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Paid parking sessions are required at all times while parked on campus.
Parking enforcement hours: 7 days a week/24 hours a day.

No physical permits will be issued. License Plate number entered when purchasing your Parking Session will become your Virtual Permit.

Student (General) parking is available in any general parking lot (B, C, F, J, K, L, N, O, Parking Structure 1 and Parking Structure 2) with a paid parking session. There is no student (general) parking in the faculty/staff parking lots (Lot E and H) or in the faculty/staff reserved spaces.

No overnight parking (12:00 am - 4:59 am) allowed in Lot L, 6th Level of PS1, Lot X, Y, & Z, or designated event areas in Lot B and Lot F.  Parking Structure 2 is CLOSED (no parking) from 2:00 am - 5:00 am daily.

**For Fall 2020**  We are pleased to announce No Cost XYZ.  Lots X  Y Z will be available for daily free parking from 5:00 am - 11:59 pm from 08/17/20 - 01/12/21.  Please note that there will be no overnight parking; lots XYZ will be CLOSED from midnight to 4:59 am daily. 


Semester/Academic permits may be purchased with Cash or Check at Parking and Commuter Services (PSB 63) or  purchase parking permit online using Debit or Credit card. 


Permit Type Valid Dates Price
General Semester (Fall or Spring) Fall 08/13/20 - 01/12/21 $338
General Semester (Summer) Summer 05/24/20 - 08/24/20 $180
Academic Year (Fall and Spring) 08/13/20 - 06/04/21 $643
XYZ - No Overnight Parking* Fall 08/13/20 - 01/12/21 N/A
  Summer 05/24/20 - 08/24/20 $135
Motorcycle - Only Valid in designated motorcycle spaces Fall 08/13/20 - 01/12/21 $70
  Summer 05/24/20 - 08/24/20 $70
General Monthly Valid for 30 days from date of purchase $80

*In order to accommodate the Kellogg Library 24/5 schedule, registered vehicles with a valid virtual XYZ per may park Sunday - Thursday, between 8:30 pm - 5:59 am in Lot C only.  Vehicles with a valid virtual XYZ permits parked in in Lot C for 24/5 access must be removed from lot C daily (Monday morning - Friday morning) by 6:00 am. ***Not applicable while Kellogg Library 24/5 schedule is not operating***

Semester permits are prorated on a weekly basis.  Refund Form can be emailed to; form must be submitted from your email.  For Prorate and Refund schedule:    Fall 2020   

Daily virtual permits may be purchased:

  • Pay stations:  located in Lot B, C, F and N
  • PayByPhone: Download app
  • Online parking Account: Log in with CSUSM credentials

No physical permit will be issued. License plate information is required.   Enter in your temporary plate information until the permanent license plate arrives; update vehicle information to reflect permanent license plate once they have been installed on vehicle.  Last 4 of VIN is required for vehicles with no plates. 

Commuter Options

Parking and Commuter Services offers students many alternate commuter options including transit passes, Zipcar and bike to campus. 

Parking FAQ's

Virtual Permits FAQ's