Zipcar is a GREAT way to get around Freshman year!
Freshman No Car/Vehicle Policy
Freshmen residents are NOT PERMITTED to bring vehicles to campus (even for a few minutes, this includes Holidays and Breaks), nor may they park in surrounding neighborhoods or the Upper Ladera Lot (a.k.a. the City Lot).
This policy applies to all residential freshmen. For the purpose of this policy, a freshman student is defined as any student who graduated from high school within the past 12 months.
A scooter or a motor driven cycle, 149cc and below, may be registered if the student has the proper paperwork and meets the motorcycle/scooter registration requirements (per CVC).
Freshmen violating the policy will be fined $500 plus 10 hours of community service. A second offense will result in an automatic referral to Traffic Review.
If a freshman with a vehicle on the property receives a citation, the parent(s) or legal guardian of the student will be contacted by the Department of Public Safety and informed of the violation.
If a student has a medical or psychological condition which requires off-campus appointments she/he may utilize Zipcar or a taxi service for transportation. It's highly recommended that families make arrangements prior to attending NSO.
Enrollment may be jeopardized if this policy is intentionally violated.
ZipCar Is Another Option
Great news! PLNU has partnered with ZipCar, a car sharing program. This program allows students, 18 years of age and older, to rent a car to get around San Diego. Visit zipcar.com/plnu to begin the process of membership and once approved you can have access to a ZipCar 24 hours a day for a minimum hourly fee.