13-16 December 2021
America/New_York timezone

Parking and Transportation

There are many parking options on campus.  Complete parking information is available at http://police.msu.edu/parking-services/visitor-parking/.

You may purchase a single day permits for  $10,  valid for a calendar day; or a week long permits for $20, valid for seven days. The parking permits can be purchased at MSU police - 1120 Red Cedar Rd,  East Lansing, MI 48824; tel:  (517) 355-2221

Parking close to the FRIB laboratory is available in ramp #1 (lot 51 - Shaw Lane Parking Ramp) directly across from the FRIB laboratory on a pay-by-plate basis

Pay by Plate Parking

“Pay by Plate” parking is now available at the following locations:

  • Grand River Parking Ramp (Ramp #6 = Lot 103)

  • Shaw Lane Parking Ramp (Ramp #1 = Lot 51)

  • Trowbridge Parking Ramp (Ramp #5 = Lot 102)

You must park in a space designated as a “Pay by Plate” parking space. Signage has been installed in these areas. Parking spaces not marked as “Pay by Plate” may be reserved for permit parking. Parking in a space not designated as ”Pay by Plate” parking may result in a parking violation. Minimum payment of one hour may be required at $2/hour. Pay by Plate parking is a maximum of $19.80 per day and can only be paid for a maximum of 8 hours at once time (you will need to return to Pay by Plate kiosk to add time).

How does it work?

The “multi-space” meter is pay station kiosk designed for quick, easy parking. The machine accepts multiple forms of payment, including cash, coins, and credit cards.

With “Pay by Plate” parking, you have an option to print a receipt after you pay. However, you do NOT need to return to your vehicle to display the receipt on your dashboard.

PLEASE NOTE: THE PAY STATION KIOSKS DO NOT PROVIDE CHANGE. If you are not paying with a credit card, or via the Spot On mobile payment app, please use exact change.

Mobile Payment App

A new payment alternative for “Pay by Plate” parking is available with the MSU Parking SPOT ON* app. The iOS and Android application (available as a web app for other mobile platforms) allows you to pay for a parking session fast and easy. For parking sessions initiated with the app, you can also extend your parking session if you need more time without returning to the parking lot. Check out the SPOT ON website for additional information.


24-Hour Parking Passes and Shuttles
 Another option is to pick up a 24-hour parking pass at the Michigan State University Visitor Center on Trowbridge Road, which will allow you to park in any faculty/staff parking space available on campus (faculty/staff spaces may be available in Ramp 1).

A shuttle can be arranged with your hotel to pick you up from the Lansing airport and provide your transportation to and from the hotel to the Lansing airport.

Please note that a parking violation on campus is $25.

Ground Transportation


Bus service on MSU campus

CATA’s Spartan Service operates during the school year is available, for more information visit:  https://www.cata.org/Routes-Schedules/Where-can-I-Ride/MSU-Campus

Taxi/Car Service
Please visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/glta for a list of licensed taxicab companies in the Greater Lansing area.

Generally, MSU travelers should use taxicabs that have their company name conspicuously displayed on their vehicle. On display should be the driver’s license, printed schedule of rates, and contact telephone numbers for the taxicab company.

MSU Bike Rental

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