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CSUSM paid parking session is required at all time while parked on campus.

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

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Parking News

Starting June 1, 2018, CSUSM parking permits will be virtual.  For more information see Virtual Permit FAQs.

Fall 2018 VIRTUAL PERMITS will be available for purchase starting Monday, August 13.  Purchase online, enter your vehicle information, and make updates to your license plate as needed from your Parking Account.

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

Payment Plans Available

Pursuant to California Vehicle Code and CSU Systemwide policy, payment plans are available for those with multiple unpaid parking citations or at least $200 owed. For more information, please visit the Parking and Commuter Services office located within the University Police building or contact Parking Adjudication at or 760-750-7505.


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.

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!