Students may park in any General (G) parking lot including all three parking structures on campus unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. Students may also park in Employee (E) parking lots after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. Please visit the campus map to view all university parking locations. Paid parking is required at all times when parking on campus.
Student virtual permits are available for purchase online via e-check (no fee) or credit card (2.75% convenience fee). Fall Virtual permits are valid one week prior to the start of instruction and Spring permits are valid one day prior to the start of instruction. Academic year virtual permits are valid one week prior to the start of Fall instruction to the last day of Summer Intercession. Up to 2 vehicles can be registered per virtual permit.
Questions regarding virtual permits can be directed to the Parking Office (562) 985-4146.
CSULB uses the License Plate Recognition (LPR) permitting system. Your vehicle’s license plate is used to verify parking purchases. No physical permits are issued.
Where to Park
Student parking is valid in all general parking lots. Please adhere to the specific rules listed on the signs at the entrance of each lot to avoid citation. Student parking is also valid in Employee (E) parking lots after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. A vehicle with a student virtual permit will be cited accordingly if parked in any Employee (E) lot prior to 5:30 p.m. For locations of general parking lots, please see the campus map. Students who reside on campus and purchase a resident permit will be limited to Resident (R) parking lots Monday-Friday, 12 a.m.-5:30 pm. Residents
Daily or Short-Term Parking
If you have not purchased annual or semester parking, you may choose to purchase a Daily or Short-Term parking from a parking pay station. Also, Short-Term parking is also available using the ParkMobile App. Additional information and pricing provided in the Daily or Short-Term menu provided below.
Student Parking Fees (effective July. 1, 2019):
|Fall||$155||08/18/19 – 01/19/20|
|Spring||$155||01/21/20 – 06/09/20|
|Summer||$100||05//20 – 08/17/20|
|Academic Year||$310||08/18/19 – 06/07/20|
Students who are sponsored by various internal and external departments will need to submit an application through the specific department prior to receiving their parking permit.
Examples of these departments include:
Student Financial Services Office will then process the request for a permit and send an email confirmation. Vehicles parked on campus prior to receiving a permit confirmation may be at risk of being cited.
For additional questions, please contact Student Financial Services Cashiers Office 562-985-8280.
Student Parking Refunds
Fall, spring or academic year virtual permits may be refunded based on the current value remaining on the permit at the time of return. Refund applications are accepted at the Cashiers Office. Summer virtual permits are nonrefundable.
|Return Date||May/June||July||August||Semester Permit|
|7/1/2019 - 7/31/2019||N/A||N/A||$32||N/A|
|8/1/2019 - 8/25/2019||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
*Refunds are subject to a one-time, $10 processing fee.
Student Permit Refund Schedule (Fall Semester 2019)*
|Return Date||Student Academic Year||Student Semester||Student Academic Housing||Semester Motorcycle|
|Up to and including 8/25/2019||$310||$155||$350||$40|
|8/26/2019 - 9/30/2019||
|10/1/2019 - 10/31/2019||$230||$75||$260||$20|
|11/1/2019 - 11/30/2019||$195||N/A||$220||N/A|
|12/1/2019 - 1/20/2020||$155||N/A||$175||N/A|
*Refunds are subject to a one-time, $10 processing fee.
Student Residents On Campus
Students living on campus must park in designated Resident spaces in R1, R2 or R3. On campus residential parking privileges are also valid in General parking lots after 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and all day Fridays and weekends unless space is otherwise restricted by signage. Overnight parking is in the designated R lots. This parking designation provides parking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, therefore no additional CSULB parking privileges will be issued.
Student Residents at Beachside
Students living at Beachside must park in designated Resident spaces in the Beachside parking lot. Beachside parking privileges are also valid in on campus General parking lots after 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and all day Fridays and weekends unless space is otherwise restricted by signage. Overnight parking is in the designated Beachside lot. This parking designation provides parking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, therefore no additional CSULB parking privileges will be issued.
Resident Motorcycle Option
Residents who have purchased a Residential virtual permit may choose to exchange their permit for a valid Motorcycle permit at no additional charge by visiting the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall.
All guests must purchase either daily or overnight parking to avoid a citation. Hillside and Parkside guests may obtain daily parking in General lots. Overnight parking is available for purchase and valid only in lot G2. Beachside guests may park in short-term parking spaces in the Beachside parking lot. Overnight parking will be available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. daily.
Employees living in campus Residence Halls will park using their Employee virtual permit. Employees May park in any employee or general space on campus including employee spaces at Beachside. Parking in designated resident spaces is prohibited.
Motorcycle parking is sold for each of the following semesters/sessions:
Motorcycle virtual permits can only be used in areas designated as motorcycle parking. View the campus map for the locations of motorcycle parking spaces. Motorcycle parking permits can be purchased at the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online. Motorcycle parking is verified by the License Plate Recognition (LPR) permitting system.
Students using a DMV-issued Disabled Persons (DP) placard or similar distinguishing license plate must also purchase a valid form of paid parking when parking in a disabled or paid Short-Term parking space. Students requiring accessible parking are not allowed to park in Employee spaces within Restricted Parking lots. Access to Employee spaces within Restricted Parking lots is only permitted after 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, or all day on weekends. Paid parking is required at all times.
Valid paid parking may be obtained at the Cashiers Office during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily parking can be purchased at the parking pay stations located within each lot. Students requesting individual parking accommodations may contact the office of Disabled Student Services at 562.985.5401 or DSS@csulb.edu.
Accessible parking spaces are listed on our campus map. Please hover your cursor over a parking lot to see the number of accessible parking spaces available within that lot.