Visitor Parking Options and Pricing

**Please note that this page is for short-term parking only. Long-term visitors need to register their vehicles in-person at the Talon One Service Center.**

Visitor Parking and Rates

We welcome visitors to the University year round for community events, tours for prospective students and parents, and more. To accommodate our guests as conveniently as possible, Parking and Transportation provides pay-by-plate areas for visitors at both of our campuses. You will need your license plate information to register at the pay-by-plate parking station.

Please register your vehicle's license plate information at the pay-by-plate parking station in the Visitor Lot your vehicle is parked in or you will be subject to a citation.

  • Visitor Lots
    Visitor Parking Rates
  • Kennesaw Student Center

    Located near the James V. Carmichael Student Center on University Road. 

    • $3 per hour
    • $12 maximum
    • First 30 minutes free
  • Kennesaw Lot V2 (Bagwell Education Building)

    Located outside of the Central Deck off of Parliament Garden Way.

    • $3 per hour
    • $12 maximum
    • First 30 minutes free 
  • Kennesaw Lot J

    Located off of Parliament Garden Way.

    • $3 per hour
    • $12 maximum
    • First 30 minutes free
  • Kennesaw North Deck

    Located at the end of Canton Place NW. 

    • $3 per hour
    • $12 maximum
    • First 30 minutes free 
  • Marietta P2 (Joe Mack Wilson Student Center)

    Located off of Rossbacher Way. 

    • $3 per hour
    • $12 maximum
    • First 30 minutes free
  • Marietta Parking Deck (P60)

    On the second level in the spaces marked for visitor use. 

    • $3 per hour
    • $12 maximum
    • First 30 minutes free


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Visitor Parking Information

    1. Approach a visitor pay-per-plate station located in the lot that you have parked in.
    2. Press the keypad to turn on the screen.
    3. After the welcome message has loaded, please enter your license plate number using the keypad on the kiosk.
    4. When the parking meter has finished checking the license plate, please use the keypad to select your parking duration:
      • Up to 30 Minutes
      • 31 Minutes – 1 Hour
      • 1 – 2 Hours
      • 2 – 3 Hours
    5. After you input your time you will be asked if you have a coupon code. If you have a code, press 1. You will then be prompted to input the code. If you do not have a code, press 2. You will be prompted to pay with your card (step 6).

    After you have selected your parking duration, a summary of your purchase will be displayed along with a prompt asking if you would like to print your receipt. If you would like a printed receipt., press "OK" on the keypad or "Cancel" if you would do not want one. We always recommend choosing to get a printed copy of your receipt.

    **Please be aware of the parking duration that you have selected and our Parking Rules and Regulations. Visitor citations may be appealed through the Parking Portal.**

  • Accessible parking is available in all designated visitor parking areas for a fee. Visitors displaying the appropriate state-issued license plate or placard may park in any ADA designated parking space.

    Parking options for Visitors with a valid state-issued disability hang tag or license plate:

    • Park at a KSU defined disability space on campus in a visitor lot and pay the hourly or daily parking fee.
    • Purchase a temporary KSU permit for Long Term Visitors, Emeritus and Alumni.
  • Emeritus Faculty are eligible for a parking permit that will allow them to access the faculty/staff parking locations on the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. This permit is offered free of charge. Emeritus Faculty are encouraged to visit the Talon One Service Center in order to pick up their permit and register their vehicle information.

  • Retirees of the university who are enrolled in the Retirees Association are welcome to park in the visitor parking areas on the Kennesaw and the Marietta Campuses free of charge. Retirees are to display their Association Card on their dash while parking in the visitor lots. Retirees not part of the Association are welcome to pay to park in the visitor lots.

  • 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 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
    3205 Campus Loop Rd.
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
    MD 5700

    Using Your Alumni Permit

    Upon receipt of payment, you will receive an email notification of permit activation. Alumni permits are only valid in visitor parking areas. 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 to update vehicle/license plates and to renew your Alumni Parking Permit. 

    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. 

  • On-campus parking is coordinated through Parking and Transportation. All visitors to campus should be instructed to park at one of the pay-per-plate visitor parking areas. Learn more about our current event parking information and policy.

  • Parking and Transportation requires all contractors and vendors working on campus for more than four consecutive days to become long-term contractors and to sign up for paid contractor parking.

    Please Note: All long-term visitors needing un-escorted off-hours access to buildings on campus are required to undergo a background check by KSU Human Resources.

    The fee for paid contractor parking is $23 per month, per vehicle. Economy parking is available to long-term visitors in a limited capacity for $10 per month, per vehicle. Before qualifying for long-term contractor status*, a list of all work vehicles that require a permit must be sent to the responsible Project Manager along with the driver's name, vehicle make, model, color, year and license plate number. 

    Reserved parking incurs a $23 monthly fee, by clicking the link below you are agreeing to setup either a reccuring monthly payment or to pay the monthly equivalent to your tenure at KSU in full, upfont.
    Economy parking is available to long-term visitors in a limited capacity. Economy parking incurs a $10 monthly fee, by clicking the link below you are agreeing to setup either a recurring monthly payment or to pay the monthly equivalent to your tenure at KSU in full, upfront.

    The following methods are available for paying your parking deduction as a long-term visitor:

    • An LTV parking permit incurs a $23 monthly fee, and may park in any faculty/staff parking area. Payment may be made by setting up a reoccurring monthly credit card payment, or one can pay the monthly equivalent to your tenure at KSU upfront, in full at the Talon One Service Center.
    • Payments may also be made by check, payable to the KSU Parking and Transportation. Forms and proof of payment must be submitted to the Talon One Service Center.
    Registered Visitor Form

Visitor Parking Citations and Appeals

  • Visitor citations may be paid online at If a vehicle is not linked to a KSU student or employee, the registered vehicle owner is ultimately responsible for a parking citation, including lost, stolen or damaged citations, whether or not the owner was operating the vehicle at the time the citation was issued.

  • All visitor appeals may be appealed through the Parking Portal within 14 days of citation issuance. If a citation is appealed within 14 days, any associated fines will be frozen until the appeal is adjudicated. Fines will not come due during this period of review. After 14 days, the citation may no longer be appealed. 

    Appeal Approved: The associated citation will be voided and any associated fines will be reduced to $0.

    Appeal Denied: The associated citation stands, and the initial fine remains the responsibility of the registered vehicle owner.

    • Violation Code
      Violation Descriptions
      Violation Costs
    • V01
      Area not designated for parking
    • V02
      Boot fee
    • V03
      Expired permit
    • V04
      Failed to pay at visitor lot
    • V05
      Fire lane - blocking/impeding
    • V07
      Tap/plate not permitted
    • V08
      Overtime parking
    • V09
      Parking contrary to sign
    • V10
      Parked in dedicated space
    • V11
      Parked in handicapped space
    • V12
      Parked in loading zone
    • V13
      Parked in tow zone
    • V14
      Parked in wrong direction
    • V15
      Tampered permit
    • V16
      Tow fee
    • V17
      Unauthorized use of permit
    • V18
      Parked in church reserved area
    • V19
      No carpool permit displayed
    • V20
      Parked in visitor space
    • V21
      Not parked in between lines
    • V22
      Not in assigned area
    • V23
      Parked for clinic patients only
    • V24
      License plate not visible
    • V25
      Smoking violation
  • All unpaid citations are subject to collections and/or University policies. Citations for vehicles not found in the KSU Parking Database shall be traced through the appropriate state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Department of Drivers Services (DDS). Owner's addresses will be obtained for collection purposes. Any corresponding fees associated with tracing vehicles will be passed along to the respective vehicle owner.