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Parking & Commuter Options

Welcome to Parking on Campus! Find all the information you need about Cal Poly parking services, or learn about ways to commute to campus.

Parking is enforced and permits are required Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm; and Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Weekend permit enforcement will NOT begin January 1, 2016.

Purchase a Parking Permit Online

Visit us in person at the University Police Department Front Counter or Visitor Information Center.


New SLO Transit Bus Route Option to Begin February 1st

January 27, 2016

Update 2/2/16: Route Kennedy Library Tripper Details [PDF]

Beginning Monday, February 1st, SLO Transit will provide the general public with a new bus service option in an effort to alleviate high ridership demands on weekday mornings.

Read Full Announcement Jan 27, 2016 ›

General Winter Quarter Parking Permits - Sold Out

January 13, 2016

University Parking has sold all of the allocated General Winter Quarter Parking Permits. Daily and weekly permits are available through the parking pay stations for those days where it may be necessary to drive to campus. Don't forget students, staff, and faculty can ride SLO Transit at a zero fare (as it's paid for by your University Police and Parking Department), you may purchase RTA bus passes at a reduced rate on campus, join a carpool, bike or walk. For assistance in planning your alternative commute to campus, contact Commuter Services at 805-756-6680 or

Campus Weekend Parking Enforcement Postponed

Dec 16, 2015

Weekend parking permit enforcement has been postponed. Please check our website for additional information and announcements regarding permit enforcement.

Campus Transitioning to Seven-Day Parking Enforcement Beginning Jan 1, 2016

Sept 22, 2015

Cal Poly’s Parking Services is preparing to transition to a seven-days-a-week parking enforcement model in order to bring clarity and equity to the campus’s weekend parking management.

Read Full Announcement Sept 22, 2015 ›

Important Parking Information for Fall 2015

Sept 9, 2015

Cal Poly will start construction on Student Housing South near the Grand Avenue entrance on September 15, 2015 resulting in the loss of the G-1 and R-2 parking lots.

Read Full Announcement Sept 9, 2015 ›