Special Events & Courtesy Parking

The Special Events & Courtesy Parking Office manages parking for visiting guests and all on-campus events. Our department is committed to providing practical parking solutions for any event while also maintaining parking availability for faculty, staff, and students. For more information or to request event parking, please email [email protected].

Courtesy parking is parking that is provided for 1-15 guests coming to campus and is charged to on-campus departments via FAU (recharge id) or off-campus entities, including student organizations without an FAU, via invoice. Please contact [email protected] if you are not affiliated with an on-campus department.

Available Options:

  • Automated Coupon Code
    • System-generated code programmed into the self-service pay-by-plate pay stations located in most visitor parking areas. Attendees may use the code in specified visitor parking areas to receive daily courtesy parking permits. Departments are charged the daily parking rate for each coupon code request.
  • Guest Courtesy Online

Any planned on-campus event (i.e. conference, meeting, athletics meet) in which the event organizer expects over 15 vehicles is considered a special event. In order to ensure that space can be properly managed, especially during business hours (Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), approval for special event parking is subject to availability. Please contact [email protected] with the following information to reserve event parking:

  • Event name
  • Event date and time frame
  • Parking location(s) requested
  • Number of vehicles expected
  • Recharge ID or billing information if paying for guests’ parking

Courtesy Event Parking: Event parking in which the client (on-campus department or off-campus entity) agrees to pay for all attendee parking. Event parking requests must be made two weeks in advance.

  • Under 50 vehicles
    • Coupon code: System-generated code programmed into the self-service pay-by-plate pay stations located in most visitor parking areas. Guests may use the code in specified visitor parking areas to receive daily courtesy parking permits. Departments are charged the daily parking rate for each use of the code.
    • Information & Parking Booth: Guests obtain their permit at a campus Information & Parking Booth by giving the name of event or courtesy password to booth parking attendants.
    • Reserved/Barricaded Spaces: Spaces temporarily posted and reserved for a specific time period under a specific event name or name of individual. (Additional fee required.)
  • Over 50 vehicles
    • Coupon Code: See above.
    • Reserved/Barricaded Spaces: See above.
    • Attendants: Parking attendants issue permits to guests at the entrance of the desired parking area. The minimum staffing requirement for attendants is two attendants for two hours. Minimum staffing levels may vary based on expected event attendance and parking area.

Event Self-Parking: Event parking in which attendees are expected to purchase parking when they arrive on-campus. Event parking requests must be made two weeks in advance.

  • Available Options
    • Self-Service Pay Stations
    • ParkMobile app

During regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), parking space is extremely limited especially during the academic year. In order to balance the needs of the UCLA campus community (i.e. faculty, staff members, and students) with special event parking, some options and parking locations may be limited. Alternative transporation options such as walking, biking, bus shuttles, and carpooling are highly encouraged. Event parking requests must be made two weeks in advance. Approval is subject to space availability. Please contact [email protected] with the following information to reserve event parking:

  • Event name
  • Event date and time frame
  • Parking location(s) requested
  • Number of vehicles expected
  • Recharge ID or billing information if paying for guests’ parking

Available Options:

  • Attendants: Parking attendants sell or issue courtesy permits to guests at the entrance to the desired parking area. Minimum staffing levels may vary based on expected event attendance and parking area.
  • Coupon Code: System-generated code programmed into the self-service pay-by-plate pay stations located in most visitor parking areas. Guests may use the code in specified visitor parking areas to receive daily courtesy parking permits. Departments are charged the daily parking rate for each use of the code.
  • Reserved/Barricaded Spaces: Spaces temporarily posted and reserved for a specific time period under a specific event name or name of individual. (Additional fee required.)
  • Traffic Control: Hiring parking enforcement officers may be necessary for traffic control if the event exceeds a certain amount of vehicles.
  • Alternative Transportation: Please consider promoting alternative forms of transportation such as carpooling, public transportation, ride-hailing, and the campus BruinBus shuttle.
  • Bruin e-Permit Transfer: If you already have a Bruin e-Permit and wish to cross-park in a different parking location to attend an event, please follow these instructions.
ProductCost
Parking Attendants                                                                     $60 per attendant/hour                                                                                  
Parking Enforcement Officers, Regular Hours$63.21 per officer/hour
Parking Enforcement Officers, Overtime Hours$75.00 per officer/hour
Barricade Materials Fee$30 per 50 spaces reserved
Reserved Spaces$13 per space
Courtesy Permit/Coupon Code/Permit Sale$13 per permit