For campus return parking information, please refer to our return to work web page.

Visitor Parking

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Welcome to the University of California, Riverside! All vehicles parked on the campus are required to display a valid parking permit at all times. Time limits are strictly enforced. Please refer to the campus map to find a parking location convenient to your destination on campus.

  • Information & Parking Kiosks

    Visitors may purchase all-day parking permits at an Information & Parking Kiosk on campus. Our attendants will issue you a parking permit and direct you to an available parking lot. If you need to purchase multiple day parking permits or parking permits in advance, please call or visit Parking Services.  Parking Services is located on campus at 683 Linden St.  Phone:  951-827-1294.

    Our kiosks accept check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

    Kiosk Hours of Operation 2021-2022 Academic Year
    (9/21/2021-6/13/2022)
    Location Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday
    University Kiosk:
    located on University Avenue and West Campus Drive
    7:00 AM-6:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED
    Martin Luther King Kiosk:
    located on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Canyon Crest Drive
    CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
    Kiosk Hours of Operation Summer 2022 (6/14/2022-9/16/2022)
    Location Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday
    University Kiosk:
    located on University Avenue and West Campus Drive
    7:00 AM-4:00 PM CLOSED CLOSED
    Martin Luther King Kiosk:
    located on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Canyon Crest Drive
    CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
    Holiday Closures
    MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY - MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2022
    PRESIDENT'S DAY - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2022
    CAESAR CHAVEZ DAY - FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022
    MEMORIAL DAY - MONDAY, MAY 30, 2022
    JUNETEENTH - MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2022
    FOURTH OF JULY - MONDAY, JULY 4, 2022
    LABOR DAY - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2022
    VETERAN'S DAY - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2022
    THANKSGIVING - THURSDAY & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 & 25, 2022
    WINTER BREAK - DECEMBER 23, 2022 THROUGH JANUARY 2, 2023
  • How to Pay
    Self-Service Pay Stations

    Parking pay stations give you short-term and daily parking options in lots across the campus. Some pay stations are Pay-by-Space and some are Pay-and Display. Pay-by-Space permits are valid only for the specified numbered parking space purchased. Pay-and-Display permits must be displayed on the driver's side of the dashboard.  Pay stations accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Apple Pay and Google Wallet.

    Daily Parking Permits

    Click here to reserve daily parking for a Red lot or here for a Blue lot.  Select the desired lot from the list of parking lots and complete the checkout process.  Permits can only be reserved on the day of and are available in select Blue and Red lots in limited quantities.  Parking is not transferrable to other lots and only valid in the selected lot.

    ParkMobile (Pay-by-Phone)

    ParkMobile is an app that enables you to pay for short-term parking by phone. Pay from any smart phone, mobile device, or website or call their toll free phone service at 877-727-5932 (877 PARK 932).  ParkMobile is currently available in short term visitor parking areas on campus that utilize numbered Pay-By-Space parking.  Daily visitor parking in Lot B at the Palm Desert campus is also provided through the ParkMobile system.

    1. When using ParkMobile, you choose how long you want to park and pay for that amount of time. 

    2. Download the ParkMobile app here and register for an account using a credit card and your license plate number. If your vehicle has a temporary paper license plate, please enter the temporary number as the license plate. If there is no temporary number, enter the last 8 (eight) digits of your Vehicle ID Number (VIN). Your VIN can be found on the driver's side door or the lower driver's side of the windshield. ParkMobile accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Pay-Pal.

    3. Once parked in a visitor parking stall, open the app and key in your parking zone number, located near the pay station and within the table below. 

    4. Select the amount of time you wish to park. 

    5. Normal parking charges apply. Transportation Services is paying the transaction fee normally collected by ParkMobile.

    6. You can opt-in to have ParkMobile send a text message 15 minutes before the expiration of your paid parking. You may select to add more time or return to your car on time.

    Location Zone
    Lot 4 Pay-by-Space 2460
    Lot 6 Blue 2484
    Lot 6 Red Pay-by-Space 2469
    Lot 10 Pay-by-Space 2461
    Lot 13 Blue 2492
    Lot 14 Pay-by-Space 2462
    Lot 20 *Evenings & Weekends Only 2489
    Lot 23 *Evenings & Weekends Only 2490
    Lot 24 2482
    Lot 25 90 Minute Spaces 2478
    Lot 26 2481
    Lot 30 2480
    Lot 50 2491
    A&I Horseshoe Pay-by-Space 2463
    Big Springs Structure 1 Pay-by-Space 2464
    Falkirk Pay-by-Space 2465
    International Village 2479
    Oban Pay-by-Space 2466
    Pentland Way Pay-by-Space 2467
    Palm Desert (Lot B) 2470
    University Plaza Pay-by-Space 2472
  • Motorcycle Parking

    Short term parking in all on-campus motorcycle spaces is available via ParkMobile zone 2476.

    Duration Rate
    1 hour - 2 hours $1.75/hour
    Daily $7.50
  • Short Term Parking
    Duration Monday-Friday
    before 6:00 PM 
    Monday-Friday
    after 6:00 PM & Weekends
    Availability
    Locations Rate Locations Rate Dispenser ParkMobile
    30 min -
    2 hours
    Lot 4 $3.50/hour Lot 4 $1.75/hour X X
    Lot 6 Lot 6 X X
    Lot 10 Lot 10 X X
    Lot 14 Lot 14   X
    Lot 24 Lot 24 X X
    Lot 25 Lot 25   X
    A&I Horseshoe A&I Horseshoe   X
    Big Springs Structure 1 Big Springs Structure 1   X
    Falkirk Falkirk   X
    Oban Oban   X
    Pentland Way Pentland Way   X
    Palm Desert Palm Desert   X
    University Plaza University Plaza   X
  • Daily Parking
    Duration Monday-Friday
    before 6:00 PM 
    Monday-Friday
    after 6:00 PM & Weekends
    Availability
    Locations Rate Locations Rate Dispenser ParkMobile
    Gold Daily Lot 26 $11.00 Lot 26 Free   X
    Lot 30 Lot 30   X
    Lot 32 Lot 32    
    Lot 50 Lot 50   X
    Blue Daily Lot 1 $13.00 Lot 1 $7.50   X
    Lot 5 Lot 5   X
    Lot 6 Lot 6   X
    Lot 9 Lot 9   X
    Lot 13 Lot 13   X
    - Lot 20   X
    - Lot 23   X
    Lot 24 Lot 24 X X
    Oban Oban   X
           
    Red Daily Lot 7 $15.00 Lot 7 $15.00   X
    Big Springs Structure 1 Big Springs Structure 1   X
    International
    Village
    International
    Village
      X
  • Weekly Parking

    Weekly parking at the following locations is available via ParkMobile.

    Duration Locations Rate
    Housing Weekly International
    Village
    $41.00
  • Monthly Parking

    Monthly parking at the following locations is available via ParkMobile.

    Permit Type Locations Rate
    Housing Monthly International Village $82.00
  • Botanic Gardens Parking

    Visitor parking is available at the Botanic Gardens entrance. The pay station accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

    Duration Rate
    1 hour-2 hours $2.00/hour
  • University Extension Center Parking

    Visitor parking is available at the University Extension Center. Vehicles must display permits seven days a week from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. ParkMobile payment options are also available for some University Extension parking areas. Please see the 'How to Pay' section above for ParkMobile details.

    Duration Rate
    Daily $7.00