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3 College Sophomore

Parking: It's really hard to find good parking on and off campus

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2 College Freshman

Parking: its hard to find a spot and for games some have to move their cars even though it is the right lot to park in.

1 College Senior

Parking: There are rarely any metered parking spots open on campus and you have to have a parking permit to park anywhere else. Parking permits are based on faculty and student status.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: I don't take car to campus that often, since I have parking at my apartment complex and convenient bus-service right to the center of the campus.

3 College Freshman

Parking: The on-campus cost is absurd, but off-campus is reasonable and convenient.


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Campus entrances are marked with bright yellow signs that read "WELCOME," but that sentiment is almost refuted by another line: "PARKING IS BY PERMIT ONLY." ECU is, however, primarily a pedestrian campus, and the Student Transit Authority is efficient enough to get students where they need to go. It is not really necessary for freshmen to even bring cars. The freshman lot is so far away from campus that freshmen who use Student Transit or meet upperclassmen with cars probably will not need to go to the freshman lot until they leave for break. During breaks, students can carpool with someone from their region by posting a card on the travel board in the basement of Mendenhall, or more efficiently, by posting on the Banner forums or on Parking and Transportation Services is perhaps the least popular office at ECU, and their white vehicles with green police-style lights on top are annoying, if not terrifying. The no-nonsense officers are dreaded by anyone who has committed even the slightest parking infraction. Many students complain about ECU parking, but for those students who look online and make the effort to know which lot is which, which permits allow them to park where, and which permit they are eligible to buy, parking will never become a huge issue.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$84 -$312 per year
Common Parking Tickets
  • Expired meter: $10
  • Fire lane: $25, plus tow
  • Handicapped zone: $100, plus tow
  • Illegal use of permit: $50, plus tow; parking and driving privileges suspended
  • No parking zone: $25
  • Unauthorized zone/lot: $15
Best Places to Find a Spot
Commuter lots near Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and Minges Coliseum
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Main campus, especially behind Mendenhall after 4 p.m.
Getting a Parking Permit
Parking at ECU is by permit only, and vehicle registration is required. Registration, which is easier the earlier students try it, can be done in person or online through Banner. Valid permits must be displayed on all vehicles on campus, or the Parking and Transportation officers, in white cars with green lights on top, will issue tickets.
Parking Services
ECU Parking & Transportation Services
305 E. 10th St.
(252) 328-6294

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 171 responses

  • 4% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 22% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 5% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 39% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 13% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 16% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 173 responses

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