Parking Signs

Parking and Alternatives

For those who want a campus parking pass, note that parking is NOT included in your Renaissance membership! The University has granted members parking on campus on Fridays and Saturdays at a cost of $20 for the Academic Year.

You can buy the parking pass when you sign up for membership, either online, using a credit card, or with a paper form and a check. Once you have paid, the permit will be mailed to you. Once you have your Renaissance membership card, you can alternatively get your parking pass directly from the CSUS University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS).

Parking Challenges This Fall!

Because of a bunch of construction projects around the campus, finding parking on Fridays could be challenging! We are allowed to park with our parking passes in any Student or Faculty-Staff lots or parking structures. However, the number of student spots is greatly reduced this fall. The Faculty-Staff slots are about the same, but some are in different places. Several previous parking lots are now closed (Parking Lot 4 North near the Union and Parking Lot 1 near the arboretum).

Here is a map showing what Faculty-Staff lots are available for the fall semester.

HINT: If you bring a smartphone to campus, download the Sacramento State Mobile app at either the Apple App Store or Google Play. This app shows what parking lots and structures are available. It also shows real-time parking availability in Parking Structures I, II and III and should be soon doing the same for the various lots.

Parking Rules

You must display your Renaissance Society Parking Permit while parking on campus. Your permit should be put in your car's lower-right windshield. Put it there right when you receive it, as it is small and thin and easy to misplace. You can peel it off to use in another car.
If you have a California Disabled Placard, you may park in any disabled parking place, but you must display both your Renaissance Society parking permit and your Disabled Placard.

Where to Park: You may park in spaces that say Faculty/Staff or Student and in Parking Structures I, II, and III. You may also park in spaces reserved for Car Pooling after 11 a.m.
Where you may NOT Park:In Speech and Hearing, Administrative Parking, Residence Hall Parking, or any space requiring a Special Permit (B.Z. - Business Zone, C.V. - College Visitor); or in 15-Minute or 30-minute spaces for longer than the time limit. See this map for places to park.

If you come to campus on days other than Fridays or Saturdays, you can purchase a daily permit for $6. Daily permits are only valid in student parking lots. Daily permits can be purchased with cash or credit card in all parking lots and structures and at the Visitor Information Booths at either end of the campus. You can also purchase a $3 pass that is good for two hours, if your visit is a short one.

Parking rules are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. Be careful how you park; tickets have been given out for cars parked on the parking space line!
If you believe you have received a citation in error, you can appeal online or go to the (UTAPS) Office, 7667 Folsom Blvd., where you can file an appeal. Sac State will perform an administrative review of a contested parking citation if the appeal is made within 21 days of the issuance of the citation or within 14 days of the mailing of the notice of delinquent parking violation.

PLEASE NOTE: Neither the Renaissance Society or UTAPS is responsible for lost or stolen parking permits.

Other Ways To Get To Campus

Sacramento Regional Transit's Light Rail stops close to campus at University and 65th. See Regional Transit for schedules.

You can also ride the CSUS Hornet Shuttle with your Renaissance Membership Card. It has several routes. Check the Hornet Shuttle for schedules.

Consider carpooling! Ask around in your seminars. Look in the Renaissance Directory for people who live in your ZIP code.