Parking Garages

Event parking is available in the garages after 6 p.m. on the evenings of events (with 7:30 p.m. start time).

Recommended parking is available in the McKinley Avenue Parking Garage (near the Music Instruction Building, across the street from Emens) at McKinley and Ashland Avenues.

Nearby parking is also available in the Emens Parking Garage to the east of the auditorium. The Emens Garage entrance can be accessed off Neely Avenue. Please note that access to this garage is no longer available from Riverside Avenue in preparation for an upcoming redevelopment project. Please use the Neely Avenue entrance only. This structure fills up quickly.

The Student Center Parking Garage near McKinley Avenue and Gilbert Street is an additional option that frequently has shuttle bus drop off.

There may be a nominal cash fee for parking in these structures.

Circle Drive, located adjacent to Emens Auditorium, is police controlled. Individuals who have difficulty walking long distances can be dropped off along Circle Drive. The driver will be asked to vacate this area immediately in order to allow access to the shuttle buses and others needing this drop-off service.

Parking spaces are reserved along the drive to the east of the auditorium and in the nearby Emens Parking Structure for individuals with disabilities. Access to this drive is available from Neely Ave past the parking garage. Patrons who find it difficult to walk long distances can be dropped off in the circle drive located at the main entrance of Emens.

Shuttle Bus service is available around campus at no cost with no ID required.

Four (4) separate shuttle bus routes—known as the red, blue, green and orange loops—run on campus. Three of these routes – red, green, & orange – stop at Emens Auditorium, McKinley Parking Garage, and Student Center Parking Garage as indicated on the map above.

Track Your Ride

Find out which route you need and track your ride online with the Transloc Real-Time Tracking app or SMS text messaging. Download the iPhone or Android App. The Transloc Rider App lets you see the real-time location of all vehicles, as well as access announcements that might impact your ride. 


Visit the Transloc Mobile Website:

SMS Text Messaging

Access real-time arrival times in three easy steps:

  1. Find your stop code

    Student Center Garage, stop code:  SS
    McKinley Garage (to Emens), stop code: ASH
    Emens Auditorium (to Garages), stop code:  AJ

  2. Text BSU [stop code] to 41411

    Be sure to text the word BSU, a space, and then the actual stop code letters.
    Without a stop code you will be presented a list of routes to choose from.

  3. Receive real-time arrival times

    Message and data rates may apply. To Opt-out text STOP to 41411. For more information text HELP to 41411.


Charlie’s Charter

Charlie's Charter provides free transportation on University-owned or controlled property. This service is available on a first-come, first-served basis during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Learn more.

Sunday – Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.

Request a Ride
765-760-7433 (RIDE) – or – 765-285-5005


Call 765-285-1539 for a show-by-show shuttle schedule or visit Transportation Services for more information.

Some campus parking lots are open to visitors without charge at certain times on selected days. Please read the following restrictions carefully:

  • Red Zone Lots: Visitors may park in these lots after 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and anytime on weekends and University holidays.
  • Yellow Zone Lots: Visitors may park in these lots after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and anytime on weekends and University holidays.
  • Blue Zone Lots: Parking is restricted 24 hours a day, everyday.
  • Special Spaces: All parking spaces marked for people with disabilities are monitored 24 hours a day and are subject to a parking fine of $100 plus towing charges. All spaces marked "Special 97" require a specific university hang tag, are also monitored 24 hours a day, and are subject to a fine of $100 plus towing charges.

More Parking Information

For more information on campus parking, visit the Office of Parking Services.

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