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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Parking Lot L (in front of The Clarke and The Sports Center) is now open. 

Parking in this lot is limited to 2 hours per day in all unmarked spaces.  All vehicles parked in unmarked spaces in Lot L will need to display a valid CSUSM permit.  There are three marked 30 minute spaces in front of The Sports Center (permit not required in these spaces – max parking: 30 minutes).

There are also reserved spaces in Lot L – each reserved space is marked with a sign; please be mindful where you park.

Spring 2016 Discounted X,Y and Z and General Carpool Permits SOLD OUT

Spring Parking Permits on sale

Buy online or in the Parking and Commuter Services office.  Permits purchased online after January 11 can be picked up in the Parking office.

The start of the semester is always busy! Plan to arrive early, park in Lot B or XYZ to avoid the rush.

Parking Lot N will be closed for a Special Event

Plan to park in an alternate location January 29 - February 8

Changes to Parking Lot L 

Lot L by the Clarke Field House will be off-line from January 16th through August 1, 2016 due to the Clarke Field House expansion project. 

There will be pedestrian access only during the construction.  The stairs and ramp will be accessible to the front door of the Clarke Field House. 

Commuter News

Zipcar arrives at CSUSM this Spring!

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