Q. Do I need a permit to park at KSU?

Answer: Yes, all students, faculty and staff must have a permit to park in any KSU parking area, including off-site park and ride lots. An opt-out option is available if a vehicle will not be brought to campus.
Q. Do I need to make a parking selection each semester?

Answer: Student parking selections are only valid for one semester. A parking area selection must be made every semester through Owl Express during the class registration process. Faculty/staff parking permits remain valid during the employment period.
Q. Can I opt out of parking entirely?

Answer: Students are able to opt-out of the parking permit fee by agreeing to not have a vehicle on campus. THIS REQUEST MUST BE MADE IN PERSON AT CARD SERVICES. All students are still required to pay the $60 infrastructure fee associated with the parking fees. Students who live in surrounding off-campus apartment communities may want to consider opting-out of the parking permit fee and taking the apartment shuttle to campus.

BOB currently stops at:

  • West 22
  • U CLub on Frey
  • The Blake
  • U Pointe Kennesaw

Faculty and staff may also opt-out of the parking permit fee by agreeing to not bring a vehicle to campus, or by carpooling/vanpooling. THIS REQUEST MUST BE MADE IN PERSON AT CARD SERVICES.

Q. What are the current student parking permit fees?

Q. What are the current faculty/staff parking permit fees?

Q. Where are the Faculty/Staff parking spaces in the decks?

Answer: Faculty/Staff parking spaces are located in the East, Central and West decks and are clearly marked in green striped areas. Faculty and staff are NOT permitted to park in student parking spaces accept when the campus is in OPEN parking.

View Faculty/Staff Parking Areas

Faculty/Staff Open Parking Rules
Q. Where do I pick up my parking permit?

Answer: Permits are available for pick up at the Card Services office in the Student Center after your selection is made in Owl Express (students), or through Human Resources (faculty and staff).
Q. Where does the decal go?

Answer: Decals must be placed on the inside on the driver’s side lower front windshield. The decal must be adhered to the glass for proper functionality.
Q. How do the parking gates work?

Answer: Gates open automatically when a car with the appropriate decal for that parking area approaches the gate and is recognized by the decal reader.
Q. What should I do if the gate doesn’t open?

Answer: First, check to see if you are in the correct area (your decal color and area number will match the parking area you’ve selected). Second, push the call button to inform Parking and Transportation of the issue and to gain access to the lot or deck. Third, note your decal number and go to the Card Services Office to identify and correct the problem. DO NOT REMOVE YOUR DECAL.
Q. Do Motorcycles need a parking permit?

Answer: Currently, motorcycles do not need a parking permit. However, we highly recommend that motorcycle owners register their vehicle information in Owl Express for safety and security purposes. Motorcycle parking is available on campus in areas marked for Motorcycle Parking Only. Motorcycle parking is available in several parking areas/lots around campus and marked by signs, as well as on Owl Drive outside of the Burruss Building in the area labeled and striped for motorcycle parking.

Motorcycles may also park in parking decks in the gore (striped corners) only. If you wish to park a motorcycle in a deck, carefully drive around the gate at the entrance to enter the deck. Park your motorcycle completely within the gore and clearly away from the regular parking spaces on either side of the gore. Motorcycles without a decal MAY NOT park in any regular vehicle parking space. Parking in a regular parking space without the appropriate decal permit will result in a citation.

Q. What are the hours of parking enforcement?

Answer: Parking rules and regulations are enforced 24 hours a day.
Q. How do I pay for my parking tickets/citations?

Answer: Students may pay parking fines at the Bursar’s Office on the 2nd floor of the Student Center or through Owl Express. Faculty and staff parking fines are paid at the Bursar’s Office.

Q. What if I drive more than one car to campus?

Answer: The decals are not transferable, therefore cannot be moved from car to car. You may purchase up to two additional decals at $25 each at the Card Services Office. Each decal purchased must be associated with a vehicle to be validated in the system.
Q. Can I park more than one of my registered vehicles on campus on the same day?

Answer: No. The technology will only allow one vehicle per person to be parked on campus on the same day.

Q. What if I obtain a new vehicle?

Answer: : If you obtain a new vehicle you will also need a new decal. First, update your vehicle information in Owl Express. Next, bring your old decal (if possible) and at least one of the following documents to Card Services to receive a new decal at no charge:

  • Vehicle sales receipt
  • Copy of police or accident report
  • Tow receipt
  • Insurance letter of total loss

You must have at least one of these documents to receive the replacement decal at no charge.

Q. What if I wreck my vehicle or my vehicle is being repaired?

Answer: A temporary hangtag may be checked-out from the Welcome Center located at the entrance to the Visitor’s Lot. Temporary hangtags may be checked out for up to four (4) days to accommodate campus parking while your vehicle is being repaired.
Q. Where are the off-campus parking areas located?

Answer: There are currently two off-site park and ride locations:

  • Town Center at Cobb mall (just outside of the entrance to the food court at Town Center Mall)
  • Town Point Office Building (located across from the main entrance of the University on Chastain Rd.)
Q. Are vehicles parked at Town Center Mall or Town Point subject to citations?

Answer: Yes. Tickets will be issued to students parked at Town Center or Town Point who do not display the appropriate decal or who are parked in the wrong location.
Q. Is security provided at the Town Center Mall lot?

Answer: Yes, KSU Police, Cobb County Police, and mall security patrol the lot.
Q. Are there handicap spaces available at Town Center Mall?

Answer: Yes, handicap spaces are provided in accordance with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.
Q. Who is eligible to ride the shuttle?

Answer: Anyone with a valid KSU ID card may ride the shuttles. Your ID must be verified by the card reader upon entry.
Q. What does it the cost to ride the shuttle?

Answer: There is no charge to ride the shuttle for anyone with a valid KSU ID. Your ID must be verified by the card reader upon entry.
Q. Are the shuttles handicap accessible?

Answer: Yes. The shuttles are equipped with a ramp and restraining harnesses for handicap accessibility.
Q. What are the hours of operation for the B.O.B. shuttles?

Answer: During fall and spring semesters, the shuttle service operates Monday – Thursday, 7:00AM – 11:00PM and Friday, 7:00AM -5:00PM. The shuttle routes and hours are subject to change based on use and demand.
Q. Where are the shuttle stops located?

Answer: There are currently four routes for the shuttle:

  • Gold Route
    • Rec Center
    • The Commons
    • Campus Loop (10am-3pm)
    • Town Point
    • Chastain Pointe park & ride location
  • Blue Route
    • Rec Center
    • The Commons
    • Campus Loop
    • West 22
    • U-Club on Frey
  • Black Route
    • Rec Center
    • The Commons
    • The Blake
    • KSU Center
    • Town Center Mall park & ride location
  • Green Route
    • Rec Center
    • The Commons
    • U Pointe Kennesaw
    • The Perch
    • Walmart Supercenter (Tues, Wed, & Thurs, 10am-3pm)

The shuttle routes and hours are subject to change based on use and demand

Click here for a map of the current shuttle routes.

Q. How long is the wait for a shuttle?

Answer: Shuttles generally arrive at each stop every 10-18 minutes. Some routes may have longer wait times.A free smartphone application that provides real-time shuttle location and arrival data is available for download. Go to the Where is B.O.B.? Shuttle Tracker or in the iTunes App Store or Google Play to download the app.

Q. What are the clearance heights in the parking decks on campus?

Answer: For those individuals who may have high-profile vehicles in terms of height, below are the clearance heights for the parking decks on the KSU campuses. If you are unsure whether your vehicle will clear these areas, please park in an alternate lot within your permitted parking area to avoid damage to your vehicle and/or decks and blocking the deck entrances.
Clearance heights are clearly marked on ALL deck entrances. Please make sure your vehicle will have sufficient clearance prior to entering any deck.

Deck Campus Clearance
Central Kennesaw 8 ft. 0 in.
East Kennesaw 7 ft. 2 in.
North Kennesaw 6 ft. 8 in.
West Kennesaw 7 ft. 2 in.
Deck 60 Marietta 8 ft. 2 in.

IMPORTANT: KSU is not responsible for damage incurred to vehicles caused by entering a deck with insufficient clearance. The vehicle owner may be responsible for any damage done to the physical deck structure if caused by a vehicle attempting to enter a deck with insufficient height clearance for that vehicle.

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