Parking Options and Eligibility

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Simplify Your Commute

When driving to campus there are several options to consider based on your eligibility, including choosing an alternative, more sustainable method to travel.

Visitor / Daily Parking

Visitor and daily parking is available in the Southwest Garage which is accessed from 3611 Canal Road NW (new window). When entering, pull a ticket from the gate dispenser. Pay by credit card at the exit gate or bring the ticket to the pay station on the ground floor lobby of Kennedy Hall to pay with cash or credit card.

Once parked in the Southwest Garage, visitors can use the elevators to exit onto campus. View Georgetown’s Campus Map (new window) to plan your trip.

Parking is in effect Monday-Saturday at Hilltop locations. All daily passes expire 12:01 am the following day except on University holidays.

Daily Parking Rate: $25
Daily Parking (after 3 p.m.): $15
Daily Parking (after 7 p.m.): $10
Students with a GUID, after 4:30 p.m. (MON-FRI only): $5

Faculty and staff with a valid permit to Capitol Campus/Law Center garages may park in the Southwest Garage (new window) free of charge when visiting the Hilltop. Permits must be shown to the parking attendant when entering the garage.

Faculty and staff with a valid permit for Hilltop garages may park at McDonough Hall garage during the days noted on their permit. Stay tuned for additional reciprocity offerings on the Capitol Campus. Reciprocity between both campuses is based on availability and subject to change. Please plan according when calculating traveling time.

Due to limited capacity, visitors are encouraged to seek out parking in nearby public garages. Non-GU affiliated visitor parking options include:

Learn more about parking at the Capitol Campus.

Departments that wish to cover parking expenses for their guests must complete a request form (new window) 24 hours in advance with the full cost center number and associated work tags, including gift or grant tags. Attach a separate sheet to include all visitor names.

Non-Georgetown affiliated Yates members are allowed to park for free in Southwest Garage (new window) before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. Monday-Friday with a valid Yates parking pass.

Parking between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. is permitted for a $5/hour fee for a maximum of two hours. Faculty, staff and students are not eligible for Yates parking passes.

Student Parking

It is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct for undergraduate students to park motor vehicles on campus and/or residential streets in Georgetown, Burleith and Foxhall. Students are also not allowed to park vehicles at 55 H Street.

Current Georgetown students with a valid GUID (including evening and continuing education) as well as students from local universities that are members of the Consortium of Universities (new window), may park in Southwest Garage (new window) after 4:30 p.m. for $5.00.

Commuter students may request parking (new window) from a limited number of parking spaces located at a satellite lot in Rosslyn, VA. Students residing in the District of Columbia or in Virginia in zip codes 22201, 22203 (east of Glebe Road), 22207 (east of Glebe Road-Lorcum Lane-Military Road boundary), 22209, 22210, and 22216 are not eligible for a parking permit.

Law students taking courses at the Capitol Campus should refer to its parking options.

Students taking courses downtown at 640 Massachusetts Ave. NW should refer to its parking options.

Faculty/Staff Permits & Access

Annual rates for Hilltop parking locations are effective July 1 – June 30. Deductions follow the university payroll calendar and are paid through payroll deduction which auto-renews at the end of the fiscal year. All active permit holders begin to receive notifications in May to opt-out or change their parking plan.

To start or change plans mid-fiscal year visit OTM in-person. Change requests are effective for the following pay period and not retroactive.

Hangtag permits are issued to faculty and staff and must be picked up during in-person during office hours. Any mid-fiscal year changes to your parking plan require you to exchange your permits in-person. If you expect to go on extended leave (maternity/paternity, sabbatical, disability, etc.) be sure to contact OTM in advance.

The permit should be placed on the rear view mirror, on the driver’s side dashboard or the inside of the driver’s side rear window.

For permit holders with two registered vehicles, only one vehicle may be brought on campus at any time. On occasions when both cars must be on campus simultaneously, one car must pay the visitor rate. If a second car is found to be on campus unauthorized it will be cited. Multiple infractions may result in withdrawal of campus parking privileges.

Parking permits are not transferrable from one vehicle to a new vehicle without prior notification to OTM. If your car is sold, traded, or wrecked, please notify OTM and provide updated vehicle information.

There is a $100 replacement fee for lost permits. For stolen permits, file a report with the Georgetown University Police Department or the police district where the crime occurred. Replacements fees will be waived if OTM is provided an incident report copy.

Individuals who wish to switch their assigned parking location should contact OTM to be added to the waitlist. Lists are reviewed regularly, but OTM is unable to predict changes in availability.

Lot E and Garage 4 may access their assigned parking locations using their GOCard. However, some locations require different access devices. Lot 6 parkers are issued a remote and Southwest Garage parkers are issued RFIDs or proximity cards. Lost or stolen access devices will be deactivated and replaced for a $35 non-refundable fee.

Special Parking & Vehicles

Georgetown strives to be an accessible and welcoming campus for all its constituents. View our accommodations webpage to view accessibility options for visitors traveling to and from campus. 

Carpooling is strongly encouraged to reduce pollution, congestion and stress. Discounted annual plans are available for faculty and staff at 2-person, 3-person, and 4-person rates. Carpoolers also receive priority in space assignments. All members must be active faculty or staff living in close proximity to each other. Rates are deducted equally among carpoolers and based on total carpoolers in a given pay period.

Faculty and staff enrolled in annual motorcycle plan will be guaranteed an on-campus parking space in designated areas. A decal will be issued for motorcycles, which is not transferrable to an automobile. Motorcycles may not park in spaces designed for full-sized vehicles or in bicycle parking areas or risk receiving a citation.

EV charging is available on a first-come-first-served basis for registered parkers in the Southwest Garage and Garage 4 (under Hariri). There are four Level 2 EV chargers on the P3 level of the SW Garage, and six Level 2 EV chargers on the P2 level of Garage 4. Chargers are currently free (subject to change) to authorized parkers in these garages. Spaces are reserved for active EV charging only, so we ask users to be considerate and move their vehicles once charged.