Freshman Vehicle Policy & Other Driving Options

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).

  1.           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.

  2. A scooter or a motor driven cycle, 149cc and less, may be registered if the student has the proper paperwork and meets the scooter registration requirements (per CVC).

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

    The vehicle policy will remain in effect for Freshmen students with medical/psychological conditions that requires off-campus appointments. Plan to use any one of the following transportation options:

  • ZipCar (located on the PLNU campus) - Visit to sign-up and rent a ZipCar 24 hours a day with minimal hourly fees.
  • Uber or Lyft
  • San Diego Metropolitan Transit System access (MTS access) - Provides door-to-door transportation for individuals with documented disabilities to medical facilities. (Contact the Disability Resource Center for more information.) 
  • Non-Urgent Medical Transportation (round trip transportation arranged through the Wellness Center; fees billed to student account)
  • Taxi or Bus
  • PLNU shuttles
  • Ask friends

It is highly recommended that families make arrangements prior to attending NSO. You are invited to contact the Disability Resource Center for assistance at (619) 849-2486.