If you could get a dollar for every student who has something negative to say about the parking situation at Spelman, you'd be a rich person. It is like finding a needle in a haystack to even find someone who doesn't use the word awful, horrible, or expensive when they describe the parking options they have on a day-to-day basis. Those who live off campus don't see the benefit of the yearly pass, especially if they only have classes on certain days, but the three-dollar charges add up, and the parking deck and lots are often full. There is parking in the surrounding neighborhoods, but there is a crime risk with that, and you have to get up at the crack of dawn to get a prime location.
Parking at the other schools and the associated prices may be driving the anger of some of the students. Morehouse and Clark Atlanta University are charging less to park. Some students complain that until recently they had the option to park at Morehouse, but because so many Spelman students were going over there, they had to discontinue it. The parking deck and surrounding lots on the Spelman campus appear to be under the control of a separate company, so it is unclear whether the institution can do anything about it. The bottom line is Spelman students find parking to be one of the least positive experiences at the college.