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2 College Sophomore

Parking: I do not own a car, currently. I walk to school, but I am not far away at all. I would recommend that anyone going to this school either pay the big ticket of living on campus or have a car, because there are not many sidewalks near the school unless you walk through the large unlit park behind the school...which is what I do. Walking around is just overall dangerous.

4 College Freshman

Parking: There are a lot of parking spaces here. There would have to be a huge event to not have parking. All of the dorms have parking in front of them and there are extra lots to park in if the others become full.

4 College Junior

Parking: Not really that bad. Just maybe a bit of a walk

4 College Sophomore

Parking: No cost and can always find a parking spot

1 College Senior

Parking: Parking can be horrible, especially if your a commuter like i am. I get there early just so i can make sure im close to the building i need to be at. I've noticed it doesn't matter what year your in parking is horrible regardless especially if you commute its the worst.


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Parking can be a pain, but it usually isn't an issue for students. Students should still be vigilant of where they park, though. Because the Campus Police are always walking, driving, or biking around campus, parking violators are caught and fined. 

Cedar Crest has many parking lots for students, in addition to the places where students are allowed to park near academic buildings and residence halls. In the winter, students complain about the walk from the lots to their classes, but roadways and sidewalks are kept clear and well salted in the case of the snow. 

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Students are assigned lots based on whether they are first-year residents, upperclass residents, or commuter students. Lots include Lot B, Lot C, Lot D, Lot E, Lot F, Lot G, and Lot H.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Freshmen are allowed to have cars on campus, and like all other students, must abide by the regulations as to where they are allowed to park.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
There is no fee for motor vehicle registration.
Common Parking Tickets
Failure to register and properly display a decal: $20
Best Places to Find a Spot
Any of the lots that students are allowed to park in
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
On the quad roads, in front of the residence halls or the library
Getting a Parking Permit
All students, faculty, staff, and employees have to register their vehicles with the Campus Police. In order to register, students must show their vehicle registration, proof of insurance, current driver's license, and Cedar Crest College photo ID to the Campus Police. Students can get the vehicle registration decal by registering their car at orientation.
Parking Services
Campus Police
Safety & Facilities Building
Behind Curtis Hall
(610) 437-4471 ext. 3523
Did You Know?
Visitors of students in the residence halls are also allowed to park on campus. But, like students, they have to be sure to follow all rules and regulations and park in the proper lots.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 42 responses

  • 38% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 50% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 5% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 0% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 2% 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 42 responses

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