UCLA parking permits

<p>so I know that you have to apply for a parking permit at UCLA, but what are the chances of you actually getting one.</p>

<p>I heard that it's like winning the lottery. anybody have any good tips on how to get one?</p>

<p>It's pretty difficult. Some say that reasons like a far away job or living at home will help, but ive seen lots of commuters and people who have to deal with these things get rejected. The lottery is a pretty fair comparison.</p>

<p>they go by a point system i think. more points if you're an upperclassman, if you commute, if you have a job, if youre a regents/alumni scholar, and whatever else they factor in (im not really sure). i dont know the chances of getting one... for freshmen its really slim since most are underclassmen, live on campus, work on or near campus... although my friend DID get one as a freshman last year... but basically that's like lottery.</p>

<p>Just in case anyone is still reading this thread, I wrote a pretty lengthy response on parking at UCLA:</p>

<p>I work for UCLA's transportation department and sought the advice of our student parking coordinator in writing this post. I'm speaking for myself and only myself, though. Hopefully, you'll find the info here to be useful.</p>

<p>For starters, note that the deadline for Fall Quarter 2010 parking is July 23rd. (Generally, you can find up-to-date deadline information here: 2010-2011</a> Student Parking Deadlines (1001305)</p>

<p>Parking for students is allocated on a point system, not a first-come, first-serve basis. To study the point system, start here: Student</a> Parking Point System (1003329)</p>

<p>Students who fall in a wide range of categories can get "priority" points: athletics, Daily Bruin, student government, alumni/Regent scholar, having children or dependents. Refer again to the web page on the point system to see where you might be eligible for points.</p>

<p>Most residential students who qualify for permits do so because they hold off-campus jobs that require them to work at least three days during the work week (Monday-Friday). They typically get denied the first time around and need to file an appeal, which they can download from UCLA Transportation's website (UCLA</a> - Transportation & Parking) and mail or drop off to the office. (Personally, I encourage you to drop it off. Otherwise, use a reliable mailing service to send the appeal form.) The deadline for Fall Quarter 2010 appeals is September 1st. </p>

<p>If you are a residential student, you will need to pick up the permit in person. You'll need to show your student ID and your drivers' license. Also, if you got the permit because of a job, you'll have to show two recent pay stubs.</p>

<p>Please note, whether they live on or off-campus, student permit holders may get audited. This is because we don't ask you to submit documents to verify facts like your residential address in the initial application (or subsequent appeal). Please please please don't cite unverifiable information on your applications. It's no fun to confiscate a permit.</p>

<p>So in summary, if you're a student living on campus, it is probably worth applying for parking IF you have some source of priority points (ie Regents Scholar) or if you have a job off-campus.</p>

<p>If you have any additional questions, you can email <a href="mailto:parking@ts.ucla.edu">parking@ts.ucla.edu</a> or you can post here and I'll do my best to answer!</p>

<p>do you pay the parking permit if qualified?</p>

<p>Yes, of course you have to pay for the permit if you get one. It's quite expensive too...</p>

<p>is there a parking lot where i can just buy a daily pass? i live out in pasadena and if i dont get it i dont know how i will be able to get to UCLA without a car</p>

<p>Most of them have a daily pass. It's $10 though.</p>

<p>If you are commuting daily from Pasadena, I think they would approve you since that's pretty far. If your home is in Pasadena but you're living on campus and you're just talking about going to/from home on weekends....then no they will not give you one for that.</p>

<p>hey sirinya</p>

<p>what happens if your car is left there overnight? not garaged... but you spent the night there every once in awhile. do they tow/boot for that?</p>

<p>*I've been using a parking permit for awhile now, and leaving the car for hours on end until later sometimes, but never a whole night.</p>

<p>bump because I researched this and still no responses... beaches</p>

<p>hey guys just called parking office. all decisions will be available on <a href="http://www.parking.ucla.edu%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.parking.ucla.edu&lt;/a> on August the 2nd. hope that helps</p>

<p>You can live in Pasadena or Monterey Park and still not be offered a permit. I knew several students that had to buy parking permits at least 3-4 times a week, because they had no choice.</p>

<p>If you don't get a permit, there are other options such as street parking far away, but still close enough to the shuttles.</p>

<p>07-25-2010 11:37 PM
Sopheee hey sirinya</p>

<p>what happens if your car is left there overnight? not garaged... but you spent the night there every once in awhile. do they tow/boot for that?</p>

<p>*I've been using a parking permit for awhile now, and leaving the car for hours on end until later sometimes, but never a whole night. </p>

<p>Sopheee-
SO sorry for the delay in responding. I've been on vacation! Let me look into it for you so you can have the "official" answer.
Sirinya</p>

<p>I got parking in lot 8, not bad for a Freshman I guess.</p>

<p>i got parking lot 7. exceellllent! * mr. burns voice*</p>

<p>I got 7 as well!</p>

<p>lot 8</p>

<p>AND im going to be living on campus ;]</p>

<p>I went to check my parking again today and now it says lot 11 which is much closer to my dorm :)</p>

<p>Here's what I parsed from our staff: Technically, people with commuter parking permits are not supposed to leave their cars overnight unless they are on the campus on official university business. I can't say officially whether the university is actively enforcing this. </p>

<p>However, I was told to caution people to make sure that their cars are parked in the lot they were assigned to if they are not able to move the car before 7AM. For example, if you're assigned to 8, and decide to park your car in 11 by the Hill overnight (because parking restrictions loosen after 4:30), you'll need to move your car back to 8 before 7AM. Otherwise, you'll get ticketed, and that would be no fun.</p>

<p>Does that make sense??...</p>