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Parking at Georgetown

The Office of Transportation Management has jurisdiction for all campus roadways and for the following parking lots:

All on-campus parking requires a current and properly displayed Georgetown University permit or a visitor parking pass issued by OTM. Parking permits and passes allow parking ONLY in the lot for which the permit or pass was issued. Individuals who park in unauthorized lots will be cited.

Georgetown University is not responsible for fire, theft, damage to or loss from any motor vehicle parked in the University lots or any article left in such vehicles.

Other campus parking

All other campus parking lots, including Hospital Garages 1 and 2, Leavey Center P-1 and part of P-2, Lots A and B are administered by Georgetown University Hospital. For more information on these facilities, please call 202-444-3802.

Updated December, 2009
Parking Rates

The following rates will be effective from January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010.

On-campus parking:
This includes employees who work in off-campus locations and park in proximity to their offices.
Employees earning above $106,800
(FICA taxable maximum)
$146.88 monthly/$73.44 biweekly
Employees earning below $106,799$134.64 monthly/$67.32 biweekly
Satellite parking (Rosslyn and Wisconsin Avenue)
(no new parkers accepted)
 $110.00 monthly/$55.00 biweekly;

$55.00 monthly/$27.50 biweekly only for individuals who volunteered prior to July 1, 2002 only for individuals who volunteered prior to July 1, 2002
Carpools2-person (each)$49.00 monthly/$24.50 biweekly
3-person (each)$32.68 monthly/$16.34 biweekly
4-personFree parking
Motorcycles $12.60 monthly/$6.30 biweekly
Montgomery Mall
Commuter Bus
 $49.00 monthly/$24.50 biweekly

Parking permits

Hangtag permits are issued and renewed annually by OTM. All Georgetown employees must pay for parking through payroll deduction. The permit should be placed on the rear view mirror. If this is not possible, the permit may be placed either on the lower corner of the dashboard on the driver's side or on the inside of the driver's side rear window in the lower left-hand corner (facing the vehicle).

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 hourly or daily parking fee. If a second car is found to be on campus unauthorized, the car will be cited and booted. Multiple infractions may result in withdrawal of parking privileges on campus.

Lost permits

An individual claiming to have lost a permit will be required to pay a replacement fee of $75. If the permit has been stolen, a report should be filed with the Department of Public Safety or the police district in which the crime took place. The $75 fee will be waived if a copy of the incident report is provided to OTM.

Replacement permits

If your car is sold, traded or wrecked, you are responsible for notifying OTM and providing updated vehicle information. Parking permits are not transferrable from one vehicle to another.

Wait lists for parking

Individuals who have an on-campus parking decal and who wish to switch their lot assignment may put their name on a wait list at the OTM office. These lists are reviewed regularly, but it is not possible to predict when a space will become available in the requested lot or garage.

Key cards

Key cards are issued by OTM for individuals who park in Lots 6 and 9 and require a deposit of $25 by the employee, $20 of which will be refunded if the card is returned when parking is no longer required. Lost or stolen keycards will be deactivated and replaced for a non-refundable fee of $35. Lot E, Leavey P2/P3, Garage 4 and Southwest Garage parkers may access the garage using their GOCard.


The University strongly encourages Georgetown faculty and staff to form carpools, which benefit the environment and reduce the number of single-passenger vehicles on our busy metropolitan highways and local streets. Carpools also entitle drivers to use HOV lanes, thereby reducing commuting time. University parkers who form carpools are automatically guaranteed on-campus parking and receive significant discounts on parking rates. All members of the carpool must be Georgetown faculty or staff and current parkers to receive this benefit. OTM staff will be happy to assist you in locating other faculty and staff who live on your route of travel, or you may register your search for carpool members using this link. Commuter Connections provides a Guaranteed Ride Home if a member of the carpool experiences an unexpected family emergency, unexpected illness, or unscheduled overtime. Click here for eligibility requirements and to register, free of charge.

Montgomery Mall commuter bus

Free parking is available at the Park ‘N' Ride lot at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. The commuter bus leaves Montgomery Mall at 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday except University holidays, arriving at campus at 8:15 a.m. In the evening, the bus leaves campus at 5:15 p.m., arriving Montgomery Mall at 6 p.m.


Individuals who ride motorcycles to work will be guaranteed an on-campus parking space in designated motorcycle parking areas. A decal will be issued for motorcycles, but the decal is not transferrable to an automobile. Motorcycles may not park in spaces designed for full-sized vehicles or bicycle parking areas.


Through this program, you may purchase mass transit passes from the Office of Transportation Management (OTM) on a pre-tax basis through payroll deduction. The pre-tax benefit from Metrochek is up to $230 per month.

Updated December 2009
Student parking

Students who reside in University residence halls or townhouse properties are not eligible for daily or monthly parking on campus.

A limited number of spaces are available for commuter students at satellite lots in Rosslyn, VA. Assignment will be decided by lottery at the beginning of the fall semester. Students residing in the District of Columbia or in Virginia at 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. Applications for the lottery may be obtained from OTM. The cost of this parking effective, January 1, 2010, is $673.16 per semester.

All current University students (with valid ID), including evening and continuing education students, and students attending local colleges and universities that are members of the Consortium, may park in Southwest Garage after 5:00 p.m. for a fee of $3.00. Cars must be moved out of the garage by 6 a.m. the following morning.

Move-In and Move-Out information:
Parents should not park and leave vehicles unattended next to or near the residence halls. Instead, they should park in the Southwest Garage.

Visitor parking

A limited number of daily parking spaces are available in the Southwest Garage and can be reached by entering campus from Canal Road.

Georgetown University is not responsible for fire, theft, damage to or loss from any motor vehicle parked in the University lots or any article left in such vehicles.

Hourly and Daily Parking Rates
Effective July 1, 2008
Hourly Parking Rate$3.00
Daily Parking Rate$15.00
Daily Parking (after 3:00pm)$10.00
Daily Parking (after 7:00pm)$5.00
All students after 5:00pm with GU ID$3.00
All daily passes expire at 6:00am the following day except University holidays and weekends

Disability parking

Visitors whose vehicles display valid state-issued physical disability permits may park at visitor-designated physical disability parking spaces after paying the posted visitor parking rate. Faculty and staff with a valid annual decal and state-issued disability permit who require special handicapped parking spaces may request assignment to a specific parking space by visiting the OTM office. To request any other accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity, Diversity and Affirmative Action.

Law Center visitors

Law Center faculty and staff who have a valid parking permit may park in Southwest Garage free of charge when visiting the Main Campus.

Yates Field House members

Members are allowed to park for free in Southwest Garage before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with a valid Yates ID card. Parking between 9:00 am and 4:00 p.m. is permitted for a fee of $3/hour with a maximum of two hours per visit.

Street parking around campus is severely limited and strictly enforced by the DC police (MPD) and the DC Department of Public Works (DPW). Most streets require a Zone 2 residential permit issued by the District of Columbia for parking for longer than two hours. A limited number of metered spaces are available on Reservoir Road, 37th Street and Prospect Street.

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