Student parking options at CSU

Colorado State University has permit options for students who live on campus or commute to campus daily. CSU has a variety of parking options near the academic core. Lots further out from the core of campus are served by the Around the Horn campus shuttle. All students purchasing an annual or monthly permit have designated lots to park (see the parking map).

  • Purchasing a permit does not guarantee a parking space, or guarantee a parking space in a desired location.
  • Permits can be purchased online or you can visit Parking and Transportation Services from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • Parking permits are enforced year-round in all lots, unless otherwise noted.

By state statute, parking on campus is self-funded, meaning that parking must generate revenue to pay for parking expenses. Your parking permit fee is the primary revenue source for parking lot maintenance, parking operations, and the construction of new parking lots and garages. Parking and Transportation Services does not receive any tuition, student fee or tax revenue.

CSU parking regulations

Residence hall student annual permits

The following permits are available for students living in campus housing seeking an annual permit. Select the permit type in the “Code” column for a detailed view of parking locations on campus for that code. All annual permits can also be purchased on a monthly basis for those seeking the flexibility.

Buy your permit online

Code Type Description Annual Price
H Handicapped Resident Student Permit Permit for long-term handicapped CSU resident students $628
IR International House Resident Student Permit Permit for CSU students living in Allison, Parmelee, Corbett, Laurel Village, Westfall, and Durward Halls for remote parking $176
M Motorcycle Permit Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students who drive a motorcycle or scooter $276
Q Resident Student Permit Permit for CSU students living in Allison, Parmelee, or Corbett residence halls $628
W Resident Student Permit Permit for CSU students living in Braiden or Newsom Halls $628
X Resident Student Permit Permit for CSU students living in a residence hall $628
XR Ingersoll Remote Permit Permit for CSU students living in a residence hall for remote parking $400
RB Research Blvd Remote Lot Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students to park only in the Research Blvd lot. $250

Apartment Life student annual permits

The following permits are available for students living in campus apartments seeking an annual permit. Select the permit type in the “Code” column for a detailed view of parking locations on campus for that code.

Buy your permit online

Code Type Description Annual Price
I International House Housing Permit Permit for Apartment Life residents living in International House $150
M Motorcycle Permit Permit for Apartment Life residents who drive a motorcycle or scooter $276
S University Village Housing Permit Permit for Apartment Life residents living in University Village $150
T Aggie Village Family Housing Permit Permit for Apartment Life residents living in Aggie Village Family $300
U Aggie Village Housing Permit Permit for Apartment Life residents living in Aggie Village $628
RB Research Blvd Remote Lot Permit for Apartment Life residents to park only in the Research Blvd lot. $150

Off-campus commuting student annual permits

For those students who live off-campus and commute, the following permits are available. Select the permit type in the “Code” column for a detailed view of parking locations on campus for that code. All annual permits can also be purchased on a semester or monthly basis for those seeking the flexibility.

Buy your permit online

Code Type Description Annual Price
H Handicapped Commuter Student Permit Permit for long-term handicapped CSU commuter students $536
M Motorcycle Permit Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students who drive a motorcycle or scooter $276
Z Commuter Student Permit Permit for CSU commuter students $536
CP Student Carpool Permit for CSU students who split the cost of the permit to carpool and park designated carpool space $536
LD LEED Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students who drive an eligible low emissions vehicle and park in a designated LEED parking space NA
EV Electric Vehicle Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students who drive an eligible electric vehicle and park in a designated electric vehicle parking space NA
MB Moby Arena Remote Lot Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students to park only in the Moby Arena lot. $400
RB Research Blvd Remote Lot Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students to park only in the Research Blvd lot. $250

Are there permit options if I park on campus occasionally?

Parking and Transportation Services offers two flexible options for those seeking to park infrequently on campus:

  • Commuter 10-pack: If you forgo an annual parking permit, you are eligible to purchase 10 pack of daily hang tag permits for the price of nine ($108). These packs must be purchased from Parking and Transportation Services in the Lake Street Garage.
  • Monthly parking permit: Do you only need to park on campus for a few months a year, such as during the winter months? You can purchase a monthly permit – $88 for resident students and $74 for off-campus students. Call Parking and Transportation Services at (970) 491-7041.
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Tuesday, Thursday Z permits: If you are only on campus 2 or 3 days a week, you can purchase a permit for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday. The annual M-W-F permit is $322 and the T-R permit is $215. The single semester cost for a M-W-F permit is $178 and the T-R permit is $119.

How are permits enforced on campus?

All parking permits on campus are enforced by technology that reads license plates; your license plate is your permit. Parking and Transportation Services has vehicles equipped to read your license plate and confirm if you’ve purchased a permit (annual, monthly, daily, or hourly). Vehicles must park with the license plate visible from the drive lane.

How do I pay or appeal a citation?

All citations can be paid online. You will be prompted to enter your ticket number, license plate number, or CSU ID to look-up and pay the ticket. You may also visit Parking and Transportation Services to pay your citation in person.

List of citations

All citations can be appealed online or you may visit Parking and Transportation Services to appeal in person.