Visitor Parking

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.

On the Kennesaw Campus, visitor parking is in Lot V2 (located outside of the Central Deck off of Parliament Way), Lot J (located off of Parliament Way), North Deck (located at the end of Canton Place NW) and in the Student Center Visitors lot (located near the James V. Carmichael Student Center on University Road). 

On the Marietta Campus, visitors may park in Lot P2 (located off of Rossbacher Way) and in Deck P60 on the second level in the spaces marked for visitor use. 

Please register your vehicle 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 Parking Rates

  • Visitor Lot
    Visitor Parking Rates
  • Kennesaw Student Center
    • $3 per hour
    • $12 maximum
    • First 30 minutes free
  • Kennesaw V2
    (Bagwell Education Building)
    • $3 per hour
    • $12 maximum
    • First 30 minutes free
  • Kennesaw Lot J
    • $3 per hour
    • $12 maximum
    • First 30 minutes free
  • Kennesaw North Deck
    • $3 per hour
    • $12 maximum
    • First 30 minutes free
  • Marietta P2
    (Joe Mack Wilson Student Center)
    • $3 per hour
    • $12 maximum
    • First 30 minutes free
  • Marietta Parking Deck (P60)
    • $3 per hour
    • $12 maximum
    • First 30 minutes free

Disability Visitor Parking
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 hangtag 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 Parking
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 to pick up their permit and register their vehicle information.

Retiree Parking
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.

Alumni Parking
University Alumni are welcome to park in the visitor parking areas on the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. Patrons will need to input their plate information into the pay-by-plate station and pay the applicable fees based on the duration of their stay.

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

Visitor Citations and Appeals

  • 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.

    Citations must be paid via cash or check at the Bursar's Office within 14 days of the issuance of the citation. Fines not paid or appealed within 14 days will result in a HOLD placed on a student account, or a possible wage garnishment for KSU employees.

  • 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
      Tag/plate not permitted
    • V08
      Overtime parking
    • V09
      Parked 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 between lines
    • V22
      Not in assigned area
    • V23
      Parking 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.


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