As you plan your return to campus, we encourage families to consider alternatives to bringing a car to campus.

Families are encouraged as much as possible to consider the following options:

  • For those making hotel arrangements in the area, please plan to park in the hotel garage
  • Ship items to campus in advance, either through direct retail sites, national shipping companies, or via the University Bookstore
  • Plan to arrive to campus via taxi, car service, or Uber

Families who are driving to campus, there are a few campus and private parking options available.  Because of the limited and varying availability, our recommendation is for you to park at your hotel immediately after offloading your student within their timeslot.

Campus Parking Options

University Parking Garage (H Street between 22nd & 23rd Streets)

Located under the Science and Engineering Hall. Parking is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

G Street Garage (Access from both 20th & 21st Streets between F & G Streets)

This is a self-service garage for visitors and does not accept cash. Parking is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Elliott School (1957 E Street)

Parking is available Monday-Friday from 7 am - 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am - 12 midnight. NO OVERNIGHT Parking is allowed and are subject to ticketing.

Mount Vernon Campus (OVERSIZED VEHICLES)

Parents with oversized vehicles are encouraged to use the Mt. Vernon Campus Garage.  VernExpress Shuttle service is provided.  NO OVERNIGHT parking is allowed.  Guests using the garage on Sunday are encouraged to remove their vehicles no later than 5 pm.

For campus parking maps, parking rates, or for more information please contact the Office of Parking Services, (202) 994-PARK (7275).

Local Parking Options

Colonial Parking 

Colonial Parking maintains a number parking locations adjacent to campus:

  • The Avenue is located at 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, adjacent to the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station.
  • The Shops at 2000 Penn, at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, with garage access on I Street, NW.

Public parking is available 7 days per week.  Published rates and hours can be found on the Colonial Parking website.

The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center is located on the banks of the Potomac River at 2700 F St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20566, at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue, NW, and the Rock Creek Parkway, a short walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station OR use the FREE Kennedy Center Shuttle.