Winter Parking Tips

Garage rooftops may close due to inclement weather.

Winter brings with it the occasional need to close garage rooftops due to snow and/or ice accumulation. The amount of precipitation and the outdoor temperature contribute to a decision to close rooftops. They get cold faster and remain cold longer than surface lots or roads due to their exposure to the elements. Our ultimate consideration is for the safety of our customers. We appreciate your understanding and urge drivers to heed garage rooftop closure notices. See the Garage Rooftop Status page for the latest closure information.

Parking on campus during holidays: there are still restrictions.

While garage and surface lot availability increases for permit holders after 4 p.m. weekdays, weekends, and university-observed holidays, some restrictions remain. Permit holders without specific permit access should never park in restricted parking spaces, all of which are indicated by signage. This restriction applies at all times, even holiday breaks. Consult the Off-Peak Parking page for additional information.

Pothole patrol: let us know of problem areas.

As you are likely aware, frequent freezing and thawing of road and parking lot surfaces often results in potholes. You can help by notifying us of potholes and other weather damage that you encounter in garages or surface lots. Simply email our Customer Service Center or contact us on Twitter @CampusParc (using #pothole) with the location, and we will incorporate it into our repair schedule. (Weather damage to campus roads should be reported to 292-HELP.) See the Routine Care and Maintenance page for additional information.

Check SpaceTracker before you drive to campus.

SpaceTracker provides estimated real-time parking availability in garages and select surface lots and is located on the CampusParc homepage, OSU Mobile App, and OneSource. SpaceTracker cannot take into consideration parking spaces reserved for valet or ADA Accessible parking or by university departments or units, which has varying levels of implication depending on the facility.

Make sure the license plate of the vehicle you park on campus is linked to your current permit.

Driving a rental car? Borrowed a car from a friend? Purchased a new one? Make sure the license plate of the vehicle you park on campus is linked to your permit before you park on campus. You can link your license plate to your permit online.

Let CampusParc help if we can.

Our Customer Service staff is available via email to answer questions and help solve problems.