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4 College Junior

Parking: The permit cost is around $100 for the year. However, you can get to most things on campus or in Decatur on foot, with less than a mile's walk. There are convenient spots all over campus to park.

5 College Freshman

Parking: The campus is so small that all parking is close. There is a huge lot that is never full.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Although I do not drive, I am very aware of the rules and regulations of student and visitor parking. Students have to make sure they plan ahead for parking, because their will not be any left. Our public safety department definitely pays attention to cars and where they should be parked.

2 College Junior

Parking: Parking is okay, but it's too expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking at this college costs $100 a year, which is not bad compared to many state colleges. There isn't much parking available because not many people use cars here. There is not much need for cars here. Although, there are not many stores nearby, we do have the subway which many times takes you places faster and cheaper than a car.

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Parking on campus is plentiful, even though it's not always particularly close to your on-campus destination. Granted, Agnes is a small school, so there's really no problem in parking a building away from where you're supposed to be. Plus, more than half the people who attend Agnes live on campus, so parking isn't always such an issue. If you live on campus and have a car, you have two options for parking permits. You can pay per semester, which is approximately $60 per semester, or you can pay per year, which is $100. Most people with cars pay the $100 per year because this parking allows you to park on campus during holidays as well as in the summer, so it's better bang for your buck!

Public Safety enforces parking. It is almost guaranteed you will receive a parking ticket if you are an Agnes student and you park in a visitor or reserved space. It's best if you read through the parking brochure in order to see the places where you are allowed to park. There isn't a lot of parking in Decatur, and most of the parking that is available is metered. So, if you would like to go off campus into Decatur, it would be best if you were to keep your car on campus and walk. Some students park their cars in a church lot on Church Street; however, there have been incidents where people from the church have had Decatur police write tickets for cars parked for a prolonged period of time.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Agnes has plenty of places for students to park, as long as they have permits: West Parking (for visitors and students), Rebekah Parking, Presser Parking, South Parking, Observatory Parking, Central Parking behind the science center, East Parking, Walters Parking, and Hopkins Parking.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
If you're enrolled and pay for a pass, you can park!
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
  • $100 for year-long parking
  • $60 per semester
Common Parking Tickets
  • Improper display of parking permit: $10 (for first offense)
  • No decal: $10 (for first offense)
  • Unauthorized parking: $10 (for first offense)
  • Blocking or obstructing traffic: $50
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • West Parking
  • Central Parking
  • Rebekah Parking
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • Hopkins Parking
  • Presser Parking
  • Walters Parking
Getting a Parking Permit
In order to obtain a parking permit, a Scottie must go to the Public Safety office next to West Parking and fill out a short form detailing his or her license plater number; make, model, and color of the car; insurance info; and some personal information. Once students turn in the form with $100 (that's for a full year of parking), they'll receive their pass, and they're good to park in any of the approved lots.
Parking Services
Department of Public Safety
West Parking Facility
S. McDonough St.
(404) 471-6400
Did You Know?
  • Fines are based on whether the citation you received is the first, second, third, etc. The first citation is a $10 fine; the second citation is $25; and any citation after that is $50.
  • Visitors parking illegally on campus are still subject to the campus laws.
  • Students can appeal their citation by writing a statement to the campus police department with five days of the date of the ticket.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 45 responses

  • 20% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 11% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 31% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 31% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 4% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 2% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 46 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost
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