Students are not too fond about the parking at Berea College. First-year students cannot bring a car to campus unless they live more than 700 miles away. The College generally discourages bringing a car to campus, but if you’re an upperclassman and purchase a parking permit, you can bring one. Unfortunately, there are only two available lots for students to park in and they are far from the dorms, so it takes a while to walk from the dorms to your car, and vice versa. And don’t even think about parking in non-student parking—the rules are strictly enforced, and you will quickly get a ticket from Public Safety.
Since the College’s main goal is to provide a tuition-free education to lower-income students, Berea knows that not many have a car they can bring and reiterates that a car is not necessary here. However, even though the parking lots are not too convenient because of their locations, it is great that the school provides any type of parking for the students.