Parking

Location
Kalamazoo, MI
Undergrads
16,303
Tuition (in-state)
$23,262 ($9,982)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is pretty bad here. I didn't brig my car but it was a struggle for my friends...

2 College Senior

Parking: It cost a lot of money for a parking pass ($300) for the year and there are hardly any available spots open. You have to get to campus right at 7:50 am if you want a spot.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Most of the Res halls are full unless you get your spot early.

College Sophomore

Parking: The first question should have an additional answer as I am a person who does not park off campus. Parking permits are reasonably prices and if a person gets a ticket then they should watch out where they park and it is their own fault for getting a ticket.

3 College Junior

Parking: Parking is a little easier as a grad student because a lot of students are leaving when I am arriving. The few times I've had to be on campus during the day, it's been a little difficult to find to find parking, but never impossible.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1186th
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 1240th
    Best Parking Availability
  • 1377th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eric DiManno
Hometown
Sterling Heights
Major
Creative Writing
Grad Year
2012
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Parking is one of the biggest issues at Western Michigan. The parking permit prices are outrageous for a few designated areas corresponding to a parking pass. Expect to pay between $250 and $300 for a yearly pass, and by yearly, that means both fall and spring semesters. There are parking spots all over campus with meters attached to them that require 25 cents for 10 minutes of time.

Parking Services will ticket you if you are not in a designated parking spot, and the officers are very good at their jobs. Parking tickets are around $10 to $15, and they double after 10 days. If you accumulate more than three unpaid tickets or a total more than $30, Parking Services will put a hold on your account, which will not allow you to register for classes for the following semester. This hold also transfers to towing if you park on campus with unpaid tickets. Parking on campus can be compared to a circus, due to the large volume of students trying to park. Near popular class times, between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., finding a spot to park is nearly impossible.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
Student parking is classified by nine parking stickers: W and Z are for commuters; A, C, F, and K are residence hall lots; and B, E, and H are campus apartment lots.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Yes
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
  • $130 per semester (part-time students)
  • $180 per semester (full-time students)
  • $300 for a full academic year
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Miller Parking Ramp
  • Parking garages
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Anywhere
Getting a Parking Permit
It's relatively easy, just go to Parking Services and ask for one. All you need is your license and registration.
Parking Services
Parking Services Office
2507 W. Michigan Ave.
(269) 387-4609
parking@wmich.edu
www.parking.wmich.edu

Student Polls

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 28 responses

  • 33% I walk to to class
  • 15% Miller Parking Ramp
  • 12% Student Parking at Schnieder Hall
  • 12% Residence Hall Parking Lots
  • 10% Parking garages
  • 6% No where!
  • 6% Meter Parking and "R" Parking After-Hours
  • 4% Any WMU Permit lots

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 108 responses

  • 10% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 18% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 27% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 11% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 30% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 5% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 107 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 23 responses

  • 40% Around the Bernhard Center and Sangren
  • 30% Near the dorms
  • 13% Anywhere
  • 13% Schnieder Hall Parking Lot
  • 3% Parking Garage
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