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 primary 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.

Parking Garage Access Table

Garage  Address Permit Access Visitor Access
1585 Westpark Street NO ACCESS
12th Avenue Garage
340 West 12th Avenue OFF PEAK ALL TIMES
9th Avenue East Garage
345 West 9th Avenue
9th Avenue West Garage
355 West 9th Avenue ALL TIMES NO ACCESS
North Cannon Garage
1640 Cannon Drive OFF PEAK
South Cannon Garage
1640 Cannon Drive NO ACCESS
Garage  Address Permit Access Visitor Access
Ohio Union North Garage
1780 College Road ALL TIMES NO ACCESS
Ohio Union South Garage
1759 North High Street OFF PEAK ALL TIMES
Gateway Garage
75 East 11th Avenue
11th Avenue Garage
229 West 11th Avenue ALL TIMES OFF PEAK
Neil Avenue Garage
1801 Neil Avenue ALL TIMES OFF PEAK
Garage  Address Permit Access Visitor Access
Tuttle Park Place Garage
2050 Tuttle Park Place ALL TIMES
Northwest Garage
Arps Garage
1990 College Road
Lane Avenue Garage
2105 Neil Avenue ALL TIMES ALL TIMES
West Lane Avenue Garage 328 West Lane Avenue ALL TIMES ALL TIMES


ALL TIMES – 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
OFF PEAK – 4:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. Weekdays, All Day Weekends
NO ACCESS – No Access Provided

For specific keycard access privileges, click here.

Garage Fee Payment

Pay-on-Foot Machines

Most visitor garages are equipped with pay-on-foot machines. Customers receive a white entry ticket and keep it with them to make payment prior to returning to their vehicle, reducing backups at the exit gate. Once payment is made, customers receive a returned paid/validated ticket for use at the exit gate. Pay-on-foot machines accept cash, credit, and vouchers.

NOTE: Cash is not accepted at the exit gate.

Pay-in-Lane Machines

In garages not equipped with pay-on-foot machines, payment is made at the exit gate. Upon arrival at the exit gate, the customer should insert the white entry ticket into the pay-in-lane machine and pay the displayed amount due. Pay-in-lane machines accept cash, credit, and vouchers.  Credit cards are the preferred method of payment to expedite exit.

NOTE: Pay-in-lane machines give change in coin only.



Receipts for paid parking are offered from payment machines at the time of payment.  If a receipt is not printed, customers can email with the time, date, garage location, and amount charged to receive a copy of their receipt via email.


Frequent Visitors

The options listed below are available to individuals with a need to park in a campus garage on a regular basis. Please Note: These options do not provide access to surface lot parking.

Monthly Visitor Permits

Monthly visitor permits provide access to designated garages and are valid for 30 days from the date of purchase. Visitor permits are available for purchase at the CampusParc Customer Service Center. A garage keycard is provided upon purchase.

Long-term vehicle storage is not permitted; vehicles parked for more than 72 hours in one location may be cited and removed at the owner’s expense.

Visitor Garage Vouchers
Visitor garage single exit vouchers are available in packs of 10. Each voucher fully validates one white entry ticket (pulled to enter the garage) for up to 24 hours. Single exit voucher packs are available for purchase at the CampusParc Customer Service Center or online.

Parking Rate Table