Other Parking Options

SDSU offers a variety of parking options for guests coming to campus. Below are the different types of parking areas and permits offered. If you have any questions, contact Parking & Transportation Services via email at [email protected]
Permissions & Enforcement
  • The vehicle must have a valid DMV issued placard or plate to accompany the SDSU permit at all times.
  • All Disabled Person (DP) parking stalls are marked with blue ground marking and signs posted.
  • If DP stalls are full, the vehicle may park in any visitor, student, facutly/staff, service/vendor or special permit (SP) 900 parking stall with a valid permit.
  • Disabled Persons with the appropriate DMV placard or plate may park in P8, P6B and P10 without the required PayByPhone permit if a SDSU permit has already been purchased and registered in the Transportation Portal.
  • A SDSU Parking Officer may request DMV DP registration at any time per California Vehicle Code 22511.56(a). Failure to present requested identification and evidence of valid registration may result in placard or plate confiscation CVC 22511.56(e).
  • Fraudulent use of a deceased person's placard/plate or use of a placard/plate in which the registered ownder is not present may result in penalty in the form of a parking citation in the amount of $550 per CVC 4461(c) and CVC 4461(d).
Authorized Parking Locations
  • P1, Level 6
  • P2C
  • P3
  • P4
  • P5
  • P6
  • P6A
  • P7
  • P8
  • P10
  • P12
  • P14
  • P15
  • P16
  • P17A
  • Campus Interior
Permissions & Enforcement
  • Free, short-term S/V permits are issued at our Parking Information Kiosk, Monday - Friday, between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Requests can also be sent via email to [email protected]
  • Any faculty or staff requesting this permit must show their RedID to obtain the permit. Vendors must show identification and a business card.
  • Faculty, staff and vendors are provided an hour S/V permit for loading and unloading of materials.
  • Vendors who need to be on campus for longer periods of time should contact Parking & Transportation Services at [email protected]. S/V permits issued for longer than one hour require a paid SDSU permit in addition to the S/V permit. Permits can be purchased through the pay station or PayByPhone.
  • S/V parking stalls are marked yellow with signs placed in front of the stalls.
Authorized Parking Locations
  • P4A
  • P6A
  • P7
  • P8
  • P14
  • P15
  • P16
  • P17A
  • Calpulli Garage
  • Student Services Garage
  • Various locations throughout the core of campus
Permissions & Enforcement
  • Business permits are valid in S/V areas up to one hour and then in faculty/staff (F/S) and student spaces the remainder of the time on campus during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. For all other hours, this permit is valid in S/V spaces for unlimited periods. 
  • If the service being performed on campus during business hours require visiting different buildings on campus, this permit will allow you to park at different S/V locations for up to one hour each.
  • To request a business permit, please contact Parking & Transportation Services via email at [email protected]
Authorized Parking Locations
  • P4A
  • P6A
  • P7
  • P8
  • P14
  • P15
  • P16
  • P17A
  • Calpulli Garage
  • Student Services Garage
  • Various locations throughout the core of campus
Permissions & Enforcement
  • Contractors will need to coordinate their permit purchases through Parking & Transportation Services via email at [email protected]
  • Vehicles parked in the assigned laydown/project fenced area will not be required to purchase a permit
Authorized Parking Locations
  • P3
  • P4
  • P15
  • P17
Permissions & Enforcement
  • Media permits are issued at no cost in coordination with SDSU's Strategic Communications and Public Affairs Media Reltions team. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
  • Media permits are valid from July 1 to June 30 of each year. Upon expiration of the permit, a new application will need to be filed. Additional information regarding SDSU's media parking policy can be found here
  • SDSU does not recognize media permits issued by the City of San Diego and these permits may not be utilized in lieu of payment of special event fees. 
Authorized Parking Locations

Permits can be used in any of the campus parking structures or open lots with the exception of the following:

  • P5
  • P6A
  • P13
  • In front of Hepner Hall
  • On Campanile, Centennial and Cuicacalli Walkways
  • Next to red curbs
  • In ADA spaces or special permit (SP) areas
  • When blocking a fire lane or fire hydrant
Permissions & Enforcement

SDSU offers reciprocity for parking permits that have been granted by certain collective bargaining agreements and/or the following institutions. Please note the requirements below to receive a reciprocal permit and request reciprocity by submitting an email to [email protected] at least 3 business days in advance. Reciprocal parking permits are valid in all faculty, staff, and students spaces. They cannot be used in SP, SV, or any other specially marked or reserved space. 

  • CSU System-Wide Parking Permits: System-Wide Parking Permits issued by the Chancellor’s Office and are valid at any University in the CSU System in Faculty/Staff (F/S) and Student spaces.
  • CFA, APC, or CSUEU Employees of other CSU Campuses: Employees who are represented by CFA, APC, or CSUEU bargaining units and who are employed at two or more campuses are eligible for a complimentary reciprocal permit of the same type/duration. The university’s Parking and Transportation staff must provide written email confirmation that the employee is represented by CFA, APC, or CSUEU, holds a valid permit, and the type of permit held at the CSU campus. Employees must provide vehicle information and employment verification (contract, pay stub, or offer letter), in order to receive a reciprocal SDSU permit in the event of being employed at two or more campuses.
  • UCSD Joint Doctoral Programs (JDP) – SDSU has agreed with UCSD for reciprocity of the Joint Doctoral Programs that require studies/research/activity at both UCSD and SDSU campuses. Send a UCSD parking permit receipt with valid dates and official correspondence that shows participation/acceptance in the JDP to [email protected] at least 3 business days before the permit is needed. The reciprocal permit will only be valid for the duration of the UCSD permit.

To request a reciprocal permit, please contact Parking & Transportation Services via email at [email protected] at least 3 business days in advance.

Authorized Parking Locations
  • P1
  • P2
  • P2A
  • P2B
  • P2C
  • P3
  • P4
  • P6
  • P7, Level 2
  • P10A
  • P12
  • P14
  • P15
  • P16