Where can I Park

Permits are required at all times even Including evenings, weekends and holidays.  There are different permits for different locations.  The symbols on all parking signs represent the permits that are valid in that area.

  • Students may only park in areas that have a "S" or "N" symbol.
  • Faculty/Staff may only park in areas that have a "FS", "S" or "N".
  • Special permit areas require a "SP" permit in addition to a paid permit.
  • Visitors may only park in areas that have a "P" or "S" symbol and must purchase a pay machine permit from that location.

Permits are non-transferrable and may not be shared, altered or counterfeited. Parking in violation of the parking regulations will result in a citation.

SDSU Parking Regulation File

Campus Map

Student Parking (S Permit/Day Only) - 1 (L3-­­L5), 2B, 2C, 15, 16 and 17C

Overnight parking is not permitted in these lots. Student permits are required all other times from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.  Student parking is permitted after 3:30 p.m. in P1 on all levels excluding spaces marked “SP.” In addition, students may park after3:30 p.m. in faculty/staff spaces in P2A.

Student & Overnight Parking (N Permit/24 Hour) - 3 (L1-L5), 4, 7, 9, 10A, 11, 12 (L3-L8) 17, 17A and 17B

Overnight parking from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. is permitted in these lots. Any student lot not listed above is “No Parking” between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Vehicles without an N or overnight parking permit must purchase a visitor overnight permit from a pay permit machine to park between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Faculty / Staff Parking - 1 (L1-­­L2 and L6), 2, 2A, 3 (L6), 6, 7 (L2), 12 (L1-L2), 14, 15

F/S permits are required at all times. Faculty and staff may park in student lots.

Visitor Pay Permit Machine Parking - Parking Information Booth (Outside), 3, 6B, 7, 8, 10 and 12 (L8 & Outside on North/East Corner)

Machine pay permits are required  24 hours in these lots (except 6B & 10 which close at 1:00a.m.). Pay machine permits are valid in student spaces, but not in F/S spaces. A visitor's vehicle displaying a disabled placard, disabled plate, or a temporary H/C placard issued by DMV is required to pay for parking. Students, faculty and staff may not park in 6B, 8 or 10. Permits from parking 8 are only valid up to 2 hours.  All other pay machine permits are valid up to 10+ hours at $2 per hour. For guests staying overnight, pay machines located in CSL, 3, 7, 12 provide the option of overnight and weekend permits. The overnight permit when purchased is valid until 10:00pm the next day.  The weekend permit is valid until Sunday night at 10:00pm.

The permits purchased from parking 8 are only valid in parking 8 and no other pay machine permits are valid in 8.  The overnight/weekend permits purchased at the visitor pay machines are valid in any student overnight lot (3 (L1-L5), 4, 7, 9, 10A, 11, 12 (L3-L8) 17, 17A and 17B).

Disabled Spaces are located in Parking - 1, 3, 4A, 6, 7, 8, 9A, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17A and the campus core

Permits are required at all times. A visitor's vehicle displaying a disabled placard, disabled plate, or a temporary H/C placard issued by DMV is required to pay for parking. Students and F/S are required to display a current SDSU permit with their DMV placard or DP plate. If ADA parking is full in the core you may only park in Service/Vendor or SP 900 spaces.  You may not park in any other SP space.  If there is an event and we are collecting money payment is required.

Motorcycle Parking -­­  1, 2, 2B, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 9A, 12, 14, 16 and 17A

Motorcycles must park in motorcycle stalls only. They will be cited if parked in vehicle stall. Permits are required at all times. If you purchased a vehicle permit, you are entitled to a free motorcycle permit. Bring in both vehicle and motorcycle registrations to Parking Services, showing that you are the registered owner.

Business Permits &  Service/Vendor (S/V) Zones

Permits are required at all times. Short-­­ or Long-­­term business permits are only valid for one hour in S/V, then valid for the remainder of the same day in Student & F/S.  Service / Vendor permits are only valid in designated S/V for the time stated on permit.

Special Permit (SP) Areas

Parking spaces painted white with a designated SP number. Permits are required at all times and must be displayed with a current paid SDSU permit.

Non-­­ Designated Areas

Any area not designated by a marked stall is considered un-­­designated and will result in a citation; a “No Parking” sign does not have to be present.

Red Curb and Fire Lane/Hydrant and

No parking at any time.