• Registration & Permits:
    All students and employees parking a car on campus must register their vehicle and obtain a KSU parking permit in order to park on campus.

    Parking rules and regulations are enforced 24/7. Appropriate permits are required for all parking areas on campus. 

    Permit Specific Parking:
    All parking lots at KSU are permit specific, and signage is color coded to help guide you.  Please refer to the KSU parking maps as a guide to where your permit is valid.  

    License Plate Visibility for Enforcement:
    KSU uses parking enforcement technology that quickly scans vehicle license plates in order to verify lot access and proper permitting. KSU requires everyone to park with their vehicle license plate visible from the drive lane in order to efficiently scan license plates. We ask all permit holders that do not have front and rear license plates to please refrain from backing into spaces. Failure to park with a visible license plate may result in a citation. Citation types and fine amounts can be reviewed here.

    Loading zones are reserved for University vehicles and other authorized vehicles on official business. Drivers of private vehicles may use loading zones for a maximum of 30 minutes during actual loading and unloading of heavy or bulky materials. Vehicles must be moved to a legal parking space immediately after loading/unloading. Failure to move the vehicle after the allotted time will result in a citation.

    Park Facing Forward:
    Once you have made your parking lot/deck selection, new technology allows your vehicle’s license plate to serve as your parking permit. Unless you have a state-issued front license plate, your vehicle must be parked with the back license plate facing the parking aisle in order for our truck-mounted scanners to read your plate (permit). Register your vehicle(s) online at parkingportal.kennesaw.edu. You may register multiple vehicles, but only one vehicle may be parked on campus at one time.

    Long Term Parking Needs:
    Sometimes it is necessary to park a vehicle on campus for an extended period of time due to travel specifically related to a student’s association with KSU. For extended parking requests, please contact The Department of Parking at parking@kennesaw.edu, for assistance and additional information.

    No Posting Policy:
    Posting of unauthorized flyers, posters, advertisements or notices of any kind are prohibited in all parking decks, lots and shuttle buses. All unauthorized postings will be removed and discarded immediately without prior notice or warning.

  • Kennesaw State University offers Deans, University Cabinet, and the President the option of receiving a dedicated parking space.

    Dedicated spaces are marked with a sign indicating “Permit - Only” denoting only the holder of the specific permit is authorized to park in the space. Each authorized user of a dedicated parking space is issued a unique permit number in addition to the faculty/staff decal and must park in one specific parking space in a specific Faculty/Staff parking. An unauthorized vehicle in a dedicated space will be towed provided the specific information about the vehicle can be provided by the space owner or if the space owner meets with a police officer.

    a. Unauthorized Vehicles in Dedicated Spaces

    If the owner of a dedicated parking space discovers an unauthorized vehicle in their parking space he or she should call the DPS Communications Center to report the unauthorized vehicle in their space and request it be towed. The space owner will need to provide the parking lot number, space number, along with the color, make, model, license plate number and license state of the unauthorized vehicle in the dedicated space, plus their name, KSU ID number, call back number,. The space owner may leave the scene once all necessary information about the unauthorized vehicle listed in the sentence above is provided to the DPS Communications Center. If the space owner cannot provide any portion of this information to the DPS Communications Center the space owner must remain at the space to meet the officer on site. The first available officer will be dispatched and will immediately request a tow truck upon arrival at the parking space if all required information about the unauthorized vehicle is available or the officer meets with the space owner. The police department will notify the parking department who may ticket the vehicle at their discretion, however this must not delay the vehicle being towed.

    Otherwise, the space owner may request the police officer attempt to have the owner of the vehicle contacted to have the vehicle removed instead of being towed. Again, this will be at the space owner’s discretion.

  • This defines parking options for faculty and staff needing access to parking on campus for official university business. The Department Official Business Permit (DOBP) allows employees to park in any of the un-gated lots for up to two hours except for those specified below.

    Permit Guidelines:

    Department heads who have personnel using personal automobiles for making deliveries, or transporting equipment and/or large amounts of supplies and materials may apply for the Department Official Business Permit annually by emailing parking@kennesaw.edu.

    The permit allows the use of loading zones while loading and unloading and service vehicle spaces for up to 30 minutes, and any other unreserved, non-gated, or non-metered parking space while conducting official university business.

    Permit Restrictions:

    1. All DOBPs are subject to approval by the Senior Director and/or his/her delegate.
    2. The DOBP cannot be used by anyone who is not a holder of KSU Parking Permit.
    3. Vehicles must display the Departmental Official Business Permit from the rearview mirror.
    4. Vehicles parked in service vehicle stalls displaying an DOBP in excess of the 30-min limit will be cited and are subject to impoundment.
    5. Vehicles parked in un-gated general permitted stalls on official business i.e. committee meetings, in excess of two and one-half (2 1/2) hours will be cited and are subject to impoundment.
  • KSU students and employees with any valid KSU parking permit can utilize any available commuter parking areas on campus during the following hours:

    • Monday-Thursday: 5:00PM to 7:00AM
    • Friday at 5:00PM to Monday morning at 7:00AM

    Commuter parking areas include:

    • West Parking Area
    • East Parking Area
    • Central Parking Area
    • West Economy
    • East Economy
    • Town Point Economy
    • Marietta Economy
    • Shuttle Lots

    Residential and Faculty/Staff areas remain permit restricted during Flex Parking Hours.

  • KSU uses parking enforcement technology that quickly scans vehicle license plates in order to verify lot access and proper permitting. KSU requires everyone to park with their vehicle license plate visible from the drive lane in order to efficiently scan license plates. We ask all permit holders that do not have front and rear license plates to please refrain from backing into spaces. Failure to park with a visible license plate may result in a citation. Citation types and fine amounts can be reviewed here.

    1. KSU parking permit holders must park in their assigned permitted area unless it is full. If the assigned area is full, customers may park at one of the following locations:]
    2. If your lot is full please notify KSU Parking at parking@kennesaw.edu.
    3. If your permitted area is consistently full you will be given the option to change your parking area at no additional cost.
  • KSU has five dedicated Purple Heart parking spaces on Kennesaw and Marietta campuses. These spaces are intended to show gratitude for our campus military veterans that have been wounded while serving our nation.

    Utilizing Purple Heart Spaces:

    KSU's Purple Heart spaces are reserved for campus members who have received the Purple Heart. In order to ensure these spaces are respectfully reserved for those intended, persons must have a Purple Heart license plate on their vehicle, or submit one of the following items to KSU Parking in order to register their parking account with Purple Heart parking credentials:

    • DD Form 214 or equivalent (orders, command letters)
    • Membership Card from the Military Order of the Purple Heart

    Any questions or submissions can be emailed to parking@kennesaw.edu.

  • Purpose:

    Temporary Permits are for students, faculty, and staff in need of temporary parking on campus because they are unable to drive their reguarly permitted vehicle.  Temporary permits are available to new employees as well as permit holders that are driving a vehicle that does not belong to them (i.e. rental car).

    Obtaining a Temporary Permit:

    Temporary Permits can be obtained at the Parking, Transportation, and Card Services offices located on the second floor of the Kennesaw and Marietta Student Centers.  

    Temporary Permit Restrictions:

    • Temporary Permits are issued to correspond with the permit holder's selected parking area and decal type.
    • Temporary Permits are issued for a maximum of (30) days, but can be renewed for extenuating circumstances.
    • In order to be eligible for a temporary permit one must provide a valid KSU ID and:
        • Be a new KSU employee, or
        • Be a current KSU student or employee with a valid KSU parking permit.
  • Authority:
    Kennesaw State University adopts these regulations pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Board of Regents to regulate the University System of Georgia Campus Traffic, Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA), Title 20. These regulations supersede all previous KSU Parking and Traffic Regulations pertaining to motor vehicle operation and parking on campus.

    These regulations apply to all persons operating motor vehicles at Kennesaw State University and become part of the terms and conditions accepted by all persons permitted to operate motor vehicles on campus. Students, faculty and staff shall not operate or park any motor vehicle on campus unless qualified to do so under applicable State law and KSU regulations. The Campus includes that property owned or leased by the Board of Regents and designated as Kennesaw State University. For the purpose of these regulations, a “motor vehicle” is a conveyance with two or more wheels propelled by an electric or fuel-burning motor.

    University System of Georgia Parking Regulations:

    1. In order to facilitate a safe and orderly flow of traffic on campus, KSU adopts in full all the statutes and provisions of OCGA, Title 40, Article 10, regarding “Stopping, Standing and Parking.” When appropriate, curbs may be painted yellow to designate restricted parking as set forth by Georgia law; however, the lack of yellow curbing or restricted parking signs is not a defense for those charged with violations of State or campus parking regulations. Parking is not permitted on the grass, on sidewalks, in driveways or any other area not designated for parking.
    2. Reserved parking areas include but are not limited to “faculty and staff reserved” lots, loading zones, visitor spaces and other areas marked reserved for specific persons or functions. Depending on campus activities, with the exception of Lot B on the Kennesaw campus, Staff and Faculty parking lots will revert to open parking after 7 p.m. on weekdays (all day on Fridays) and all day on weekends and holidays until 7 a.m. in the morning, when Reserved Status will reapply and be monitored for violations. This open parking status will not apply to Lot B, designated spaces, handicap spaces, loading/unloading, and service vehicles. Generally, loading zones are reserved for University vehicles and other authorized vehicles on official business. Drivers of private vehicles may use loading zones during actual loading and unloading of heavy or bulky material (30 minutes or less) with four-way flashers activated. After the car has been unloaded or loaded, the individual must move the vehicle to a legal parking space.
    3. KSU loading docks have additional requirements. Loading dock areas cannot be used without prior approval of the Department of Parking 470-578-6506. If a personal vehicle is parked in a loading dock area without the proper permit and/or permission, the vehicle will be ticketed and/or towed.
    4. Parking and Transportation will vigorously enforce Georgia’s “Parking Law for Persons with Disabilities” in accordance with OCGA 40-6-226. Drivers of vehicles parked in spaces designated for persons with disabilities must have a valid license plate, or display the official permit issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles for person with disabilities in full view on their dashboard or hung from their rear view mirror.
    5. An illegally parked vehicle may be impounded without notice at the owner’s expense if it presents a hazard to motorists or is obstructing traffic. Other vehicles subject to immediate impoundment or booting include, but are not limited to, those parked in marked “Tow Away Zones,” those parked in spots reserved for specific persons or for a numbered carpool, and those receiving three or more parking citations (paid or unpaid). 
        • Vehicles are subject to impoundment or booting immediately upon receiving the third citation. Although the University assumes no liability for damage or losses incurred as a result of such impoundment or booting, KSU Police officers shall attempt to inventory the contents of impounded vehicle(s) in order to account for any and all valuables contained therein. However, no officer shall attempt to gain entry for inventory purposes when said vehicle(s) are locked with all windows secured. 
        • The Department of Parking will release an impounded or booted vehicle to the legal owner upon presentation of proof of ownership and payment of ALL outstanding parking fines and fees. The legal owner of the vehicle is responsible for all towing and storage charges pertaining to the impoundment. 
        • NOTE: Occasionally, a driver will park illegally and then put an old or misappropriated citation on his or her windshield in an attempt to beguile officers into believing s/he has already received a ticket. In an effort to discourage such behavior, such vehicles are subject to immediate impoundment.
    6. Students with unpaid fines will be subject to the following sanctions: holds on class registration and release of records, and/or referral to outside collection agencies.  
        • Note: that if you have a HOLD on your registration you must contact the Bursar’s office at 470-578-6013 on the Kennesaw campus to get a list of all outstanding fees and fines. 
        • Payments are to be made in the Bursar’s Office, 2nd floor of the Student Center, or online through KSU Parking Portal.
        • If you are on the Marietta campus, you must call the Bursar’s office at 678-915-7216 (Formerly the Business Office) to get a list of all outstanding fees and fines. Or you may find the Bursar’s office on the Marietta campus on the second floor of Norton Hall (R2 building). Your hold will only be released by the Bursar’s office once a payment is made. A HOLD WILL NOT be released unless the above procedure is followed.
    7. Kennesaw State University campus police may remove or immobilize a vehicle at the owner’s expense. Repeatedly cited vehicles may have their parking privileges revoked.

    Traffic Regulations:

    1. Traffic safety on campus is everyone’s responsibility. Students, staff and faculty are expected to obey all traffic laws and practice safe driving habits while operating motor vehicles at Kennesaw State University. The speed limit is 25 MPH campus-wide (unless otherwise indicated), except in parking lots where it is 5 MPH. The University is public property and all of the streets in and around campus are deemed public highways. Hence, anyone operating a motor vehicle in violation of Georgia law may be required to answer charges in State Court.
    2. Pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Title 20, the KSU Police are charged with enforcing traffic laws on campus. They are fully empowered to make traffic arrests for offenses committed within their jurisdiction. Questions regarding Uniform Traffic Citations may be addressed to the State Court of Cobb County, Traffic Violations Bureau.
    3. The KSU Police will investigate all motor vehicle accidents occurring on campus. For purposes of documentation, drivers are urged not to move their vehicles until after the arrival of an officer. Copies of the accident reports are usually available three (3) business days after the written request is submitted.