Resident Students

 Please see below for transportation and parking options available to on-campus resident students.

Transportation Options

Parking on campus is limited. For those who do not require a personal vehicle for off-campus employment or internships, please consider alternative transportation methods. 

  • U-Pass: Purchase a Semester U-Pass online to ride any OCTA bus. Routes 123, 26, and 57 come directly to the CSUF campus. This 5-month OCTA Bus Pass (U-Pass) can be purchased for $100 through the "Purchase Permits" page on the Parking website. The U-Pass will be mailed within 7 business days to the address provided at purchase or may be picked up from the Luxer Lockers at the Parking Office upon request. U-Passes are not transferable and non-refundable. Questions? Contact Commuter Services at or 657-278-4699.
  • Zipcar Membership: Resident students who do not purchase a parking permit are eligible to receive a complimentary ZipCar membership and additional driving credits. Email to receive your code! All students are eligible to purchase a Zipcar membership for $15/year. Students 18 or older may rent a Zipcar by the hour or by the day, with gas and insurance included. Zipcars are located in Resident Lot 1, and College Park North. 
  • Metrolink/Amtrak: Students can receive a 25% discount on Metrolink tickets and a 15% discount on Amtrak. The tickets can also be used to board any connecting OCTA bus for free. 
  • Student Adventure Pass: CSUF students qualify for FREE Metrolink Rides by registering for the Student Adventure Pass. (valid October 9, 2023 -  on or before June 30, 2024). Register with your email address in the Metrolink App. Once your account has been verified, you may travel to any Metrolink station for free with a valid Titan Card.
  • Please note: The Student Adventure Pass may take up to 24 hours to appear in the Metrolink app after account verification. For more information, please visit Metrolink  or call 800- 371-5465.

Questions on alternative transportation options? Contact the Commuter Services Team at

parking Options

A parking permit is required to park your vehicle on campus and can be purchased online through your Parking Portal. For parking permit fee information, please view the current fee schedule here.PDF File

Permit Options 

Reminder: Your license plate is your permit! Vehicle information (license plate, make, model, and color) is required at purchase. Learn more at the License Plate Recognition (LPR) website

Need to update or change the vehicle linked to your Resident Permit? Complete the Vehicle Change Request Form. Please allow up to 2 business days for processing.

Resident Shuttle In Lot a

A shuttle is provided from Student Lot A to Student Housing.

  • Shuttle Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m

The Resident shuttle stop is located on Stadium Way near the emergency blue phone. You may wait at the shuttle stop benches, or remain in your vehicle until you see the shuttle arrive. Four (4) stops will be made at Student Housing. A map with the shuttle stop and designated drop-off locations can be found herePDF File Opens in new window . If you need a ride during shuttle hours, you may contact (657)278-5421 and request a shuttle pick-up. 

24/7 safety escort services are also available and provided by CSUF PD.