UC Parking Reciprocity

The University of California campuses offer reciprocity to faculty and staff for parking permits. Each campus has a unique set of circumstances relating to various parking issues (spaces availability, rates, access by gate, kiosks, specific designated lots, etc.). Because of these differences the permit holder should contact the campus parking office to arrange reciprocal parking. By contacting the campus, faculty and staff will know what to expect before they get there.

When you arrive at the campus you are visiting, stop at the Information/Parking Permit Kiosk or the Parking Office to obtain a permit for that specific campus. This will enable the host campus to give appropriate information about available parking and additional access information if needed. The individual must present a current, valid parking permit from their home campus as well as a current UC ID in order to be eligible for reciprocal parking.

Reciprocity among the UC campuses is for the purpose of expediting the university business for the faculty or staff member at the host campus and is valid for no more than five consecutive days. If an employee from another UC campus is working or teaching for a longer period than five days, they must purchase a permit appropriate to the host campus.

Student permits do not have reciprocity. Students from other UC campuses must purchase parking at each individual campus according to the availability and rate for that campus.