Few classes of the American social hierarchy are more sensitive to parking issues than college students. A few students express legitimate concerns from time to time at Gettysburg, but for the most part students are satisfied. There is ample parking space all over campus, and registration is free. However, first-years are no longer allowed to have cars on campus. Lots are generally well-lit, and theft and vandalism is minimal to bordering on non-existent.
Lots start to fill up during the more popular sports events, and campus-wide occasions, such as Commencement and moving-in days, peaking at events like Homecoming and Get Acquainted Day, when hundreds—sometimes thousands—of visitors descend upon the school. Still, there is almost always an open spot somewhere on campus, and, most of the time, it is not too far away from where you need to be.