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Parking at UC San Diego

Under University of California policy, anyone who parks at UC San Diego must pay a fee to help support construction, maintenance, and administration of parking facilities.

Parking Payment Required 7 Days a Week

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Buy a Permit

If you plan to park, you must display a valid parking permit, pay a parking meter or pay upon exit at our gate-arm facilities during these hours, year-round:

  • Main campus — 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., weekdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography — 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week
  • UC San Diego Health – Hillcrest — 24 hours/7 days a week
  • UC San Diego Health – La Jolla — 24 hours/7 days a week
  • No parking fee is required on university holidays

Please note, the purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a space to park. Additionally, a lack of space is not considered valid justification for violation of UC San Diego parking regulations.



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