Many students agree that having a car definitely has a lot of positives: it’s easy to get home during breaks, easy to travel into Waltham and to go shopping, and very easy to get to the Riverside stop on the MBTA Green Line, which is much easier than taking the commuter rail. However, the biggest negative is that there is never enough parking around campus. Commuters must share any good spaces with teachers and face getting a $25 ticket if they are parking outside of their assigned lot. The whole campus is in need of a serious paving.
If you live off campus, you absolutely need a car. If you don’t, then there is no real reason for one beyond getting around on weekends or having an off-campus job. Most parking lots are not close to anything convenient, and parking is made even more difficult by the fact that a permit restricts you to one lot, which is probably not near your dorm. Overall, parking on campus could improve. There aren't enough spaces during the day or convenient parking lots.