Parking

Parking Options

There are three parking options:

  1. metered parking on campus
  2. purchase a parking permit for on-campus parking
  3. find street parking along La Jolla Shores Drive (Free!)

Parking Map

Click here for an interactive parking map.

Metered Parking

You can park at any metered parking spot on campus ($1/ 45 minutes). Parking meters are in operation until 11 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Parking Permits

Permits are required between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Please pay close attention to the type of pass you purchase and make sure it matches the space you park in. Otherwise you are subject to ticketing. These permits must be properly marked and displayed on the dashboard.

There are two parking permit types:

Hourly Visitor Permit. Vistor (V) permits are available at pay stations in the parking lot (usually near each entrance) or at the visitor information kiosk at the North Point Drive entrance. (See below for specific information about the North Point Drive visitor kiosk). V permits cost $1 per 45 minutes, up to $8 for a full day. You can park in any V, B (green) or S (yellow) spot for the amount of time you have purchased. These permits are never valid in Lots P406, P411, P603, P604, Gilman Parking Structure, Hopkins Parking Structure, and Pangea Parking Structure.

Hourly Visitor Premium Permit. Visitor Premium (VP) are available at pay stations in the P406, P411, P603 parking lots and at the Gilman, Hopkins, and Pangea parking structures. VP permits cost $2/hour, up to $16 for a full day. You can park in any VP, V, B (green) or S (yellow) spot for the amount of time you have purchased. These permits are never valid in Lot P604.

One-Night Permit.  One-Night permits are $3 and can be purchased at the visitor information kiosks at the North Point Drive entrances only. A One-Night permit lets you park in the spaces shown below during specified hours. Clearly mark an X with black ink on both the month and date of use when you park. A properly marked permit allows you to park in these spaces:

  • S (yellow): 4:30 p.m. – 7:45 a.m.
  • B (green): 4:30 p.m. – 7:45 a.m.
  • A (red): 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • Meters (with no fee): 4:30 p.m. – 7:45 a.m.
  • V: after 4:30 p.m.

Where to Purchase Parking Permits

Muir Upper Parking Lots
Location: Muir College Drive
Permits sold: Hourly Visitor (V) Permit

Revelle Parking Lots
Location: Scholars Drive South
Permits sold: Hourly Visitor (V) Permit

North Point Entrance Information Center
Location: North Point Drive, just east of North Torrey Pines Road (between the Track Stadium and the RIMAC Field)
Permits sold: One Day, One Night and Hourly Visitor permits from the express permit dispenser.
Customer service window: Information only, no permit sales, no cash on premises
Hours: Weekdays, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday / Sunday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (858) 534-8569