Store your bike at one of the fully enclosed Matador bicycle compounds on campus. A bicycle compound will protect your bike from theft and the elements. There is a one-time administrative fee of $7, and sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis.
If your bicycle is stolen or lost, you are more likely to recover it if it is registered. Print and fill out the bicycle registration form and bring it to the Department of Police Services along with your bicycle and driver's license or university ID card. Registration is free and you will receive a sticker for your bicycle and a card with a registration number. Keep the card handy in case your bicycle is ever stolen.
Starting in 2016, Associated Students has introduced Zimride by Enterprise, a free online ride-matching service exclusively for CSUN. Log in to the secure online environment to find friends, classmates and coworkers going where you are, whether it’s for a daily commute, road trip or one-time event. Both drivers and passengers can save money and help reduce carbon emissions.
If you drive an electric vehicle, you’re in luck. CSUN supports sustainability with eight electric vehicle charging stations located in campus parking lots. Charging is free at CSUN, but your vehicle must display a valid CSUN parking permit. Check the time limit on the charging station stall to avoid a citation. For more information, visit the Parking and Transportation Services website.
Use the campus map to find the electric vehicle charging stations located in the following parking lots.
• B2 has four chargers (northeast corner)
• B4 has two chargers (south side, near Information Booth 2)
• B5 surface lot has three chargers (northeast, outside the north wall of the B5 parking structure)
• B6 has three chargers (southwest corner)
• G3 surface lot has four chargers (southwest corner)
• G9 has two chargers (southwest corner on the second level and west wall of the parking structure).
• F2 has three chargers (northeast corner)
• F5 has two direct current quick chargers (northeast corner).
If you live in the dorms, the housing shuttle stops at the Suites at University Park, F8 parking lot, the soccer and baseball fields, and Redwood Hall. During finals week, the shuttle operates until midnight.
There are various public transportation options to and from CSUN. The Antelope Valley Transit Authority, Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and Metro provide direct service to campus. Buses pick up and drop off at the CSUN transit station on Etiwanda Avenue and Vincennes Street.
Planning to ride Metro frequently? Follow Metro’s Twitter account for the most up-to-date information about delays or street closures.
If you are an enrolled undergraduate student with eight or more units or a graduate student with six or more units, Metro U-Pass can upgrade your existing student ID to a reduced-fare transit pass. Register via the myNorthridge Portal to obtain a sticker with smart-chip technology to place on your card. It works just like Metro’s TAP (Transit Access Pass) and it’s good for unlimited rides on all Metro rail and bus lines for an entire semester. It’s also valid on the other 23 transit systems that accept TAP throughout Los Angeles County. For more information, visit the Associated Students Ticket Office.
CSUN runs a Metrolink shuttle between campus and the Northridge Metrolink Station for student commuters. Morning shuttles pick up riders at the Metrolink train station and drops them off at the CSUN transit station on Etiwanda Avenue and Vincennes Street. Afternoon shuttles pick up at the CSUN transit station and the University Student Union on Lindley Avenue. The shuttle arrives at the CSUN transit station about 30 minutes before train departure times and at the University Student Union about 25 minutes before. Check the Metrolink website for train schedules. To travel to or from the Northridge Metrolink Station outside of shuttle operating hours take the LADOT DASH bus.
The closest Amtrak station is in Chatsworth, about five miles from campus. You can save 15 percent on Amtrak fares by applying for a Student Advantage Card. To use the Student Advantage discount, you must reserve your tickets at least three days in advance.
21510 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
CSUN offers Zipcar, a program allowing students to rent cars on an hourly basis. Gas, insurance, maintenance and roadside assistance are all included in the fee. Renters must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver's license. Sign up and make a reservation online, visit the Zipcar website, and upon registration, you will receive a Zipcard allowing you to access the rental vehicle. The CSUN Zipcar rental station is located on Lassen Street and Lindley Avenue.