Commuter Programs 

Parking and Commuter Services is aware of the concern over congested freeways, air pollution and the rising cost of fuel, that is why we encourage the use of alternate modes of transportation.  Alternate modes of transportation (bicycling, walking, carpooling, van pooling, and public transportation) are environmentally friendly and effective ways of reaching campus from your home. 
Listed below are the Commuter Programs sponsored by Parking and Commuter Services:

Ride Match
Breeze (Bus Service)
Sprinter (Train Service)
Bike to Campus
Guaranteed Ride Home

Links to other commuter pages:

Keep San Diego Moving
North County Transit District (NCTD)
Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)
Metro Link Los Angeles

Electric vehicle charging stations are now installed!

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 campus parking permit and pay the appropriate charging fee to park in these spaces.  A pay station is located 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

Compass Card information for Transit Riders

Monthly College compass card for transit riders is available to purchase through the Parking and Commuter Services office from the 25th of the previous month through the 15th of the current month.  For example:   for a September monthly transit pass, the fare would be purchased August 25th through September 15th.  The cards can be purchased during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

This pass is good for the SPRINTER and BREEZE system in North County.  A valid CSUSM ID and enrollment/employment eligibility is required.  The monthly pass is $40, this is a $19 savings off the regular price of $59.

For information on how to register your compass card to protect it if lost, stolen, or damaged go to or by phone at 511.

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. Great tool for those coming from Riverside County!

Go to and click on RideMatcher. Set up an iCommute account with your cougar email address, enter your trip's start location and your schedule and "find matches." RideMatcher's secure and confidential database will provide you with carpool matches that meet your schedule and preferences.  You choose the carpooler that best fits your schedule!

If you have any questions you can call 511 and say "iCommute" or visit the Parking and Commuter Services office.