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USC Transportation
(213) 740-3575
620 McCarthy Way, PSX

Parking permits from USC Transportation offer you a parking space in a designated lot or parking structure, regardless of the time of day you arrive on campus. You have the option of choosing a facility on campus, parking at the USC Parking Center or at the newer parking structures, PS1 or PS2. Even if you aren’t on campus every day, you can park in a reduced fee daily parking lot. It all depends on your schedule. The university offers permits tailored to meet your particular needs.

If you live in university housing, USC Transportation also has options for you. Resident permits are available from USC Transportation. You will be asked to present your USC student ID, a signed housing contract and proof of vehicle registration at the time you obtain your permit.

Regardless of whether you drive a car, truck, motorcycle or scooter, USC Transportation has a space for you. Just keep in mind that all vehicles need to have valid permits and abide by the university’s parking rules and regulations that are distributed when you are issued your permit. These regulations are also available online at , and include information on designated no parking zones, special areas set aside for motorcycle parking and general information. You should also read the Motorized Scooter/Motorcycle Policy in the University Governance section of this guidebook (here). Violators are issued parking citations by officers who patrol campus throughout the day. If you receive a citation that you feel is unwarranted, you may file an appeal through the USC Transportation office or online at To avoid receiving a parking citation or having your vehicle impounded, take a few minutes to read the materials provided to you at the time you receive your permit.

University Parking Center

USC Bus service to the University Parking Center, located on Grand Avenue, operates Monday through Friday between 6:30 a.m. and 10:45 p.m. USC Bus picks up and drops off passengers at the parking center near the lower level lobby approximately every 15 minutes. Stops are made at six other locations.


Parking on campus can be difficult. We encourage you to find rides with other USC students on our Zimride rideshare community ( Whether you have a car and want to split costs or you are looking for a ride, post it to Zimride and find others heading the same way. Once on campus, we have plenty of Zipcars for you to use by the hour (

2 comments on “Parking”

  1. SK Says:

    Can I buy a parking permit for rest of this semester?

  2. nkcarter Says:

    Parking permits are best purchased before the semester begins. To see if there are still permits available, please contact USC Parking directly at the number above or visit their website.

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