Parking on campus is a top pet peeve of students. While there are many lots around campus to park your car, the parking permits are expensive, and the lots are never close to where you are trying to go. There are even lots so far away that they require a shuttle to get you to the class buildings. Most commuters end up having to park in these distant lots and ride in on the bus.
If you choose to flaunt the parking rules and park wherever you please, you will soon rack up a daunting amount in parking tickets. Each time you are caught in a lot without a permit, it is $40. This adds up very quickly. To force you to pay, the tickets end up on your student tuition bill, and if the bill is too high, you may not be allowed to register until you pay them off. Your diploma may even be withheld if you haven’t cleared yourself with public safety by the time you graduate. Parking is a tremendous hassle on campus, so if at all possible, you should use the shuttle buses or live close enough to campus to walk. If not, you are completely out of luck, and you’d better start saving.