Parking

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Dallas, PA
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Tuition
$27,230
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Parking: The cost of a parking pass at Misericordia University is very reasonable compared to many other universities. However, I believe that there should be more parking options, as it is often difficult to find a convenient spot to park.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There needs to be more parking. I am a commuter and have a very hard time finding a parking spot especially in the morning.

1 College Freshman

Parking: There are never any parking spots available

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Theres never anywhere to park

4 College Freshman

Parking: the cost is 45 every year, tickets and fines are given for parking in proffesors spots or in places that arent designated parking areas. you teally only need a car if you want to go home on weekends. parking is usually good except after noons. you rarely have to park off campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 350th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 948th
    Best Parking Availability
  • 950th
    Best Off-Campus Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Michele Drago
Hometown
Larksville, Pa
Major
Communications
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Let's just say that parking isn't Misericordia's strong suit. No matter the day of the week, finding a spot is impossible. But some students have a method of how to find a spot on campus. Here's the scenario: if a student has a sociology class at 10 a.m. and he wants to grab a Starbucks coffee beforehand, he better be on campus an hour early just to get a desired spot near Banks Student Life Center. Students worry more about finding a spot than the actual location of where they have to park.

The only positive side about parking is that the lots are all interconnected. Students don't have to drive through separate parking lots to find a spot; they just have to circle the campus a few times, and then maybe they can beat someone to a last-minute opening. Finding a spot on campus is more competitive than most of the classes at Misericordia. However, there is some hope on the horizon with expansion in the near future. With the addition of a new football team coming in 2012, Misericordia has decided to add more parking lots on campus. As time goes on, the situation should get easier.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
Behind the Banks Center, McHale Hall, Gildea Hall, McGowan Hall, and Alumnae Hall, there is an interconnected parking lot for students with permits. Most students park here if spots are available. When spots aren't available, students choose to park in the side parking lot near the Science Building and directly next to Alumnae Hall. It is a huge parking lot and one of the only options for commuters to actually get a spot. There are several spots on the hill near Mercy Hall and the townhouses-but these are usually a student's last resort.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
No
Only under certain circumstances are freshmen allowed to have cars on campus.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$35 per year
Common Parking Tickets
  • Parking in a faculty spot: $10
  • No parking zone: $10
  • Unregistered vehicle: $20
  • Handicapped zone: $50
  • Students not moving car for snow removal: $100
Best Places to Find a Spot
Visitors' section (good for students who don't have permits)
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • Close to classrooms
  • Close to dorms
  • Anderson Sports and Health Center
  • Banks Student Life Center
Getting a Parking Permit
Permits are allotted by the Campus Safety Office right before the beginning of the fall semester. A parking form is sent out to students' homes and has to be returned in a certain time period in order to get a spot. Whether the student lives on campus or commutes, he hands in the form with the car information and then is given a permit. The process is quick and easy. If a student waits too long to hand in the forms, however, it might be harder to get a permit.
Parking Services
Campus Safety Office
Mercy Hall
Office #9
(570) 674-6300
www.misericordia.edu/misericordia_pg.cfm?subcat_id=129&page_id=351
Did You Know?
Watch out for Ticket Tom. He is a campus legend. Actually, he is a fan favorite of Misericordia. Ticket Tom is the main ticket giver, and he loves his job. He also knows the exact number of tickets he hands out every day, every month, and every year. He isn't afraid to give out a ticket, so if students know they are parking without a permit, they should also know that Ticket Tom will catch them. Even though most students get mad when their car has that big white Misericordia ticket on it, they never get mad at Ticket Tom because of his great personality.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 32 responses

  • 9% 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.
  • 41% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 6% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 31% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 12% 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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