Busses are available for going around campus and the city center of East Lansing and the Lansing area. You can find more information on the CATA website.
Parking off - campus
Follow this guide for information on parking in downtown East Lansing.
Parking on campus
There are many parking options on campus. Complete parking information is available at https://police.msu.edu/parking-services/visitor-parking/.
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 or by purchasing a Conference parking permit.
Conference parking permits can be issued and valid overnight in the upper levels of the Shaw Ramp/Ramp 1/Lot 51. The cost of the parking permit is $20/week. Please indicate in your registration if you are interested in purchasing a parking permit, and more information on how to purchase will be available to you by early May.
Pay-by-plate parking is now available at the following locations:
Shaw Lane Parking Ramp (Ramp #1 = Lot 51), lower level of ramp, no parking 2am-6am, payment required 6am-6pm, Monday – Friday.
Wharton Parking Ramp (Ramp #3 = Lot 19), no parking 2am-6am, payment required 6am-10pm, Monday – Friday.
Lot 39 (south of the International Center), no parking 2am-6am, payment required 6am-10pm, Monday – Friday.
Grand River Parking Ramp (Ramp #6 = Lot 103), lower level of ramp, no parking 2am-6am, payment required 6am-6pm, Monday – Friday.
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. Immediately after parking, enter license plate number and payment into the lot’s pay station or via the MSU Spot On mobile app. Pay stations accept cash payment or credit cards. They do not give change back nor are refunds issued for time paid for but not used. Unused parking time in one lot may not be used in another lot. Parking is only valid for the lot paid. If you move to another lot, payment is required again in the lot that you move to.
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.
*PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A $0.30 CONVENIENCE FEE APPLIED TO EACH ‘SPOT ON’ TRANSACTION.