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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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Spring 2017 parking permits are now on sale ONLINE

Faculty, Staff, and Students - Avoid the line! Purchase your semester permit online and have it mailed to you.

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.


Effective November 14, 2016, office hours for Parking and Commuter Services will be Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.


If you have not exchanged your Faculty/Staff Long-Term (payroll deduction) permit, do it ASAP to avoid receiving a citation.

Go to for the long term permit application. Completely fill out the form, print, and sign prior to coming in to the Parking office. Vehicle information is required.

Bring your current long term permit and a photo ID to the Parking office located in the University Police building.

When exchanging your permit, be sure to park in a 30-minute space in Lot K. For more information, call the Parking and Commuter Services office at 760-750-7500.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Pay by Phone

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)

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