There is literally nowhere for everyone to park in the vicinity of the school, even with the right permit. But some neighboring businesses are sympathetic to students and rent out their extra spaces. Being an urban school, one can sympathize with Wilkes that we are suffering growing pains. The campus tries to offer adequate parking and still maintain a campus with lots of green space. Still, there is just too much fiberglass on wheels for the available asphalt.
Residents are given passes to park at a lot across the river, which a shuttle can be taken to. Commuters must fill out an application, and passes are given on a point system which takes in to consideration miles from campus, internships and employment, carpooling, campus involvement, and so on. The good thing about this is that the parking passes are assigned by the student-run Commuter Council. For students who do not get a permit, there are about six city lots that are available. Street parking is limited as there is only parking on one side of the street and one of the major streets has no parking. Parking meters hold change for up to four hours only, and feeding the meters every day can really add up. It is highly recommended to get a Wilkes permit, or if not, pay a little more to get a permit from a city garage. If living on campus, it's best not to have a car. Students will learn quickly to avoid meters at all costs.