One of Mercer’s biggest shortcomings is parking. A new parking lot is currently being built to help supplement the growing parking problem, but the location of the lot is inconvenient. Mercer has a number of parking lots, but many are simply not large enough to support the student body’s needs. Luckily, the campus is fairly small, so even if you are forced to park in the lot that is the farthest from your destination, you will only have to suffer a 5- to 10-minute walk. Generally, parking is the worst on Sunday nights and the best on Fridays and Saturdays.
Parking lots are divided into color-coded zones that match parking decals. The decals are free, and a new decal must be obtained each year from the Mercer Police Department. If you park illegally, the Mercer Police has the authorization to write up a citation or ticket.