Types of parking permits
The Housing & Parking Office issues 3 types of permits to students:
- Regular permits may be requested online for the following school year by seniors and juniors (beginning in July), through this Student Parking site. Students will be able to request permits for Fall ONLY, Spring ONLY, or Fall AND Spring.
- Restricted permits may be requested by sophomores through this Student Parking site, but such requests are not confirmed through the online process. Rather, permits are only offered to sophomores by email from the Housing Director, after the review of sophomores' appeals. These permits are restricted in three ways: They are very limited in number, they are only issued for a single semester (not for the full year), and they may require the permit holder to park in less-used parking area on lower campus.
- Temporary permits are available to sophomores, juniors and seniors from the Housing & Parking Office. They must be obtained in person.
See Permit requirement for students for what constitutes a valid permit. Faculty and staff get parking permits from Public Safety. Guests and visitors are not issued parking permits, but may have a small Parking Notification card (5" x 8") placed on their vehicles by Public Safety to serve as temporary parking passes. A Parking Notification does not serve as a valid permit for students to operate a vehicle.
Change regarding Spring permits!
Students who want a permit for the Spring semester should request a Fall AND Spring permit, or a Spring ONLY permit, at the time of their online request in July.
Regular permits for Juniors & Seniors (i.e. with 59 or more units)
When seniors and juniors request a permit, they should be eligible for a Regular permit. Eligibility is determined by the Housing & Parking Office, but it can be affected by previous sanctions, loss of permit privileges, or insufficient units on record. The use of alternate criteria may be requested by students who think theyshould have junior standing, but do not have the requiisite number of units to qualfy for a Regular permit. Costs range is from $200 to $150, depending upon the discounts which are applied. These discounts are explained under Costs.
- A Regular permit for one or both semesters should be requested from July 1-31. July is a discount month. Beginning August 1 and thereafter, we may also allocate Restricted permits for sophomores if Regular permits remain available from the original allocation for seniors and juniors.
- A valid Regular permit allows the vehicle to be operated on campus "24/7" (no time restrictions) in acceptable locations (see Lot Map for areas where vehicles may be parked on upper and lower campus, and Vehicle Regulations).
Restricted permits for Sophomores (i.e. 26-58 units)
- A Restricted permit may be requested from July 1-31. For the Fall semester, the unit basis is 26-58 units. For the Spring semester, the unit basis is higher (>71 units). See note below regarding "rising" juniors.
- A valid Restricted permit allows the vehicle to be operated on campus "24/7" in acceptable locations. However, there is a location restriction during business hours. Vehicles with Restricted permits may be required to park in less-used parking areas on lower campus during business hours Monday-Friday. This is intended to reduce crowding in the upper campus lots. The location restriction would not be enforced after 4:00pm on weekdays, or on weekends day or night. See Lot Map for general parking information on where vehicles may be parked on upper and lower campus, and Vehicle Regulations.
Permits for "rising" Juniors at the end of Fall semester
Since a large number of sophomores become "rising" Juniors at mid-year, after Fall course credits have been recorded in December, we "move the goalposts" for eligibility. Students must have >71 units to qualify for a Regular permit for the Spring semester. This is because we are unable to offer permits to over 100 rising juniors. Eligibility is determined by the Housing & Parking Office, and it can be affected by previous sanctions, loss of permit privileges, or units on record. Costs are based upon the date of the permit request and the date of permit pick-up.
- Temporary permits may be requested by seniors, juniors, and sophomores--but are only intended to meet short-term needs of those who are eligible for a permit. Students will be charged for them (see Costs). A vehicle with a temporary permit (4" paper square, affixed by tape) may be parked and operated on campus "24/7" in acceptable parking locations (see Lot Map and Vehicle Regulations).
- Sophomores with Temporary permits may be required to park on lower campus during business hours Monday-Friday, in less-used parking areas, to reduce crowding in the upper campus lots. The location restriction would not be enforced after 4:00pm on weekdays, or on weekends day or night.
- A student with a medical need may contact the Campus Health Center to meet with the doctor, and a student with a disability may contact the Office of Disability Service (ODS). The Campus Health Center may have some transportation resources available, and can issue temporary, medically-based parking permits for students with their own vehicles. For long-term medical needs, the campus doctor or the Director of ODS may authorize the issuance of a Regular permit by the Housing & Parking Office.
Parking Notifications for Visitors only (i.e. not permits for students)
A small Parking Notification card (5" x 8") placed by Public Safety on a non-permitted vehicle is not a temporary permit for students (see Permit requirement for students). It serves as a citation for a student who parks or operates that vehicle, or as a temporary parking pass for visitors and guests (i.e. non-students).