Decent parking is in pretty short supply on Dartmouth’s campus. Barring special dispensations, most undergrads are required to park their cars in A-lot—a spacious, off-site lot that is about a mile walk from the center of campus. Some circumvent this inconvenience by parking at their fraternity or sorority, and occasionally Greek houses will rent spaces to nonmembers for a premium.
Metered parking around campus is expensive and monitored closely. There seems to be a consensus among Dartmouth undergrads that the College really should invest in better parking facilities for its students. While the Dartmouth community is pretty self-contained, it can also be confining—there’s a measure of freedom in knowing that you can get in your car and get away should the urge arise.