There 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.
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.
Effective July 1, 2022:
For Viejas Arena and Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre events, we collect a minimum of $25 per car at designated parking locations. SDSU Parking and Transportation Services 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 station or PayByPhone permit 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
For Men’s Basketball, we collect $25. If there are no money collectors present when you arrive at these event locations then a pay station or PayByPhone permit is required for the time you are parked.
Patrons attending all other athletic events are required to buy a permit from our pay stations 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.