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San Diego State University

Fall 2017 Freshman Orientation

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    Parking At Orientation

    Note: Please park in Parking 3 for New Student Orientation. Check-in will begin promptly at 8am. We will not take walk-ins. All participants must be registered to attend.

    Parking is included in your orientation reservation, so no additional payment or permits are required to park inside of the designated parking structure. Parking for orientation will be inside Parking 3 only. Parking information will be included in your orientation confirmation email. Please park in student spaces or green faculty/staff spaces only

    For a general map of the campus, see the online campus map

    map of parking structure 3

    *For Disabled Parking Information, please contact Student Disability Services at (619) 594-6473 or (619) 594-2929 (TDD/TTY).

    For directions to SDSU and a general map of the campus, see the SDSU Campus Map.

    Parking & Traffic Tips during the Semester

    Student parking at SDSU is $171.00 each semester for a car or truck. For a motorcycle or moped, the fee is $36.00 each semester. Residence hall students with a car need to purchase the day and night use permit for $271. Fees are subject to change.

    Parking permits can be purchased in advance online at:

    Please follow the directions, first time users must retrieve their passwords before logging in. If you do purchase your permit online, please note once purchased it will allow you to print a temporary permit to place on your vehicle while your decal is being mailed. All permits must be displayed at all times. There is no grace period, so if you must park on campus prior to purchasing your permit online, purchase a temporary pay station permit for that time.

    The beginning of each semester is the busiest period for traffic and parking at SDSU. The SDSU Parking Office offers a number of parking tips to help people get to and from campus.

    (NOTE: Information is Subject to Change)

    Contact Us

    There will be many people on campus at Orientation to answer questions you may have.

    If you need to ask about something prior to your Orientation day, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of New Student and Parent Programs.

    (619) 594-1509

    Office Location:
    Student Services West, room 1602

    Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday,



    Mailing Address:
    New Student and Parent Programs
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-7441