Hanover is an incredibly pedestrian campus, so most students only use their cars to travel off campus, like to Madison or home for the weekend. It only takes a 15-minute walk to get from the far side of campus to the other, so students walk everywhere. Most residence halls and campus housing are only 5 to 10 minutes away from academic buildings, so no one has very far to go. Students who bring cars on campus must register their vehicles by filling out a form at the security building at the beginning of the year. Students are given a sticker that goes on the front windshield of their cars, making them recognizable to Campus Security.
Parking is available near most residence halls, but parking near academic buildings is very limited because the College promotes walking to class. Freshmen have a separate parking lot on the outskirts of campus, but they cannot bring cars to campus until after fall break, unless they receive a special permit or live more than 150 miles away. Many students have bicycles on campus, and there are plenty of bike racks where you can lock them up.