Prospect Parking Garage

Prospect Garage Entry SignThe Prospect Garage (PG) has four levels with 292 parking spaces. The structure is located adjacent to the Euclid Commons residence hall and behind the Parker Hannifin Administration Center and Parker Hannifin Hall. Vehicle access to the parking structure is off Prospect Avenue just west of the East 24th Street intersection. Parking in the Prospect Garage is limited to PG permit holders (both resident student and faculty/staff) and campus visitors to Euclid Commons, Parker Hannifin Hall, the Administration Center and Elements Restaurant.

PG, like the South Garage (SG), is automated and has no parking attendant on site. A scan of an activated Viking Card provides access to the facility for PG permit holder parking. Visitors take a ticket from the ticket machine at the PG entrance and pay when exiting the facility.

Overnight parking for resident students with PG permits, faculty and staff members with PG permits. Overnight visitor parking is not permitted. Visitor parking is available in the South Garage. PG Permit holders may exit by a valid scan of their active Viking Card. Visitors must pay as they are exiting in the pay lane. 


LED signs posted at the lot entrance indicate the status of the parking facility:

  • OPEN means the facility is available for PG permit holders and visitor parkers
  • FULL means the facility is at capacity and no additional visitor parkers are permitted to park
  • CLOSED means the facility is not open for business operations and only parkers with special afterhours access to the facility may enter the garage (special decal is required)

Each lane of traffic and device has an intercom (HELP BUTTON) built into it that allows for parkers to call for assistance.

PG Permit Access with Viking Card

Viking Card ReaderTo enter the facility, an active Viking Card is required. PG permit holders are required to scan their Viking Card at the card reader located at the PG drive entrance. Once scanned, the parker may enter the raised gate and proceed to park in the facility. To exit the facility, PG permit holders must scan their Viking Card at the card reader located in the exit lane of the parking facility.

Visitor Parking Operations

South Garage Entry LaneApproximately 50 spaces in the facility are allocated for visitor parking. Once the access equipment has counted 50 visitor vehicles in the facility, the system change the status of the garage to full and not allow any additional visitor parkers into the structure. Since the system is automated, reserved parking for visitors cannot be accommodated and visitor parking is on a first come basis. Overnight visitor parking is not available in PG. Overnight visitors should utilize South Garage.

PG Visitor rates: $2 for first hour - $2 per 2 every hours after. Max $10 per day.

Visitors enter the facility by pressing the green button on the ticket spitter located at the lot entrance to issue a parking ticket. The parker takes the parking ticket and proceeds through the raised gate into the facility to park.

When the visitor leaves the facility, the parker drives up to the Pay in Lane machine located in the facility exit. The visitor inserts their ticket How to exit South Garageinto the device. The machine calculates the parking rate and displays the amount owed on the front of the machine. Payment can be made with cash (up to $20 bill accepted), credit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Bank Debit Card), or bank debit card. Change dispensed for cash payments is made in $1 coin only. 

Other Information

The Euclid Commons Service Drive located between the Administration Center and Euclid Commons (EC) is for service vehicles only. A special access code is required to enter the service drive. The drive is one way, southbound only. Service vehicles may enter from Euclid Avenue but must exit onto Prospect Avenue. No vehicle parking is permitted in the EC service drive or the PG drive.

No refunds are available for special event parking or lost ticket cost.

For further information about the CSU Prospect Garage, contact Parking & Transportation Services at 216-687-2023.