Parking

Location
Buffalo, NY
Undergrads
2,954
Tuition
$32,030
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Parking: The parking garage is very large and there is never a problem of finding a spot but it is very far away from dorms.

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1 College Junior

Parking: Parking passes are very expensive and off campus street parking is almost non existent.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Being a commuter parking is pretty important to me, the ramp is usually pretty good and there is always the second level!

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2 College Senior

Parking: Parking on campus is difficult to find. We had access to more parking lots, which was taken away this year. However, there is a parking ramp available.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking passes cost either $70 or $120. Certain permits only allow you to park certain places. If you live in Bosch, Frisch or Dugan you will have a D permit, you must park in the ramp. C, E, and F permits are given on a first come first serve basis and allow you to park in other places. It can be a nightmare, and the City of Buffalo will not think twice to give you a ticket, nor will public safety.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 707th
    Best Parking Availability
  • 919th
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 1101st
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caitlyn Fennell
Hometown
Hamburg, NY
Major
International Relations
Grad Year
2014
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Unless you're going to be a commuter, you don't really need to worry about parking at Canisius. The Metro system and the Buffalo CarShare program basically eliminate the need to have a car yourself.

But if you do bring a car to campus, you'll always find parking in the ramp on Jefferson, and there are also quite frequently spaces open near the Koessler Athletic Center (KAC). Don't bother to try and find street parking right next to campus—it will be a futile effort. You do need a parking permit for the ramp and any other lots on campus. Public Safety checks and will give you a warning or a ticket if you lack a permit. Certain permits are only allowed to park in designated areas. However, all lots are available to all permits from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
The first and second levels of the Canisius parking ramp are available to those with Type D permits, which means commuters or residents of Bosch, Frisch, Dugan, Martin, or any other college housing.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Yes
Canisius does let freshman cars on campus, unlike most other universities.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$70
Common Parking Tickets
Alternate side parking: $50
Best Places to Find a Spot
Parking ramp, second floor
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
The street
Getting a Parking Permit
You obtain a parking permit by registering your car online with your Canisius username and password, and then pre-paying the fee with a credit or debit card. Before school starts, you can pick up your pass in the Student Accounts Office (bring your license or student ID). It's relatively painless (well, other than the money you have to shell out). Anyone can get a D permit (for the parking ramp, KAC, Demerly, Spillman, and Fibron lots), but permits for other parking areas closer to residential parts of campus (C, E, and F permits) are limited. First-come, first-served.
Parking Services
Department of Public Safety
Bosch Hall
(716) 888-2330
www.canisius.edu/public_safety
Did You Know?
A program called "Operation Snowbound" allows commuter students to live on campus for the winter months.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 30 responses

  • 13% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 3% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 23% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 20% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 30% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 10% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

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  • Distance from dorms
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