College life is a bit more difficult for the student without a car or nearby housing to go to. A car is something that liberates and can give the owner the freedom to go as he or she pleases, as well as a place to unburden himself from heavy books. But, of course, anyone who drives to campus must also pay for a permit in order to be allowed to park. The permit allows students into seven different lots across campus. Many lots fill up very quickly, especially after 9 a.m., which is when many students arrive.
If a semester permit is not obtained and one wishes to visit campus, then one must acquire a day permit. There are machines in the lots that sell day permits for $4 per day. There is also free 30-minute parking near Welch Hall, but be wary of going over—it is one of the most popular places to be ticketed. The lots are patrolled regularly specially at night; a cruiser is always seen going back and forth between lots. It is obvious that lot safety is a top priority, and the officers are friendly and easy to chat with.