Commuter Permit

Announcement for Fall Quarter 2021 – 10/20/21

For students who need to drive to campus, remaining commuter quarter and annual permits are available online, first-come, first-served. Please go to your parking portal to purchase.

Parking facilities are limited on campus and are not guaranteed. No exchanges will be granted.

Parking permits do not allow for overnight parking. Please review the campus parking rules and regulations prior to parking or purchasing a permit.

    • Short Term Commuter & Visitor Parking Lots

      For short term commuter students:

      Daily and weekly parking permits are available for students who commute to campus infrequently. Short term permits are only valid in the following lots:


      For Visitors:

      Hourly parking permits or paid ParkMobile sessions are only valid in the following lots:

    • Long Term Commuter Parking Lots

      Long Term Commuter parking permits are valid in designated parking areas based on the permit type. This allows students to choose a parking lot that best fits their needs. There are three permit types, each of which allow the student to park in a dedicated lot between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. All commuter permits are valid in staff parking areas after 5 p.m. Long Term Commuter parking permits do not allow for overnight parking. Please review the campus parking rules and regulations prior to parking or purchasing a permit.

      K-1 Permits are only valid in the K-1 parking lot.

      Orange Permits are only valid in the following lots:


      Rover Permits are valid in the following lots:

    • Purchase a permit

      Visitors

      Visitors can purchase short term parking permits at the pay station in the K1 and H1 parking lots. Visitors may also use the many campus parking meters or pay contactless using the ParkMobile app. The zone number for ParkMobile will be posted in each parking area that it is available.

      • Waitlist Instructions

        Parking Waitlist

        Commuter Students can purchase a Long-Term Commuter parking permit through the waitlist. The commuter parking permit waitlists open Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. Permit awards will be randomized and awarded through a lottery system. When a lottery number is selected, the student will automatically be awarded a permit, notified via a Cal Poly email and will have three (3) business days to complete the purchase online. No exceptions to this three-day timeframe will be granted. Students are limited to joining one waitlist using their parking account. Waitlists may reopen for subsequent lottery awards if permits remain available.

        Learn how to be added to the waitlist


        If you are eligible to add to a waitlist below are the steps to add:

        1. Login to your parking account
        2. Scroll to bottom and select, “Add/Edit Waitlists”
        3. Use the “My.Calpoly.Edu Login” to sign into your account
        4. Select Next >> from the Add/Edit Waitlist screen and follow the prompts to make your selection.
        5. You can only be on one waitlist.

        The waitlists will be available each quarter. Students will be notified via Cal Poly email and offered the opportunity to purchase a permit within a specific timeframe.

      • 2021/22 Parking Rates

        Short Term and Time Limited Parking

        Permit Type Commuter Permit
        1 Hour $2.50
        2 Hours $5.00
        Daily $6.00
        Weekly $30.00

        Long Term

        Permit Type Orange Lots & K-1 Rover Motorcycle Evening
        (Valid after 5 p.m.)
        Student Carpool & Quarter Rate $154.00 $215.33 $51.33 $51.33
        Annual Rate $462.00 $646.00 $154.00 $154.00