Parking

Location
Easton, PA
Undergrads
2,438
Tuition
$42,980
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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College Freshman

Parking: I do not have a car on campus and am generally unaware of most parking policies. However, you can get a temporary parking pass for a generally long period of time at no cost which I know works out for most people who need their cars for a couple weeks.

3 College Freshman

Parking: You can find a spot the school will save one for you if you paid on time.

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2 College Junior

Parking: With new construction, the goal is to remove all need for driving at Lafayette.

5 College Sophomore

Parking: I don't have a car on campus but it is super easy. Be careful of Pub Safe in areas that are marked no parking.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Freshman have to park 10 minutes away from campus and have to take the shuttle to get there. Since school is small parking is limited,

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 805th
    Best Parking Availability
  • 1109th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 1173rd
    Best Off-Campus Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shehtaz Huq
Hometown
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Major
English, Film and Media Studies
Grad Year
2014
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There are not a lot of on-campus parking options for students. First-year students are not allowed to have a car on campus, unless they get special permission from the Office of Public Safety; however, freshman and sophomore students may be assigned spaces at the Forks Town Center lot, a distance that they can traverse if they take the Lafayette shuttle service—or have someone else give them a ride. On-campus parking passes cost around $380 a year, on a first-come, first-served basis. Seniors who live in off-campus housing have some more leeway when it comes to parking, but they do need to obtain a parking permit from the city of Easton.

Visitors and faculty members have a couple of parking options: the Sullivan Parking Deck, the parking lot at March Field, South College Drive, and by the Simon Center. However, students do not have access to these reserved spots. Students can park in front of the Farinon College Center but only for a limited time; when that time is up, Public Safety will enforce the five-minute rule and ensure that vehicles are removed. Parking tickets can amount to a substantial cost, and unless it is absolutely necessary, most students will opt out of having a car on campus. If in desperate need of transportation, students can enlist the help of Public Safety (which offers an escort service) or take the local LANta bus to get around Easton.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
No
They can be assigned parking spaces at Forks Town Center, though.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$380 per year for on-campus parking
Common Parking Tickets
  • General parking violations : $20
  • No parking zone : $25
  • Failure to register : $50
  • Red tow-away zone : $50, plus tow and daily storage costs
  • Handicapped area : $100
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Markle Hall
  • Sullivan Parking Deck
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • Anywhere on the streets near campus
  • Farinon College Center
Getting a Parking Permit
Seniors and juniors can have parking permits to park on campus, while freshmen and sophomores can have a permit to park at Forks Run, a mile away from campus, based on a first-come, first-served basis. Sophomores and freshmen can only have a car on campus if they commute from home.
Parking Services
Office of Public Safety
11 Marquis Hall
730 Sullivan Rd.
(610) 330-5330
publicsafety.lafayette.edu/parking

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 27 responses

  • 7% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 11% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 44% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 19% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 15% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 4% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 25 responses

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