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3 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking permits could definitely be more expensive, so that's not too bad. I needed a car here for my freshman year (volunteering purposes, and the fact that I live 6 hours away) so I had to buy a city lot parking space (which is basically right next to overflow). It was $150 for the year, and personally I thought it was expensive. Like I said, though, it could be worse.

2 College Senior

Parking: Parking is always costly. If you are a commuter parking in the overflow lot, you better get to school pretty early because there are never enough spots.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car on campus, so parking doesn't really affect me. I have heard that parking is not very good, especially off campus.

5 College Junior

Parking: Carroll reserves the right to revoke the parking permit and/or refuse to issue any future parking permits to individuals who exhibit a history of repeated offenses, endanger others or damage university property by the careless use of a motor vehicle. Carroll also reserves the right to refuse the issuance of a parking permit to any individual.

2 College Junior

Parking: Parking is also a joke-too expensive for what you get


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Parking at Carroll University is a big problem. The amount of parking spots does not match up with the number of students. There is no guarantee of finding a spot, which makes parking extremely difficult for commuters. Often, they are left to park on the streets, most of which have a two-hour limit. When classes exceed two hours, students get tickets. Most students park in the overflow section, but this lot is the worst of the worst. There is a plethora of potholes, capable of swallowing cars. Well, maybe not to that extreme, but it is in poor condition. To buy a parking pass means crying a little, as the amount in a student's bank account plummets. If a student wants to park by his or her dorm, it is $176. For a college student, that is a lot of money. Public Safety is really picky on this issue and hands out tickets left and right. If a student doesn't have a permit, he or she should expect a fine. If these fines are not paid, a student cannot register for classes, get his or her transcripts, or even get a diploma. Parking is a constant struggle between students and the administration.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Campus Center (most commuters park here), overflow parking (the cheapest place to park, but farther away from campus), and dorm parking (only used by students living in those specific dorms) are a few of the student lots.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Freshmen cannot have cars on campus.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
  • $176 for all residence hall surface lots
  • $267 for stand alone garages
  • $278 for Pioneer and Frontier underground parking
  • $95 for overflow parking
Common Parking Tickets
  • Parking on streets between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.: $20
  • No valid permit properly displayed: $21
  • Not parked in assigned area: $21
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Overflow parking
  • The street (e.g. Charles, Wright)
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Campus Center
Getting a Parking Permit
To park on campus, a student must fill out a parking application found on the Public Safety website at the beginning of the year. A student picks his/her top three parking spots, and then after a raffle, students are told where they can park. After paying the Business Office, students are given stickers and assigned to their lots.
Parking Services
Public Safety
Public Safety Center
208 Wright St.
(262) 524-7300

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 62 responses

  • 8% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 32% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 27% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 18% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 10% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 5% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 61 responses

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