Parking & Transportation



Graduating candidates and guests are encouraged to enter the campus from the north (Valley Boulevard) and east (Hellman Avenue) to help alleviate the traffic arriving from the southern entrances to campus (the San Bernardino 10 Freeway and Eastern Avenue). Attendees will be directed to the following parking structures for Commencement:

  • Structure C (green and blue levels)
  • Lot 5
  • Lot 8 (accessible parking only)

Parking is free at these lots and are on a first-come, first-served basis. We urge all attendees to arrive early and carpool, or use public transportation. All other lots on campus are restricted and require the necessary parking permits.


Guests with a DMV disability placard or plates will be directed to accessible parking locations in close proximity to University Gymnasium. If you require a wheelchair, please make arrangements on your own according to specific needs. Wheelchairs are not available on campus.


Shuttles will be available and will have stops at Lot 5, top of Structure C, Lot 8, and the Cal State LA Transit Center. The shuttles are open to all attendees with priority to our guests with accessibility needs, elderly, or guests with small children. The shuttles will start at 7 a.m. and will run every 15 minutes until 7 p.m.

Yellow Line Shuttle Route
Lot 5
Lot 8, East Entrance
Transit Center
Administration, West Entrance
Lot 5
Gray Line Shuttle Route
Lot 5
Administration, West Entrance
Transit Center
Top of Structure C
Lot 5


To download the maps, please click on the images.


Cal State LA 2019 Commencement Map 1.


Cal State LA 2019 Commencement Map 2



Planning to get to Cal State LA in Uber or Lyft? Graduating candidates and guests can be dropped off at our Uber/Lyft drop-off locations located at the Transit Center and the University- Student Union.


The Cal State LA Transit Center is a regular stop for many local and express buses operated by both the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Foothill Transit. The Transit Center also features its very own Metrolink station, a first for a Southern California college campus.

For Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) bus schedules to Cal State LA, please visit Metro's website.

For Foothill Transit's bus schedules to Cal State LA, please visit Foothill Transit's website.

For Metrolink's train schedule to Cal State LA, please visit Metrolink website.