On-campus Parking

On-campus parking is available to all students, staff and faculty with parking lots located adjacent to Chouinard Hall and the main building. Street parking is available as well throughout the campus. Guest parking is available for visitors in Lot #1. Students, staff and faculty can obtain a CIA Vehicle Sticker for their vehicle. This sticker is to be displayed in the vehicle’s front-left window. No fee is required.

The speed on campus is 10 mph. It is the responsibility of each person to abide by all traffic laws as set forth in the California Vehicle Code, as well as regulations established for this campus. Those charged with speeding or reckless driving will be fined $50. All fines are due and payable upon receiving notice of violation and are issued by Campus Safety.

Parking violations include:

  • parking in a red zone;
  • parking in a handicapped or reserved space;
  • parking longer than 20 minutes in a temporary parking (green) zone, or visitor’s space;
  • parking in a hazardous manner; and
  • parking in spaces reserved for the President, President’s guests or the nurse.

These rules are enforced on a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week basis. A parking violation notice will be placed under the windshield wiper and a $25 fine will be levied.

Ahmanson Hall Road is a fire road and may be used only for loading/unloading for a maximum of 20 minutes. Please contact Campus Safety at 661-222-2702 to coordinate access for loading and unloading. All vehicles, including those of residents, must be removed and parked in other designated parking areas. A $50 fine is assessed for any violation. Parking in the Library Loading Dock Area, E-Ramp and the C-Annex Red Zone will result in a $100 fine.

Any vehicle left on campus which does not have a current vehicle registration (with the Department of Motor Vehicles) or which is not in a drivable condition will be considered an “abandoned vehicle.” The vehicle is subject to removal by the Institute 10 days after issuing notice to the owner. If the vehicle is not registered with CalArts, then no notice can be given and the notice period is waived.

Vehicle and Parking Registration 

All student, faculty and staff vehicles must be registered with Campus Safety. There is no fee for registering your vehicle, but you will receive a decal that allows access to the CalArts campus.

To register your car, please fill out and submit the online form. You will be notified via email when your CalArts' car decal is ready for pickup at the Campus Safety Office E100 after 3:30 p.m.

Vehicle Registration