Hiram, OH
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3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car but all my friends who do just have trouble finding spots close to where they want to be sometimes.

4 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Just pick a spot and park

3 College Student

Parking: As with most schools, there is a fee you have to pay if you are going to park on campus. This fee almost doubles if you are living on campus and would still like to have your car there. This is simply because Hiram is a very small school that only takes up about a block, so parking is limited.

College Sophomore

Parking: I'm not really sure about the parking situation, since I don't drive. My friend has a car and she plans on taking it up there this year because the school is literally located in the middle of nowhere. There are no malls, grocerry stores and known resturants within a five mile radius of the school. If you want to go to Walmart, you will have to get a car. For parking, you'll need a permit, which cost forty-five dollars to get it. Also you'll have to pay that amount every year you attend the school. I would suggest parking by the tennis courts and off-campus to save money.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: There are not enough parking spots for the number of students that attend Hiram, they are even getting rid of some previous parking spots.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 631st
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 731st
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 1118th
    Best Parking Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Monica Lucas
Political Science
Grad Year
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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.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$65.95 per year
Common Parking Tickets
Parking on the street: $15
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Behind the Kennedy Center
  • Gelbke Lot
  • Near the Coleman Center
  • The quad lot
  • The tennis court lot
Getting a Parking Permit
They are available online through
Parking Services
Campus Parking
Kennedy Center
Second floor
(330) 569-5188

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?     Based on 25 responses

  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 8% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 20% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 4% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 60% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 8% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 19 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost
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