Student Permits

Summer 2022 Parking Permits

Summer 2022 parking permit selection began Monday, March 14. Incoming students may select their parking permit 24 hours after registering for Summer 2022 classes. Visit the Parking Portal to make your permit selection.

Fall 2022 Parking Permits

The date you can begin your Fall 2022 parking permit selection is based on your student classification for fall. For the best variety of parking area options, go to the Parking Portal on or after the designated date listed below to make your permit selection.

New Students

Friday, July 1

Incoming Students who attend Orientation prior to July 1 and have registered for fall classes can select parking on or after 10:00 AM on July 1.

New students who attend Orientation after July 1 can select parking starting 24 hours after they register for fall classes.

Returning Students

Monday, August 8, 10:00 AM | Graduate Students and Undergraduates with 90+ Credit Hours

Tuesday, August 9, 10:00 AM | Undergraduates with 30-89 Credit Hours

Wednesday, August 10, 10:00 AM | Undergraduates with 1-29 Credit Hours

The permit type you select allows you to park in that area on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. For instance, if you select Central Parking, you are able to park in the Central Parking Deck on the Kennesaw Campus and Lots P35, P36 and P51 on the Marietta Campus. Some parking areas on the Marietta Campus have changed. Please review the map above before selecting your parking area.

Permit Types

Summer 2022: Valid May 16 – August 8, 2022
Fall/Spring 2022-23: Valid August 1, 2022 – May 12, 2023
Fall 2022: Valid August 1 – December 31, 2022
Spring 2023: Valid January 1 – May 12, 2023
Summer 2023: Valid May 13 – July 31, 2023

Please note that students who choose a Fall/Spring 2022-23 Permit will be charged the permit amount x two semesters (fall/spring). Students who choose a single semester permit will be charged the value of the permit they select for one semester only (Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023). The charge will appear on Owl Express the day after completing your permit selection.

If you plan to attend classes in the fall and spring semesters, we recommend purchasing a Fall/Spring 2022-23 permit to secure your preferred parking area for the fall and spring semesters. If you do not return to campus for the spring semester, you can return your permit online for a prorated refund.

If you only plan to attend classes for a single semester, we recommend selecting a single semester permit. It's important to note that your permit will not renew. If you return to campus for the next semester, you will need to pick a new permit from the parking areas available once the permits are released each semester.

Your vehicle’s license plate serves as your virtual parking permit; therefore, once you have selected a permit, you need to keep your license plate information for any vehicle that you plan to drive to campus current in your account. There are no physical parking permit decals.

Permit Rates

Student rates listed below are for the cost of parking permits only and do not include the mandatory parking infrastructure fee that all students pay. The 2021-22 fee was $83 per semester and the fee will decrease to $58 per semester for the 2022-23 academic year. The fee and parking permit rates cover the department's operating costs, including ongoing maintenance, personnel, debt to build the existing parking decks, and other improvement projects.

Residential Parking Permits

  • Parking Area
    Summer 2022 Rate
    Fall 2022 Rate
    Fall/Spring 2022-23 Rate
  • Residential Areas

Commuter Parking Permits

Students who live at an apartment complex with a stop on one of the Big Owl Bus routes are encouraged to ride the shuttle to the Kennesaw Campus. CobbLinc also offers bus service to both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campus.

  • Parking Area
    Summer 2022 Rate
    Fall 2022 Rate
    Fall/Spring 2022-23 Rate
  • Central, East and West Areas
  • Economy Lots
  • Shuttle Lots

Student Parking Areas

The permit area you select allows you to park in the area on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. For instance, if you select Central Parking, you are able to park in the Central Parking Deck on the Kennesaw Campus and Lots P35, P36 and P51 on the Marietta Campus. 

  • Kennesaw First-year Residents Parking

    First-year students living at The Summit will need to purchase a North Residential parking permit and park in the North Deck. Big Owl Bus shuttle service will be available from 7:00 AM to 10:45 PM between the North Deck and The Summit. A Safe Walk virtual escort is available through the LiveSafe app or students can call University Police at their non-emergency number (470) 578-6206 to request a traditional escort between locations on campus.

    Kennesaw Campus

    North Residential (Dark Blue)

    Recommended for students living at KSU Place, The Summit, University Village and University Village Suites. Includes access to the North Parking Deck.

    South Residential (Light Blue)

    Upper Class students living at ARC may select a South Residential permit, which includes access to the Austin Residence Lot, South Housing Lot and Lot A.

    Marietta Campus

    Residential (Dark Blue)

    Recommended for students living at Hornet Village, University Columns, University Commons and University Courtyard. Includes Lots P9, part of P11, P12, P13, P14, P28 a and b and P43.


  • The following permits are valid for the parking areas listed for both campuses.

    Kennesaw Campus

    Central (Green): Central Parking Deck

    East (Yellow): East Parking Deck

    West (Red): West Parking Deck

    East Economy (Brown): Located on Frey Road across from the Bailey Athletic Complex and the East Parking Deck

    Town Point Economy (Purple): Located at Town Point across Chastain Road from Campus/ Big Owl Bus shuttle service is available

    West Economy (Orange): West Lot and Church Lot along Campus Loop Road

    Shuttle Lot (Pink): Located at 3305 Busbee/ Big Owl Bus shuttle service is available

    Marietta Campus

    Central (Green): Lot P35, Lot P36 and Lot P51

    East (Yellow): Lot P37 and Lot P38

    West (Red): Parking Deck P60 and Lot P22

    East Economy (Brown): Lot P8, part of Lot P11, Lot P18 and Lot P19

    Shuttle Lot (Pink): Lot P40/ Big Owl Bus shuttle service is available

    Shuttle Lot users will need to ride the Big Owl Bus to campus and back. The bus
    can be tracked using the Big Owl Bus TransLōc app for the latest real-time arrival information.

Selecting Your Permit

  1. Log into the Parking Portal using your NetID and password.
  2. Click on the “Permits” tab at the top of the page and select “Get Permits” in the drop-down, which will take you to our virtual permitting system.
  3. Click “Next” at the bottom of the page, and the “KSU Permit Selection and Permit Agreement” page will load. Select a permit and then click the boxes indicating that you are familiar with and understand Parking and Transportation’s rules and regulations.
  4. Add vehicles to your account by selecting the “Add an Additional Vehicle” option at the bottom of the “Select Your Vehicles for Permit” page. You may select up to five vehicles to apply to the permit and then click “Next” to continue.
  5. On the “Purchase Overview” page, you’ll see the permit term, permit option and maps to both campuses displayed.
  6. Click “Checkout” at the bottom of the page to continue to the “Finalize Purchase” page. If everything is accurate on this page, click the box indicating that you have read and understood the above statements and click “Transfer Permit Fee to Owl Express” to finalize the permit selection process. Also, and this is very important, if you have correctly completed your permit selection, you will receive a confirmation email from Parking and Transportation.