- CampusParc - Operates and enforces campus parking, including special events; manages the permit system; maintains and upgrades parking facilities.
- Administration and Planning's Transportation and Traffic Management - Manages the parking lease; oversees traffic management and university transit and event-related services.
- Parking Advisory Committee – Chaired by the Office of Administration and Planning, the committee is comprised of students, faculty and staff and serves as an advisory group to university leadership.
For additional parking information or questions, please email CampusParc. For information about the Parking Advisory Committee or to share a question or comment with the university, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio State is committed to academic excellence, access and affordability. We support this mission through innovative funding like leasing the management of parking operations. The agreement continues to generate funding through the endowment for:
- Teaching & Learning
During the next 50 years, this unique funding source is expected to provide $3.1 billion to academic initiatives, such as hiring faculty, offering more student scholarships, and supporting the arts and humanities.
Parking Advisory Committee
Beth Snoke, Chair - Transportation and Traffic Management
Bill Mifsud, Concession Manager - Facilities Operations and Development
Administration and Planning
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Council of Graduate Students
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Facilities Operations and Development
Heidi McCabe or designee
Office of Academic Affairs
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Office of Student Life
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Undergraduate Student Government
University Staff Advisory Committee
Wexner Center for the Arts
Wexner Medical Center
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When was the concession agreement signed, how long are the terms, and how much money did Ohio State receive?
The parking lease provided the university with an up-front payment of $483 million from QIC Global Infrastructure to invest in support of its core mission of teaching, learning, and research. In September 2012, the university transitioned the management of its parking operations to its partner in parking, CampusParc. CampusParc is the local entity QIC set up to manage the parking lease and will operate parking under this 50-year agreement.
What has Ohio State done with the money?
Ohio State is committed to academic excellence, access, and affordability. We support this mission through innovative funding like leasing the management of parking operations. During the next 50 years, this unique funding source is expected to provide $3.1 billion to academic initiatives such as hiring faculty, offering more student scholarships, and supporting the arts and humanities. Learn more.
Who decides when parking system changes are made, and who represents the campus community?
The university formed a Parking Advisory Committee (PAC). Before moving forward with the parking lease, the university committed to gather feedback about parking operations. One of the ways Ohio State does this is through the PAC. All parking operations questions and needs should be directed to CampusParc, but the PAC can be contacted via email with ideas, comments, and suggestions regarding the overall management of the parking system. All parking system changes proposed by CampusParc must receive university approval.
Which entity handles parking citations and appeals?
CampusParc handles enforcement and the appeals process. To appeal a citation, please visit campusparc.com.
Is there a standard rate for annual permit increases?
The parking prices and annual increases were negotiated as part of the concession agreement. The contract CampusParc has with Ohio State caps annual permit increases at a maximum of a 5.5% increase for the first 10 years of the contract. This increase is in line with the historical average increase of the university’s former Transportation and Parking department and provides certainty for parking customers going forward. After the first 10 years of the contract, the increases are capped at 4% or the five-year average of the Consumer Price Index (inflation), whichever is higher.
What is the university’s commitment to alternative modes of transportation, and is it impacted by the parking lease?
The university has no intention of stopping its sustainability plans and continues to investigate potential alternative transportation options to serve the campus community. The parking agreement was written to give the university the greatest amount of flexibility possible. It includes conditions about the construction of new garages, the movement or reclassification of parking spaces, and the potential growth of the existing campus.