Parking

Location
Durham, NH
Undergrads
12,342
Tuition (in-state)
$28,882 ($16,422)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Honestly, it seems like the only thing people ever focus on is trying to give out as many parking tickets as possible. Buying a parking space is very expensive as well as the parking tickets.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Too expensive, too crowded, crazy parking police with LOTS of tickets!

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is pretty expensive and then there's the Winter Parking Ban which just throws everyone off. Especially when we have a lot of snow.

3 College Freshman

Parking: No parking as freshman- but if you pay to park as an upperclassman you will find a space

3 College Freshman

Parking: It's really not necessary to bring a car to campus unless you plan on leaving a lot. Parking price isn't bad and spots generally only fill up when there are big games. Or big weekends such as homecoming.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1278th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 1284th
    Best Parking Availability
  • 1356th
    Best Off-Campus Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kate Dube
Hometown
Manchester, NH
Major
Chemistry
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Parking is one of UNH’s major problems that could use the administration’s attention. Students and faculty have fought over ticket and permit prices, and even plans for a new parking garage. Many students without parking permits have often had to take the trip to the impound and pay just to get it back. Although it is unclear what the future will hold, the present situation leaves much to be desired. Students who manage to get a permit have to get to school early (around 7:30 a.m.) in order to get a parking spot within walking distance. After that, parking spots are only left in the West Edge lot—which is a two-minute bus ride from campus.

Although getting close to campus is hard, finding a spot isn’t. There is always a spot somewhere, whether in West Edge or not. During the weekends, students can park in any lot on campus, but during the winter weekends, a parking ban cancels out this privilege.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
No
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
  • $200 for resident west
  • $350 for Gables residents
  • $50 for commuters
Common Parking Tickets
  • Expired meter: $15
  • Fire lane/hydrant: $100
  • Handicapped zone: $200
  • Parked over line: $25
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • West Edge Parking lot
  • A-Lot
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • On the street before 6 p.m.
  • B-Lot
  • C-Lot
  • Winter Parking Ban
Getting a Parking Permit
If you're a freshman, then don't try parking on campus at UNH, it's as simple as that. You are not allowed to have a car on campus, and it is hard to talk the school into letting you have one. For upperclassmen, getting a permit is not hard if you register early and are content with what you get. The worst parking lot is West Edge, but that is only because it is about a mile off campus.
Parking Services
University Transportation Services
295 Mast Rd.
(603) 862-1010
www.unh.edu/transportation
Did You Know?
After the first declared snow emergency in November or December, the University prohibits parking in most campus parking lots between the hours of 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. This is so the lots can be plowed efficiently before classes begin for the day. There are some lots which are exempt from this rule, though. Check out www.unh.edu/transportation/programs/wpb/index.htm for more info.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 97 responses

  • 20% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 19% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 44% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 9% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 6% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 2% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 97 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 10 responses

  • 50% Winter Parking Ban
  • 31% On the street before 6 p.m.
  • 12% B-Lot
  • 6% C-Lot

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 42% A-Lot
  • 42% B or C lot at night or weekends
  • 17% West Edge Parking lot
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