Parking & Transportation - Announcements

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09/22/2016 - Car Free Day College Campus Challenge


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Save the Environment, Win prizes! Take the online pledge to go Car Free or Car-Lite!

The annual Car Free Day College Campus Challenge is September 22—go car free or car-lite to help us generate the most pledges! Plus, you could win great prizes such as Capital Bikeshare annual memberships, SmarTrip Cards loaded with fare, retail and restaurant gift cards, and more! Commuter Connections hosts the annual Car Free Day in the metro Washington area—taking the pledge is free and easy!

Use your email to pledge to go car free at


08/16/2016 - Student Parking Registration

All students are encouraged to participate in the Fall 2016 parking registration. Registration will begin August 22 thru 24 beginning at 9:00 a.m. each day until all spaces have been purchased.

The registration schedule is as follows:

  • August 22, 2016 - Seniors, Graduates and Third Year Law students (Apply Only)
  • August 23, 2016 - Juniors, Sophomores and Second Year Law Students (Apply Only)
  • August 24, 2016 - Open to all students (Excluding Freshman/Law Students)

Payment Method:

Permit payments will not be accepted the day of registration. The charges will be added to the student's account.

Permit distribution location:

  • Students can pick up their permits from the Blackburn Center August 22-26, 2016.

Requirements for Pick-up:

  • Student ID
  • valid vehicle registration (copies will be excepted)

Registration instructions:

  • Online:
  • Username: Your Student ID number with the @ symbol
  • Password: Your Student ID number with the @ symbol (Default)

*If you have previously set a password for your account, use the password you created. Otherwise use the default password

If you do not remember your password: Call the Parking Office to have your password reset to the default setting. (Default is your student id number with the “@” symbol)

 If you have never registered for parking using this website: contact the Parking Office to have an account created for you. 


08/9/2016 - Parking Fee Increase

Howard University’s 2012 Campus Plan has laid the groundwork to build a green and more sustainable campus. The plan is intended to stimulate the revitalization of the campus and the surrounding community, in part, through the addition of new buildings and implementation of a comprehensive Transportation Demand Management Plan (TDMP).

As part of the campus plan, the District of Columbia requires the University to put strategies in place to reduce congestion and air pollution. Our requirements include: reducing the number of drive-alone car trips by utilizing public transit, carpooling, bicycling, walking and ridesharing.

In meeting the terms of the TDMP, the University has been mandated to adjust parking fees over the next several years in order to make drive-alone car trips a less attractive option as the city tackles congestion and strives to reduce its carbon footprint. As a result, the University will begin system-wide fee increases for faculty, staff and students in the fall of 2016. 

Permit Type Old Rate New Rate
Reserved $44 $88
Non-Reserved $33 $66
Student  $340 $680

*Faculty/Staff parking deductions are per pay period
**Student pricing includes both fall and spring semester

As a reminder, Howard's benefits office offers pre-tax WMATA Smart Trip benefits for employees using public transportation. To get more information on how to enroll in the Smart Trip benefit, send an email to You can obtain a copy of the Smart Trip form and other information regarding carpooling, vanpooling and rideshare programs on the Parking and Transportation Services website.

Bicycle stations are available around campus for cyclists to secure their bikes or rent through the Capital Bike citywide share program. Stations are located at Georgia Ave. and Fairmont St., as well as Florida Ave. and Barry Pl. University Shuttle Services are available for free to all faculty, staff, students and visitors, to and from the central campus and other locations, including the Shaw-Howard and U Street metro stations.

For more information or questions about these changes, please contact the Office of Parking and Transportation Services.


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