To provide a safe environment for learning, Safety Services endeavors to minimize risks to the University community, deter criminal activity, document unacceptable behavior, encourage traffic safety and efficient use of parking resources, provide for the orderly occurrence of pre-planned events and effectively manage serious or emergency situations.

Summer Parking Permit

Summer 2024 Parking Permit Information


Current Students from 2023/2024 academic year that had a 23/24 parking permit:

     No need to get a new permit for summer, your 23/24 permit is still valid through 8/31/2024.


Students attending CBU for first time and are enrolled in summer classes only:

     Please register for a summer only parking permit at the link below:


Students attending CBU in the Fall 2024/2025 can register for their parking permit after their housing unit is assigned approximately two weeks before the start of the Fall Session.  If a commuter student, they may register two weeks before Fall session begins.  

Parking Permits (2024-2025 Academic Year)

You cannot apply for a parking permit until you have registered for classes and your housing has been assigned.  

No stickers required - Your license plate is your permit

Check the parking map to make sure you park in the correct areas.

To pay or appeal a citation, click on this link, click on "Search Ticket", enter ticket number, select Pay or Appeal.


Vehicle Registration Link


Student, Faculty, and Staff vehicles operated on the campus of California Baptist University must be registered with the Department of Safety Services.

  • Vehicles are registered by license plate.
  • Physical permits (stickers) are not issued.
  • Per University policy, vehicles must be registered within forty-eight (48) hours of first appearance on campus. See Student Handbook, Section 31 for CBU Vehicle Code.
  • CBU does not charged a separate parking fee.


Student Parking Permits

The Department of Safety Services issues students three (3) distinct types of permits. Assignment of parking locations is determined by place of residence and academic classification.

  1. Residential Student – This permit is issued to students who live on campus and parking areas are based on housing assignment. 
  2. Commuter Freshman – This permit is issued to incoming freshman (new students) who have completed 29 or fewer semester units.
  3. Commuter Sophomore+ – This permit is issued to returning freshman and students who have completed 30 or more semester units (sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students, and online students). 

To create an account and register for a vehicle permit, Click Here.


Faculty and Staff Parking Permits

Assignment of parking locations is determined by employee status (Faculty/Staff) and location of work assignment (i.e. office, department).

  1. Vehicle information for faculty and staff who registered for a CBU parking permit prior to May 30, 2023 was imported into the new parking permit system.
  2. Faculty and staff (both first-time registrants and those whose information was imported) are encouraged to create a parking permit account, as doing so allows the user to view permits, update vehicle information, etc. To create an account, Click Here.


Parking Management FAQ

Need to change your license plate on your permit?  Click here for instructions.

Campus Parking Map

The Campus Parking map depicts the assigned permitted parking for staff, students, and faculty.

California Baptist University (CBU) offers an array of parking for staff, students, and faculty. All vehicles, including motorcycles operated on campus must be registered with California Baptist University Department of Safety Services. Drivers are expected to comply with the University traffic and safety regulations; non-compliance may result in the suspension of parking and/or driving privileges on campus.  Issuance of a parking permit does not guarantee availability of a parking space.

The Department of Safety Services may issue temporary permits needed for an extended period of time. 

The CBU map below allows individuals to keyword search locations on our campus.

To view the Inside CBU campus map click below:

California Baptist University map

Digital Parking Management

The Department of Safety Services is uses a digital parking management system.

In addition to enhancing campus safety and security, the new system:

  • Provides an online portal (accessible via computer and smart phone), which will allow users to register vehicles and pay/appeal citations;
  • Streamlines the vehicle registration experience and equitably distribute parking availability;
  • Supports enforcement of the CBU Vehicle Code with state-of-the art fixed and mobile Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology;
  • Enable Safety Services to monitor all vehicles coming and going from campus;
  • Identifies vehicles that are registered with CBU; and
  • Allow Safety Services personnel to quickly respond to vehicles prohibited from being on campus.

Safety Services

California Baptist University is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes all forms of sexual misconduct.

For more information on the CBU Title IX policy, please click here.

Emergency Text Alert System


  • Your safety is important to us. Upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees on campus, CBU Safety Services will issue an emergency notification with critical information.
  • Students are automatically enrolled with their SMS number (on file) and their email address. To update, add, or remove contact methods, log in to the CBU Emergency Notifications portal with your CBU Login and Password. You may receive a Multifactor Authentication (MFA) prompt.
  • You may enroll as many as ten phone numbers to receive emergency alerts via the portal.
  • CBU Emergency Alerts are sent free of charge. Standard wireless carrier messaging rates apply. Please refer to your wireless plan for details.
  • OPT-OUT of SMS messages anytime by texting 'STOP PORTAL' to 829-32. Change your preferences or OPT-IN again via the portal.

CBU Emergency Management Plan

Annual Security Report