Mention parking to any Rollins student, and an angry reaction is guaranteed. Living off campus and driving to class is a huge inconvenience, and most students ride bikes or scooters to avoid the frustration. Most of the parking on campus is reserved for faculty, handicapped, or visitors. Finding a spot on campus is nearly impossible, and unless you arrive an hour early for class and have all of the time in the world to circle campus over and over again, then you are basically out of luck. Students who are running late for class and don’t have time to look for a legal spot will park in an illegal spot out of desperation. These students are lucky to come back to their car with a $35 ticket compared to a boot that costs $75 to remove.
There is a parking garage off campus on Park Avenue, but it is a good five-minute walk from campus. Most underclassmen that have cars at school park in the parking garage. Sophomores are allowed to park in the garage but not on campus, and juniors and seniors are allowed to park anywhere on campus where they can find a spot. Parking at Rollins is more of a hassle than what it is worth, and students are better off investing in a good bike or skateboard.