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Bikes, Parking & Transportation

Find Your Spot

Although you don’t need a car when you live on campus, a limited number of parking permits are available for purchase. Alternative transportation is available for free or for a low cost.

Get a Housing Parking Permit

  • Residence Halls & Glen Mor

    Please see the Transportation Services website regarding housing permits for Residence Hall and Glen Mor residents.

    *Due to limited parking availability on campus, first-year residents should plan on NOT bringing a vehicle to campus with them. Campus parking permits will only be issued to students who seek an exemption from Transportation Services based on a documented, compelling need for campus parking. Residents will be sent information regarding the exemption process when they are notified of their housing assignment.

  • Campus Apartments

    Campus Apartment parking permits can be purchased online through the Transportation Services website on a first-come, first-served basis, except for Stonehaven and North District.

    Please contact the Stonehaven RSO or North District RSO to reserve a parking permit for these locations.

  • Family Housing

    Permits can be purchased online through the Transportation Services website. Each individual unit is eligible to receive two permits. Oban Family Housing Parking Permits are only valid in the Oban Family Housing community.

  • Motorcycles, Mopeds & Scooters

    If you’re using a motorcycle, moped or scooter (motorized bikes) on campus, you must purchase a Motorcycle Permit. Motorcycle permits are available online. Motorized bikes may not be parked or stored on sidewalks, patios, decks or in any building.

Bike on Campus

Bike riding We welcome your bike with open bike lanes, storage and free bicycle license registration. Stop by Transportation Services to register and license your bike Learn more about bicycling at UCR.

Every community offers bike racks and/or bike storage. Check with your RSO for specific locations.

Keep Your Bike Safe 

Light bulb Follow these tips to prevent bicycle theft and to increase your chances of getting it back if stolen:

  • Keep a record of the make, model, serial number and value of your bicycle.
  • Register your bike and its identifiers with Transporation Services so it's easier to find if stolen.
  • Use a basic bicycle on campus. Expensive, attractive bikes are targets for theft.
  • Park your bicycle at bike pods or racks located in well-lit areas.
  • Lock your bike using a steel “U”-shaped lock.
  • Place the lock through the bicycle frame, through a wheel, and through the bike rack (99% effective when used properly).
  • If you have quick-release wheels, remove the front wheel and place it next to the rear wheel, then secure. Place the key mechanism for the lock facing the ground.
  • Every community offers bike racks and/or bike storage. Check with your RSO for specific locations.
  • Learn more about bicycling at UCR.

Use Alternative Transportation

Ride RTA Buses for Free

Bus Get around town without badgering your roommate for a ride. Several bus stops are located on or near campus. Learn more about taking the bus and how to ride for free on the Transportation Services website.

Join Zipcar

Car and key Sign up for Zipcar and get access to four fuel-efficient, car-sharing vehicles. Zipcars are available 24/7 and are located in reserved spaces on campus. As a UCR student, receive a discounted membership. Learn more about car sharing and how to sign up on the Transportation Services website.


Day Permit

Visitors may obtain all-day permits at the UCR Information Kiosks.

Short-Term Parking

There are timed parking spaces located in most housing communities. Visitors may utilize these spaces for abbreviated visits. View the Pay-By-Space list and pricing.

Report Theft & Vandalism

Police officer

Please report any theft or vandalism that occurs in housing parking lots to UCR Police immediately at (951) 827-5222.