Driving and parking

Efficient and convenient parking starts with learning about parking options on campus. Parking opportunities on campus are balanced with the size of campus and our alternative transportation options available to students, faculty and staff.parking-icon-car

Parking and Transportation Services coordinates parking options on campus and with the Parking Services Committee. Together, we determine the optimum arrangement for campus parking options to help accommodate the maximum number of vehicles on campus. Campus parking regulations are updated periodically to reflect changes.


Parking permits are priced competitively with our peer institutions. Our online services are available to anyone with a university electronic ID. Visitors and guests also can get a permit to meet their needs.

Purchasing a permit does not guarantee a parking space, or a space in a desired area.

More information about permits.

Metered parking

Our pay-to-park multi-space meter machines use license plate numbers to register visitor parking. Pay-to-park metered parking is located next to some of the most accessed buildings on campus, such as the Morgan Library and the Lory Student Center.

More information about short-term parking and daily permits.


Parking and Transportation Services enforces parking regulations under the authority of the Board of Governors. Citations are issued to help ensure access to parking for those who abide by the regulations. Parking is enforced on campus year-round in all lots and garages, unless otherwise noted.

We want everyone who is a part of the campus community to understand our processes and we strive to give you the resources you need to answer your questions. To ensure that policies and procedures are followed and that individuals do not take advantage of the campus unfairly, fines are assessed on top of citations if they are not paid within the allotted time.

We welcome your questions and comments.

More information about citations.

More information about appeals.

Financial operations

The university parking program is a self-supporting enterprise operation. This means that parking must pay for itself at CSU; parking permit fees are the primary source of revenue. Other sources of revenue are parking meters or parking citations. All the money collected from parking ventures goes to support parking. Parking Services does not receive tax or tuition money. The money collected from permit sales, meter collection and fines to pay for all parking costs. These costs include new construction, parking lot and garage maintenance, signs and enforcement, parking operations, parking and transportation infrastructure, and alternative transportation options.