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4 College Junior

Parking: If you come to class early or live on campus finding a place to park is not too difficult. There are peak times when parking is a little hard to find but overall the parking is not bad and the location to classes is great.

5 College Sophomore

Parking: Very good parking. Plenty of room and very reasonably priced

5 College Sophomore

Parking: Not too many students drive in the first place, but then you have to realize that on top of that the number of students attending is roughly 1600...Small campus so everything is nearby. I have never seen the parking lots full...Ever...

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Need a Car on Campus? I must say, attending Montreat College I've realized very quickly that you will not need a car on campus at all. All of the facilities on campus are within five minutes of walking distance. Our campus is very safe, so you wouldn't have to worry about if you should be concerned when walking alone.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: There are some parking spots, you just have to know where to go

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Parking on Montreat's campus is fairly easy, thanks to the campus's small size. With several lots available and smaller strips along the road, it is relatively painless to find a parking space. The space may not be where you want it—for example, the mini-lot for Howerton Hall is often full when you need it—but students can almost always find one within a couple of minutes from their destination. It's one of the advantages of living on a small campus.

Parking fees are $100 per year, when you register your vehicle for parking on any of the campuses. This works out well for students studying subjects like elementary education, since many of the classes are on local satellite campuses. Temporary passes are available for free for visitors or students driving a loaner while theirs is in the shop. The $100 fee is per person, not per vehicle, so students alternating between driving their own and their parents' or hubby's car don't have to worry about doubled fees. The campus police ticket students who are driving an unregistered vehicle, and since registration is quick and painless, it is best to fill out and return the form that Student Services mails out at the beginning of the semester rather than wait until later. For students who buy a car partway through the semester and didn't get to register it before, there are forms available in the Student Services office for quick registration. The fees are automatically charged to the student bill, so there is no hassle in signing extra checks or bringing money to New Student Orientation for check-in. Although the parking fee is steep, it covers the whole school year, and the registration process is easy.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Parking lots open to students include the lot by the Chapel of the Prodigal and the ones for the dorms (Anderson, McGregor, Howerton, and Davis).
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
There are no special instructions or fees for freshmen; they simply fill out the same registration form and are charged on their student bill.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Common Parking Tickets
  • Parking in an unauthorized space: $15
  • Parking without being registered: $25
  • Parking that blocks a resident's driveway: $50
  • Unpermitted parking in the handicapped spaces: $50
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Anderson's parking lot
  • Parking lot by the Chapel of the Prodigal
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • Howerton's parking strip
  • "Princess Parking" directly in front of Anderson
Getting a Parking Permit
Getting a parking sticker at Montreat is quick and easy. Forms are mailed before the beginning of the semester (and are available in the Student Services office) so that they can be filled out and returned to the office. The information that is required is basic: the driver's name, the vehicle owner's name, personal information (such as the driver's address), a vehicle description, and the license plate number. The $100 parking fee is automatically charged to the student bill for easy payment. Temporary parking passes for overnight guests are available for free upon request in the Student Services office.
Parking Services
Student Services
Belk Campus Center
(828) 669-8012
Did You Know?
  • The $100 parking fee is per person, not per vehicle-so if you're not sure whether you'll be driving your truck or your four-door, you can get stickers for both and be covered either way.
  • The $100 parking fee is automatically charged to your student bill and included in the payments-which means no extra hassles in sending in checks or calling in your card number.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 21 responses

  • 19% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 38% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 19% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 19% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 5% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 20 responses

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