Visitor Information

Driving Directions to SDSU

From Interstate 8, exit at College Avenue and go south. San Diego State University will be on your right. Continue on College Avenue South and turn right onto Canyon Crest Drive. Take Canyon Crest Drive and follow signs to Parking Structure 12.

Parking Information

Visitors should park in Parking Structure 12 to visit the School of Art and Design. Park in any Student/Visitor space on levels 3–8. Visitors to San Diego State University may purchase parking permits before arriving to campus or on-site:

  • Aztec Parking Portal
    • Day permits available for $7.00 per day.
    • Must be purchased before arriving to campus.
  • Mobile app PayByPhone
    • Hourly, overnight, and weekend permits available. Use code 28512 for Parking Structure 12.
    • App must be downloaded and account must be created in advance.
      • If you do not have a smartphone, please call 1-888-515-7275 to purchase a permit.
    • $3.00 per hour (plus $0.35 service fee)
    • 5 hours or more - $15.35
  • Pay stations on campus
    • Hourly, overnight, and weekend permits available
    • The pay station in Parking Structure 12 is located on Level 8 (top level).
    • $3.00 per hour
    • 5 hours or more $15

Accessible Parking for Visitors

Visitors with an ADA placard may purchase passes when on campus with the Pay by Phone app or by calling 1-800-515-7275 (use the code 28512 for Parking Structure 12). Visitors with an ADA placard may park in any ADA designated space in Parking Structure 14 or on Avenue of the Arts with purchase of a pass.

Walking Directions

For the SDSU campus interactive map, click here. Once parked, you can use the “wayfinding” tool in this map from your parking spot to find your route.


The School of Art and Design does not offer regularly scheduled tours. If you would like to take a tour of our facilities, please contact us at least two weeks in advance at [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your request. 

San Diego State University offers a variety of in-person campus tour options and virtual visits. Click here to see upcoming tour dates and more information.