An old rumor always seems to circulate that Hiram's president, when asked what he would do about the parking problem, responded, "It's not a parking problem—it’s a walking problem." So you will find a spot if you need one, but you may have to walk pretty far. Permits cost a little more than $60 and last the whole year. Just be careful when parking on the streets: You'll get ticketed by the police for leaving your car there overnight. If you violate a campus parking code, you will be ticketed by the school. The Campus Safety office is in charge of this, so it is possible for students to "sweet talk" their way out of paying it.
The general mood of students is one of discontent. Parking is scarce, far from the dorms, and permits are expensive. But it is almost necessary to have a car on campus, due to the distance of any nearby grocery stores.