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Valid CSUSM parking permit must be properly displayed at all times or parking fee paid.

Parking enforcement hours: 7 days a week/24 hours a day

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Parking permit prices are pro-rated throughout the semester.  Check the fee schedule to see the dates.

Spring 2018 parking permits will be available for sale on sale ONLINE on January 1, 2018


Faculty, Staff, and Students - Avoid the line! Purchase your semester permit online and have it mailed to you. Print a temporary 2-week parking permit to use until you receive your permit in the mail.

Ensure you have your license plate and vehicle information when you make your purchase. You will not be able to complete the permit purchase without it.

General Monthly parking permits are available for sale ONLINE ONLY

General Monthly parking permits are valid for 30 days from the date of purchase in all General parking lots.  Cost is $80 per month. The Monthly parking permit is intended to be used on/for one vehicle only and is only valid when displayed in the vehicle with the license plate printed on the permit.  


Purchase your parking time electronically through the PayByPhone app. Register online ahead of time to save time and elect to receive a text or email to extend your parking time if needed.

Commuter News


Need a car? Reserve a Zipcar! CSUSM has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the campus, starting this February.  To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or on your phone, use your Zipcard to scan into the car, and drive away.  When you’re done return the car to the same location where you picked it up.

As a member you get:

  • Access to Zipcars 24/7.
  • Discounted hourly rate for faculty, staff and students age 18 and older. Rates start at just $7.50/hour or $69/day.
  • Gas, insurance and maintenance are included for free!

Join for only $15 a year.

To learn more and get started today, visit

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Waze Carpool is a new app from Waze that matches riders with drivers who are traveling along the same route. Because riders only help cover the cost of the drive, rides will never exceed $0.54 a mile.

With Waze Carpool you ride with neighbors or classmates who are looking to meet new people and maybe earn back some gas money.

You shouldn’t have to rely on a one hour bus ride or an expensive ride-hailing service to get to school every day. Waze Carpool is a quick, efficient and affordable option for getting to and from campus.

 Here’s how to register:

  • Download the Waze Carpool app (available for iOS and Android)
  • After you register, go into your Profile.
  • Click the Payments option and proceed.

Vanpool Seats Available!