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Visitor Parking

Parking on campus is by permit only, and there are many types of permits available. The University also provides alternative transportation choices.

For your convenience, a list of parking pass options available to members of the Psychology Department has been provided below. For questions regarding obtaining one of these specific passes, please contact the Psychology Administration Office Front Desk at 858-534-4605 or email Jeniffer Lapek at

For the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding further parking options or alternative transportation, please visit the UCSD Parking & Transportation website.

Parking pass options available for visitors to the Psychology Department include:

Psychology Reserved Spaces

Reserved Space Calendar

The Psychology Department has 1 parking space, numbered 946, located in Scholars Parking Structure - South Entrance on Muir Ln (see UCSD Map). This is the first east-facing spot on the right from the south entrance of the lot. Two additional spots are expected to become available in summer 2021. A departmental permit is required to park in any of these three spaces. Unauthorized vehicles parked in these spots will be ticketed by UCSD Parking & Transporation.

These are available for the following visitors to the department at no charge:

  • non-affiliated research subjects
  • guest speakers in brown bags, seminars, or colloquia
  • guest lecturers
  • job candidates

Note that per campus policy, UCSD affiliates of any kind — students, faculty, staff, official volunteers, etc. — may NOT use the parking spots at any time for any reason.

Users of this space must reserve it in advance online and, for non-subject visitors, must check out a permit from the front desk. Labs with human subjects are issued a separate quarterly permit for use with their human subjects. Note that when a lab intends to provide its Human Subject parking permit to a subject, a departmental reserved space must still be reserved online prior to use to prevent overbooking. For reservations, please see the Reserved Space Calendar.

In the event that our spot is unavailable on the department calendar, users will need to arrange for alternative parking. It is thus recommended that labs with heavier visitor parking needs purchase a backup permits from the options below.

1-Day Permits

1-Day Parking permits for green & yellow parking spaces in all lots, including lots 207 and 206, can be purchased from the Psychology Administration Office Front Desk for use by the following visitors:

  • research subjects
  • department guests
  • vendors
  • exceptions must be approved by the Psychology Department MSO

1-Day Parking permits purchased through the department are $7 each. These may be purchases using a faculty index, with cash, or by check. For questions regarding these permits, please call 858-534-4605 or email Jeniffer Lapek at

Research Subject "A" Occasional Use Permits

Transportation and Parking allows research labs to order "A" Occasional Use permits to be used by:

  • research subjects only

These permits can be used for up to 10 days per permit. Labs must submit their requests for these permits to the front desk by emailing at the beginning of each quarter (including summer) and include the number of permits needed and an index code.

New Employee Permits

New employees may pick up a courtesy parking permit at the UCSD Gilman Parking Office. These permits are valid for up to ten business days. For more information regarding New Employee Permits, please visit the UCSD Transportation & Parking webpage or call the Gilman Parking Office.

Volunteer Occasional Use "S" Permits

Volunteers are eligible for 10-Day Occasional Use "S" Pass parking permits. These permits can be used on any 10 days within the quarter. They must be purchased through the Gilman Parking Office by the volunteer. For prices, please visit the UCSD Transportation & Parking webpage or contact the Gilman Parking Office.