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Arrange Event Parking and Transportation for Guests

If you're planning a special meeting or event, you can reserve parking for your visitors or guests. You can also order pay station coupon codes for your visitors.

Visiting UC faculty and staff may be eligible for parking discounts.

Review services and rates

Event options are evaluated according to individual needs, and scheduled based on available resources.

Service Cost
Reserve space:
  • 5-space limit per event, per department, except in these parking structures, which accommodate as many as 30 spaces:
    • Hopkins
    • Gilman
    • Pangea
    • Osler

All reservations are subject to space availability.

Weekdays: Campus, SIO and medical centers

  • V space: $22 per space until noon; $37 per space until 11 p.m.


Campus and medical centers

  • $12 per space anytime, includes sign(s) for VIP or group


  • $37 per space in lots P001, P002 and P003
  • $18 per space in lots p004–P017
Buy discounted permits:
  • Host department is responsible for issuing discounted permits to guests.
  • Hired attendants do not handle discounted permits and can only sell or distribute full-price permits.
  • Departments can order special events parking permits:
  • $7 per 1 Day permit
  • $2 per 1 Night permit
Arrange transportation:
  • Charter a shuttle bus to bring participants from remote lots to your event.
Hire attendants:
  • Attendants direct traffic, collect parking fees, guard spaces, or issue full-price permits, which can be charged to departments:
    • V spaces: $20 per 1 Day permit; $3 per 1 Night permit
  • The number of attendants and hours required depends on the event.
  • Hours of operation:
    • Weekdays 5 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    • Weekends: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • After hours request approved by availability


  • Weekdays: $26 per hour
  • Weekends: $39 per hour


  • Weekdays: $45.50 per hour
  • Weekends: $50 per hour
  • Holidays: $65 per hour
Request directional signs:
  • Request signs individually or in sets of 6.
  • Major events can require additional signage. Our staff can recommend the quantity best for your event.
  • $12 per standard A-frame sign
  • $65 per set of 6
  • $15 per 24" x 36" marketing sign
  • Placement included.
  • $40 signage monitoring/ replacement fee (events exceeding 2 days)

Submit a space request form

Submit a Special Events Parking Space Request Form:

  • At least 3 business days before events needing 5 spaces or less
  • At least 2 calendar weeks before events needing more than 5 spaces
  • A late fee up to 20% of space cost may be assessed for requests not made within these guidelines.
  • Note: Space approval is based on availability.

Upon approval, reserved spaces must be:

  • Recharged to a departmental index number
  • Paid by check or money order (mailed to the Hopkins Parking Structure (map), Mail Code 0540)

Note: University policy prohibits use by faculty and staff of a university-funded parking space.

Changes and Cancellations

Notify us of any change or cancellation as soon as possible to avoid penalties. Email Special Events Parking, fax (858) 534-9685, or call (858) 822-2624, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., weekdays.


  • Changes or cancellations with 3 or more working days’ notice: up to 20% of event cost
  • Changes or cancellation with fewer than 3 days’ notice: 50% of event cost


See Department Event & Guest Parking.