Student Parking Information

WCL Facilities has combined forces with AU Parking & Traffic and created a new online parking portal to manage your parking permit needs. Please click here to log in.

Parking Overview

As a condition of enrollment at the Washington College of Law, students are required to read and sign a copy of the AU Parking Policy. The policy prohibits students parking in the streets surrounding the law school and American University's main campus. Students rescind the use of their zone 3 permit and therefore, possession of a valid zone 3 sticker does not constitute an exclusion from the parking policy.

Any student who has not signed a copy of the parking policy is in violation of their student agreement with the University and must sign a copy immediately.

For more information, contact Facilities Management at (202) 274-4357.

Important Links

All WCL students can purchase a WCL Virtual Parking Permit through the AU Parking Portal. All other students can purchase hourly parking in the WCL Garage.

Parking permits for the new school year are available after August 1st and are sold throughout Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Fall permits expire by the end of Winter break; while Spring, Summer, and Annual permits expire August 15th. Between semesters, students who only purchased a Fall semester permit are required to renew their virtual parking permits.

Students may register on the AU Parking Portal for the WCL Virtual Self Park Code to use with PayByPhone to park as needed at a student rate. Print the permit to find the discount student parking code to use with PayByPhone.

*Please note that WCL runs on a virtual parking permit system, therefore no physical permits are issued.

Virtual Student Parking Permits

 
Permit Type Eligibility Price
WCL Virtual Full-Time Student Permit FT 1L/2L/3L JD, LLM, SJD
Visiting International Scholars and Humphrey Fellows
$506.00 per semester **
$1012.00 Full Year
WCL Virtual Part-Time Student Permit PT 1L/2L/3L/4L JD $240.00 per semester **
$480.00 Full Year
WCL Virtual Self Park Code - PayByPhone FT 1L/2L/3L, PT 1L/2L/3L/4L, LLM, SJD
Visiting International Scholars and Humphrey Fellows
$0.75/hr + $0.35 (per transaction service fee)
WCL Virtual Summer Student Permit All Students Full summer $220.00

Motorcycles

Students using motorcycles at the WCL are required to purchase a Virtual Student Parking Permit, available on the AU Parking Portal. Motorcycles must be parked in a valid parking space and not parked in bicycle parking areas or on sidewalks.

Scooters

Scooters are not required to purchase a parking permit, but they must be parked within the designated scooter parking near the bicycle parking area in P1 level of the parking garage. Scooters are not allowed to park in the bicycle areas. Scooters are two-wheeled vehicles with a piston displacement not more than fifty (50) cubic centimeters. Furthermore, a Scooter is defined by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, §571.123, as a motorcycle that:

  • Has a platform for the operator’s feet or has integrated footrests,
  • Has step-through architecture, meaning that the part of the vehicle forward of the operator’s seat and between the legs of an operator seated in the riding position, is lower in height than the operator’s seat.

Bicycles

Bicycles parked on campus must comply with the following regulations:

  • When driven on streets or in areas intended for use by motor vehicles, bicycle riders will observe all applicable traffic rules and regulations applicable to motor vehicles.
  • When parked, bicycles must be in bicycle racks or other spaces/areas designated for their use. Bicycles must be parked clear of sidewalks, ramps, building entrances and handrails/fences.
  • AU reserves the right to remove abandoned bicycles at its discretion.

Semester and Annual parking permits will pro-rate at checkout when purchased through the parking portal.

Pro-rated Amounts
Dates Full-Time Part-Time
August 1 - September 15
$506.00
$240.00
September 16-30
$441.00
$210.00
October 1-15
$376.00
$180.00
October 16-31
$320.00
$150.00
November 1-15
$255.00
$120.00
November 16-30
$190.00
$90.00
December 1-31
N/A
N/A
January 1-31
$506.00
$240.00
February 1-15
$441.00
$210.00
February 16-28
$376.00
$180.00
March 1-15
$320.00
$150.00
March 16-31
$255.00
$150.00
April 1-15
$221.00
$150.00
April 16 – End of Spring Semester
N/A
N/A