Facilities Reservations & Event Services

Event Parking

Parking Permits

  • Any vehicle parked in a campus parking lot on a weekday is required to have a parking permit. Violations will be cited. Permits may be purchased by a designated campus department host, or by the guest through the Passport Parking app or through various permit dispensers. 
    • The guest parking permit may be a physical permit or a digital permit based on the vehicle license plate
    • Weekends, no permit required but must park in a marked stall
    • CA State Exempt plates do not require a permit but must park in designated general parking
    • Accessibility stalls require the appropriate DMV plate/placard and a campus parking permit
  • Weekdays up to 5 p.m., only General parking areas are available for guest parking
    • After 5 p.m. many reserved permit spaces are available for any permit use
  • All parking spaces on campus are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space
  • Reserving parking spaces for an event is not available

Loading and Unloading

  • All fire lanes, red curbs, no parking areas, bike lanes and all other locations not specifically marked as a designated yellow loading zone or posted time limited parking are prohibited for use as loading and unloading. Violations will be cited.
  • Authorized yellow loading zones and posted time limited parking for the main campus are located:
    • Student Services Center
    • O’Connell Technology Center
    • Yolo Hall
    • Aymer J. Hamilton
    • Holt Hall
    • Short term unloading is available in two designated spots on Warner St., enforced by the City of Chico
  • Loading or unloading may also be done in campus parking lots with the appropriate parking permit for the stall being used

Campus Core (gate) Access

  • For event use, only vehicles cleared through Facilities Reservations and Event Services are permitted in this area. Vehicles not cleared through Facilities Reservations and Event Services are NOT allowed gate access between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday or Friday 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. during the entire year.
    • Beyond these times, access requests should be directed to University Police Dispatch (530) 898-5555. Access is not guaranteed.
  • Vehicles should be directed to appropriate parking or loading areas by Facilities Reservations and Event Services or a designated campus event host
  • Vehicles with access must adhere to 5 mph
  • All pedestrians have priority to paths of travel
  • Vehicles must not drive or park off pavement on grass, dirt, or landscaping
  • Vehicles may not block or use fire lanes, accessible parking stalls, or doorways
  • Campus core access is not authorization for long term parking. Access is for loading or unloading only. Once done, the vehicle must leave the campus core.

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