• Transportation and Parking

    • New students. If you will be driving a car to campus, you need to register your vehicle online with the Office of Safety & Security. You will need to provide license, registration, ownership, insurance, and other details about your vehicle in order to obtain your parking permit.
    • Returning student or employees. If your past information is on file with Security, you only need to provide information about recent changes online before picking up your permit each semester. If you have a new vehicle or your insurance or license number has changed since the prior term, please make sure you update your record online with the Office of Safety & Security.

    Students, faculty and staff driving a vehicle to campus must register all vehicles with the Office of Safety and Security. The University provides ample parking in University designated parking areas and students and employees are expected to park in these University parking areas. Please refer to a campus map for these locations. Neighborhood and city street parking near campus is strictly prohibited. 

    Special Notice: Student permits entail decal stickers that are to be placed on the bottom, right-hand corner of the rear windshield outside of the vehicle. 

    Special Notice: Vehicles with convertible or removable tops may place their decal on the upper right hand corner of the front windshield or on the right rear bumper of the vehicle. Faculty/Staff are issued mirror hang tags and term validation stickers. Registrants may be asked to present a valid UC ID card when picking up his or her parking permit. Permits must be displayed in the designated locations at all times while on campus. Expired permits are not valid and must be removed. Vehicles displaying expired permits will be cited for “no permit.” Commuting Students “Student Parking” Permits A commuter student is allowed to register no more than two vehicles and be issued no more than one parking permit per vehicle.

    Commuter Students

    Commuter students are assigned a “C” Commuter permit and are allowed to park on any surface lot (excluding the Visitors Lot) and in the parking garage. A commuter student is allowed to park only one car on campus at any given time. Commuter student vehicles parked in unauthorized areas or contrary to University policy may be ticketed, immobilized and/or towed.

    Residential Students

    Residential students are assigned a “R” Resident permit.  They are allowed to register only one vehicle and receive one parking permit decal. Residential student vehicles parked in unauthorized areas or contrary to University policy may be ticketed, immobilized and/or towed. Residential students are allowed to park on any surface lot (excluding the Visitors Lot) and in the parking garage.

    Garage Parking

    Residential students living in East Hall Apartments are required to park in the garage and are issued and required to display a “GR” decal. Student vehicles parked in unauthorized areas or at unauthorized times may be ticketed, immobilized and/or towed.

    Note: There will be times during special events that students, faculty, and staff will have to park in the parking garage or remote parking areas due to parking lot/ lots being closed for a specific period of time. The community will be notified via email in advance of closures whenever possible.

    “Student Parking” Permit

    Note: There will be times during special events that students assigned a “Student Parking” permit will have to park in the garage or remote parking areas due to parking lot/ lots being closed for a specific period of time. Students will be notified via email in advance of these dates.