Unfortunately, there is a not-so-pleasant parking issue at Marquette. The situation is obviously not helped by the hectic city’s limited space. Although there is currently available parking for students in both an indoor and a surface lot, the price is rather costly. There may be limited parking spaces on side streets for a short duration of time, but those spots are usually hard to find. However, most students don’t even bother with parking because they don’t find the need for a car on campus—the public transportation system is that convenient.
Even though having your own car may seem like a great idea for quick trips around town, to the mall, or even a straight shot back home, Marquette’s campus is so contained and so close to the public transportation system that most of the time your own two feet are sufficient. Besides, tickets are issued—and quite often—for illegal parking, and additional fines are added for the illegal use of designated school parking lots. So unless you have an unusual situation, the amount of time you would absolutely need a car is not worth the price or worry of keeping one on campus.