Free Faculty / Staff Parking
California University has designated 276 FREE campus parking spots for eligible faculty, coaches, staff and non-faculty employees.
Beginning this fall, Lot 4 (River Lot) will have 200 free parking spaces and Lot 14 (behind Residence Hall C, across the Loop Road) will have 76 free parking spaces.
Parking will be available in these areas on a first come, first served basis. Drivers must register online to obtain a permit.
Permits are renewable. Only ONE will be issued per person. Permit holders may register as many as three vehicles.
PLEASE NOTE: Having a permit does NOT guarantee that a free parking space will be available. If all spaces are filled in both designated lots, drivers may park at Roadman Park and ride the Vulcan Flyer to the main campus, or pay for parking in the Vulcan Garage.
Permits for free parking should be properly displayed on the lefthand side of the car’s rear window. Please visit the Office of Parking and Transportation on the first floor of Manderino Library to register for free parking.
Any person parking outside the designated area will receive a citation. These permits will not be recognized during large events, commencements, concerts or other events open to the general public.
Groups eligible to register for free parking include:
- APSCUF members (faculty and coaches)
- AFSCME members
- SCUPA members
- SPFPA members
- OEIU members
- Cal U staff
- Cal U managers
- SAI employees
- AVI employees
- Bookstore employees
- PSECU credit union employees
Returning current permits
Eligible members who wish to receive a free parking permit must return their existing permit to the Office of Parking and Transportation.
Permit holders will NOT be allowed to possess both a free permit and a paid permit at the same time.
Drivers who return a paid parking permit may place their name on a waitlist in the event they would like to return to paid parking.
Vulcan Flyer service
Because of the increase in parking options on campus, Vulcan Flyer shuttle service will not be available during the summer months..
The Office of Parking and Transportation is open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays to assist with parking registration and related concerns.
Entrances to the office are located in Manderino Library and on the ground floor of the Vulcan Parking Garage. To reach the office from the parking garage, either park in the Vulcan Parking Garage or walk in to the garage from the Carter, Building B, Sixth Street or East Street entrances.
If you have questions about parking, please give us a call at 724-938-4677 or check out the latest parking updates on this site.