Aug 10 – 11, 2018
US/Eastern timezone

Parking and Saturday detour information

Parking Information

Map of campus parking ramps:

Thursday evening and Saturday parking: For Thursday evening (after 6 PM) and Saturday, participants may park in the Shaw Parking Ramp, directly across Shaw Lane from FRIB, for free. Park in any regular employee space, not a metered or leased space.


Friday Parking: On Friday August 10, participants will need to pay for parking. The two closest options to FRIB are the Wharton Center ramp, and the Shaw Parking Ramp.If you park in the Wharton Center, you will take a ticket and pay the attendant IN CASH upon exiting. Parking is $1.80 per hour.

Parking in the Shaw Parking Ramp is available 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.  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).

Example “Pay by Plate” parking space signage:

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.



Saturday detour information

Road closure

Where: South Shaw Lane between Science Road and Bogue Street. See the graphic below for specific detail.

When: From 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.

What is being done: Closure of both East bound lanes of South Shaw Lane directly in front of Chemistry and the southwest entrance/exit to Parking Ramp 1.

Why this is being done: To set up a crane in Shaw Lane and lift new elevator equipment onto the roof of the Chemistry building.

How this will impact the campus community: A road detour will direct vehicles to use Wilson Road as the alternate route. Access to the CATA bus station adjacent to Ramp 1 will remain open. Vehicle access east of Science Road will be limited to CATA buses only. Parking Ramp 1 will remain open with only the southwest entrance/exit being closed. The pedestrian sidewalk on the south side of east bound Shaw Lane will be closed from the cross walk near the east end of Parking Ramp 1 to Science Road. Pedestrian traffic will be detoured to utilize existing crosswalks and the sidewalk on the north side of South Shaw Lane.