Summer 2023 Parking Permits

The Summer 2023 parking permit selection schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, March 13, 10:00 AM | Graduate Students and Undergraduates with 90+ Credit Hours (Seniors)
  • Tuesday, March 14, 10:00 AM | Undergraduates with 60-89 Credit Hours (Juniors)
  • Wednesday, March 15, 10:00 AM | Undergraduates with 30-59 Credit Hours (Sophomores)
  • Thursday, March 16, 10:00 AM | Undergraduates with 0-29 Credit Hours (First-Year Students and Freshmen)

Permit Types

Term Valid From Valid To
Fall/Spring 2022-23 August 9, 2022 May 12, 2023
Fall 2022 August 9, 2022 December 31, 2022
Spring 2023 January 1, 2023 May 12, 2023
Summer 2023 May 13, 2023 July 31, 2023
  • The permit type you select allows you to park in that area on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. For instance, if you select Central Parking, you are able to park in the Central Parking Deck on the Kennesaw Campus and Lots P35, P36 and P51 on the Marietta Campus. Some parking areas on the Marietta Campus have changed. Please review the map above before selecting your parking area.

    Please note that students who choose a Fall/Spring 2022-23 Permit will be charged the permit amount x two semesters (fall/spring). Students who choose a single semester permit will be charged the value of the permit they select for one semester only (Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023). The charge will appear on Owl Express the day after completing your permit selection.

    If you plan to attend classes in the fall and spring semesters, we recommend purchasing a Fall/Spring 2022-23 permit to secure your preferred parking area for the fall and spring semesters. If you do not return to campus for the spring semester, you can return your permit online for a prorated refund.

    If you only plan to attend classes for a single semester, we recommend selecting a single semester permit. It's important to note that your permit will not renew. If you return to campus for the next semester, you will need to pick a new permit from the parking areas available once the permits are released each semester.

    Your vehicle’s license plate serves as your virtual parking permit; therefore, once you have selected a permit, you need to keep your license plate information for any vehicle that you plan to drive to campus current in your account. There are no physical parking permit decals.

Permit Rates

Student rates listed below are for the cost of parking permits only and do not include the mandatory parking infrastructure fee that all students pay. The 2021-22 fee was $83 per semester and the fee will decrease to $58 per semester for the 2022-23 academic year. The fee and parking permit rates cover the department's operating costs, including ongoing maintenance, personnel, debt to build the existing parking decks, and other improvement projects.

Residential Parking Permits

Parking Area Spring 2023 Rate Fall/Spring 2022-23 Rate
Residential Areas $95 $190

Commuter Parking Permits

Students who live at an apartment complex with a stop on one of the Big Owl Bus routes are encouraged to ride the shuttle to the Kennesaw Campus. CobbLinc also offers bus service to both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campus.

Parking Area Spring 2023 Rate Fall/Spring 2022-23 Rate
Central, East and West Areas $95 $190
Economy Lots $72 $144
Shuttle Lots $40 $80

Student Parking Areas

The permit area you select allows you to park in the area on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. For instance, if you select Central Parking, you are able to park in the Central Parking Deck on the Kennesaw Campus and Lots P35, P36 and P51 on the Marietta Campus.  

Residential Parking Areas

First-year students living at The Summit will need to purchase a North Residential parking permit and park in the North Deck. Big Owl Bus shuttle service will be available on the West Campus and Chastain Pointe Routes from 7:00 AM to 10:45 PM Monday through Thursday and 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Fridays. A Safe Walk virtual escort is available through the LiveSafe app or students can call University Police at their non-emergency number (470) 578-6206 to request a traditional escort between locations on campus.

Kennesaw Campus

First-Year Residential (Dark Blue)

Recommended for students living at The Summit, University Village and University Village Suites. Includes access to the North Parking Deck.

Upper Class Residential (Light Blue)

Upper Class students living at ARC and KSU Place may select an Upper Class Residential permit, which includes access to the Austin Residence Lot, South Housing Lot and KSU Place spaces.

Marietta Campus

Residential (Dark Blue)

Recommended for students living at Hornet Village, University Columns, University Commons and University Courtyard. Includes Lots P9, part of P11, P12, P13, P14, P28 a and b and P43.

Commuter Parking Areas

The following permits are valid for the parking areas listed for both campuses. Shuttle Lot users will need to ride the Big Owl Bus to campus and back. The bus can be tracked using the Big Owl Bus TransLōc app for the latest real-time arrival information.

Kennesaw Campus

Central (Green): Central Parking Deck

East (Yellow): East Parking Deck

West (Red): West Parking Deck

East Economy (Brown): Located on Frey Road across from the Bailey Athletic Complex and the East Parking Deck

Town Point Economy (Purple): Located at Town Point across Chastain Road from Campus/ Big Owl Bus shuttle service is available

West Economy (Orange): West Lot and Church Lot along Campus Loop Road

Shuttle Lot (Pink): Located at 3305 Busbee/ Big Owl Bus shuttle service is available


Marietta Campus

Central (Green): Lot P35, Lot P36 and Lot P51

East (Yellow): Lot P37 and Lot P38

West (Red): Parking Deck P60 and Lot P22

East Economy (Brown): Lot P8, part of Lot P11, Lot P18 and Lot P19

Shuttle Lot (Pink): Lot P40/ Big Owl Bus shuttle service is available

Selecting Your Permit

  1. Log into the Parking Portal using your NetID and password.
  2. Click on the “Permits” tab at the top of the page and select “Get Permits” in the drop-down, which will take you to our virtual permitting system.
  3. Click “Next” at the bottom of the page, and the “KSU Permit Selection and Permit Agreement” page will load. Select a permit and then click the boxes indicating that you are familiar with and understand Parking and Transportation’s rules and regulations.
  4. Add vehicles to your account by selecting the “Add an Additional Vehicle” option at the bottom of the “Select Your Vehicles for Permit” page. You may select up to five vehicles to apply to the permit and then click “Next” to continue.
  5. On the “Purchase Overview” page, you’ll see the permit term, permit option and maps to both campuses displayed.
  6. Click “Checkout” at the bottom of the page to continue to the “Finalize Purchase” page. If everything is accurate on this page, click the box indicating that you have read and understood the above statements and click “Transfer Permit Fee to Owl Express” to finalize the permit selection process. Also, and this is very important, if you have correctly completed your permit selection, you will receive a confirmation email from Parking and Transportation.