University of California, San Diego


July 1, 2005


SUBJECT:    Transportation and Parking at UCSD

Transportation and Parking Services welcomes you to the University of California, San Diego for the 2005/2006 academic year.

Due to continued growth and construction, parking on the UCSD campus has become challenging. While Transportation and Parking Services is working diligently to minimize the impact of this parking shortage on the campus community by developing and funding new parking structures, we strongly encourage you to consider your commuting options.

UCSD Rideshare Operations supports several cost-effective transportation alternatives, including our free local bus and UCSD shuttle services, that may eliminate your need to purchase a parking permit. Our staff can help you examine your commuting alternatives and, if necessary, help you select the best parking permit for your situation. For more information about campus transportation options, please visit our website at http://www.parking.ucsd.edu or contact the Rideshare Office at (858) 534-7433. Together, we can create personalized transportation plans that meet your individual needs.

The University of California does not use state funds for construction, operation, maintenance, or administration of parking facilities; therefore, these activities must be supported by those who use the parking system. As the campus proceeds with its aggressive construction schedule, parking permit rates adopted for 2005/2006 will fund construction of additional parking structures. If you choose to bring a car to campus, please note that most parking lots are divided into red "A" (faculty/physicians), green "B" (staff and graduate students), and yellow "S" (undergraduate) sections.


Annual "S" permit (valid September 15, 2005 - June 30, 2006)

Quarterly "S" permit (valid one academic quarter)

Monthly "S" permit (valid 30 consecutive days)

GRADUATE STUDENTS (green "B" spaces)
With a valid UCSD ID, graduate students can purchase undergraduate or graduate permits.

Annual "B" permit (valid September 15, 2005 - June 30, 2006)

Quarterly "B" permit (valid one academic quarter)

Monthly "B" permit (valid 30 consecutive days)

Night/Weekend Quarterly (within an academic quarter)

Motorcycle (valid September 15, 2005 - June 30, 2006)

Occasional Use "S" (valid for up to 10 days within 4 month period)

Alternate Schedule "S" Quarterly Permit (M/W/F or T/Th/F)

*These permits may be preordered. [NOTE: The cost of an annual permit will be billed to your University account by the Bursar's Office. If you will be parking on campus for at least two quarters, you may choose to divide the annual cost into quarterly installment payments. If you will only attend one quarter, we recommend purchasing a quarterly permit.]


If you plan to park on campus beginning this September, we advise you to preorder your parking permit online through the "Student Life" tab on TritonLink (http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/tritonparking). You will need your student ID number (P.I.D.) and personal access code (P.A.C.) to login.

If you are unable to access TritonLink, you may preorder your permit by phone at (858) 534-4223 beginning Tuesday, August 9, 2005 through Friday, September 16, 2005, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday, September 17, 2005, between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please have your P.I.D. number ready and be prepared to declare what type of permit you wish to preorder and your preferred method of payment.

Orders received by September 16, 2005 may be picked up at the Parking Office, located in the Gilman Parking Structure, beginning September 20, 2005. You must present your photo ID to receive your permit. The Parking Office is open between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays. For your convenience, the Parking Office will also be open on Saturday, September 17, 2005 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

If you will be attending Summer Quarter and require an annual parking permit, please purchase your permit via TritonLink or at the Parking Office by July 1, 2005.


An annual parking permit is valid through June 30, 2006 or until you return your permit to the Parking Office with a signed cancellation form. If you graduate, take a leave of absence, or withdraw from school for any reason without canceling your permit, it will remain valid and you will be financially responsible for all incurred parking fees. Returning your annual permit to the Parking Office may entitle you to a prorated refund.

Thank you for evaluating your commuting options. We look forward to assisting you with all your transportation and parking needs throughout the year.

Gregory M. Snee
Transportation and
Parking Services