The good: Getting a parking permit is free for Concordia students. The bad: Finding a parking spot is such a rarity that you may never leave campus again. While that is an exaggeration, it is true that on-campus parking has posed a bit of a problem. Due to lack of space, the lots are relatively small for such a great number of cars.
Having a car is not a necessity for on-campus living, and many people choose to walk where they need to go. There are officials patrolling the parking lots everyday to make sure students are obeying the parking rules, and students frequently get tickets for parking in lots that their permits are not designated for simply because there were no available spots in another lot. These tickets can sometimes be waived if students file a reasonable explanation as to why it should be cleared. Before arriving on campus, seriously think about whether or not it is necessary to have a car before adding to the madness.