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3 College Sophomore

Parking: It will be hard to fins parking in any city unless the spot is reserved for your vehicle.

2 College Freshman

Parking: City parking is always terrible.

4 College Freshman

Parking: I actually don't know because i live on campus. but i heard ppl complain so,,,

1 College Sophomore

Parking: The problem is Baltimore isn't safe, cars get stolen

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: All parking is public, very expensive and at the expense of the student. Even the garage at the school is outsourced.

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Students are generally disappointed with the lack of parking on or near campus. Resident students have one garage from which to choose: the San Martin Garage. Parking permits are pretty expensive, too, at $400 per semester. Anyone who chooses to bring a car will need to plan to spend time feeding meters, moving their cars from no parking zones, and finding a spot. 

It is not necessary to have a car to get around campus, so once students find parking spots, they keep them until they need to drive somewhere else in the city. If you’re flexible about where you park, you’ll find parking, even if it isn’t near where you want to go. The best option for parking would be to get an "Area 12" parking permit. This works well for juniors and seniors because they typically live off campus and in apartment buildings or rowhouses. Not getting the pass puts you at risk for several parking tickets.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
Undergrad resident parking is available in the San Martin Garage.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
No
Freshmen are excluded from purchasing permits.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$800 per year
Common Parking Tickets
  • Expired meter: $25
  • Fire lane: $25
  • No parking zone: $25
  • Parking in a residential zone (for more than two hours): $25
  • Handicapped zone: $60
Getting a Parking Permit
Registration materials can be found online or from the Homewood Parking & Transportation Office. Students can also call (410) 516-7275.
Parking Services
Homewood Parking Office
3400 N. Charles St.
South Garage
(410) 516-PARK
parking@jhu.edu
www.parking.jhu.edu

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 70 responses

  • 1% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 13% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 10% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 50% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 13% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 13% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 69 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • 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 11 responses

  • 64% On-campus parking garages
  • 21% Wyman park
  • 14% In front of Wolman

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 53% Street parking (requires a permit)
  • 47% St. paul street?
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