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Parking On Campus

Learn how and where to buy a student parking permit, and how parking works on campus at UC San Diego.

Student parking permits are sold online only. Find parking permit info at the bottom of these pages:

Flexible parking (hourly and daily rates) is available through the ParkMobile app.

Note:  First- and second-year students are not granted parking permits at UC San Diego. Find other ways to commute to campus or find off-campus parking.

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Finding a parking spot

Parking on campus can be a challenge at UC San Diego. The Transportation Office's home page displays the latest news about street and lot closures and other parking impacts.


  • Use the campus map to find lot/permit types, pay station and valet locations, and more (use the links at left to filter and sort the map results)

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