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3 College Sophomore

Parking: I have not had a car so I can't really comment. The town is close enough to walk and there are some students with cars so I have found that I don't really need one.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Cars are not really needed on campus because everything is within walking distance.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking is good if you want a car but a lot of people don't have a car since most people live on campus.

4 College Junior

Parking: Parking is pretty good if you are a commuter and not too bad if you are a resident.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is good! Considering freshman aren't allowed cars on campus, there is always a significant number of parking spots available.


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Parking spots are numerous and relatively close to dorm rooms. When students moan about parking in the back row of "Siberia," they rarely have even a 10-minute walk back to their dorms-inconvenient, but not impossible. The gravel lots, nicknamed "Siberia" and "Purgatory," have ample spots for student vehicles.

Favorite gripes are the $125 parking permit fee and poor parking-lot maintenance. During the icy months, Grovers might find themselves wishing for thick boots and a sturdy shovel. Best times to catch a good parking spot are early Friday evenings or Sunday mornings, when much of the campus is at church.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
  • $10 per week or $2 per day for a temporary permit
  • $150 per year
Common Parking Tickets
  • Fire lane: $50
  • Handicapped zone: $50
  • In or blocking a construction area: $25
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Lot near Mary Anderson Pew Dormitory. It is right next to the road and easy to access.
  • Lot just east of the Physical Learning Center, due to its proximity to the main academic buildings.
  • Hoyt Corner (for motorcycles only)
  • Gravel lots for resident students east of Madison Avenue-aka "Siberia" and "Purgatory"
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
North Hall Lot along roadway
Getting a Parking Permit
Parking permits must be obtained from the campus safety office. They designate you as a commuter student, resident student, or visitor, and where you may park depends on this status. Visitors may park wherever they want for a maximum of three days. Commuters have a number of special slots allocated to the them in the parking lot adjoining the Physical Learning center. Resident students get whatever is left.
Parking Services
GCC Campus Safety Department
100 Campus Dr.
(724) 458-2111
Did You Know?
Individuals receiving 10 or more parking tickets will be assessed a $100 excess violation fee. Accumulating 13 or more parking tickets may result in forfeiting the privilege of parking a vehicle on campus.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 55 responses

  • 9% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 29% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 29% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 24% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 5% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 4% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 56 responses

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