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Parking at UC San Diego

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Buy a Permit

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.

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
  • 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, or during these off-peak hours:
    • Main campus – A, B, S, V and metered spaces from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays and all day Saturdays and Sundays
    • Scripps Institution of Oceanography – A, B, and S spaces from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., 7 days a week

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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