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Short-Term Parking Permits for Students

Find out about the various kinds of short-term parking permits.

Buy a short-term permit if you won’t be attending class all year, or don’t park on campus every day. If you drive to campus most days, consider an annual parking permit. See also Visitor Parking.

Limited S (Yellow)

You may purchase these permits on your student account and order online or at the campus parking office.

  • Who’s eligible:
    • Undergraduate students
    • Graduate and postdoctoral students
    • Visiting scholars
    • Visitors
    • Contractors
  • Rate:
    • $61 per month
    • $183 per quarter
  • Payment options:
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Money order
    • Traveler’s check
    • Credit card: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

Limited B (Green)

Purchase this permit at the campus parking office for up to 90 consecutive days. You must provide a starting date.

  • Who’s eligible:
    • Graduate and postdoctoral students
    • Visiting scholars
    • Staff
  • Rate:
    • $40.50 per week
    • $81 per month
  • Payment options:
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Money order
    • Traveler's check
    • Credit card: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

Occasional Use S (Yellow)

Purchase this permit at the campus parking office for up to 10 days within the 3 1/2 calendar months printed on the face of the permit. Clearly mark an X with black ink on the date of use each time you park.

  • Who’s eligible:
    • This permit is available for all to purchase.
  • Rate:
    • $41 each
  • Payment options:
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Money order
    • Traveler's check
    • Credit card: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

Occasional Use B (Green)

Purchase this permit at the campus parking office for up to 10 days within the 3½ calendar months printed on the face of the permit. Clearly mark an X with black ink on the date of use each time you park.

Note: Maximum purchase is 3 per quarter.

  • Who’s eligible:
    • Graduate and postdoctoral students
    • Visiting scholars
    • Staff
  • Rate:
    • $47 each
  • Payment options:
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Money order
    • Traveler's check
    • Credit card: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

M (Motorcycle)

Purchase this permit at the campus parking office for up to 30 consecutive days. You must provide a starting date.

  • Who’s eligible:
    • Anyone parking a motorcycle, motorized scooter or motorized bike.
  • Rate:
    • $22 per month
  • Payment options:
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Money order
    • Traveler's check
    • Credit card: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

Night/ Weekend Quarterly

Purchase this permit at the campus parking office for:

  • Weeknight parking on campus (4:30 p.m. – 7:45 a.m.)
  • Night and weekend parking at
    • Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
    • Hillcrest and La Jolla medical centers
  • Who’s eligible:
    • This permit is available for all to purchase.
  • Rate:
    • $43 per quarter
  • Payment options:
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Money order
    • Traveler’s check
    • Credit card: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

Alternate Schedule

Purchase this permit at the campus parking office if you don’t park on campus every day of the week.

  • Who’s eligible:
    • This permit is available for all to purchase.
  • Rate:
    • $111 each per quarter
  • Payment options:
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Money order
    • Traveler's check
    • Credit card: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

Summer Session

Purchase either of these 2 permits at the campus parking office for each summer session. One permit is valid for the first session. The other permit is valid for the second session.

  • Who’s eligible:
    • This permit is available for all to purchase.
  • Rate:
    • $61 each per session
  • Payment options:
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Money order
    • Traveler's check
    • Credit card: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

1 Night

Purchase these permits at the campus parking office to use for 1 evening. Clearly mark an X with black ink on both the month and date of use when you park.

  • Who’s eligible:
    • These permits are available for all to purchase.
  • Rate:
    • $3 each
  • Payment options:
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Money order
    • Traveler's check
    • Credit card: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

Pay station

This permit allows parking in 45-minute increments, up to 1 day.

  • Who’s eligible:
    • These permits are available for all to purchase.
  • Rate:
    • $1 per 45 minutes, up to $8 per day (slightly higher inside Gilman Parking Structure)
  • Purchase at pay stations in most parking lots and structures. Note: To park inside Gilman Parking Structure, you must buy a permit from a pay station inside that structure only.
  • Pay with any combination of the following:
    • Cash — $1 and $5 bills only, exact change only
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • American Express

If you have questions

See Transportation Services Contacts.

Using Permits