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Old parking signs (left); new parking signs

Parking and Alternatives

New this year! The Herky Streetcar shuttle. Jump to it.

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).

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, III, IV and V and all the various lots (click on the lots and you'll see when the availability was last updated). This App has other useful CSUS information, too.

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 inside 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 rotate to another car.
If you have a California Disabled Placard or Plate, you may park in any disabled parking place, but you must display both your Renaissance Society parking permit and your Disabled Placard.

New Parking Structure 5

Where to Park: You may park in spaces that say Faculty/Staff, or the new term Employee, or Student and in Parking Structures I through V. The latter is the large, brand-new parking structure on the north end of campus, just inside the J Street entrance on your right. Note that the old Faculty/Staff and Student signs are being replaced with new ones saying Employee or Student. You can park when you see any of those old or new signs. 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 or this online customizable map.

If you come to campus on days other than Fridays or Saturdays, you can purchase a daily permit for $7. 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 (look for the machines). You can also purchase a $4 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.

Herky Streetcar

NEW THIS YEAR! The Herky Streetcar is an open-air, medium-sized shuttle that will be picking up passengers between Parking Structure V and Amador Hall. We are welcome to ride it!.

It operates Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The loop takes about 15 minutes. Here is the route, with stops marked (look for yellow signs). NOTE: The route has changed somewhat for the spring semester (going on the east side of Capistrano instead of the west side near PSI).

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 the campus. Routes 82, 87 and 30 stop at the J Street transit center 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. The RT page also includes information about its Paratransit services, which require an application and appointments.

You can also ride the CSUS Hornet Shuttle with your Renaissance Nametag. It has several routes, both in nearby neighborhoods and around campus. Check the Hornet Shuttle for schedules.

Bicycling: The campus has designated routes where you may ride (not through the center of campus where the main classroom buildings are). There are many bike racks around campus, including three enclosed ones with an attendant (at the foot of the Guy West Bridge across from Riverside Hall, between Eureka and Capistrano halls and between Benicia and the Tahoe halls).

Consider carpooling! Ask around in your seminars.