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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 (June 1 through June 30 the following 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 own 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). The three big parking structures (I, II and III) are still available, as are many other lots.

Here is a map showing the changes in Faculty-Staff lots for the fall semester.

And here is a map showing Student lot changes for the fall semester. NOTE: There is a new option for students that we can also use with our parking pass: The remote Ramona Lot at 3001 Ramona Ave. There is a shuttle that goes back and forth to campus every 15 minutes. Here is more information about Ramona. To get there, take Power Inn Road south from Highway 50 to Cucamonga (just south of the light rail overpass) and turn right. Go to Ramona and turn right; you will see the lot on the right. (Note: Ignore any reference you might have seen in The Recorder to a lot near Home Depot.)

Shuttle Route
The Renaissance Shuttle route from Ramona Shuttle dropoff

That Ramona Lot shuttle drops you off in the south end of campus, near the Alumni Center. That can be a long walk to our classes. However, UTAPS is graciously providing Renaissance members with a special shuttle to get us closer to classes. When you get off the Ramona Shuttle, look for the Renaissance Shuttle. It will take you around to the campus Transit Center on the north end. This is a much shorter and shadier walk to most of the campus buildings we use. But if you want to go to buildings more on the south side (such as the Library, Benecia and the Union), you might want to just walk from the Alumni Center stop.

HINT: If you bring a smartphone or tablet to campus, download the free Sacramento State Mobile app at either the Apple App Store or Google Play. This wonderful app shows what parking lots and structures are available. It also shows real-time parking availability in Parking Structures I, II and III and all the various lots (click on the lots and you'll see when the availability was last updated).

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. 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. Permits that are lost or stolen cannot be replaced! Report any lost of stolen permits to UTAPS.

Other Ways To Get To Campus

Sacramento Regional Transit's Light Rail stops close to campus at University and 65th and there are several bus routes that come into campus off J Street. Routes 82, 87 and 30 stop at J Street and Route 26 stops in the south corner of campus. Routes 82, 87 and 26 also link the Light Rail station at 65th and campus. See Regional Transit for schedules.

You can also ride the CSUS Hornet Shuttle with your Renaissance Nametag. It has several routes, both in nearby neighborhoods and around campus, in addition to the new Ramona Lot shuttle. 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.