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Parking Info

Residents of The QUAD and University Village Apartments

A Valid CSUSM parking permit must be properly displayed at all times while parking on campus.  There is NO GRACE PERIOD.

Spring 2018 parking permits will go on sale online 1/1/2018. 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 may be purchased online and mailed out to avoid standing in long lines at the start of the semester.  For any Semester or Academic Year permit purchased online, you will be able to print out a temporary permit that is valid for 2 weeks to use until you receive your permit in the mail.

Purchase Your Permit Online


  • Spring 2018 General: $338.00
    • Valid dates 01/01/2018 – 06/03/18
  • Academic Year 17/18: $643.00
    • Valid dates 08/14/17 – 06/03/18
  • Spring 2018 Motorcycle: $70.00
    • Valid dates 01/01/2018 – 06/03/18

Permits may also be purchased in the Parking and Commuter Services Office.  We are located in the University Police Building at the corner of La Moree Rd. and Campus View Dr.  

  • General Monthly Permits - valid for 30 days from the date of purchase - are also available online only. The Monthly parking permit is intended to be used on/for one vehicle only and is only valid when displayed in the vehicle with the license plate printed on the permit. 

Payments Accepted:

  • Cash or Check : Are the only forms of payment accepted in the Parking and Commuter Services Office. 
  • Credit or Debit card: purchase permit onlineNO CONVENIENCE FEE for permits purchased online.

Fall Move In

Any students moving in prior to valid permit dates can purchase day passes online in advance if needed. 

For information on alternate modes of transportation, including Zipcar, please see Commuter Programs

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