Students say parking is the worst thing about UA. Getting a parking tag is easy and inexpensive, but depending on where you live could make it difficult to park. Students living off campus get commuter parking tags, and these lots are usually full. But, if you get to the lots right when classes get out or if you take early classes, then you should find a spot. For the students living on campus, get used to walking because there is not a lot of parking. Don't panic, the school is compact, so the walk is not bad.
On or off campus, students recommend you walk or park someplace for the day and walk from there to classes. If you are set on driving, then leave early and wait for students to get out of class, then park in their space. Parking is tough at UA since there are more spots for faculty than there is for students. Students suggest walking so you do not have to worry about traffic.