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3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Too many people trying to park in nearby residential neighborhoods.

5 College Sophomore

Parking: Packed but very much assumed in a packed college.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Of all complaints, parking is the worst thing. I hate that you have a limit to the tickets you can get before they BAN you from campus parking! Also, there's no parking for undergrads. None. A-lots surrounding every building for teachers, but nothing for any undergrad (who are the majority of the population at the school). The fees aren't crazy and permits are free, but I can't walk to campus, I live too far! I have to drive!

3 College Junior

Parking: It's hard to find a spot but permits aren't too expensive.

2 College Junior

Parking: The parking permits are free, but the bicycle permits cost $1. Free parking means that spots become occupied quickly. BYU got rid of reasonably priced UTA passes in order to make the parking free. This means that cars are much more important and less useful at the same time.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 5th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 318th
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 1313rd
    Best Parking Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caitlin Bronson
Graham, Wash.
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No campus is perfect, and parking just may be BYU's
Achilles' heel. Parking passes are inexpensive; however, an almost unlimited number are sold, so a pass is no guarantee of a spot. Students with classes after 8 a.m. will have to hope for a miracle if they want to park anywhere near campus. Even if you can get into a Y lot south of campus, you will have to hike up many flights of stairs to get onto campus.

Enter the saving grace of the BYU parking situation: the free bus pass. This allows students to avoid the parking nightmare altogether and ride the bus that drops them off right in the middle of campus. Freshmen are allowed to park near the dorms, and given the great location of the dorms, they have little need to drive.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
There are parking lots south of campus and near the RB, as well as near the Marriot Center and the Wilk.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Common Parking Tickets
  • Ban violation: $300
  • Misused permit: $200
  • No transferable permit: $15
  • Parked in tow zone: $50
  • Parked in wrong zone: $20
  • Parked overtime: $20
  • Parked without permit: $30
  • Parking in a disability stall without permit: $150
Best Places to Find a Spot
UVSC, below the Richards Building, usually has something available.
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
The Y lots below the JSB are always full in the morning. If you have class after 8 a.m., just walk!
Getting a Parking Permit
Anyone can get a parking permit; there is no limit on the number sold. You do have to have an emissions test for your car, so if you are coming from a state that doesn’t require one, be prepared to pay $30 for the emissions test.
Parking Services
Parking Office
2120 JKB
(801) 422-3906

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 271 responses

  • 3% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 1% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 18% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 3% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 70% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 5% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 263 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 26 responses

  • 46% The Marriott
  • 28% Fieldhouse when it is available
  • 13% The IPF
  • 10% Staidum
  • 3% Baskin Robbins

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 28 responses

  • 33% Anywhere if you live on campus
  • 30% Anywhere after 7:45 am until about 4:00 pm
  • 30% By south campus stairs
  • 3% The HFAC and MOA parking lots.
  • 3% Right by Jdawgs
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