Compliance & Policies

Policy for Parking/Animal Leashes/Skateboards & Bicycles

Parking On Campus

Automobile parking on campus is very limited. Visitors must park at meters or in timed pay lots. All other parking is by permit only. Permits are color coded for faculty, the residential areas, motorcycles, disabled and special circumstances. Complete permit information is available from the Transportation Office at 935-5601 and for the South Forty only, the Residential Life Office at 935-5050.

Animal Leashes

Washington University's policy on animal leashes requires that owners keep their dogs on a leash of not more than 6 feet while on Washington University property. This policy is consistent with the Animal Leash Laws enforced by each of the cities which border the Washington University campus. Failure to comply with this policy may be considered a violation of the University Judicial Code.

In addition, departments may develop stricter policies regarding animals. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that no University policies regarding animal leashes are violated.

Skates, Skateboards & Bicycles

Washington University recognizes the use of skates, skateboards, and bicycles as alternate forms of non-polluting transportation and recreation. However, if used inappropriately these forms of transportation can cause injures to person and damage to personal property and University facilities. Washington University Policy requires individuals using skates, skateboards, and bicycles to operate these forms of transportation responsibly. As such, the following acts are prohibited:

  • Acrobatics
  • Excessive speed
  • Jumping on or over steps, benches, rails
  • Stopping or parking in a manner to block pedestrian paths, steps, ramps, or access for those with disabilities
  • Skating or riding in buildings or any location where such activity is prohibited by signage
  • Any activity which reasonably presents a risk of injury to persons or damage to property

This does not preclude the use of skates or bicycles in sporting activities approved by the Office of Student Activities, Residential Life, or Event Services.

Amended October 2006