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Valid CSUSM parking permit must be properly displayed at all times.

Parking enforcement hours:

7 days a week/24 hours a day

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Summer 2017 parking permits are on sale ONLINE.

Faculty, Staff, and Students - Avoid the line! Purchase your semester permit online and have it mailed to you. Ensure you have your license plate and vehicle information when you make your purchase. You will not be able to complete the permit purchase without it.

Fall 2017 parking permits will be available for purchase online starting August 9th. 


Purchase your parking time electronically through the PayByPhone app or PayByPhone via the CSUSM app - "MOVE". Register online ahead of time to save time and elect to receive a text or email to extend your parking time if needed.

Parking Lot L (in front of The Clarke and The Sports Center)

Parking in this lot is limited to 2 hours per day in all unmarked spaces. All vehicles parked in unmarked spaces in Lot L will need to display a valid CSUSM permit.  There are three marked 30 minute spaces in front of The Sports Center (permit not required in these spaces – max parking: 30 minutes).

There are also reserved spaces in Lot L – each reserved space is marked with a sign; please be mindful where you park.

Commuter News

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RYDITE mobile app 

Developed by fellow CSU students, RYDITE is a free college ride-sharing network mobile app. designed to connect the student body to travel together. This real time app can help you connect with fellow campus students.   

Download the app from your phone at the app store. Learn more at

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Need a car? Reserve a Zipcar! CSUSM has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the campus, starting this February.  To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or on your phone, use your Zipcard to scan into the car, and drive away.  When you’re done return the car to the same location where you picked it up.

As a member you get:

  • Access to Zipcars 24/7.
  • Discounted hourly rate for faculty, staff and students age 18 and older. Rates start at just $7.50/hour or $69/day.
  • Gas, insurance and maintenance are included for free!

Join for only $15 a year.

To learn more and get started today, visit