Before you arrive

buy a parking permit online

Daily parking permits can be purchased through ParkMobile

For events located in the ARTS Building venues (the Studio Theatre or the Performance Lab), choose Lot 1 Blue or Lot 24 (Zone 2482). Lot 1 only offers daily permits, whereas Lot 24 has hourly rates.

For events located in the University Theatre, choose Lot 6 (Zone 2484).

If you’ve never been to campus, here are directions to UCR.

If you have questions, email between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST, Monday to Friday. Please allow up to one business day for a response.

Additional visitor parking information is available here, as well as information on accessible parking at UCR.

Buy a parking permit on campus

A parking permit dispenser is available in Lot 24 (near the ARTS Building). This allows you to purchase short-term or daily parking permits.

Pay stations accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Apple Pay and Google Wallet.

If you need guidance, the parking kiosk on West Campus Drive is open Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The kiosk is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Please note: the kiosk does not sell permits.

For any additional questions, email for assistance. Please allow up to one business day for a response.

Learn more about daily parking for visitors.

Free parking on nights and weekends

On weeknights, Monday to Friday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m., permits are not required when parking in Gold lots (26, 30, and 50).

On weekends, starting at 12:00 p.m. on Fridays until 6:00 a.m. on Monday morning, the following lots do not require a paid permit when parking in the unreserved spaces:

Learn more about UCR Visitor Parking.