All students are allowed to have a car on campus, including freshmen. Parking permits cost $40, and they are good for one year. As the semester goes on, the cost of parking permits decreases; they will be $25 after the fall semester and $15 after the spring semester. Parking permits are recommended, as permits are required in order to park in any of the campus lots. There are two commuter parking lots and one resident lot ("the Big Lot").
Street parking is available; however, spots fill up quickly. Street parking rules are enforced by the city. Be sure to read street signs, since parking is unavailable on certain streets every day due to street cleaning. Students may get their cars towed or receive a ticket if they are parked where a sign says not to. Parking on campus is enforced by Public Safety. Students can park in the lots with a parking permit, but sometimes students make mistakes, which cost them tickets. For example, resident students should not park in the commuter lots, and commuter students should not park in the faculty/staff lot. It is very important to become familiar with on- and off-campus regulations.