South Garage

EFFECTIVE: 8/1/2021


The sign for the South Garage2101 E. 21st Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

The South Garage (SG) is located east of the Wolstein Center. The garage has four levels with 611 parking spaces and provides parking for CSU Parking Permits and campus visitors.

SG is automated and each entry and exit machine has an intercom (HELP BUTTON) which allows parkers to call for assistance. On occasion, the SG may be unavailable for campus parking in order to provide special event parking for the Wolstein Center. Visit the "Events & News" link for upcoming events. Overnight parking is available for visitors and CSU Permits with a valid overnight sticker. Note, all vehicles parking overnight need to be registered with the Parking & Transportation Department. The entry ticket must be displayed while parked. Those staying over two nights need to purchase a permit in advance.

LED signs posted at the lot entranced indicate the status of the parking facility: OPEN means the facility is available for parkers. However, visitor parking may be limited and signs will provide direction. FULL means the facility is at capacity and no additional visitor parkers are CSU Permits will be available. 

SG Permit Access with Viking Card

South Garage Viking Card Reader

To enter the facility, an active Viking Card is required. SG permit holders scan their Viking Card at the card reader located at the entrance machine. Permit holders must register their vehicle to their active permit. To exit, SG permit holders scan their Viking Card at the card reader located at the exit machine.

Visitor Parking Operations

South Garage Entry LaneThe SG is available to visitors 24/7. Spaces are allocated for visitor parking and are on a first-come basis. Once the allocated spaces are filled, signage will notify visitors of no public parking. Since the system is automated, reserved parking for visitors cannot be accommodated. Any parker in the facility may exit the facility at any time by submitting payment. Megabus & Short-Term Overnight Parking is available via request, for more information click here

SG Daily Rates: $2 for first hour - $1 per hour after. Max $10 per day.

Visitors enter the facility by pressing the blue button on the entry ticket machine. The parker takes the ticket and proceeds into the facility to a non-reserved parking space.


When leaving the facility, the visitor drives to the Pay in Lane machine at the exit. The visitor inserts the ticket, the machine calculates the parking rate and displays the amount owed. Payment can be made with cash (up to $20 bill) and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Debit Card). Change is dispensed and press the RECEIPT button during the transactions to acquire a receipt. 

Exiting South Garage

Please note that the exit lane onto E. 22 is now dedicated for credit card payments and CSU Permits only. No cash is accepted in this lane.

When the SG is operated for special event parking (signs are posted), a flat parking fee is charged upon entrance and cash only is accepted for payment. No refunds are available for special event parking or lost ticket cost. A ticket will be issued and must be displayed while parked. 

For further information about the CSU South Garage, contact Parking & Transportation Services at 216.687.2023



UPDATED: 6/9/21