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3 College Junior

Parking: There are not that many spots but it is overall convenient.

5 College Junior

Parking: There are usually always available parking spots for both students and parent. Tickets won't be given out unless you blatantly ignore the rules listed on the back of the parking placard.

3 College Junior

Parking: Parking is good if you live on campus. If you commute, you can't get a permit to park on campus, you have to go on the additional parking lot on the other side of the street

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking lots are in very convenient places, being either close to the dorms or study locations. There is a first come first serve policy when it comes to parking permits. Those who register their vehicle early will receive a pass that puts one very close to anywhere they need to go. DPS is constantly checking for illegal parking, but the tickets are very minor in most cases. Everything on campus is very close, so once you park, you are pretty much set as far as moving on campus is concerned.

Niche User

Parking: If you're not lazy and don't mind walking a little bit, parking is great. Centenary's main campus is only about a block big, so you're not going to be walking far to anywhere.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 542nd
    Best Parking Availability
  • 844th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ashley Moss
Tucson, Ariz.
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Many students at Centenary have their own car. It's not absolutely essential, but it makes getting around a whole lot easier. Because the campus is so small, it's hard to find everything you need without making a few trips a month to Walmart or Target. While other students will offer rides, working around their schedule can become tiresome. So, if you can, bring a car. In the long run, it's easier and not too much trouble in terms of parking. Any student can have a car, and the school offers parking permits for $25 a year. The permit does not guarantee you a spot, but gives you permission to park in a certain lot, usually one nearest to your dorm. Most students don't have any problems finding spots, though the lots in front of James and directly next to Cline tend to fill up fast. Upperclassmen are given permits first when it comes to these lots. If you do get a permit, make sure to park in your lot.

Students that live off campus may have a harder time finding a place to park. The lot in front of the library is open to anyone, but fills up fast during the school year. It's a good idea to get on campus early if you commute. Parking in the rest of Shreveport is generally really easy. All the department and grocery stores have huge parking lots. Downtown is a bit more troublesome, but if you don't mind walking a few blocks, it's not that bad. Because Centenary and Shreveport in general are so small, parking is rarely an issue. Big city parking and traffic issues don't dominate your life in Shreveport.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$40 per year
Common Parking Tickets
  • Fire lane: $75
  • Handicapped zone: $75
  • No parking zone: $25
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • The gravel lot behind James Hall
  • The lot in front of Magale Library
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
The lot between Cline Hall and the Fitness Center
Getting a Parking Permit
All students must register their vehicles online. All students that register their vehicles will receive a parking permit. The permits allow students to park in a single designated lot; parking anywhere else will result in a ticket. Permits for more desirable lots are issued to juniors and seniors first.
Parking Services
Department of Public Safety Parking and Traffic Office
Centary Square Suite 214A
(318) 869-5000
Did You Know?
If you receive four or more parking citations in a single semester and don't pay the fines, DPS will fasten a yellow lock on your wheel. It costs $25 to have the lock removed. You will also have to face intense mockery from your friends when they see your booted car, which can be just as bad as forking over the cash.

Student Polls

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 7 responses

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