Student Permit Options and Pricing
2020-21 Parking Permits
Students may select their permit for the 2020-21 academic year based on their current classification beginning on the dates listed below.
Monday, July 27, 10 AM | Seniors/Graduate Students
Wednesday, July 29, 10 AM | Juniors/Sophomores
Friday, July 31, 10 AM | First-Year Students
Students who choose a parking permit before July 31, 2020, will see the charge for the cost of the permit selected on their Owl Express account between August 1 and August 7, 2020. After July 31, 2020, your account will be charged within 24 hours after you select your permit.
Please note that students who choose a Fall/Spring 2020-21 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 (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021). The charge will appear on Owl Express.
Student permit rates listed below do not include the mandatory parking infrastructure fee. The mandatory parking infrastructure fee is $83 per semester.
**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 TypesPermit Prices (For Students)
West, East, Central Area Permits$54 per semester
West Economy, East Economy, Town Point Economy$36 per semester
Shuttle Lot Permits$15
Motorcycle, Moped, Motor-ScooterNo charge
Booting or Towing Fees
$60 boot removal fee
$35 parked in tow zone
Student Permit Information
Residential Area Permits
Resident Parking Permit (Dark Blue)
- Recommended for students living at University Village, University Village Suites and KSU Place. Includes access to the North Parking Deck.
- Recommended for students living at Hornet Village, Courtyard Residences, University Columns and Common Residences. Includes Lots P9, P11, P13, P14, P28b and P43.
South Resident Parking Permit (Light Blue)
- Recommended for students living at Austin Residence Complex. Includes access to the Austin Residence Lot and South Housing Lot.
Commuter Area (West, Central and East) Permits
The following permits are valid for the parking areas listed for both campuses.
West Parking Permit (Red)
- Lot A and West Parking Deck
- Parking Deck P60 and Lot P22
Central Parking Permit (Green)
- Central Parking Deck
- Lot P35, Lot P36 and Lot P51
East Parking Permit (Yellow)
- East Parking Deck
- Lot P22, Lot P36, Lot P37 and Lot P38
Commuter Economy Area PermitsWest Economy Parking Permit includes the Church Lot and West Lot
Town Point Economy Parking Permit is located in the Town Point Economy Lot
Kennesaw East Economy Parking Permit is located in the East Economy Lot (reciprocal with Marietta East Economy Parking)
Marietta East Economy Parking Permit includes Lot P8, part of Lot P11 and Lots P18/19 (reciprocal with Kennesaw East Economy Parking)
Commuter Shuttle Areas
Shuttle Lots are located at Lot P40 at the Marietta Campus and 3305 Busbee on the Kennesaw Campus. 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 Live Tracker App available on the App Store or Google Play, or visit bigowlbus.kennesaw.edu for the latest real-time arrival information. Please remember that while these lots are not assessed a parking fee, you will still need to obtain the associated parking permit.
2020-21 Student Permit Types and PricesParking and Transportation has new permitting options available for the 2020-21 academic year. Student permit rates listed below do not include the mandatory parking infrastructure fee. The mandatory parking infrastructure fee is $83 per semester.
Fall/Spring 2020-21 Permit: Valid August 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021
If you plan to attend classes in the fall and spring semesters, we recommend purchasing a Fall/Spring 2020-21 permit, which is valid between August 1, 2020, and May 31, 2021, 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.
The cost of 2020-21 parking permits are as follows:
Residential Parking Permits - $108 (equals $54 per semester x 2 semesters)
Commuter Parking Permits
Central, East and West Areas - $108 (equals $54 per semester x 2 semesters)
Economy Lots - $72 (equals $36 per semester x 2 semesters)
Shuttle Lots – $30 (equals $15 per semester x 2 semesters)
Fall, Spring and Summer Permits
Fall 2020: Valid August 1 – December 31, 2020
Spring 2021: Valid January 1 – May 31, 2021
Summer 2021: Valid June 1 – July 31, 2021
If you only plan to attend classes for a single semester, then we recommend that you select a single semester permit. Your Owl Express account will be charged the amount associated with the parking permit you select for one semester only. 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 for that semester once the permits are released each semester.
The cost for Fall 2019 parking permits are as follows:
Residential Parking Permits - $54 for Fall 2019 semester
Commuter Parking Permits
Central, East and West Areas - $54 per semester
Economy Lots - $36 per semester
Shuttle Lots – $15 per semester
Select a Parking Permit
Other Parking Information
Kennesaw State University encourages alumni to remain active within the KSU community. Alumni may pay for hourly or daily parking in the visitor parking lots. Alternatively, alumni who are frequently on campus can purchase an Alumni parking permit, which costs $23 per month and are valid in any visitor parking area on the Kennesaw or Marietta Campus.
Requesting an Alumni Permit
Please submit an Alumni parking permit request to email@example.com with the following information:
- Customer name, address, email address and phone number
- Customer vehicle information: license plate number, vehicle make, model and color
- Number of months the permit will need to be valid (e.g., four months)
All citations and other unpaid fees due to Parking and Transportation must be paid prior to applying for and Alumni parking permit.
Purchasing an Alumni Permit
After receipt of an Alumni permit request, Parking and Transportation will send an invoice to the customer’s email address on file. Submit payments to Card Services at the Talon One Service Center located at the Student Center on both campuses. Checks should be written out to KSU Parking and Transportation.
Checks may also be mailed to:
Parking and Transportation
3499 Campus Loop Rd.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Using Your Alumni Permit
Upon receipt of payment, you will receive an email notification of permit activation. Your permit’s activation length will correspond to the period of parking purchased. Your vehicle license plate number will serve as your permit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to update vehicle/license plates and to renew your Alumni Parking Permit.
Alumni permits are only valid in visitor parking areas. Visitor parking areas on the Kennesaw Campus include the V2 Lot located outside the Central Deck on Parliament Way, the Welcome Center visitor parking lot on University Road adjacent to the Student Center and Lot J on Prillaman Way. On the Marietta Campus, visitor parking is located in Lot P2 off of Rossbacher Way adjacent to the Student Center, and on the second level of the P60 Parking Deck.
Parking and Transportation has the right to reserve lots for event parking on campus. Lot restrictions for an event will be posted at the entrance to the lot. Alumni permits are not valid for event parking. Event parking may be sold in advance or at the entrance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking and Transportation has the authority to close a lot for construction, maintenance or safety issues. Lot closures will be posted at the entrance to the lot.
Department Official Business Permits
Department heads who have personnel using personal automobiles for deliveries, transporting equipment and/or large amounts of supplies and materials may apply for the Department Official Business Permit (DOPB) annually by emailing email@example.com.
The permit allows the use of loading zones while loading and unloading and service vehicle spaces for up to two hours, and any other unreserved or non-metered parking space while conducting official University business.
All DOBPs are subject to approval by the department head or their delegate. The DOBP must be displayed from the rearview mirror of a vehicle linked to a valid Faculty/Staff parking permit. Vehicles displaying a DOBP parked in service vehicle spaces for more than the two hour limit may be cited and are subject to impoundment. Vehicles displaying a DOBP parked in permitted spaces on official business (e.g., committee meetings) more than two hours may be cited and are subject to impoundment.
Parking and Transportation seeks to make campus accessible to all community members, regardless of mobility limitations. ADA parking is available throughout campus in designated visitor lots and KSU permit-controlled parking areas.
Employees and Students - Permit Controlled Lots
A state-issued Disabled Person Parking license plate or placard must be displayed at all times in vehicles parked in any ADA accessible space. Additionally, a virtual parking permit must linked to the state-issued license plate through parkingportal.kennesaw.edu.
KSU parking permit holders with a state-issued Disabled Person Parking license plate or placard may park in any ADA space on campus, as well as metered/visitor ADA accessible spaces. When not parked in an ADA space, KSU permit holders must park in their permitted area.
Visitors and ADA Parking
Accessible parking is available in all designated visitor parking areas for an hourly or daily parking fee. Visitors displaying the appropriate state-issued license plate or placard may park in any ADA designated parking space and may purchase a temporary KSU permit for Long Term Visitors, Emeritus and Alumni.
- Parking and Transportation has the right to reserve lots/ramps for event parking on campus. Parking may be sold in advance or at the gate on a first-come basis. Lots restricted for an event will be posted at the entrance to the lot.
- Parking and Transportation has the authority to close a lot for construction, maintenance or safety issues. Lot closures will be posted at the entrance to the lot.
- The permit holder is responsible for returning their permit online at parkingportal.kennesaw.edu when the parking permit is no longer needed.
- Faculty and staff must notify Parking and Transportation when employment is terminated or the parking assignment is no longer needed. Payroll deduction cancellations will not be processed until the permit is returned online at parkingportal.kennesaw.edu.
- All citations and other unpaid fees due to Parking and Transportation must be paid prior to applying or accepting a permit assignment.
- Handicapped parking fraud may result in a fine or a misdemeanor offense. Misdemeanors are issued by KSU Public Safety.
For students with further accessibility requests or questions, please contact the Office of Student Disability Services.
For employees with further accessibility requests or questions, please contact the Benefits Department of KSU Human Resources.
KSU provides electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campus. Level 2 (240v) chargers are available to KSU permit holders.
- Level 2 EV charging stations are meant to be “top-off” locations only. It is anticipated that primary charging will happen at home. There is a two-hour maximum time limit for EV charging at level 2 charging stations. Vehicles parked in a level 2 EV charging space beyond the two-hour maximum time limit are subject to citation.
- A charging vehicle must obtain a valid KSU parking permit.
- Charging of electric vehicles is limited to charging station spaces only. Vehicles
are considered in violation of these guidelines under any of the following conditions:
- Electric vehicles parked in nearby or adjacent spaces utilizing the charging stations will be subject to citation (defined as taking the charging cable from the charging station and using it to charge a vehicle parked in another spot).
- Electric vehicles parked in non-charging station spots and using a regular electrical outlet for the charging of their vehicles will be subject to citation.
- Vehicles may not be parked in EV charging spaces unless they are actively charging.
- Vehicles will be cited if parked in an EV space while not actively charging.
- KSU assumes no responsibility or liability for damage to vehicles using the electric vehicle charging stations.
- Parking and Transportation has the authority to adjust charging at their discretion, based on demand or to regulate usage.
- Non-electric vehicles parked in EV charging spaces are subject to citation.
- Electric vehicles parked in an EV space while not charging will be subject to citation.
Motorcycles do not need a parking permit; however, motorcycle owners must register their vehicle information in parkingportal.kennesaw.edu for safety and security purposes. Motorcycle parking is available in the lots and decks marked with an “M” symbol on the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. Motorcycle parking spaces are designated with signage. If the designated motorcycle parking is full, you may park your motorcycle in the hash marked sections as long as they are not blocking vehicle access or next to an ADA space. Motorcycles MAY NOT park in any regular vehicle parking space. Parking in a regular parking space may result in a citation. Motorcyclists are motorists and must follow the Georgia Vehicle Code.
Temporary permits are available to new employees as well as permit holders that are driving a vehicle that does not belong to them (e.g., rental car). Temporary Permits can be obtained at the Talon One Service Centers on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. Temporary Permits are issued for up to two weeks to correspond with the permit holder's selected parking area.
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.