Parking on all three university campuses is by permit only. Public Safety officers enforce traffic and parking permit regulations on each campus and patrol campus parking on a regular basis. Each campus has different parking arrangements and policies. Information for alternative transportation options is available here.
San Francisco Campus
The San Francisco campus is 7-story building located in the South of Market District of San Francisco. Use of public transportation is recommended, as street parking is very limited. If you chose to drive, please allow yourself plenty of time to find parking. Information on nearby garages and public transportation is available here. All automobile parking is allocated based on a selection in a lottery of full-time faculty and staff. Motorcycle parking is allocated on a first come, first served basis to faculty, staff and incoming 2nd- and 3rd-year students.
Sacramento and Stockton Campuses
Permits are required for all parking on the Sacramento and Stockton Campuses. All users of parking facilities agree to abide by the university's Parking Permit Terms and Conditions and to obey all parking and traffic regulations. Permit parking is enforced by the Department of Public Safety weekdays between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Stockton Campus and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Sacramento Campus. All other enforcement is done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Faculty, staff and students parking on campus require a permit. Permits are sold at the beginning of each academic year, semester and month. Hourly and daily permits are also available through the Passport Parking app.
Parking lots are identified by zone. Vehicles may only park in lots corresponding to their permit. “A” lots are only for faculty and staff, while “B” and “C” lots are available to everyone. At the beginning of each fall semester, faculty, staff, and students can buy yearly campus parking permits. They may also chose to purchase their permits by the semester or monthly.
Electric Vehicle Charging is now available in all large parking lots on the Stockton Campus. Learn more about the types of parking permits available.
Visitors to the campus between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays must purchase a temporary parking permit for their vehicle through the Passport Parking app. Visitors can find an open parking spot in “A”, “B”, or “C” lots. Posted signage will indicate these mobile payment zones and how to purchase hourly parking.
Free parking for prospective students and their families may be arranged through the Office of Admission on either campus, or through the Welcome Center located at the base of Burns Tower.
Public Safety officers patrol campus parking lots regularly. Illegally parked vehicles are subject to citation. If you believe you received a citation in error, please see the Citation Appeal Policies and Procedures.