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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is competitive. If you get an RH pass (maybe 25% of students do?), you can park very close to your dorm. These run about $300 I believe. Otherwise, you can hope for an RO pass, which is about a 5 min walk if you live in the Village, or a 30 min walk if you live in the Hill. These are about $200? There are also a couple other passes for farther off campus.

A shuttle can take you from your dorm to RO, but you have to wait for it.

Auburn is VERY strict about enforcing parking rules and is not at all hesitant to hand out tickets. You also have to move your car on game-day, so that's inconvenient and an easy way to get a ticket. Watch out.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: It's hard to get a permit, and even harder to find a spot. Students who live on campus get better parking - the further from campus your dorm is, the better the parking. Parking services are the worst though. They give out so many tickets.

3 College Student

Parking: There is a lot of walking done on campus, but when you come on your tour you find that out. Parking tickets are expensive so always park in your zone.

1 College Junior

Parking: There is not nearly enough parking on or near campus!! It is what I am most frustrated about my college.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: So I don't have a car here and I'm kind of glad I don't. It's such a hassle. Parking permits are way overpriced and the Auburn traffic cops should probably be ranked best in the nation at giving tickets. Literally you'll park in the wrong spot for five minutes and you'll already have a ticket. I don't know how their so on top of their jobs, but it's incredible. You don't need a car to get around on campus, but I sometimes wish I had one so I had the opportunity of going farther off campus than just downtown Auburn.

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One of the worst aspects of going to college at Auburn is the parking situation. There has been an uphill battle going on between the students and administration for years about the lack of parking on campus. The administration has been working to improve the Transit system to make it faster and more convenient for students to ride. If you live on campus, then you can always walk or bike to class.

In years to come, Auburn will eventually be turned into a walking campus. As for right now, if you choose to drive to class, then just make sure you leave in plenty of time. Professors rarely excuse tardiness just because you couldn’t find a parking space.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Common Parking Tickets
  • Fire lane: $50
  • No parking zone: $50
  • No tag: $60-$100
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Stadium parking deck
  • Coliseum parking lot
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • Near the dorms
  • Library parking deck
Getting a Parking Permit
Students who want to park on campus must first register their car with the University Police Department. They are then able to obtain a C-zone or R-zone parking tag (the only tags available to undergrads) for about $30.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 148 responses

  • 7% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 30% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 7% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 40% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 5% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 10% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 150 responses

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