Wooster, OH
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4 College Sophomore

Parking: I don't have a car, but from what I've seen, parking isn't a big issue. If you have a car, then there will be a place to put it.

3 College Junior

Parking: There are not many places to park unfortunately. Cars are really not necessary on the campus. Security is definitely on top of their game in ticketing. Once you get a ticket, you never try to park in an invalid spot again, it's a totally preventable hassle.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking is expensive and the cost is double if you want a pass for both ends of campus. You can usually find a spot by your dorm/house but a good spot is hard to find and will most likely be taken as soon as you leave. It is almost impossible to get a spot in Lowry circle but you can generally find one across the street.

4 College Junior

Parking: Parking can get packed, but the spots are very close to academic and residential halls.

4 College Senior

Parking: Everything is very close to everything. Permits cost $100 and only allow you to park in certain areas of campus over night


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 325th
    Best Parking Availability
  • 792nd
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 1005th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Hannah Diorio-Toth
Pittsburgh, PA
Grad Year
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Parking isn’t considered to be a huge problem on campus for students. When you sign up for a parking permit, you are either assigned to North student parking or South student parking, which Security & Protective Services tries to assign depending on where you live on campus. So, even though you’re unlikely to find a parking spot right outside of your dorm, you won’t have to walk more than a block or two to get to your car.

You do have to be careful that you park in the correct lots and that you are not accidentally in a staff or handicapped spot. Security & Protective Services patrols campus and will give out parking tickets to anyone who is illegally parked. Some of the tickets can cost as much as you pay for a semester parking pass!

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
There are two types of lots: North student parking lots and South student parking lots. Depending on where you live on campus, you will be assigned to one of these areas when you apply for a parking permit.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
  • Annual parking permit: $175
  • One-semester permit: $100
  • Visitor permit: $1 per week (three consecutive days or less is free)
Common Parking Tickets
  • Failure to park in assigned area: $25
  • Occupying two spaces: $25
  • Blocking vehicles/roadway/dumpster: $50
  • Fire lane: $50
  • Handicapped zone: $50
  • No parking zone: $50
  • Parking on lawn or walkway: $50
  • Staff/service/visitor space: $50
  • No permit: $100
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Bornhuetter parking lot
  • Parking lot near the Longbrake Student Wellness Center
  • Luce Hall parking lot
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • Lowry Circle
  • Holden Hall parking lot
  • Armington Hall parking lot
  • Kenarden Lodge parking lot
  • Andrews Hall parking lot
Getting a Parking Permit
Parking passes are sold at Wooster on a first-come, first-served basis. Because permits are limited to the number of spaces on campus, students have to be quick if they want to reserve a permit. At the end of each spring semester, permits are sold at Security & Protective Services.
Parking Services
Security & Protective Services
Culbertson House
602 E. Wayne Ave.
(330) 263-2590
Did You Know?
Students can appeal parking violations through the Parking Appeal Review Committee (PARC). The appeal must be filed by reporting to the Security & Protective Services office within five business days of the citation being issued.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 55 responses

  • 7% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 4% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 25% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 15% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 18% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 31% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 55 responses

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

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 36% Lowry Circle
  • 27% Armington Hall parking lot
  • 18% Kenarden Lodge parking lot
  • 9% Andrews Hall parking lot
  • 9% Holden Hall parking lot
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