Sunday are permitted to park in designated visitor and yellow spaces without displaying a parking permit. Parking in red/restricted spaces is not allowed without a red parking permit and is enforced 24/7.

Accessible Parking
Limited parking for visitors with accessibility needs is available in the lot east of the Kemper Art Museum. Enter at Skinker and Lindell and tell the flaggers you're going to the Sam Fox School or Kemper Art Museum. Visitors with accessible needs may also park in the spaces available at the Danforth University Center (DUC), Snow Way, and Millbrook garages. You may call 314-935-3648 to request a ride from the golf cart escort system, M-F, 8a-5:30p.

For Kemper Art Museum Visitors
For information about visiting the Kemper Art Museum, including hours and parking, click here>>

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Parking and Transportation website.

Planning Your Visit

For Prospective Undergraduate Students
We'll customize your visit to suit your interests—tell us what you want to see and with whom you'd like to speak. Meet current Washington University students and faculty. You may request a portfolio review and a tour of the Sam Fox School's facilities. Just go to, email, or call 800.638.0700 or 314.935.6000—our visit coordinators will take care of everything.

For Prospective Graduate Students
To learn more about opportunities offered in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, please contact:

Kathleen O'Donnell
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
314.935.6227 or 800.295.6227 (within the continental U.S.)

To learn more about opportunities offered in the Graduate School of Art, please contact:

Jordan McGirk
Administrative Coordinator, Graduate School of Art

Driving Directions

For driving directions to Washington University, as well as instructions on how to get to campus if you fly to St. Louis, please visit the Washington University Admissions website.

If you are searching for an alternate driving route, use this address for your destination:

One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

For campus maps, click here>>