The College for Creative Studies provides at no charge secured, covered parking structure for all students, faculty and administrative staff. Access to the parking structure is through the employee ID. Parking is available on a first- come, first-serve basis. Please keep in mind that driving and parking on campus is a privilege not a right. Failure to follow the below policies/guidelines will result in ticketing and excessive violations will result in the loss of on campus parking privileges.
Driving on Campus
In order to provide a safe environment on campus when driving, please adhere to the following:
- Drive no faster than 10 mph
- Drive in a responsible and prudent manner
- Yield to pedestrians
Unloading on Campus
When it is necessary to park in a restricted area for the purpose of unloading:
- Put on your hazard lights
- Notify Campus Safety of your task and vehicle location
- Move your vehicle to a designated parking space within 20 minutes
Parking on Campus
In order to park on campus:
- All student vehicles must have a current school year parking sticker adhered to the inside, lower left corner of the windshield or a temporary parking hangtag on the inside rear view mirror to park on campus.
- All employee vehicles must display their authorized employee parking hangtag on the inside rear view mirror.
- All visitor vehicles must display a visitor parking hangtag on the inside rear view mirror. The department that the person is visiting or the Campus Safety Officer at the entrance of the parking structure will issue the individual a visitor parking hangtag.
When parking on campus everyone is expected to:
- Park in designated areas and between the lines
- Open vehicle doors carefully
- Stop at stop signs
- Report all accidents to the Campus Safety office
- Maintain current vehicle license plates
- Remove their vehicle from campus after 2:00 a.m. (except ACB residents) and during extended hours for mid-terms and finals.
Do not park in illegal, unmarked or restricted areas on campus. This includes, but is not limited to, parking in fire lanes, the College for Creative Studies alley, or places that result in another vehicle being blocked.
The storing or repairing of motor vehicles on campus property is prohibited.
Students, employees and visitors are welcome to park in the structure. Students and employees must use their CCS ID card to enter the parking structure. If you lose your ID, go to the Campus Safety Office for replacement at a cost of $20. Visitors must identify whom they are coming to visit when entering the parking structure and obtain a temporary parking tag from the officer in the entrance booth.
Only vehicles belonging to residents of the ACB that have a current school year ACB resident parking sticker can use the parking structure as their primary parking space. Thus, overnight parking in the parking structure is only permitted for residents of the ACB.
Please note that vehicles parked in the parking structure after 2:00 a.m. that do not have a current school year ACB resident parking sticker will be ticketed for unauthorized parking.
Administration / Admissions Lot
The parking lot east of the ADM Building is for assigned employees and visitors to the building.
Employees are to park in their assigned parking space and visitors in the designated visitor parking spaces. Students are not permitted to park in this parking lot. Visitors will be issued parking hangtags by the department they are visiting in the Administration building. Visitor hangtags must be displayed on the inside rear view mirror.
Walter B. Ford II Lot
The parking lot on the south side of the Walter B. Ford II Building and the Mud Lot located on the north side of the Kresge-Ford Building are for employee, student and visitor parking. Vehicles using these lots must bear a current CCS parking sticker or hangtag. Overnight parking is prohibited in both of these lots.
Parking / Traffic Violation Sanctions
CCS tickets, which carry a $50 fine, will be issued to any vehicle violating the traffic/parking guidelines on campus. Fines will be posted to student accounts, and if unpaid, will result in both registration and grade holds. The Human Resources office will track tickets issued to employees and failure to pay will result in disciplinary action.
The Office of Student Life & the Office of Campus Safety and Security will track CCS tickets. Upon receiving a third ticket, the student/employee will lose all parking privileges on campus. This will include deactivating their access to the parking structure, as well as having their vehicle placed on the Tow List. Vehicles on the Tow List that subsequently park on campus will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Ticket and Loss of Parking Privileges
Anyone receiving a CCS traffic/parking ticket who wishes to appeal the ticket can do so by submitting their appeal in writing to the Director of Student Life (students) or the Director of Human Resources (employees) within 14 days of the date the ticket was issued.
Anyone wishing to appeal the sanction of losing their parking privileges on campus must submit a letter of appeal to the Director of Student Life (students) or the Director of Human Resources (employees) within 14 days of the date of the written notification of this sanction. If the appeal is approved the payment of a $25 reactivation fee will be required prior to the reactivation.
City of Detroit Tickets
CCS has no control over tickets issued by the City of Detroit.