17046_00470-webVisitor parking

The majority of parking at CSU is surface parking located on the perimeter of campus, a short walk to your destination. Around the Horn is a free on-campus shuttle that connects to most visitor parking lots with a bus that loops campus every 10 minutes from 7 a.m. – 6:40 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Visitors have three options for parking on campus during permit hours (most lots are enforced 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, year-round). Check the signs posted in each lot for enforcement times; some lots have extended enforcement hours.

  • Hourly permit: The 2016-2017 academic year rate for hourly parking on campus is $1.75. When you arrive in a lot with visitor parking, have your license plate number ready to enter into our hourly permit vending machines. You can pay by credit card for the amount of time you wish to park. Your license plate number will serve as your permit.
  • Daily permit: A daily permit can be purchased at Parking and Transportation Services, located in the Lake Street Garage at 1508 Center Avenue.
  • Pre-paid parking: Some departments on campus have purchased bulk daily permits for visitors. Check before your visit to find out if your host has already made marking arrangements.
  • Sporting events: For sporting event parking options, visit  http://www.csurams.com/aboutcsu/gamedayguide.html.

Where is the easiest place to park on campus for visitors?

The following parking lots have visitor parking available, also noted on the university’s parking map, and connect to Around the Horn to get you around campus:

  1. Moby Lot #195
  2. Green Hall
  3. Engineering #310
  4. Ammons Hall # 315
  5. Administration #349
  6. MAX at University Station #440
  7. Lake Street Garage
  8. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  9. Research Blvd #740

Visitor parking near the center of campus:

  1. Hartshorn Health Center #412
  2. Morgan Library #425

As a contractor, how can I find parking spaces for my employees?

If you have a future project on campus, contact Parking and Transportation Services to inquire about short-term and long-term parking solutions for your employees during the project timeline. Please contact Brian Grube at 970-491-7590 for more information.

The following construction parking policies have been implemented in a joint effort between Facilities Management and Parking and Transportation Services:

  • All vehicles, including company vehicles, are required to display a valid Parking and Transportation Services permit.
  • Vehicles parked on Colorado State University property are subject to all parking regulations.
  • A staging area will be identified through a cooperative effort between Facilities Management and Parking and Transportation Services.
  • Deliveries to a construction staging areas will not require a Parking and Transportation Services parking permit before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Parking and Transportation Services may reserve up to two permits, depending on need and space available, for the project to the general contractor. The general contractor’s firm name, assigned parking lot, and effective dates will be listed on the permits issued. All citations issued to any vehicle displaying these permits are the responsibility of the general contractor.
  • Contractor employees are required to park off site in designated parking lots depending on space availability.
  • A Parking and Transportation Services representative will attend pre-construction meetings to provide parking policies and offer assistance.
  • All damages to parking lots or equipment will be the responsibility of the project or general contractor.

Why do I have to pay to park on campus?

By state statute, parking must pay for itself at CSU, meaning that parking must generate revenue to pay for parking maintenance and operations. Parking fees are a primary revenue source to pay for new parking lots and parking garages, as well as maintenance. Parking and Transportation Services does not receive any tuition or state funds.