Resident Students

 Please see below for transportation and parking options available to on-campus resident students.

Transportation Options

Parking is limited . If you do not need to bring a vehicle to campus, please take advantage of our alternative transportation options. These include:

  • U-Pass: Purchase a Fall 2022 Semester U-Pass online to ride any OCTA bus. Routes 26 and 57 come directly to the CSUF campus. This 5-month OCTA Bus Pass (U-Pass) can be purchased for $100 through the "Purchase Permits" page on the Parking website. The U-Pass will be mailed within 7 business days to the address provided at purchase or may be picked up from the Luxer Lockers at the Parking Office. U-Passes are not transferable and non-refundable.
  • Zipcar Membership: Resident students who do not purchase a parking permit are eligible to receive a complimentary ZipCar membership. Email to receive your code! All students are eligible to purchase a Zipcar membership for $15/year. Students 18 or older may rent a Zipcar by the hour or by the day, with gas and insurance included. Zipcars are located in Resident Lot 1, Gym Drive at SHCC, and College Park North. 
  • Metrolink/Amtrak: Students can receive a 25% discount on Metrolink tickets and 15% discount on Amtrak. The tickets can also be used to board any connecting OCTA bus for free.

Questions on alternative transportation options? Contact the Commuter Services Team at

parking Options

A resident parking permit is required to park your vehicle on campus and can be purchased online through your Parking Portal.  As a resident, you will be issued a virtual permit upon purchase. Your license plate is your permit! Vehicle information (license plate, make, model, and color) is required at purchase. The resident permit is valid only in Resident Lots and Lot A.

For more information, please visit the Automated License Plate Recognition (LPR) website

Need to update or change the vehicle linked to your Resident Permit? Complete the Permit Vehicle Change Request Form. Please allow up to 2 business days for processing.

For parking permit fee information, please view the current fee schedule here.

Resident Shuttle In Lot a

A shuttle is provided from Student Lot A to Student Housing:

Sunday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The shuttle stop is located on Stadium Way near the emergency blue phone. You may wait at the shuttle stop benches, or remain in your vehicle until you see the shuttle arrive. Four (4) stops will be made at Student Housing. A map with the shuttle stop and designated drop-off locations can be found herePDF File Opens in new window . If you need a ride back to your vehicle during shuttle hours, you may contact (657)278-5421 and request a shuttle pick-up.