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Parking Tips

Parking Tips

These apply to parking at all Columbus State Community College campuses and learning centers.

Peak time - Be prepared to park in the outer lots around campus due to proximity lots filling at peak times, Monday through Thursday between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Parking - Read lot signs to ensure you are in the proper lot. Red signs ending with S (28-S, 11-S) indicate student parking, Blue signs ending with E (1-E, 7-E) indicate employee parking.

Overflow parking lots - Additional parking on the Columbus campus is available in Lot 28 on Mt. Vernon Avenue, just west of Cleveland Avenue, and Lot 32 (on the east side of the parking garage).

Columbus State Police - Remember to abide by college policies, local, state, and federal laws. CSCC Police are Ohio Certified Law Enforcement Officers empowered to enforce college policies, traffic, and criminal laws. They also stand ready to assist you when needed.

Prevent theft - Do not leave valuables in plain sight in your vehicle. Trunk storage is best. Lock your doors and roll up the windows.

Report crimes – If you see anything suspicious contact the CSCC Police Department at 614-287-2525 and 911 for emergencies.

Lot closings - Special events, construction, or emergencies could close CSCC parking lots at any time. Lot closures and the latest parking and traffic updates may be posted on Twitter @cscc_parking.

Motorcycles – A valid CSCC parking permit is required for motorcycles. Permits should be obtained following the guidelines for student and employee parking permit requirements. Keep the parking permit with you to provide proof of a valid permit if requested by CSCC Police.

Overnight parking – Any vehicle parked in a CSCC controlled parking lot after campus is closed must have authorization from CSCC Police at (614) 287-2525. Failure to receive pre-authorization may result in a citation. A valid CSCC permit must be displayed in the vehicle for permission to be granted.

Parking permit ordered, not received

Students – Contact the Parking Office in person, by phone, or via email at parking@cscc.edu and include your Cougar ID and name and state that your semester parking permit was purchased and not received. Emails will be responded to within one to two business days.

  • At the start of each semester, parking permits will start being mailed 14 days before the start of the semester.
  • Before notifying parking, verify you followed all three steps (see the Student Permits & Parking page)) including payment for your parking permit and that all of your student fees are paid or you are on the deferred payment plan.

Employees – If your permit is not received within 10 business days after submitting your request or turning in your form, contact the Parking Office in person, by phone, or via email at parking@cscc.edu and include your name and Cougar ID and state that your permit has not been received at your department. Emails will be responded to within one to two business days.

Temporary Parking Permit – Contact the Parking Office if your parking permit has not been received and your temporary (student or employee) permit will expire within the next three business days.

Use of more than one vehicle – Only one parking permit per person will be issued to students and employees.

  • Permits are transferable between vehicles through the use of permit holders.
  • The DX Bookstore sells student and employee permit holders. Specify to the bookstore staff which permit type you have and they will direct you to the correct holders.
  • Permits may be displayed in rental cars while used by the authorized permit holder

Improper/Illegal use of permits

  • Visitor parking permits may NOT be used by students or employees at any time.
  • Students may NOT use employee parking permits at any time.

Proper display of parking permits – Permits must be displayed in plain view, clearly visible from outside the car.

  • Students – Front or rear windshield, driver’s side, lower left hand corner
  • Employees – Front windshield, driver’s side lower left hand corner or from rear view mirror on hang tag

If you forget your parking permit – On the Columbus Campus, go to the Parking Office with your Cougar ID and vehicle information and request a temporary permit. On the Delaware Campus, go to the Public Safety office with your Cougar ID and vehicle information and request a temporary permit.

Visitor Parking – Visitor parking on campus is at meters in campus parking lots. Visitor parking meters must be paid and may NOT be used by students or employees at any time. Visitor Parking page