Where to obtain parking permits:
All vehicles parked on campus and in University housing are required to be currently registered with La Sierra University and USP.
Registration for vehicles will be done through the USP Online Parking System (OPS) portal found at: lasierra.edu/parking. Applications for parking permits, throughout the year, may also be done at the USP Office Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., except during holidays.
When parking in the handicap spaces, persons with physical disabilities will be asked to display a valid state disability placard or handicap license plate in addition to registering their vehicle with USP.
A new academic full year begins during the Summer Quarter immediately following graduation in June. All full year registrations will begin as of the end of graduation.
Parking permit fees
There is a $20 per quarter parking permit fee for non-full time students.
All fees or fines that are paid in coins must be rolled.
Students and employees who live at Ambs Drive Houses, Raley Houses, Raley Cottages, Sierra Vista Apartments, Walnut Grove Apartments or any other University housing area must register their vehicles with the USP department. They must also operate their vehicles in accordance with the regulations specified in their housing contract. Vehicle must be operational. Non-operational vehicles are not permitted in University parking areas and will be towed. These parking areas are for residents only. Visitors will be cited for parking in parking areas designated for tenants only.
Vehicle parking permits
The permit holders are responsible for assuring their personal information and vehicle profiles are up to date in the OPS database. All permits will be verified through the vehicle license plate as registered with the OPS database.
If the vehicle does not have a license plate at time of registration, you will be prompted to use the last five digits of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). It is the permit holder’s responsibility to update the database with the license plate when received from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The OPS database will send reminders for the permit holder to update their license plate information. If the information is not updated promptly it will go into a VIN suspension.
You can have up to five (5) active vehicles on the OPS database at a time. If you need to activate a non-registered vehicle to the OPS system, you can do so from the OPS portal at any time by deactivating one (1) of your five (5) vehicles and adding the new vehicle.
Parking permits are not transferable from one individual to another. Each registered user needs their own permit. Only the five (5) vehicles listed in your profile will be registered and therefore any vehicle you bring onto campus needs to be registered under your profile individually. Each account holder may have up to five (5) vehicles registered in their profile. If you need to bring a vehicle on campus that is not currently active, you will need to visit the OPS online website in order to add/switch your active vehicles.
License plates must be visible at all times. This means that vehicles must park head first into parking spaces at all given lots, so the rear license plate is properly displayed. Failure to do so may result in a citation for failure to display.
You are only allowed to have one (1) of your registered vehicles on campus at a time. If you have a family member that works on campus, or is a student on campus, and they will be bringing a second vehicle onto campus, it needs to be registered in their name. Failure to comply may result in a citation for excess of permitted vehicles on campus.
Student Parking Permits
All students, including residence hall students, must register their vehicles to park on campus. Students must park only in their assigned lots between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. However, issuance of a permit is not a guarantee that a parking space will be available. If your assigned lot is full, you may park in M-lot, which is the overflow parking lot for registered vehicles. Students may also park in spaces marked "Student Parking" along North Pierce Street and South Pierce Street. Students may park in any space within the lots except those specially marked, such as visitor, handicapped, service vehicles, faculty, staff, and nurse spaces.
Residence Hall students must park in the lot assigned for their residence. Residence Hall students may also park in M-Lot, overflow parking lot for all registered vehicles, as well as spaces marked "Student Parking" on North Pierce Street and South Pierce Street. After 3:45 p.m. residence hall students may park in any student lot and after 6:00 p.m. they can park in any administration/staff lot.
Administration, faculty and staff parking permits
All administrators, faculty and staff members are required to obtain a parking permit from USP. A proper permit will allow the aforementioned to park in lots and spaces designated for full time La Sierra University employees. Contract teachers will be assigned a special parking permit and allowed to park in designated locations.
Temporary Parking Permits
Temporary parking permits for special circumstances may be obtained through USP. A temporary parking permit can be purchased for $2.00 per day or $10.00 per week.