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Parking Options



All CSU students are required to register their vehicles and display a valid University parking hangtag to park on campus. Overnight parking requires the purchase of an additional decal to be displayed when parking overnight.

All prepaid hangtags must be ordered through the CSUGO Online parking system, which can be accessed through your CampusNet account. Cash payment for daily parking is restricted to a few locations on campus. Cash is not accepted for payment in prepaid facilities Monday through Friday. For more parking registration information, please visit the parking webpage


Parking hangtag purchases must also be done online through the CSUGO Online parking system. You can add the charge to your student account or pay with a debit/credit card (Visa, MC and Discover). A valid vehicle license plate number is required at the time of registration. Parking hangtags are mailed to your address on file unless otherwise noted.


Commuter students can obtain either a Prepaid Green or White hangtag. Prepaid tags allow you to park in Prepaid parking areas on campus based on the color of the hangtag. Green allows access to park in the campus core. White hangtags give access to non-core lots, one to three blocks from the campus core. Students who park three or more times per week find this is the preferred option. Prepaid tags are sold by semester.

Please remember that all hangtag types are limited and may sell out. Hangtags are awarded first-come first-served.

Parking assignments are not made for a specific lot. Your hangtag lists the lots for which the hangtag provides access. Most parking areas fill up by 9:00 a.m. If you arrive later than 9:00 a.m. you should plan on walking a bit further to class.

Follow parking on Twitter (@csu_parking), Facebook, and the MYCSU Mobile App for real-time availability and updates.

At the beginning of each semester, signs are posted at the lot entrances designating the type of parker permitted to park to help you navigate. Most campus core parking areas fill up by 9:00 a.m. If you arrive later than 9:00 a.m., plan on walking a little bit further to class.

Prepaid parkers may consider parking at the South Garage (SG) located two blocks south of the Student Center (SC). Prepaid hangtag holders use their Viking Cards to swipe in at the entrance lane and swipe out at exit. There is no need to take a ticket. If you don’t have a prepaid hangtag, you may still park in South Garage (SG) and pay per hour ($2 for the first hour, $1 for each hour thereafter – maximum $10 per day).

Parking for Resident Students

Resident students are offered parking (that includes overnight parking privileges) in the White Lots, Green Lots, and the Prospect Garage. Assignments are made in either area based on student preference and availability. All gated parking facilities require swiping an active Viking Card to enter and exit. If your housing contract is cancelled, residence hall parking is also cancelled. Residence hall students are not permitted to register for commuter parking.


Current CSU parking rates are available on the Parking and Transportation Services website.


Getting to and from campus is about more than just parking your car! Consider alternatives that may provide the convenience and value you are looking for:

CSU is pleased to support the popular RTA U-Pass program. The U-Pass provides unlimited bus or train rides on RTA for the entire semester.

You are automatically charged $40.00 on your Student Account per semester for a U-Pass sticker and the sticker is mailed to your home address a few weeks before the start of the semester. 

There are no restrictions with the U-Pass, providing a great opportunity to explore Cleveland.

Zipcar is a car-sharing service that allows you to reserve a car by the hour or the day and includes the cost of gas and insurance. The cars are parked on campus in front of the Music and Communication Building and Fenn Tower.