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

Parking enforcement hours: 

7 days a week/24 hours a day


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OPEN Saturday, August, 23, 2014

Parking and Commuter Services will be open Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Purchase your permit before the semester starts.   We accept Cash, Check and Debit.  Any permit purchased online after August 10, 2014 will need to be picked up at the Parking Commuter Services Office.


Attention Transit Riders  -  Price Change to the Compass Card

Beginning the month of August all compass card transit passes will be one rate - $40.00.  No need to wait in line first day of sales to get this rate - the same rate for all.  Everyone in the CSUSM community that meets the eligibility requirements can now get the monthly transit pass for $40.00, this is a $19.00 savings off the regular price of $59.00.

Be sure to register your card - this is a onetime process for each new compass card.

Register online at or by phone at 511.  The compass card must be registered in order to get a replacement if lost, stolen or damaged.

Electric vehicle charging stations can be found in Parking Structure.

Electric vehicle charging stations are located on the 1st floor of the parking structure next to the main entrance.  There is also a disabled access charging station located next to north side elevator. All stations can be utilized with a Blink Network access card.  Go to the Blink website for information on their two levels of plans

For guests there is a payment option for using your mobile phone. 

You must have a valid CSUSM parking permit and pay the appropriate charging fee to park in these spaces.  A pay station is located in Lot N or by the north elevator in the parking structure.

For more information please contact Parking and Commuter Services at 760-750-7500

Find Cougar Carpool Matches with RideMatcher

Welcome back Cougars!  This semester save money on parking and gas by carpooling to campus.  Cal State San Marcos has teamed up with SANDAG's iCommute program to bring RideMatcher to CSUSM.  RideMatcher is a new online tool to help find fellow student carpoolers in their area with similar class schedules.

Go to Commuter Programs Page for more information