Parking and Transportation

  • Parking Officer
  • Parking officer providing jumpstart

Parking and Transportation Services

Traffic Advisory

Please be advised traffic on campus roads and parking lots has the potential to become heavily impacted for the first several weeks of the semester. Parking lots nearest the core of the campus will fill as early as 8AM Monday thru Thursday. Detour routes may occur after 10AM. In preparation for potential traffic delays, we recommend you plan for an additional 45 minutes to your daily commute. When you arrive on campus, we also recommend you follow the direction of LED sign boards and traffic direction officers to find the nearest available parking space. Please click here for a detailed traffic map. 


Pay by Phone Parking - Now Available Using the MobileNOW App

Use any web-enabled device to purchase daily and hourly parking. Click here for instructions. Daily and Hourly Permits purchased through MobileNOW are valid only in student lots.


Parking Guidance System (Car Counting)

Finding an open parking space on campus can be a challenge. At CSUN you are now able have real-time information letting you know exactly how many open parking spaces exist in the B3, B5, and G3 parking structures. These open space counts are displayed through the CSUN smart phone app. You can drive directly to open parking spaces and reduce the carbon emissions that are produced by driving around in search of parking. The smart phone app is designed with driver safety in mind and may not allow use while your vehicle is in motion.


Planning for the new G6 Parking Structure (Zelzah & Plummer)

The G6 Parking Structure began construction in the Fall 2018 semester. This structure will be designed to provide approximately 1500 additional parking spaces to the campus’ existing parking inventory.  It will be located on the east side of campus at the intersection of Zelzah Ave. and Plummer St.  Some important features that it will have include an entrance/exit that is aligned with the Zelzah/Plummer intersection; extended entry/exit queue lanes to mitigate traffic congestion in and out of the structure; additional spaces for EV charging stations; bicycle and scooter storage; dual level energy efficient LED lighting; enhanced storm water treatment; and it will be photovoltaic ready to accommodate future solar arrays.