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Students

Student virtual permits are available for purchase online via e-check(no fee) or credit card (2.75% convenience fee). Student parking permits are valid one week prior to the start of instruction. Annual student parking permits are valid at the start of summer session and end with the spring semester. A link to a temporary parking permit is issued at the time purchase and is valid for seven working days, enough time for the physical permit to arrive by mail.

Questions regarding permits may be made at the Cashier’s Office in Brotman Hall weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or inquiries may be made by phone at (562) 985-2222.

Student Parking Permit Fees as of 8/15/16:

Session/Semester Permit Fee
Fall or Spring $123.00
Winter $25.00
Summer $71.00

Annual, fall, and spring parking permit prices are prorated depending on the date of purchase. Contact (562) 985-2222 for current prorated price.

Virtual Permitting

Effective August 15, 2016, CSULB will be using the License Plate Recognition (LPR) parking system. No physical permits will be issued, instead the vehicle’s license plate will be used to verify valid purchased parking. For more information, please visit the LPR website.

Where to Park

Student virtual permits are valid in all general lots. Please adhere to the specific rules on the black and gold parking signs at the entrance of each lot to avoid being cited. Student virtual permits are valid in general lots. Student virtual permits are valid in employee parking lots, with the exception of lot 5, after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. A vehicle with a student parking permit will be cited accordingly if parked in an employee lot before 5:30 p.m. For locations of general lots, please see the campus map.

Daily and Hourly Parking

If you have not purchased annual or semester parking, you may choose to purchase a daily or short-term parking from a pay station for use in general parking lots or at short-term parking spaces.

Student Carpool Program

If you are a current CSULB student with a paid semester or a non-expiring payroll deduction parking permit, we encourage you to carpool to campus. Not only do carpool members share the cost of gas and a CSULB parking permit, but they can also avoid traffic by accessing the convenient HOV lanes on freeways leading to campus. More information is available on our Carpool webpage.

Student Parking Refunds

Fall, spring or summer virtual permits will be refunded based on the value remaining at the time of return. Student virtual permits depreciate at a daily rate of $7.00 per calendar day starting on the first day of the semester. A one-time $10.00 processing fee will also be deducted from the value of the permit at the time of request. Refund requests will be accepted up until the date of full depreciation (approximately 17 days from the start of the semester). Refund applications are available at the Cashier’s Office on the 1st floor of Brotman Hall. Winter virtual permits are nonrefundable.

Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Permits

The lost or stolen permit can be replaced at the Cashier's Office for a nominal fee. Damaged parking permits should be brought into the Cashier’s Office at the time of replacement.

Employees

Employee parking permits can be purchased online or at the Cashiers Office located on the first floor of Brotman Hall. Payments can be made with cash, check, or debit card, and online with e-check or credit card (2.75 % convenience fee). Available employee parking includes full year, academic year or semester depending on employee unit. A pretax payroll deduction is available online (not available for semester permits).

Employee semester parking is valid one week prior to the start of instruction. Annual employee parking is valid from July 1 to June 30 each year. Academic year parking is valid one week prior to the start of fall instruction through the end of the May intersession.

Employee Parking Permit by Category

User Category Monthly Deduction Fall or Spring* Semester Winter Summer* Academic Year* Annual*
EMP CFA - Unit 3
(Full Year)
$15.39 $69.26 $15.39 $46.17 N/A $184.68
EMP CFA - Unit 3 (Academic Year) $11.53 $69.26 $15.39 $46.17 $138.51 $184.68
EMP CSUEU
(Units 2, 5, 7, 9)
$15.06 $67.77 $15.06 $45.18 $135.54 $180.72
EMP MPP, Casual, Confidential, AUX $15.09 $67.91 $15.09 $45.27 $135.81 $181.08
EMP Other
(Units 1, 4, 6, 8)
$14.00 $63.00 $14.00 $42.00 $126.00 $168.00

Annual, fall, summer and spring parking is prorated depending on the date of purchase. Contact the Cashier’s Office at (562) 985-2222 for the current prorated price.

Where to Park

Employee virtual permits are valid in employee and general parking spaces located in restricted and general parking lots. For locations of restricted lots see the campus map.

Employee Carpool Program

If you are a current CSULB faculty or staff member with a paid semester or a non-expiring payroll deduction parking permit, we encourage you to carpool to campus. Not only do carpool members share the cost of gas and a CSULB parking permit, but they can avoid traffic by accessing the convenient HOV lanes on freeways leading to campus. Carpooling also qualifies you for rewards points through the employee Ride Rewards Program. More information is available on our Carpool webpage.

Employee Parking Refunds

Fall, spring, summer, academic year and annual parking will be refunded based on the value remaining at the time of the refund. Employee virtual permits depreciate each at a rate proportional to the monthly rate of the permit. A one-time $10.00 processing fee will also be deducted from the value of the permit at the time of request. Refund requests will be accepted up to the date of full depreciation. Refund applications are available at the Cashier’s Office on the 1st floor of Brotman Hall. Winter virtual permits are nonrefundable.

Temporary Parking

Temporary university employees may purchase temporary parking privileges from the Cashier’s Office in Brotman Hall. Questions regarding other temporary parking should be made at the Cashier’s Office in Brotman Hall, or by calling (562) 985-2222, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Canceling Parking upon Leaving Campus

Employees leaving the university must cancel parking permits with their exit paperwork. Employees on payroll deduction will be asked to complete a stop form, which will halt future CSULB parking payroll deductions, important for those moving to another state agency.

Residents

Employee Residents

  • May park in any employee or general stall on campus including employee stalls at Beachside. Parking in designated resident spaces is prohibited.

Student Residing On Campus

  • Students living on campus must park in designated resident spaces in lots 14D, 14C and 19. On campus residential parking privileges are also valid in general parking spaces after 5:30 p.m. (Lot 5 after 7 p.m.), on weekends, and Beachside spaces during Beachside dining hall hours.
  • This parking designation provides parking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, therefore no additional CSULB permit privileges will be issued.

Student Residing at Beachside

  • Students living at Beachside must park in designated resident spaces at Beachside. Beachside parking privileges are also valid in general parking spaces after 5:30 p.m. (Lot 5 after 7 p.m.), on weekends, and lot 20 spaces during Hillside and Parkside dining hall hours.
  • This parking designation provides parking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, therefore no additional CSULB permit privileges will be issued.

Housing Guests

  • All guests must purchase either daily or overnight parking to avoid a citation.
  • Hillside and Parkside guests may park in general spaces for daily parking. Overnight parking is valid only in Lot 20.
  • Beachside guests may park in short-term parking spaces. Overnight parking will be available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m.

Campus Shuttle

  • Free campus shuttles are available to help you get around campus and to Beachside, so you do not have to move your car. For real-time shuttle information, please visit www.csulbshuttle.com

Visitors

Visitors may purchase daily or short-term parking from the parking pay stations conveniently located around campus. All parking pay stations accept credit cards and cash. If paying cash, please have exact change available as NO CHANGE IS GIVEN. No refunds are given on short-term or daily parking purchases and all transactions are final.

Daily Parking

Visitors may choose to purchase parking for the day. Daily parking is valid in all general lot spaces except in spaces otherwise restricted by posted signage. Daily parking is allowed in restricted lots after 5:30 p.m. (Lot 5 after 7 p.m.) Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday. All daily parking expires at 11:59 p.m. on the date of purchase.

Short-term parking is also available in select areas. Short-term parking is only valid in the parking lot where it is purchased and it is not transferable to other short-term parking locations. Please see the campus map for specific short-term parking locations. Prices for short-term parking are listed below.

Time Price
30 min. $1.00
1 hour $3.00
90 min. $5.00
Daily $7.00

Emeriti

In order to be eligible for a complimentary semester emeriti parking permit, CSULB emeritus faculty and staff must not receive compensation from the university. If an emeritus member is working for pay on campus in any capacity (e.g. FERP, retired annuitant, consultant, etc.) an employee permit must be purchased at the Cashier’s Office.

  • Emeriti permits are available at the Visitor Information Center and the Cashier's Office located on the first floor of Brotman Hall.
  • Emeriti permits are valid in both general and restricted lots. An emeritus member is authorized to park only in all designated employee and general parking spaces.
  • Emeriti fall, spring and summer permits are available for pickup two weeks prior to the start of the semester. The fall permit is valid through the winter session.
  • If an emeritus member wishes to access a restricted lot that is gated, a gate code for that lot will be issued at the VIC when obtaining the daily permit or when a semester pass is issued. Please be sure to let the VIC staff member know the specific parking lot you wish to park in so that the correct code can be provided.
  • If you are an infrequent emeritus member, then a permit from the Visitor Information Center (VIC) will be issued each day for each emeritus visitor to campus. An emeritus identification card is required for proof of status.
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Event Parking

If you are attending an event on campus, parking must be purchased. If no instructions are provided, you will need to pay for parking when you arrive on campus from either a parking lot attendant or from a parking pay station.

Motorcycle Parking

Motorcycle Permits

Motorcycle parking is sold for each of the following semesters/sessions:

Session/Semester Parking Fee
Annual $105.00
Fall or Spring $30.00
Winter $15.00
Summer $30.00

Motorcycle parking permits can be purchased at the Cashier’s Office in Brotman Hall weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online. Motorcycle parking runs on the LPR system.

Motorcycle virtual permits can only be used in areas designated as motorcycle parking. View the campus map for the locations of motorcycle parking areas.

Motorcycle Parking Refunds

Motorcycle permits are nonrefundable.