Frequently Asked Questions
The new parking permit process began on July 1, 2017.
Proceeds from parking permits will fund campus security upgrades, including additional police officers on campus.
Only if you intend to park on either campus. If you walk, ride, or take a bus to campus, then you do not need a parking permit.
All vehicles that park on campus must be registered with Parking Services and linked to a valid permit. You may add up to 3 vehicles to a single permit, which is registered to a single driver. Please be advised that only one vehicle from each permit may park on either campus at one time. Visit the Parking Web Portal to add temporary or permanent replacement vehicles to your account.
Green - Faculty/Staff Parking.
White - Open parking for all currently registered vehicles unless designated otherwise. This excludes the Main Campus Parking Garage; the main campus garage is exclusively for registered student vehicles.
Blue - Accessibility Parking. Individuals without special accessibility placards or plates are subject to citation and impoundment.
Visitors - Visitor parking. Faculty, staff, students and third-party employees and vendors may not park in designated visitor spaces at any time.
Electric Vehicle Charging Spaces - These publically available spaces are reserved for electric vehicles (EV) only. EVs must be in an active session connected to the charger to use the spaces. There is a 4-hour time limit for EV spaces. Any non-electric vehicles or EVs not in active sessions are subject to citations. EV spaces are located in the center section of the first floor of the parking deck, Lot 14 in front of University Hall, and at the Cunningham Conference Center.
- College: students (up to) / employees (up to)
- Georgia Tech: $795 / $795
- Georgia State: $430 / $660
- UGA: $240 / $720
- Kennesaw State: $26 / $1,056
- Georgia Southern: $160 / $100
- Georgia College & State: $150 / $100
- Augusta: $35 / $120
- Valdosta State: $75 / $75
- Gordon State: $20 / $20
Transportation Options FAQs
Absolutely. You can use the CSU Shuttle or METRA (the Columbus public transportation system). You can also carpool, bike, or walk. See the questions below for more details.
Yes, the Shuttle runs between RiverPark Campus and Main Campus about every 20 minutes for most of the day. You can also pick it up at Lakebottom Park (near Columbus High School). All CSU faculty, staff, and students can ride the CSU Shuttle free of charge. For a detailed schedule, please see the Bus Schedule page.
Yes, METRA Routes 5 and 6 serve Main Campus. Routes 2, 4, and 8 serve downtown Columbus within walking distance of the RiverPark Campus. Student fares are $1 with a student ID. Multi-day passes are also available (details on METRA's website).
Yes, the Fall Line Trace is a multi-use path that runs 11 miles from downtown Columbus
through many residential areas to Psalmond Road in east Columbus. It has an entrance
to the main campus.
NOTE FOR BICYCLISTS: The first two (2) miles between the 14th Street Bridge and Fall Line Trace entrance off 10th Avenue requires street riding.