Parking & Transportation


SDSU has suspended the freshman resident parking restriction for this upcoming 2020-21 academic year. All residents may bring a vehicle to campus and purchase an SDSU parking permit for the campus parking structures or reserve parking at their residential community (if available). 


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is the possibility that transportation services may change or be discontinued, depending on shifts in public health guidance and orders. Please follow Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) on Twitter for updates.

Red & Black Carts

Following U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, SDSU will not be utilizing vans for the Red & Black service. To ensure proper physical distances and in support of health and safety, Parking & Transportation Services will provide cart service Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each cart will have no more than three passengers at a time and passengers must wear a facial covering. GPS tracking is available on the DoubleMap app so residents can see where the carts are located on each route. 


The geofence requiring Lyft/Uber to pick up at the designated locations on campus during the day remain in place. However, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., the geofence will be turned off to allow anyone on campus easy access to transportation, especially for those who may not feel comfortable with other transportation options. 

Late Night Ride

The Late Night Ride program through Lyft provides a $5 subsidy to residents from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. from any campus location. To access the discount, use the code “SDSUQ4” via the Lyft app. Additional information can be found on the Late Night Ride page.

MTS Trolley Pass

Residents may purchase a discounted semester and/or monthly MTS trolley pass through the Compass Cloud app after they opt into this service through the Aztec Parking Portal. Additional information can be found on the MTS page.

Bike Registration

Parking & Transportation Services offers free bicycle registration for all residents. Bike registration instructions can be found on the Bike Registration page.  

For questions regarding transportation, please email [email protected].

SDSU is aware that an appellate court granted Uber and Lyft a temporary reprieve on Aug. 20, and that services will continue in California for the time being. Parking and Transportation Services is actively monitoring the situation and will communicate any impacts.