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4 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is pretty convenient. sometimes it looks as if it were very crowded but usually there are enough spaces for students to park

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking passes themselves are expensive and beyond that it's difficult to even find a parking spot near where you want to go.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on campus is expensive and not very convenient. However, you need a car for Atlanta!

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Finding free parking is a struggle and paying for parking is 600 a semester

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking is a pain. The yearly pass is well over 700 at this point, parking in some "unmarked" spot is risky, there are boot-ers all over the place and common areas- even local restaurants. Your best bet though is to pay for the parking, or leave your car off campus and use the emory shuttles.

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Parking at Emory is pretty frustrating. Freshmen are unable to have cars on campus, but this doesn't pose much of a problem for them because freshman housing is almost always within walking distance of anywhere on campus. Students are able to have cars after freshman year, but the costs sometimes outweigh the benefits, depending on where you live.

While there are several student parking decks on campus, they are very inconveniently located, and a permit to park in one of these locations is extremely overpriced. The most convenient parking areas are the fraternity parking lots, but you must have a permit to park here as well. There are several spots near the DUC, by Zaya's, and by the WoodPEC that are great spots if you are lucky enough to find one or clever enough to park in one without getting ticketed. If you do so happen to get lucky and park without getting a ticket, do not push your luck, as Emory's parking enforcement is ridiculously strict and unforgiving. If you are able to cough up the money needed to purchase the expensive parking permit, parking becomes much easier but not necessarily more convenient for these reasons.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$654 per year
Common Parking Tickets
  • Fire lane: $30–$110, plus tow
  • Handicapped zone: $30–$110, plus tow
  • No parking zone: $30–$110, plus tow
Best Places to Find a Spot
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Getting a Parking Permit
Freshmen are not allowed to obtain a parking permit or have a car on campus. Upperclassmen may have cars and purchase tags for specific lots on campus. Students living on Clairmont Campus receive free parking tags for the deck there.
Parking Services
Transportation & Parking Services
1945 Starvine Way
(404) 727-7275

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 96 responses

  • 9% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 17% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 9% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 31% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 19% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 15% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 98 responses

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