- Administrative Services
Parking at Mesa
Permits are required to park on all campuses of the San Diego Community College District, Monday through Friday, 7a.m. until 10 p.m. Permits are not required on the weekend or SDCCD holidays. Vehicles may only remain parked while students are actually attending or participating in campus sponsored classes or events. No overnight parking is allowed without prior approval and a permit from campus police.
For the most up to date information about student parking permits, including current costs, and instructions on how to purchase a permit, view the Student Accounting webpage.
- WHERE CAN STUDENTS PARK ON CAMPUS?
Vehicles displaying a valid student parking permit are permitted to park in designated student spaces in Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, on all levels of the Parking Structure (PS-100), and along Mesa College Circle. Along Mesa College Circle, near the tennis courts, carpool parking is allowed with a special permit granted by the campus police office in Q-100. Please contact 619-388-2749 for additional information. Disabled/ADA parking spaces are available in all parking lots for registered holders of a valid Disabled Placard, which must be displayed at all times. Parking permits are not required for vehicles whose registered placard owner displays an ADA placard or license plate.
Student permits do not authorize parking in spaces marked "Visitor Parking" or "Faculty and Staff Parking," therefore vehicles showing a student permit and parked in these areas are subject to citation.
- WHAT IS "FLEX" PARKING?
Vehicles displaying a valid student semester parking permit can park in “FLEX STAFF” parking spaces located along Mesa College Circle and in Lot 1 after 4:00 pm. This only applies to “FLEX Staff” spaces and not to regular staff spaces. Students are not permitted to park in designated “Faculty/Staff” spaces at any time
- WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TWO-WEEK STUDENT GRACE PERIOD?
There is no grace period of parking permits. The Associated Student Bodies at City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges proposed eliminating grace periods, and the Management Services Council supported the proposal in the belief that greater revenue from daily permit sales could minimize the eventual need to increase student semester parking rates.
- WHERE CAN I PURCHASE MY PARKING PERMIT?
Parking permits may be requested at the Student Mesa Accounting Office (I4-106) or online through the MySDCCD portal. Permits are valid for only one semester and expiration dates are printed on the permits. Student parking permits purchased before August 10 will be mailed to the student. Permits purchased after August 10 must be picked up at Mesa College Police Q-100 (valid student or government identification is required).
- WHERE DO I PURCHASE A DAILY PARKING PERMIT?
Daily parking permits are available for purchase from machines located in most student parking lots. Daily permit fees are $1 per hour, with a daily limit of $5. Due to their inability to provide change, machines only accept bills and coins, and exact change is required. The machines are positioned at the east end of Lot 1 as you approach, in the middle of the lot near the disabled parking spaces, and near the main entrance near the bungalows. Additional machines are situated at the southern entrances to Lots 2 and 3, the west entrance of Lot 4, and adjacent to each elevator on each floor of the parking structure.
Virtual daily student parking permits are available for purchase online using the ParkMobile app. This allows students to purchase a virtual hourly/daily permit from a smart device. The campus code for Mesa College is 21003.
- What are my alternatives to Parking?
Using data from a Transportation Task Force under the direction of the Facilities Committee, MesaMoves was launched. The MesaMoves page is full of transportation alternatives including ridesharing, Uber, and more!
Visitor parking spaces are available on campus. Mesa College has ten (10) free visitor parking spaces in Lot #1 in front of the Student Services Center and on Mesa College Circle in front of the Administration (A-100) Bldg. Student parking permits are not valid in posted Visitor parking spaces and no student parking is allowed in these spaces. Violators may be may be cited.
Daily visitor/student parking permits are available for purchase from machines located in most student parking lots. Daily permits charges are $1 per hour (up to $5 a day maximum). Machines accept only cash or coins and use exact change only because the machines are not able to give change. Machines are located in Lot 1 at the east end as you enter the lot, in the middle of the lot near the disabled parking spaces, and at the main entrance near the bungalows. Additional machines are located at the southern entrances of Lots 2 and 3, on the west entrance of Lot 4, and next to each elevator on all floors of the parking structure.
Virtual daily visitor/student parking permits are available for purchase online using the ParkMobile app. This allows students to purchase a virtual hourly/daily permit from a smart device. The campus code for Mesa College is 21003.