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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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Fall 2016 Parking Permits on Sale Now

2016/17 Academic Year permits are only available for purchase in the Parking and Commuter Services office. Limited quantities available.

Fall 2016 Discounted Lot XYZ permits and General Carpool permits are SOLD OUT.

Purchase your Fall 2016 permit in the Parking and Commuter Services office or online.

Click here to purchase your permit.

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.

Permits will be mailed to the address you provide.  If you elect to pick up your permit, it can be picked up in the Parking and Commuter Services office during regular business hours - Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm (except University Holidays).

Pay by Phone - Pilot Program in Lots X Y & Z ONLY

Purchase your parking time electronically through the Pay by Phone app. 

Elect to receive a text or email and extend your parking time if needed.

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.

Commuter News

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RYDITE mobile app 

Developed by fellow CSU students, RYDITE is a free college ride-sharing network mobile app. designed to connect the student body to travel together.

Whether you’re going to school, sporting events, music festivals, or looking for a ride home for the holidays. 

This real time app can help you connect with fellow campus students.   

Download the app from your phone at the app store.  Learn more at

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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