Directions to the MSU Union
The Michigan State University Union is located in the heart of East Lansing’s downtown, on the edge of MSU’s campus. Driving directions
CARS may park in:
- Albert Avenue Parking Lot 1 in downtown East Lansing, directly behind the storefronts across Grand River Avenue from the Union. Click the link for a map and directions. When you park there, you will get a ticket out of the machine. Parking costs $1 for each half hour. This location has a parking lot attendant.
- MSU’s Ramp 6, which has access from Grand River Avenue or East Circle Drive. Visitor parking is available in designated “Pay by Plate” parking spaces, using the “Pay by Plate” kiosks. Parking in a space not designated as “Pay by Plate” parking may result in a parking violation.
Using the MSU Pay by Plate Kiosk
Park your car in a spot with a Pay by Plate Parking sign. You will need your license plate number. Parking payment kiosks are located near pedestrian exists to the ramp on the first level. Enter your plate number and choose the desired parking time. You may pay with cash (exact change) or credit card. Cost is $1.80 per hour.
Using the Spot On Mobile App
The iOS and Android application (available as a Web app for other mobile platforms) allows you to pay for a parking session from your mobile device. 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 http://spoton.msu.edu for additional information.
We are sorry, but MIPA cannot pay for your parking. Credit cards are accepted at these two lots. Parking fees are subject to change without notice to MIPA.
BUSES may park for free on the corner of Mt. Hope Road and Farm Lane, in Lot 89. Please go to http://maps.msu.edu/ and download the “detailed campus map” for additional directions or parking options. You may want to download the “driving directions” as well.