Finding somewhere to park on campus is not a difficult task. Finding somewhere good to park on campus, however, can be a chore. The amount of parking spaces available is comparable to the number of people on campus, but sometimes this means you will end up parking a good five- to ten-minute walk from where you need to be. There was talk in the past about creating a parking deck, but funding efforts and plans never seemed to materialize. Although the school is expecting an expansion in population in the future, parking is an issue that has already been addressed with the addition of several lots around campus and some minor zoning changes. In general, parking is always easy to acquire at least somewhere on campus, and the permits only cost a yearly fee of $25. If you do get a ticket, there is a ticket-appeal process designed so that students can dispute any unfair or ungrounded offenses.
Having a car on campus is not really a necessity, because everything is within walking distance. Most students bring cars out of luxury or for the few trips they may make to other parts of Birmingham during the week. Once you get inside the gates, you may park your car and not need to use it for days or weeks at a time. If there's really an issue, then there's always the option of dialing 4700, and the Campus Police can drive you out to your car!