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UCSD Parking Permits

Students who wish to park on the SIO campus during the day Monday through Friday or on the main UCSD campus at any time, must purchase a UCSD parking permit from the UCSD Parking Office. Graduate students are entitled to a "B" (staff) permit.

Parking in most lots on main campus is free, but make sure you look at signage as some lots are enforced even on the weekends.

You must obtain an SIO sticker or stamp on your UCSD parking permit by going to room 104 of the Scripps Administration Building or contacting 858.534.2831,

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Bus Pass

At the beginning of the school year, bus stickers (U-Pass) for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) are available to graduate students at no cost from tents on Library Walk on Main Campus. For the rest of the year, the U-Pass is available at the campus parking office during their regular hours.

With U-Pass, students have access to all regional mass transit bus and trolley/light rail routes provided by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and the North County Transit District (NCTD), with some exclusions.

More information on the U-Pass and a list of routes and buses.

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Shuttle Services

UCSD Transportation offers a shuttle service between the Scripps campus and the main UCSD campus as well as shuttles around the La Jolla area.

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Pedal Club

Any faculty, staff, or student who lives off-campus and does not hold a limited or annual parking permit may join the Pedal Club.

Pedal Club members must:

  1. Commit to cycling for most of your commutes to UC San Diego.
  2. Register your bicycle with the state of California and maintain a valid registration sticker ($6).

There are great incentives.

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Faculty, staff, and students who live off campus can participate in the carpool program. Undergraduates and Extension students must join during the first 6 weeks of the quarter.

There are great benefits.

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