Event Parking

SJSU Event Hosts

  • For large event that required security, please visit Special Event web page for more information
  • Guest/reserved event parking permits can be purchased by filling out the Event Parking Request Form [pdf].
  • SJSU event hosts should encourage visitors to download the Parkmobile app in advance for faster and more convenient visitor parking payments. 
  • SJSU Affiliated parking permits are not valid during Special Event.  A valid event parking permit is required.

Parking for events at the Event Center

  • Pricing for guests at events that are designated “External” will be charged the event rate for each vehicle. (discounted pre-purchased event parking may be available on our pre-purchase event permit page depending on the type of event and agreement with event organizer)

Parking for Internal Event

  • If you were invited by a department to come to an event, check with the department for parking arrangement.
  • If you attend an event on campus and you are not being sponsored by a department, you will need to purchase Virtual Single Day or Hourly permits through ParkMobile App or self-service Permit Paystations.  We recommend downloading the ParkMobile app before arriving at SJSU for faster and move convenient visitor parking payments.  Self-service permit paystations are located at the following locations:
  • North Garage (65 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95192), 1st Floor by elevators
  • South Garage (377 S 7th St, San Jose, CA 95192), Section 3A, Section 4H, or 1st floor exterior
  • West Garage (450 S 4th St, San Jose, CA 95192), section 1A and Section 3C.

PLEASE NOTE:  Event attendees for large events at the Event Center will need to pay the event parking rate.

Visitor/guest virtual parking permit is valid in any General parking space not designated for any other use (such as Employee parking).  Paystations accept Visa/MasterCard and coins, $1, $5 bills (Exact change only. Paystations do not give out change.  NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN FOR OVERPAYMENT). See Parking Maps.

Visitor Parking Permit Prices

Permit Description Permit Prices
Per Half-Hour
(Maximum daily rate of $8)
Evenings after 5:30 pm (Monday - Friday) $5.00/day
All Day (Weekends & Holidays) $5.00/day
Overnight (South Garage only; permits expire at 8:00 am the following day) $10.00/night
Event Parking pre-purchased event parking may be available on our pre-purchase event permit page depending on the type of event and agreement with event organizer.  Guests coming to purchase event permit on the day of the event will be charged $20/day for North & West Garages or $25/day for South Garage.  Price is subjected to change.

*** External Event attendees must pay event parking rate.