Garage Parking

Visitors and guests to The Ohio State University are required to purchase parking any time they park on campus. All parking on campus is allocated and signed for specific uses, and parking regulations are enforced 24/7. There are two basic options for visitor parking:

Garage Parking: Prevalent in the dense Academic Core and Wexner Medical Center areas
Surface Lot Parking: Typically located in less dense areas along the campus perimeter

CampusParc provides several garage options for visitor parking. Hourly parking rates are posted at the entrance of each pay facility and can also be found on the garage information pages below. All garage fees are due upon exit. Credit cards are accepted.

24-Hour Visitor Garages

Off-Peak Visitor Garages
(4:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Weekdays, All Day Weekends)


Pay-on-Foot machines are located in the ground-floor elevator lobbies of a number of CampusParc garages. The machines in the SafeAuto Hospitals and 12th Avenue Garages are located in the bridge-level elevator lobbies. Take your ticket with you when you leave your vehicle, and stop at the Pay-on-Foot station on your way back to your vehicle. Pay your parking fees, receive a paid ticket, and insert the paid ticket at any exit lane on your way out. Pay-on-Foot machines accept cash, coins, vouchers, debit cards, and credit cards.


In garages without Pay-on-Foot machines, payment is made at the exit gate. Proceed to an exit gate, insert the ticket into the Pay-in-Lane machine, and pay the displayed amount due. If a receipt is desired, press the green “RECEIPT” button and one will be provided. Pay-in-Lane machines accept cash, coins, vouchers, debit cards, and credit cards. Please note that Pay-in-Lane machines give change in coin only.

Visitor Garage Permits

For individuals who plan on visiting frequently within a month or semester, monthly Visitor Garage permits are available for purchase. Additionally, a 10-pack of prepaid parking vouchers is available for purchase. Permits and parking vouchers are available for purchase at the CampusParc Customer Service Center located herePlease note that Visitor Garage Passes are not valid in surface lots.


Receipts for paid parking are offered from the payment machines at the time of payment.

Lost Entry Tickets

If you have lost your white entry ticket, press the lost-ticket button on the payment machine.