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Parking Program Changes FY 2017/18

Lot 5 will open at 5:30 p.m.

Beginning finals week of Spring Semester 2017, Lot 5 will open for General/Student parking at 5:30 p.m. instead of its previous opening time of 7 p.m. All other restricted lots on campus are also open to General/Student parking at 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Parking Gates Removed

The remaining two parking lot gates in Lot 9 and Lot 5 will be removed effective summer 2017. This will enhance campus safety by reducing vehicle blockages and traffic congestion that often occur at the entrance to gated lots. This will also improve access to these lots including daytime access to the two, time-limited Amazon@TheBeach parking spaces located in Lot 5.

Solar Panels and more Electrical Vehicle (EV) Chargers

CSULB will be installing solar-generating, shade-producing carports this summer in Lots 7 & 14 that will be available in fall 2017. These solar panels will create shade for vehicles, produce clean energy to support additional EV Charging Stations being installed in Lots 3, 7, 11C, & 14, and allow us to get one step closer to our Climate Action Plan goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Parking Signage & Wayfinding Project

All parking lots will be renamed as part of a campus-wide signage and wayfinding improvement project. This project will introduce an improved naming convention for all parking lots, an upgrade to our signage infrastructure, and will present a uniformed and cohesive wayfinding experience on campus. The naming convention will add a G for General and an E for Employee before the number of each lot along with renumbering the lots in a logical order. This project will reduce driver confusion, improve campus navigation and enhance vehicle wayfinding within each lot as well.

New Transit Access Pass (TAP) sticker

TAP cards will soon be replaced by a small TAP sticker, which will be placed on the back of your CSULB ID card. TAP stickers will eliminate the need to keep and carry an additional card in order to take advantage of TAP services. The sticker will be issued in lieu of the physical TAP cards starting in fall 2017. Current TAP cards will remain active; however, no new TAP Cards will be issued after summer 2017. For more information, please visit

Parking Mobile Application

Individuals will soon be able to purchase Short-Term parking via their smartphones and will even be able to add time to their purchases remotely from anywhere on campus. This service will be hosted by Parkmobile, a free download to your mobile device (small fee applies per transaction).

Shuttle ID requirement

Starting on August 14, 2017, shuttle riders will be asked to present university ID when boarding CSULB campus shuttles. This new requirement is designed to increase passenger safety and maximize the capacity of the shuttles during peak travel times. The campus ID requirement will apply to both on and off-campus shuttle routes. For additional information, please visit

Parking Fees

Effective July 1, 2017, a number of different groups on campus will experience an increase in the cost of CSULB parking privileges. A full list of CSULB Parking Rate Increases is now available.

These increases are designed to adequately match fees to program costs while also establishing price points that encourage the use of sustainable transportation options, which reduce parking demand on campus. The fee increase will be spread across a four-year period in order to minimize their impact.

Vehicles per Virtual Permit

Based on current year history, we will be refining the process around LPR including the number of vehicles allowed to be associated with a virtual permit. More information will be announced soon.

Additional information about all parking projects above will be released as we get closer to fall 2017. You can also get the latest information regarding any CSULB parking changes by following @CSULB_Parking on Twitter and soon on Instagram (fall 2017).

For additional questions on any of our new services or program changes, please contact the Parking & Transportation office at (562) 985-8292 or