Parking

Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
9,100
Tuition (in-state)
$17,726 ($5,785)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Freshman

Parking: It is a huge challenge to find a parking spot close to that class that your going to.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is not all that great on campus.

2 College Freshman

Parking: The are hardly ever any spots and if there are, they are never convenient.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is OK, but if you are parked in the wrong area you will be towed quickly.

1 College Freshman

Parking: no parking ever, permits are like $30. i dont know about fines or tickets. but they enforce towing without a permit

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 316th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 494th
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 1277th
    Best Parking Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Angel Neal
Hometown
Tampa, Fla
Major
Journalism/Magazine Production
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Parking is a big issue here. There is limited parking, but parking rules are strictly enforced, so don’t try to park somewhere you’re not allowed. There are color-coded lots around campus where students may park—red is general parking and blue is for students who live on campus. But just because someone has a legal decal does not guarantee a parking space every day. So, if you want a good parking spot, arrive about 15 minutes before your classes start. Also, during big events on campus or football games, parking is even more limited, so you’ll probably just want to park off campus at these times because the parking garage is usually shut down or charges people to enter. On non-event days, most students prefer to use the parking garage next to the café and the parking area adjacent to the new gym.

There is no extra fee for a parking decal. Students are charged a transportation fee in their tuition, which covers parking. The decals must be renewed annually to be considered valid. Freshmen are not allowed to have a car on campus for their first year, and if they violate this rule, they’ll have to report to a student disciplinary officer.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
Red lots are for anyone with a permit and blue lots are for resident students.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
No
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$0 (included in transportation fee in tuition)
Common Parking Tickets
  • No parking zone: $20
  • Parking without a decal: $30
  • Parking on grass or sidewalk: $50
  • Fire lane: $100
  • Using a fake or improper decal: $100
  • Handicapped spot: $250
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • The Set
  • Behind Coleman Library
  • Along side streets
  • Parking garage
  • Behind the stadium
Getting a Parking Permit
You can get your permit through your student account. Fill out your vehicle information and print out a temporary permit. In 15 days, they will mail you a hard copy permit.
Parking Services
Department of Public Safety
2400 Wahnish Way
POM Building A, Suite 128
(850) 599-3256
www.famu.edu/index.cfm?PublicSafety&AboutParkingServices

Student Polls

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 40% The Parking Garage
  • 15% Along side streets
  • 10% McGuinn Parking lot
  • 10% Truth Hall
  • 10% Gaither
  • 10% Parking at the stadium
  • 5% Near the houses off of MLK

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 115 responses

  • 4% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 2% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 20% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 3% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 62% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 9% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 110 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • 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 11 responses

  • 33% Behind Coleman Library
  • 33% Along side streets
  • 27% The Set
  • 7% Parking garage
  • 0% Behind the stadium
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