CSUSM Employee Parking

If you are a CSUSM employee with an active paid permit, you may be eligible for free reciprocal parking at SDSU. You must be employed by both univeristies, or be visiting the SDSU campus for work-related reasons if only employed by CSUSM. Please email [email protected] to request a permit prior to coming to SDSU. 

Faculty/Staff “FS” parking stalls are painted green and marked F/S where there are other permissions in the area.  Faculty/Staff may not park in spaces marked for Service/Vendor (S/V), Special Permit (SP), Electric Vehicle (EV), or Disabled Person (DP) unless accommpanied by a special permit, DMV placard/plate, or are actively charging in an EV space.

Faculty/Staff may obtain a 1 hour Service/Vendor (S/V) permit to load/unload equipment at the Parking Information Kiosk located at the Chemical Sciences Laboratory building drive through at College Ave. and Canyon Crest.

Ensure the vehicle is parked properly within the limit lines, with the license plate visible from the aisle so the vehicle's license plate may be scanned. "F/S" permits are invalid in PayByPhone only locations P6B, P8 and P10.  Faculty/Staff may not share the same permit with another employee or students vehicle. Vehicles absent of a paid parking permit, not parked properly with plates properly displayed, plate entered incorrectly into Aztec Parking Portal, or in unauthorized areas are subject to violation.  Parking violations vary from $35 to $450.

Purchase of an SDSU parking permit does not guarentee parking within a specific lot or structure on campus; a parking permit grants you the permission to park on campus.  During peak times (Monday - Thursday, 8:00am to 11:00am) it is recommended to park east of Collage Avenue.

  • Parking 1 (levels 1-2, 6)
  • Parking 2
  • Parking 2A
  • Parking 3 (levels 3 and 6)
  • Parking 4 (level 3)
  • Parking 6 (all levels)
  • Parking 7 (level 2)
  • Parking 10A
  • Parking 12 (levels 1-2)
  • Parking 14
  • Parking 15

F/S permits are valid in the following Student “S” Parking Areas:

  • Parking 1 Levels 3-5
  • Parking 2B
  • Parking 2C
  • Parking 3
  • Parking 4
  • Parking 7
  • Parking 12 (levels 3-8)
  • Parking 15
  • Parking 16

Faculty/Staff permit holders are not restricted to enter any location during a special event closure.  Be aware that significant delays on the west side of campus in Parking 6, 7, and 12 may occur on larger event days (concerts, men’s basketball) in which closure signs are posted. SDSU Parking and Transportation Services works directly with Associated Students to support special events occurring at Viejas Arena and Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre.  During large event days, Monday-Thursday, Parking areas 6, 7, and 12 may be closed to ensure parking capacity to support special event traffic.  Notice of closure signs are posted at P7 and P12 at least 3 days in advance on A Frames.  These event dates may create delays in your travels to SDSU, please plan to leave earlier as ingress patterns are unpredictable and may affect your commute. 

 Should you have any questions please contact [email protected]