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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. 

Commuter Programs sponsored by Parking and Commuter Services:

Links to other commuter pages:

Zipcar is here at CSUSM!

Zipcar is the world's leading car sharing network with operations in urban areas and college campuses in eight countries, including over 500 cities and towns in 31 major metropolitan markets. Zipcar offers more than 50 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for smart, simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation needs.

Zipcar looks forward to working with CSUSM to build a successful car-sharing program and offer convenient, low carbon footprint transportation options for students, faculty, and staff as well as community members. Let’s get zipping! 

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.

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 $20, this is a $39 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.


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

RideMatcher is a regional ride match program provided by icommute through SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments).  This program can help you find others to carpool with.  Simply create an account using your CSUSM e-mail address and RideMatcher will help connect you to others in the CSUSM network that are looking for a carpool partner.  Sign up at