Directions and parking


The USD campus is centrally located at 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110.

To get directions click on a building and then on the Directions Tab

Additional department building and contact information:

Dean’s Office

Alcala Park West – Barcelona 1st Floor

Professional & Public Programs (Business)

Alcala Park West – Barcelona 1st Floor

English Language Academy

Alcala Park West – Avila

Professional & Public Programs (Education)

Alcala Park West – Barcelona 1st Floor

Test Preparation

Alcala Park West – Barcelona 1st Floor

Enrollment & Student Services Center

Barcelona 1st Floor
619-260-4585 or 888-321-6658

Parking information for PCE Students and Guests:

Parking permits are required on campus Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Guests to campus must pay to park in either the Mission Parking Structure (subject to space availability) or the West Parking Structure, West Parking Lot and Gravel Parking Lot. When visiting USD, please plan ahead and allow yourself ample time to park your vehicle, pay at a pay station.

Metered Parking Locations

  • Mission Parking Structure – East Campus/Main Entrance
  • West Parking Structure – West Campus/Marian Way Entrance
  • Kroc School of Peace Studies – South lot
  • Jenny Craig Pavilion – West lot; And the parking lot adjacent to the Softball/Manchester Field.
  • Alcala Park West – behind Barcelona, next to the gravel parking lot

Metered parking rates:

  • 30 Min – $0.75
  • 1 Hour – $1.50
  • 2 Hours – $3.00
  • 4 Hours – $4.00
  • Full Day – $8.00


All paid parking areas at USD operate as pay-by-plate. This means that a license plate number is required when making a payment at the pay station. It may be helpful to take a picture of your license plate after you park your vehicle. Once you have made your payment, there is no need to display your receipt on your dashboard.  

Payment at all metered space locations above may also be made from your smart phone. Simply download the Parkmobile App on the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Using the Parkmobile App, you can pay for your daily parking (and avoid any lines at a pay station), receive text alerts when your paid parking time is about to expire, extend your paid parking time remotely, and see an electronic history of your parking transactions. Please note that a small convenience fee will be added to each transaction.

Tram Service

Free tram service is available from the West Parking Structure up to main campus. The tram runs every 5 to 10 minutes. Tram On-Campus Service Hours 7 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during fall and spring semesters (summer and intersession hours may vary). For more information please go to

* For assistance, please contact PCE Student Services at 619-260-4585.
**Please refer to this LINK for official USD Parking Rules and Regulations.