Q. Do I need a permit to park at KSU?
Answer: Yes, all students, faculty and staff must have a permit to park in any KSU parking area, including off-site park and ride lots. An opt-out option is available if a vehicle will not be brought to campus.
Q. Do I need to make a parking selection each semester?
Answer: Permits are valid for one academic year; however, students must reselect their parking selection on Owl Express at the beginning of each new semester. Faculty/staff parking permits remain valid during the employment period.
Q. What are the current student parking permit fees?Answer: Visit the Student Parking Permits page to learn more.
Q. What are the current faculty/staff parking permit fees?Answer: Visit the Faculty/Staff Parking Permits page to learn more.
Q. Where are the Faculty/Staff parking spaces in the decks?Answer: Faculty/Staff parking spaces are located in the East, Central and West decks on the Kennesaw Campus, and in Deck P60 on the Marietta Campus, and are clearly marked in green striped areas. Faculty and staff are NOT permitted to park in student parking spaces accept when the campus is in FLEX Parking. Faculty & Staff Parking Map
Q. Where do I pick up my parking permit?
Answer: After your selection is made in Owl Express (students), or through Human Resources (faculty and staff), permits are available for pick-up at the Cards Services Office on both campuses.
Card Services Office - Kennesaw and Marietta, Student Center, 2nd Floor
Kennesaw Campus: Carmichael Student Center - Upstairs (BLDG 395) - 470.578.3436
Marietta Campus: Joe Mack Wilson Student Center - Upstairs (250A - 678.915.4279
Q. Where does the decal go?Answer: Decals must be placed on the inside on the driver’s side lower front windshield. The decal must be adhered to the glass for proper functionality.
Q. What are the hours of parking enforcement?Answer: Parking rules and regulations are enforced 24 hours a day.
- Decks* and lots are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Central Deck closes Friday, 11:00 p.m. and reopens Monday, 6:00 a.m.
- Cars parked in the Central Deck must be moved prior to 11:00 p.m. on Fridays.
- Appropriate decal permits are required for all parking areas Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. please refer to the Flex Parking guidelines to avoid receiving a citation.
- Decks* and lots are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Q. Do Motorcycles need a parking permit?
Answer: Motorcycles do not need a parking permit. However, motorcycle owners must register their vehicle information in Owl Express for safety and security purposes. Motorcycle parking is available on campus in areas marked for Motorcycle Parking Only. Motorcycle parking is available in several parking areas/lots around campus and marked by signs.
Motorcycles may also park in parking decks in areas marked for Motorcycle Parking Only. If you wish to park a motorcycle in a deck, carefully drive around the gate at the entrance to enter the deck.
Motorcycles MAY NOT park in any regular vehicle parking space. Parking in a regular parking space will result in a citation.
Q. How do I pay for my parking tickets/citations?
Answer: All parking citation fines must be paid using Parking Portal and to review or appeal parking citations .
Q. What if I drive more than one car to campus?Answer: The decals are not transferable, therefore cannot be moved from car to car. You may purchase up to two additional decals at $10 each at the Card Services Office (each vehicle must be registered in Owl Express prior to purchasing additional decals). Each decal purchased must be associated with a vehicle to be validated in the system. NOTE: The technology will only allow one vehicle per person to be parked on campus on the same day.
Q. What if I obtain a new vehicle?
Answer: If you obtain a new vehicle you will also need a new decal. Update your vehicle information in Owl Express and bring at least one of the following documents to Card Services to receive a new decal at no charge:
- Vehicle sales receipt
- Copy of police or accident report
- Tow receipt
- Insurance letter of total loss
Q. What if I am using another vehicle temporarily?Answer: A temporary hangtags may be checked-out from the Card Services Office on both campuses. Temporary hangtags may be checked out for up to four (4) days to accommodate campus parking while your vehicle is being repaired.
Q. Where are the off-campus parking areas located?
Answer: There are currently three off-site park and ride locations:
- Kennesaw: 3305 Busbee Drive (formerly BrandsMart USA)
- Kennesaw: Town Point Office Building (located across from the main entrance of the University on Chastain Rd.)
- Marietta: Lots 40 and 41 (Near the athletic fields)
Q. Are vehicles parked at the off-site Park and Ride Lots subject to citations?Answer: Yes. Tickets will be issued to anyone who does not display the appropriate KSU decal.
Q. Is security provided at the off-site Park and Ride Lots?
Answer: Yes, KSU Police patrols all KSU parking areas.
For safty download the LiveSafe app.
The free LiveSafe app provides students, faculty and staff with a direct connection to campus police so that everyone can easily communicate all their safety needs. Its easy-to-use features help you stay safe every day and enable us to provide better protection for you.
Make a Difference: See something shady? With a few taps, send picture, video and text info to campus police. The tips you send can even be anonymous!
Steps to Download LiveSafe
Search for and download “LiveSafe” for free from iTunes or Google Play app stores. Open LiveSafe and enter in your email address or tap “Connect Using Facebook”.
- Verify your email address
You will be sent a verification email. Go to your email inbox to verify your LiveSafe account. Then tap “Open” on the next screen of the app. Create a password and fill in your name. Tap Next.
- Select your organization
Search for "Kennesaw State University" to select it as your organization. You will see the KSU logo at the top of the home screen of the app once you are connected.
- Bonus Points: Add to your profile
Complete your profile by tapping the left menu icon. Tap “Settings” then “Profile”. Enter in your mobile phone number so that you can better connect with KSU Police in an emergency.
Q. What does it the cost to ride the shuttle?Answer: All students pay a mandatory $58 transportation fee, which allows students unlimited access to riding Big Owl Bus. A Valid KSU ID is required to ride the shuttle, and must be verified by the card reader upon boarding.
Q. Are the shuttles handicap accessible?Answer: Yes. All shuttle are ADA compliant and are equipped with a ramp and restraining harnesses for handicap accessibility.
Q. What are the clearance heights in the parking decks on campus?Answer: For those individuals who may have high-profile vehicles in terms of height, below are the clearance heights for the parking decks on the KSU campuses. If you are unsure whether your vehicle will clear these areas, please park in an alternate lot within your permitted parking area to avoid damage to your vehicle and/or decks and blocking the deck entrances. Clearance heights are clearly marked on ALL deck entrances. Please make sure your vehicle will have sufficient clearance prior to entering any deck.
IMPORTANT: KSU is not responsible for damage incurred to vehicles caused by entering a deck with insufficient clearance. The vehicle owner may be responsible for any damage done to the physical deck structure if caused by a vehicle attempting to enter a deck with insufficient height clearance for that vehicle.
Parking Deck Clearance Chart
CentralKennesaw8 ft. 0 in.
EastKennesaw7 ft. 2 in.
NorthKennesaw6 ft. 8 in.
WestKennesaw7 ft. 2 in.
Deck 60Marietta8 ft. 2 in.