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2 College Sophomore

Parking: you usually have to arrive at school 45 minutes before class starts to be able to find a parking spot unless you rideshare and then get to uses the special parking spots

1 College Senior

Parking: There are definitely more parking permits sold than parking spots itself.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: There are just not enough parking spaces close to campus.

3 College Junior

Parking: It's good for the most part, unless you have afternoon classes or come during U hour.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: A lot of students are frustrated with parking.


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Parking is definitely every student’s sore spot. Permits to legally park on campus are $90 a quarter, which is ridiculously expensive. Student parking lots are always full, and even the “close” lots, such as J or F, are still at least a ten-minute walk to class.

CPP built a brand-new six-story parking structure to try to help with the crisis. Although it helped slightly, it hasn’t made a big enough dent to satisfy students. In order to find a semblance of a close spot, a student would have to be at campus for a class at 8 a.m. or earlier. Parking is especially difficult on Tuesdays and Thursdays, since most students attend classes these days. In the afternoon, it is common that a student will circle a parking lot for a half hour before finding an available spot.

Don’t panic if a car slowly follows you as you walk to your car—students often stalk other students in parking lots in order to lay advance claim to their spot! Some students, in an effort to avoid paying for a parking pass, park off campus along nearby streets, such as Temple or Valley. Parking off campus will take a minimum of 20 minutes to walk to class, though, and isn’t the best idea if your class doesn’t get out until late at night.

Two options are your best bet. One is to drive to school with a friend to partake in Rideshare. Rideshare allows you to park in designated spots that are closer to campus and is in effect until 3 p.m. every day. Option two is to get to school early, park in one of the more distant lots, such as B or K, and take the Bronco Shuttle to class.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$90 per quarter
Common Parking Tickets
  • Expired meter: $25
  • Outside marked stall: $25
  • Permit expired/no permit: $39
  • Red curb: $39
  • Service zone: $44
  • Fire lane: $106
  • Handicapped zone: $413
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Parking lots B and K are usually pretty empty, probably because they are the farthest away. If you don't want to battle it out in the closer lots, those are the best bets.
  • If you are lucky, you can find a spot at the top of Lot J behind the Health Center.
  • All Rideshare parking spots are open to anyone after 3 p.m., and all faculty parking spots are open to anyone after 1 p.m.
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • Parking Lot C before 5:30 p.m.
  • Parking Lot F
  • Parking Lot J
Getting a Parking Permit
Staff, faculty, and students with certain needs get priority parking. All students may purchase a parking permit for each quarter at the cashier's office.
Parking Services
CPP Parking Services
(909) 869-3061

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 197 responses

  • 8% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 47% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 2% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 22% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 8% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 13% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 198 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost
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