Parking

Location
Provo, UT
Undergrads
28,338
Tuition
$4,710
Admission Difficulty
Average
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1 College Senior

Parking: The parking is horrible. There is no where is for students to park and constantly empty faculty lots.

2 College Freshman

Parking: I always park my car at the apartment that I'm renting and walk to school because parking is pretty hard to find.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Its way far out from campus

3 College Freshman

Parking: Honestly, I havent had a car on campus

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is a little tricky because a permit is required and traffic can get bad. Most people walk, bike, or take a bus to campus.

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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
Hometown
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?
Yes
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?
Yes
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Free
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
police.byu.edu/parking%20traffic/generalinformation.htm

Student Polls

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 42 responses

  • 42% The Marriott
  • 26% Fieldhouse when it is available
  • 11% The IPF
  • 6% Staidum
  • 6% Stadium
  • 5% East of the duck pond
  • 3% Baskin Robbins
  • 2% BYUB

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 289 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.
  • 19% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 2% 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.

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 51 responses

  • 29% Anywhere after 7:45 am until about 4:00 pm
  • 22% By south campus stairs
  • 19% Anywhere if you live on campus
  • 16% Depends on the time of day but generally hard.
  • 8% The HFAC and MOA parking lots.
  • 6% Right by Jdawgs

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 279 responses

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