Orientation & New Student Programs

Summer Orientation Parking

Campus Parking

  • Parking on campus can be limited. Please allow yourself adequate time to locate a space.
  • Parking permits are required Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-10:00 pm in all campus lots. You may park in any stall except marked ADA spaces or stalls marked "Reserved”. If you park in restricted parking spaces without the proper permit or in any area designated as reserved, your vehicle may be ticketed.
  • The closest on-campus parking for orientation participation is on the top two floors in either of two parking structures: See Map of campus parking (JPG).
    • Parking Structure #1 located at 1st & Cherry Streets
    • Parking Structure #2 located at 2nd and Chestnut Streets
    • Parking Lot located at 2nd, between Hazel and Chestnut Streets (ground-level parking)
  • All paid parking is hourly and costs $1 per hour . There are two purchase options:   
    • The Passport Parking App allows the user to pay for hourly from their smartphone. Users can download PassportParking for free from the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play. Mobile web services are also available by visiting ppprk.com.
    • Participants may also purchase a parking permit from the dispenser in either parking structures. Dispensers take credit cards only. Permit must be displayed on the dashboard of your car.
  • Overnight parking is not permitted in the Parking Structure unless you are staying in on campus accommodations. If you are staying in on-campus accommodations, University Housing has provided Residence Hall Parking Map (PDF). For more information, call (530) 898-6325 or email housing@csuchico.edu. Overnight parking information is also available in Spanish (PDF)!

Public Parking:

You may also use City metered parking at:

  • The corner of Normal and West 2nd Streets
  • The downtown City Parking Structure at Salem and West 3rd Streets.
  • Both options are a short walk to campus.
  • Be sure to bring quarters as pricing and time limits vary.

Accessible Parking:

Visitor parking spaces require the display of a valid DMV placard. ADA stalls are located on the first floor of the parking structures. There is an elevator in the parking structure on 2nd and Chestnut. Ground-level parking is also available in the parking lot on 2nd, Hazel and Chestnut. Parking at a city meter with a disabled plate or placard is free.

Click here for Accessibility Parking Map (PDF)

*Please note: due to construction there will be limited accessibility parking att 1st and Cherry. We suggest parking at the other structures available.

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