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3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't drive but my friends that are commuters say that it is always hard to find a spot.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Never any spots for commuters.

2 College Freshman

Parking: The parking is expensive and freshmen are not allowed to have cars.

4 Recent Alumnus

Parking: I do not have a car myself; freshman are not allowed to have cars on campus. Based on being in the cars of my friends it is not a big deal to park at the university so long as everyone has a parking pass.

4 College Junior

Parking: I never have trouble finding a parking spot and the garage is located directly next to the building.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 203rd
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 251st
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 1134th
    Best Parking Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mary-Catherine Dolan
Broadcast Journalism
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Parking at Quinnipiac University is always a hot topic among students. With the increasing rate of the student population, Quinnipiac's parking spaces are not multiplying at the same pace. Parking is so coveted at Quinnipiac that many fundraisers for student organizations raffle off parking passes as first-place prizes. However, not everyone can park where they want to, even if they have passes. Freshmen cannot have cars at school or on campus—period. Sophomores can have cars at school, but they are required to park in lots that are off campus. On the York Hill (upperclassman) campus, juniors and seniors can park their cars in the parking garage, which is a little less than a quarter of a mile away from the residence hall. In the winter, this walk is very cold and unpleasant. Adding to the fact that York Hill sits atop a very high hill with large, gusty winds, most students dread the parking garage.

All commuters, juniors, and seniors are allowed to drive to campus for class and park in the big, main parking lot called North Lot. Over the past couple of years, this lot has gotten fuller earlier. If students don't get to North Lot by 9 a.m., they have to walk about 10 extra minutes to their classes from the second-best lot. Usually by 11 a.m., security will put up a sign that says "North Lot is full." Walk time to class from parking lots can sometimes reach 20 minutes. There is another parking lot to the right of North Lot that is known as the carpool lot. Students parking here must have one or more passengers in their vehicle. This lot is usually always full, as well. There is a designated security guard that makes sure students parking in the commuter lot have a high-occupancy vehicle. 

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
North Lot is the main parking lot on campus.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Only upperclassmen are permitted to park on campus.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Common Parking Tickets
  • Failure to display a current parking permit: $10
  • Parking on sidewalk: $10
  • Restricted area: $10
  • Vehicles parked in prohibited lots: $10
  • Fire hydrant and fire lane: $25
  • Handicapped space: $25
Best Places to Find a Spot
Hogan Road
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
North Lot on a weekday afternoon
Getting a Parking Permit
Parking permits can be obtained at the security office in Irmagarde Tator Residence Hall. Students must then register their vehicles via the online registration system at:
Parking Services
Irma Hall, Room 118
(203) 582-6200
Did You Know?
If you look around North Lot on a normal weekday, you will most likely see students slowly circling the lot, looking for students to come out to their cars to leave. It is quite common to walk out of class and have another student follow you in his or her car, asking from a rolled-down window, "Hey, are you leaving?"

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 63 responses

  • 10% 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.
  • 11% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 5% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 52% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 22% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 63 responses

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