Special Events

Arena EventThere are many events that occur throughout campus on a daily basis.  Parking & Transportation Services provides services to help assist in making your event successful.  We understand the importance of building on excellence on all levels.  If you are planning an event, we can give you parking information, reserved parking spaces, bollard removal and assist with staffing when necessary. Contact our Special Event Coordinator for more information.

Special Event Staffing Request Form

Parking for Campus Events

Permits or payment for parking are required at all times for events on campus. The only exclusions are Move-In Day, Convocation, Explore SDSU and Commencement.

All patrons are required to buy a permit from our yellow pay permit machines or through PayByPhone. The amount is $3 per hour. The pay stations and PayByPhone allows you to extend your time should the need arise.

For Viejas Arena and Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre events we collect a minimum of $20 per car at designated parking locations. SDSU Parking and Transportation will no longer be accepting cash for special event parking and will only be accepting contactless payment.  Please arrive with any major credit card, ApplePay, or GooglePay as a payment option.  Please note; at Calpulli Center and P8, patrons will be required to use the cashless system PayByPhone with access code 28508.

If there are no money collectors present at these event locations then a pay machine permit or PayByPhone is required for the time you are parked.

Parking in areas not designated for special events will result in a $70 citation.  SDSU enforces parking permits and areas digitally.

Parking for Athletic Events

Men’s Basketball we collect $15 or $20 depending on where you park. If there are no money collectors present when you arrive at these event locations then a pay machine permit or PayByPhone is required for the time you are parked.

Patrons attending all other athletic events are required to buy a permit from our yellow pay permit machines or through PayByPhone. The amount is $3. The pay station and PayByPhone allows you to extend your time should the need arise. There are 2 machines located in Parking 7.