Parking is a hot topic for students on campus. Permits are $50 for commuters and $100 for residents, but you can opt out of paying for a permit and park at the Civic Center for free. All students are allowed to have cars on campus. Sometimes it can be hard to find a spot on campus, but there is almost always a spot at the Civic Center, and you can take the shuttle service back to campus.
Campus police do frequently ticket cars that violate parking rules, but if you use common sense and don't park in restricted areas, fire lanes, or handicapped areas, you should be fine. The highest fine handed out is $100, and they are not afraid to tow someone's car if they have violated the rules.
Fitchburg State has 24 parking lots scattered across the area for students and faculty to park. There are some lots that are designated for faculty and commuters during the day. However, anyone can park on campus after 5 p.m. On the weekends, all students are allowed to move their cars onto campus starting at 5 p.m. Friday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday.