If there's one thing about Bradley that people agree on, it's that parking is a nightmare. Even if students buy a pass for the school year, they're not guaranteed a spot, and they spend a lot of time looking for one. Commuters have to get to campus early if they want to get to class on time. There are strict color-coded spaces that match up with colored stickers—which have to be positioned perfectly on the left side of cars' back windows, by the way. However, the parking line colors don't match the parking permit stickers, so it's not as easy as it seems. For example, commuter students have to have a gold parking sticker to park between the white lines of one parking lot. But that parking lot also has light blue lines for faculty, and if someone who has a gold permit parks between the light blue lines, which look almost white, he'll get a ticket. There's definitely a learning curve to this process, but the parking department deserves some credit for attempting to explain it when students buy their permits.
Though parking is bad, commuter students don't have to deal with it on a daily basis. Campus is small, and everything is a quick walk. Taking a car from one side of campus to the other would be ridiculous, so getting to class without parking is easy for those who live in the dorms or nearby neighborhoods.