USC Parking

<p>Hello, </p>

<p>So as a newly admitted transfer student, who is probably going to have to commute to USC since USC housing is full, I wasn't aware that there USC has a lottery for parking passes.
Neither did I know that registration ends June 30th. So, I am a bit concerned now.
The website says that left over spaces go on sale July 22nd. However, that further concerns me since parking at USC is most likely difficult to find, I assume that there won't be many left over spots. </p>

<p>Has anyone else been in this situation? Current commuting students, are the daily parking structures like PSX usually full? </p>

<p>Any advice is helpful. </p>

<p>Thank You Very Much!</p>

<p>I’ve only ever parked in PSA but from my experience you can always find parking in the parking structures; although, usually you have to park on the sixth level or roof.</p>

<p>You know what they say about assuming.</p>

<p>USC doesn’t run out of parking because of the very large Parking Center east of campus. Parking Structure 2 next to the Galen Center is also unlikely to fill up. You will get one of those spots easily. However, you have likely missed out on all the on-campus lots like PSA and PSX. I was in the same situation before my sophomore year when I got a car. I ended up in PS2 which was slightly annoying but survivable.</p>

<p>It won’t be for the whole year–there is a new lottery every semester. Just don’t miss the next one.</p>

<p>I was always able to find parking at USC. Parking is a non-issue.</p>

<p>Hey guys,</p>

<p>Are there any free places to park around UPC (that you consider safe)? I need to go to the UPC for graduate student orientation, but it’s only a few hours. I don’t need a full day permit…</p>


<p>Yeah, you can parallel park on the residential streets for free if you don’t mind walking a bit.</p>

<p>So I shouldn’t stress out about USC parking too much? </p>

<p>Thanks for the help guys.</p>

<p>PS3 fills up quickly because that is where a lot of the visitors go, but overall you will always find parking. Free parking maybe difficult but that applies to all of LA county.</p>

<p>Ok thank you, as a commuting transfer student I got really concerned when I realized I missed out on the parking permit lottery.</p>

<p>We weren’t sure about leaving a car on campus but since my daughter got lot Z which is BEHIND Gateway apts I think it’s not going to happen this semester. Lot Z is not even on the map (had to call to find its location) and doesnt have a price listed.</p>

<p>Lot Z isn’t available through the parking lottery. It is usually only available to people who live in some of the campus housing apartments located near there I think. The lottery is only for all of the large parking structures like psx, psa, psd etc.</p>

<p>My D is a freshman in Marks tower and lot Z is what’s stated in her parking lottery email. When I called to find out where it was the person on the phone spent a couple of minutes looking it up! Maybe that’s all they had left?</p>