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Directions & Parking Information

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Note: The university uses only one address (5500 Campanile Drive) for all buildings, so MapQuest and other GPS sites may not direct you to the proper location(s) on campus. Click here to access the map for Parking 1 and Parking 3.

Important: Individuals taking paper-based group exams (ACT Assessment, CHES, CNET, GRE Subject, LSAT, MPRE, NCE, and SDSU placement/proficiency exams) must follow the parking instructions and report to the location indicated on the admission ticket. Failure to park in the assigned parking location may result in a citation.

Visitor Parking: Pertains to individuals without a current, valid SDSU parking permit.

Parking permits are required at all times, including weekends. Visitors with a valid parking permit may park in any visitor or student parking area (do not park in any faculty/staff lot or space or in a Special Permit [SP] space). Visitor lots are designated with a yellow "P" on the lot or structure sign.

1. You are strongly encouraged to purchase a parking permit in advance using the Aztec Parking Portal and choosing the "Purchase Permits" option.

2. Yellow pay permit machines are located at the Parking Information Booth and at the northwest corner of Level 1 in Parking 3. The amount is currently $2 per hour, and SDSU Public Safety suggests purchasing over the amount you plan to stay for unforeseen circumstances.

 

Directions to Parking 1:

    Permit dispensing machine: Note that the dispensing machine is NOT located in Parking 1 itself, it is located at the Parking Information Booth. Proceed south on College Avenue and turn right into the driveway immediately past the San Diego State University monument sign (at the southwest corner of Canyon Crest Drive and College Avenue). Pull up to the yellow permit dispensing machine. If you are northbound on College Avenue, make a U-turn at the Canyon Crest Drive/College Avenue traffic signal and turn right into the driveway. After purchasing your permit, take a right out of the driveway and continue straight through the traffic signal. Parking 1 will be on the right.

    From Interstate 5, 163, 805 or 15: Take Interstate 8 East to College Avenue. Exit into the lane marked for Alvarado Road. At the light, turn right onto College Avenue, then move immediately into the left turn lane. Turn left at College Avenue and Alvarado Road. Parking 1 will be immediately to your right. If you miss the left turn at College Avenue, continue up the hill, then make a U-turn at the left-turn lane halfway up the hill. Turn right into the structure. Note: Visitor permits are valid only in student parking spaces on the 4th and 5th floors.

    From East County: Take Interstate 8 West to College Avenue. Turn left onto College Avenue. Turn left at College Avenue and Alvarado Road. Parking 1 will be immediately to your right. If you miss the left turn at College Avenue, continue up the hill, then make a U-turn at the left-turn lane halfway up the hill. Turn right into the structure. Note: Visitor permits are valid only in student parking spaces on the 4th and 5th floors.

     

Directions to Parking 3 :

    From Interstate 8: Continue south on College Avenue, then turn left onto Zura Way halfway up the hill. Parking 3 will be the first parking structure on the right. The parking permit dispenser is located on the northwest corner of Level 1. After parking, proceed west through the student housing area and cross the suspension bridge over College Avenue, or proceed northwest through Parking 2 and cross the pedestrian bridge over College Avenue.

    From Montezuma Road: Enter campus on East Campus Drive (one block east of College Avenue). Parking 3 will be the second parking structure on the right. The parking permit dispenser is located on the northwest corner of Level 1. After parking, proceed west through the student housing area and cross the suspension bridge over College Avenue, or proceed northwest through Parking 2 and cross the pedestrian bridge over College Avenue.

     

Testing Location Links:

    Student Services West (SSW), Room 2549: Room 2549 is located on the second floor of the north side of the building. From the south end of the EBA Building (see directions below), cross the street, go up the stairs, and continue straight. When you reach the next staircase, either go up the stairs to the right or take the elevator, located at the base of the clock tower. Enter through the double doors and continue down the hallway to room 2549 on the left.

    Education and Business Administration (EBA) Building: From the top floor of Parking 1, cross the pedestrian bridge over College Avenue and go up the stairs until you reach the street level. You will be at the north end of the EBA building.

    From Parking 3, proceed northwest through Parking 2 and cross the pedestrian bridge over College Avenue. You will be at the south end of the EBA building.

    Geology, Mathematics and Computer Sciences (GMCS) Building: From Parking 1, follow the EBA building directions above. When you reach the street level, turn right and follow the sidewalk north. GMCS will be the first building on the right.

    From Parking 3, follow the EBA directions above. Once you cross the pedestrian bridge, go up the stairs, turn right and follow the sidewalk north past the EBA building. GMCS will be the first building on the right after passing the EBA building.

    Adams Humanities (AH) Building: Adams Humanities is located west of the Conrad Prebys Student Union and northwest of the SDSU Transit Center. Follow the directions above to the Student Services West building and continue through SSW. Turn left onto Centennial Walkway, then right at the Student Union. AH will be the first building on the left, across from the CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre.

     

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