Student Parking Lot?
Students can park in all campus parking lots except the medical center and otherwise marked spaces.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
However, since permits are awarded based on factors, including class standing, it's very hard for freshmen to get permits.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$99-$237 per quarter
Common Parking Tickets
- Expired meter: $50
- Parking with invalid permit: $50
- Fire lane: $65
- No stopping zone: $65
- Handicapped zone: $503
Best Places to Find a Spot
- In the evenings, you can park on Westholme Drive or Midvale Avenue, both of which are a quick walk from campus.
- In the morning and early afternoon, Lot 6 or metered parking near North Campus are your best bets, but a long shot at that.
- It's usually worth the headache to buy a pass in Lot 11 or Lot 36 and take a shuttle into campus.
Getting a Parking Permit
Students must apply for a parking pass by the fifth week of each quarter, and this deadline is as strictly enforced as UCLA's parking laws themselves. Parking is assigned on a points basis, with points coming from a student's class standing, living distance from school, employment status, willingness to carpool, and job's distance from campus. Permits are tough to get unless you have a legitimate job and have sophomore standing or above.