Directions to the Communications Arts and Sciences Building

The Communication Arts and Sciences Building is on the campus of Michigan State University near the intersection of Trowbridge and Red Cedar roads at Wilson Road. Driving directions are also available via Google Maps.

Take the Trowbridge Road exit off of U.S. 127. Stay on Trowbridge Road until it splits at Red Cedar Road. The building and a parking ramp will be immediately in front of you.



paybyplatesignCARS may park in Ramp 5 on Red Cedar Road directly behind the Communications Arts & Sciences Building. Visitor parking is available throughout the ramp. Visitors will need to use the “Pay by Plate” kiosk to pay parking fees.

Parking is free after 6 p.m. and all day on Saturday and Sunday unless there is a special event.

Using the Pay by Plate Kiosk

You will need your license plate number. Parking payment kiosks are located in the northwest and northeast corners of the ramp, on the first and second levels. 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. (Parking fees are subject to change without notice to MIPA.)

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 for additional information.

BUSES may park for free on the corner of Mt. Hope Road and Farm Lane, in Lot 89.


Please go to to view an interactive map or download the “detailed campus map”  for additional directions or parking options. You may want to download the “driving directions” as well.