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3 College Junior

Parking: I do not have a car so I do not know first hand, however, from what I can tell there are usually spots open if there isn't some big event happening on campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: I do not know much about parking. My time on campus is limited, and so far parking has not been horrible, but spaces are limited.

3 College Junior

Parking: quite expensive and there are difficulties finding good parking spots.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: I don't have a car, but with the new parking garage it's easy to find a spot on the student levels.

3 College Junior

Parking: If you get there early or late there's good parking

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Years ago, Gonzaga turned a couple of rows of old student and theme houses into a centrally-located parking lot. What the University lost in soul, it made up for in convenient parking. The dorms and the campus apartments also have some parking around them, and you can get a pass for one of these sections if you're proactive. The majority of on-campus students doesn't have a car, so competition for specific lots isn't too intense. Still, the "parking in one lot only" system can be a hassle, and you will be ticketed if you try to park in a differently coded lot.

Off-campus parking is only mildly inconvenient—one can almost always find a spot within two blocks of your intended destination. Off-campus parking is also free, so it's hard to complain too much about it. Still, you should hone your parallel-parking and block-circling skills to truly flourish in this semi-competitive environment. In nasty weather, any walk at all can seem like a colossal pain, but that doesn't change the objective fact that free parking three blocks from your classroom is a pretty great deal. Both on and off campus, be wary of breaking rules. The Man is out in full force, and he is looking to screw you over.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Parking lots are designated and posted by permit color and are restricted to particular groups. A list of locations is provided at the time of registration or is available at the Security Office.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$50 per year
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • The parking lot and streets on the far west side of campus, near Dussault
  • The Logan neighborhood between campus and Mission Avenue
  • Anywhere after 8 p.m. (all parking lots are open)
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • The main lot in front of the Administration Building
  • Anywhere on a men's basketball game night
Getting a Parking Permit
Any member of the Gonzaga community can obtain a parking permit. You merely have to register your vehicle at the Campus Security office and pay the permit cost.
Parking Services
Campus Security Parking Office
Welch Hall, lower level
(509) 323-4147
Did You Know?
For those that pay their tickets within seven days of it being issued, the fee is reduced to half of what it was originally. After eight days, students must pay the full price.

Student Polls

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

  • 23% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 37% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 18% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 19% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 3% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 60 responses

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

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 57% Anywhere after 8 p.m. (all parking lots are open)
  • 14% Coughlin
  • 14% Parking Garage
  • 7% Law school
  • 7% Jundt

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 84% Anywhere on a men's basketball game night
  • 16% College Hall
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