Vistor Parking

Cal State LA’s Parking Services is a self-supporting entity which does not receive state general funds to operate, maintain and construct new parking facilities. All visitors not performing state business MUST pay to park on campus.

*Visitors must display a valid daily parking permit at ALL TIMES.

For visitors not performing state business, visitors may purchase a daily permit at the pay stations located in:

  • Lot 1
  • Lot 1A (only after 4 pm)
  • Lot 2
  • Lot 3 (only after 5:30 pm)
  • Lot 5
  • Lot 7
  • Parking Structure A (All Levels)
  • Parking Structure C (Yellow Level)


Please take the following parking information into consideration when planning a visit to Cal State LA:

Typical visitors required to pay to park:

  • Students
  • Employees
  • Emeritus faculty and staff
  • Vendors
  • Contractors
  • Consultants
  • Attendees of all types of camps
  • Attendees of instructional activities for credit/no credit
  • Visitors of faculty and staff (not performing state business as described above)
  • Drop-in visitors
  • Attendees of non-Cal State L.A. special events


Daily Permit Rates

Length of Time/Rate

1 hour (Lot 4A located by Administration and Student Union only ) - $1

4 1/2 hours - $4

All Day - $8

2-Wheel - $2


Lyft/Uber Drop-Off for Visitors

Planning to get to Cal State LA in Uber or Lyft?

Visitors can be dropped off at our Uber/Lyft drop-off locations located at the Transit Center and the University Student Union. (Refer to Parking Map for locations)


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