Parking

Location
Salisbury, MD
Undergrads
7,323
Tuition (in-state)
$16,046 ($7,700)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Parking: I don't bring a car to school, so I don't really have any comments to make, but the parking situations seem to be efficient.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is normal for a college. When buying parking passes it is based on class standing whether or not you get on-campus, garage, or east campus parking. Overall the walk is not bad no matter where you park and the cost is not outrageous. For the most part a car is not needed for campus unless you want to go out and do things.

2 College Senior

Parking: Not enough parking spots to accommodate the number of students who currently attend

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Most of the time finding a parking space isn't too bad. I don't like the fact that you can only park in certain lots according to the type of permit that you have. I think everyone should be able to park where ever they want to. It would be way more convenient that way.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking is pretty average. Salisbury is pretty small, so walking anywhere doesn't take too long. The cost is pretty average, but there are different parking passes that cost different amounts. Freshman parking and the garage are the furthest away, and usually don't fill up, but on campus parking is pretty much always full.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 989th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 1158th
    Best Parking Availability
  • 1210th
    Best Off-Campus Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Harsh Desai
Hometown
Salisbury, MD
Major
Biology/ Pre-medicine
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Parking for SU students varies based on credit. The parking permit system involves filling out a registration form with the University Police. Even if the application is submitted on time, students are not guaranteed a spot. Primarily, freshmen get the short end of the stick; they are given the parking spots across Route 13, which is the furthest from campus, and there is a limited amount of parking available. To improve parking conditions, however, SU just built a large parking garage near campus.

The University Police takes parking in the appropriate spots very seriously. The entrance to every lot is supervised by student assistants who check every car for a permit. Furthermore, officers conduct daily sweeps of the lot and write tickets for out-of-place cars. Fines range from $5 for expired meters to $40 for parking in the wrong spot to $100 for counterfeit permits. Each lot is strictly monitored during its times of operation, which are listed at the entrance. Otherwise, anyone can park in those lots, and weekends are open parking, as well. However, most officers give a warning for the first offense for a parking violation and ticket only after that warning. On the whole, for now at least, freshmen should be ready to walk.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
Parking garage, Dresser Lot A, Dresser Lot B, East Campus Complex, Dogwood Drive, Route 13 Lots A and B, Camden Avenue Lots F and E, Student Activities Center/Admissions House, Ashbury Church
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Yes
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$35-$110
Common Parking Tickets
  • Parking in an unassigned lot: $40
  • Improper display of permit or lack of permit: $40
  • Expired parking meter: $5
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Assigned parking lot
  • Anywhere after 4 p.m.
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • Dresser Lot
  • Route 13 lots
Getting a Parking Permit
The parking permit process is a first-come, first-served system and highly competitive. Registration may be done online and is open to students based on credit, with seniors getting priority followed by juniors and so forth. The main campus lots are, naturally, the most sought-after, so sophomores often have to settle for lots further from the main campus. As for freshmen, there is only one parking lot open to them, and it is furthest from campus.
Parking Services
Parking Services
East Campus Complex, Room 149
(410) 543-6338
www.salisbury.edu/police/parking

Student Polls

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 21% Anywhere after 4 p.m.
  • 21% In the parking garage
  • 14% Assigned parking lot
  • 14% If you have an expensive pass you still won't park
  • 14% Anywhere after 5:15 p.m.
  • 7% Illegally behind restaurants on Rt.13
  • 7% Ilegally in CVS parking lots (dont get towed!)

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 65 responses

  • 17% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 5% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 29% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 15% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 31% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 3% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

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

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

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 40% Perdue
  • 20% Library
  • 20% Commons
  • 10% Route 13 lots
  • 10% Dresser Lot
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