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3 College Junior

Parking: It's fine. Definitely not the worst part about this school.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is okay. Certain lots are reserved for certain halls. We are getting two new parking garages next semester, so that will be helpful.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car.

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4 College Freshman

Parking: Every dorm gets assigned a level and parking garage. Sometimes you could be a half mile away, sometimes it's 100 feet away. BePo enforces it HEAVILY so do not park anywhere but your assigned area. Parking tags are free, so that's a plus. Honestly, it is still a small enough campus you can't really complain about the distance. Always spots available and with a new garage being built, lots of spots will be empty.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is pretty decent and there are designated parking garages for the different dorms. Sometimes the campus police are ridiculous and give parking tickets for no reason which is a disadvantage.


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Parking is one of students’ biggest complaints. According to a 2011 article in the Belmont Journal (student newspaper), the University currently has 3,164 parking spaces. With a student body that’s more than 6,000 (plus faculty and staff), finding a parking spot can be stressful. Belmont security officers don't tend to show much mercy when it comes to parking tickets, either—leave your car in the wrong spot for 10 minutes and you'll probably be slapped with a fine. Thankfully, Belmont is trying to combat this problem. The school is in the process of developing two more parking garages.

For the time being, students are stuck circling the garages in vain, but most people try to make the best of it. Students will cheer good-naturedly when the person they’ve been following for 15 minutes finally gets a spot. Professors will arrive a few minutes late to class because even they couldn’t find parking, so they usually understand if a commuter student has the same problem. Everybody knows parking is terrible at Belmont, but if that’s the worst problem, the University’s in pretty good shape.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Common Parking Tickets
  • Pulling your car through two spaces so your parking sticker isn't visible: $25
  • Parking in a space that is not a space: $50
Best Places to Find a Spot
Thrailkill Garage
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Anywhere around the classroom area.
Getting a Parking Permit
Permits are easy to get and free for Belmont students. Once you've registered your vehicle online through MyBelmont (BIC), go to Belmont Security to pick up your sticker. If you're confused about where you can park, just ask the security officers; they'll be more than happy to tell you which lots are available for students.
Parking Services
Office of Campus Security
Gabhart Student Center
Bottom level
(615) 460-6617
Did You Know?
Off-campus parking permits cost $85.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 100 responses

  • 3% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 66% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 10% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 10% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 3% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 8% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 102 responses

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