Parking may be one of the weakest aspects of student life. A car is the only way out of a small town like Appleton, but having one on campus is not easy. Parking permits are given out in a lottery system, with priority to juniors and seniors. Only one freshman gets a permit per year, and only a handful more are given to sophomores. There are 24-hour student parking lots distributed around campus, but good luck trying to find a spot. They are relatively small, so finding a spot at all is hard. it can get so aggravating that students avoid having to use their car because they know that their parking spot will be taken by the time they get back. There are faculty lots that students can park in between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., but security loves giving out tickets promptly at 7. Street parking is available for students anytime except 2 a.m.–5 a.m. appleton police are generous with tickets as well, so don’t expect to escape their radar. With all the restrictions on campus, some students keep their cars in parking garages near campus. These are a pretty good deal, and they are always reliable for a spot. But, the disadvantages are that you have to walk a few blocks to campus and there have been break-ins in the garages.