Parking

Location
Salisbury, NC
Undergrads
1,237
Tuition
$26,040
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is not enforced well in the off campus lot but it is easy to park there.

5 College Sophomore

Parking: Freshman are allowed to have a car on campus.

4 College Junior

Parking: Catawba College just started charging students living on campus a parking fee. It is minimal though. Since our campus is small, any parking space will provide you with access to anything on campus. It is not necessary to have a car while living on campus. There are many shops and restaurants that are in walking distance. Plus someone with a car is always willing to take you along when they are out running errands.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: It depends on the dorm, but for the most part parking is pretty decent.

4 College Junior

Parking: The fees are not huge, and the security assures that those who are not welcome are not staying very long. Parking is cheap and something that is really easy to find as well.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 155th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 324th
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 889th
    Best Parking Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Christine Shuster
Hometown
Jackson, N.J.
Major
Music business
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Parking on campus is a nightmare and can be horrible at times. There is one main parking lot for students, which most people end up parking in, even though it's only close to one freshman dorm. Parking near other dorms is very limited, and spots are very hard to find—an open one gets taken very quickly. There is always parking near the theaters and athletic complexes for residents, commuters, faculty, and staff.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
Parking is available for students all around campus.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Yes
Freshmen can park everywhere that students are allowed to park.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Free
Common Parking Tickets
  • Parking without a permit:
  • Illegal parking spaces:
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Student lot behind Ketner
  • Theatre parking lot
  • Stadium/Gym parking lot
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • Parallel parking on the street near the Abernathy Village
  • Pine Knot/Salisbury-Rowan lot (referred to as PK or SR parking lot)
  • Stanback Parking Lot
Getting a Parking Permit
Getting a parking permit is very easy. On the day you move into the dorms, you fill out a small form that includes your name, the year, make, model of your car, and the license plate number. They then give you a sticker that you put on the bottom right corner of your windshield, and you're done. That simple. And, again, it's free.
Parking Services
Office of Public Safety
In Jann House behind Hurley Hall
(704) 637-4000
secure@catawba.edu
www.catawba.edu/publicsafety

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 21 responses

  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 14% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 14% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 52% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 19% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 18 responses

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