If you are a visitor, please register for parking at guestparking.catholic.edu.

  • Admission Visitor

    Prospective students and their families may register for complimentary parking in preparation for their campus visit. Please complete the Admission Visitor Parking Form to register. It is important to enter your license plate information correctly even if you are driving a rental car or a vehicle with temporary tags. A digital note will be assigned to your registered vehicle on the indicated date of your campus visit. Completion of this form serves as a valid, general surface parking permit for use on one day only.

    This form does not exempt Admission visitors from paying to park at the metered parking (Mullen Library and University Mall) on campus.

    The University's parking regulations outline parking requirements for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors who park their vehicles on campus.

  • Alum

    Alumni may register for parking via Guest Parking to purchase a temporary parking permit. To view step-by-step instructions, please click here.

    As an alternative to purchasing a parking permit, metered parking is available on campus in front of Mullen Library and along the University Mall. Permit holders are not exempt from paying the meters. The campus meters are currently in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Saturday. The cost to park at the meters is $2/hour for a maximum of 3 hours. Major credit cards and bills in $1 and $5 denominations are accepted. The meter stations do not issue change. Please report any issue with the meters by calling 202-552-PARK (7275).

    The University's parking regulations outline parking requirements for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors who park their vehicles on campus.

    For information regarding off-campus parking options, please click here.

  • Caterer

    Caterers may register for parking via Guest Parking to purchase a temporary parking permit. 

    As an alternative to purchasing a parking permit, metered parking is available on campus in front of Mullen Library and along the University Mall. Permit holders are not exempt from paying the meters. The campus meters are currently in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Saturday. The cost to park at the meters is $2/hour for a maximum of 3 hours. Major credit cards and bills in $1 and $5 denominations are accepted. The meter stations do not issue change. Please report any issue with the meters by calling 202-552-PARK (7275).

    The University's parking regulations outline parking requirements for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors who park their vehicles on campus.

    For information regarding off-campus parking options, please click here.

  • Chartwells

    Chartwells employees may complete the Parking Permit Request Form to register for annual parking on campus.

    Chartwells employees interested in temporary parking (1-day, 1-month, or 1-week) may register for parking via Guest Parking to purchase one of these temporary parking permits. 

    The University's parking regulations outline parking requirements for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors who park their vehicles on campus. 

  • Contractor

    Contractors may register for parking via Guest Parking to purchase a temporary parking permit.

    As an alternative to purchasing a parking permit, metered parking is available on campus in front of Mullen Library and along the University Mall. Permit holders are not exempt from paying the meters. The campus meters are currently in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Saturday. The cost to park at the meters is $2/hour for a maximum of 3 hours. Major credit cards and bills in $1 and $5 denominations are accepted. The meter stations do not issue change. Please report any issue with the meters by calling 202-552-PARK (7275).

    The University's parking regulations outline parking requirements for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors who park their vehicles on campus.

    For information regarding off-campus parking options, please click here.

  • Department/School Visitor

    Department/School visitors (e.g., auditors, consultants, guest lecturers, etc.) may register for sponsored parking in preparation for their campus visit. An appointed representative from each department/school on campus must submit a Department/School Visitor Parking Form to register a visitor. The appointed representative may request the visitor to complete this form. Each department/school may sponsor five (5) individual permits within the same month free of charge. If a department/school uses five (5) individual visitor permits within the same month, the appointed representative for that department/school will be contacted. The permit allowance will reset at the beginning of the next month, or additional permits will be available for purchase. If you are sponsoring an event on campus, please visit Event Parking.

    It is important to enter license plate information correctly even if driving a rental car or a vehicle with temporary tags. A digital note will be assigned to the registered vehicle on the indicated date of the campus visit. Completion of this form serves as a valid, general surface parking permit for use on one day only.

    This form does not exempt department/school visitors from paying to park at the metered parking (Mullen Library and University Mall) on campus.

    The University's parking regulations outline parking requirements for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors who park their vehicles on campus.

  • Resident Visitor

    Residents may register up to five (5) visitor parking permits each month. Resident Catholic University of America students are eligible to complete the Resident Visitor Parking Form for visiting family and friends. If a resident uses five (5) resident visitor permits within the same month, he/she will be contacted. The permit allowance will reset at the beginning of the next month, or additional permits will be available for purchase. Resident visitor permits may not be used to register a resident's personal vehicle or individuals affiliated with the University, including students, faculty, staff and non-resident visitors. Commuter students are not eligible to request resident visitor parking permits.

    Please Note: This form requires the resident to be signed into his/her Catholic University student email account.

    It is important to enter license plate information correctly even if driving a rental car or a vehicle with temporary tags. A digital note will be assigned to the registered vehicle on the indicated date(s) of the campus visit. Completion of this form serves as a valid, general surface parking permit for use on the date(s) provided.

    This form does not exempt resident visitors from paying to park at the metered parking (Mullen Library and University Mall) on campus. 

    The University's parking regulations outline parking requirements for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors who park their vehicles on campus.

  • Ricoh

    Ricoh employees may complete the Parking Permit Request Form to register for annual parking on campus.

    Ricoh employees interested in temporary parking (1-day, 1-month, or 1-week) may register for parking via Guest Parking to purchase one of these temporary parking permits. 

    The University's parking regulations outline parking requirements for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors who park their vehicles on campus.

  • Summer Intern (Non-Catholic University Student)

    Summer interns may register for parking on campus during their stay. Please visit guestparking.catholic.edu to purchase a temporary parking permit. It is important to enter license plate information correctly even if driving a rental car or a vehicle with temporary tags. Catholic University students interested in summer parking should click here.

    This form does not exempt summer interns from paying to park at the metered parking (Mullen Library and University Mall) on campus. Summer intern permits are valid for parking overnight in resident parking locations.

    The University's parking regulations outline parking requirements for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors who park their vehicles on campus.

    Summer Intern Parking Permit Prices 

    1-Day $10
    1-Month $57
    1-Week $47
  • University Visitor (Other)

    All visitors may register for parking via Guest Parking to purchase a temporary parking permit.

    As an alternative to purchasing a parking permit, metered parking is available on campus in front of Mullen Library and along the University Mall. Permit holders are not exempt from paying the meters. The campus meters are currently in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Saturday. The cost to park at the meters is $2/hour for a maximum of 3 hours. Major credit cards and bills in $1 and $5 denominations are accepted. The meter stations do not issue change. Please report any issue with the meters by calling 202-552-PARK (7275).

    The University's parking regulations outline parking requirements for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors who park their vehicles on campus.

    For information regarding off-campus parking options, please click here.

  • Vendor

    Vendors may register for parking via Guest Parking to purchase a temporary parking permit.

    As an alternative to purchasing a parking permit, metered parking is available on campus in front of Mullen Library and along the University Mall. Permit holders are not exempt from paying the meters. The campus meters are currently in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Saturday. The cost to park at the meters is $2/hour for a maximum of 3 hours. Major credit cards and bills in $1 and $5 denominations are accepted. The meter stations do not issue change. Please report any issue with the meters by calling 202-552-PARK (7275).

  • Visiting Scholar

    Visiting scholars with University credentials are to register for parking at myparking.catholic.edu. If you are a visiting scholar and are experiencing difficulties logging in, email us at cua-transportation@cua.edu.

  • Visiting Student

    Visiting students with University credentials are to register for parking at myparking.catholic.edu. If you are a visiting student and are experiencing difficulties logging in, email us at cua-transportation@cua.edu.

 Map of Visitor Parking Locations


To change the view of the map, grab and move to your desired location. Please note, you can identify specific types of visitor parking on this map using the menu bar on the left side. 

Color Key: 
Green - Metered parking 
Orange - Admission visitor parking 
Pink - 30-Minute parking
Purple - Guest permit required