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2 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car, however I do have quite a few friends who do, and I can see that campus parking is a little difficult.

College Sophomore

Parking: there is no off-campus parking near campus, we a re a little isolated from town. Down town, however, parking averages $3 and there are plenty of parking garages.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There's a $75 parking sticker per year, freshmen have to park in what's called "siberia" but it's maybe a five minuet walk from tinker so it's not too bad.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: the parking is terrible! they are all kind of far from classes and dorms, they have no problem hadning out tickets if you are improperly parked. A car on campus isnt necessary if you stay on campus a alot but if you like to travel and go place it is nice to have. Parking spaces are too hard to come by

2 College Freshman

Parking: We have multiple parking lots available to the entire community. However, get those headphones out, or bring a friend with you, because you will have quite a walk getting to your car.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 14th
    Best Parking Availability
  • 480th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 567th
    Best Off-Campus Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Melissa Hammond
Dayton, Ohio
English (Creative Writing) and Studio Art
Grad Year
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Worried about gaining the famous "Freshman 15" from all the greasy cafeteria food and late night snacks? Never fear! The trek to your car in Siberia parking lot will keep you slim. Parking there is a little inconvenient in the middle of the night when the temperature is below freezing, but Hollins women are much better off than students at larger campuses. Really, the walk from Siberia lot to the dorms is only five to eight minutes long, depending on where you live, and everyone gets used to it after a while.

One thing students can't seem to get used to are the parking regulations. At the beginning of the year, you will hand $50 to the woman behind the desk at the campus security office, and she will hand you a parking permit, complete with all the rules about where and where not to park. Read this pamphlet! The campus police don't see much action at Hollins, so they release their crime-fighting urges by throwing parking tickets around like confetti. Parking tickets usually cost $25 or $50, depending on what you do wrong, but they add up quickly.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
West Parking Lot (Siberia) is the farthest lot from most dorms. Most first-years are required to park here. East Lot is reserved for students who live in East or the Hills Houses. It's slightly closer to campus than Siberia. The Loop, Randolph, and Tinker lots are only for seniors, commuters, RAs, and the top four members of the SGA.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Common Parking Tickets
  • Improper display of permit: $25
  • Over time limit in a 30 minute space: $25
  • Parking in the wrong lot: $25
  • Parking in the wrong direction: $25
  • Parking in a Visitor parking space: $25
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Siberia
  • East
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • The Loop
  • Randy Lot
  • Tinker Lot
Getting a Parking Permit
Getting a parking permit is easy. Go to the security office, and fill out a short form-make sure you know your license plate number. The permit costs $50, but you can charge it to your Hollins account and pay for it later.
Parking Services
Hollins University Security Department (HUSD)
Botetourt Hall
(540) 362-6419
Did You Know?
The Moody Lot is reserved for faculty and staff Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m, but at night and on the weekends, students may park there.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 20 responses

  • 5% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 15% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 30% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 20% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 30% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 27 responses

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