Parking & Visitor Information

The best way to learn about the Sam Fox School—and Washington University—is to visit us and take the opportunity to meet current students and faculty.

University Construction

Washington University is in the midst of a major transformation project for the east end of its Danforth Campus, and access to the Sam Fox School complex has changed. Hoyt Drive is closed, and general visitor parking is no longer available east of Brookings Hall or along Forsyth Boulevard. There is also no pedestrian access to Givens Hall via the interior campus path when approaching from the west. During construction, pedestrians approaching the Sam Fox School from campus will be directed to building entrances along Forsyth. Full details are available here>>

Download a pdf map with parking guidelines for visitors to the Sam Fox School and Kemper Art Museum>>

General Parking
Visitors may park in the Danforth University Center (DUC) (underground), Millbrook, and Snow Way garages, which are equipped with gate-arm technology. You will need to pull a ticket at the entrance to gain access, park in a designated visitor space, and pay prior to exiting the garage. Charges will be incurred by the hour. Passport Parking, an app that allows individuals to pay for parking by the hour, is also now available. 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
The Kemper Art Museum is closed until fall 2019 for the construction of a major expansion. Visitors to the Study Room or the Museum administrative offices should view location and parking details here >>

MetroLink and MetroBus
As the above map indicates, there are two MetroBus stops located near the Sam Fox School campus, as well as a MetroLink blue line stop (Skinker station). Visit the Metro website for more details.

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:

Patricia Olynyk
Director, Graduate School of Art
Phone: 314.935.8423

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>>