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2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on campus seems to be a hassle. I have never had a car on campus although I've tried and found that no one is very helpful when asked. It is competitive.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There is not a lot of parking for on campus students. Students cannot have a car on campus till junior year.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: All upperclassmen who want a parking permit can receive one. Freshmen and Sophomore students are not eligible to keep cars on campus unless they have special circumstances. There is not a lack of spots available.

3 College Junior

Parking: We pay $200 for a parking spot which is a lot in my opinion. Students who park in the lot closest to the hockey arena have to move their cars when there is a game and then remember to move them back, otherwise they are fined.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Underclassmen are not allowed to have cars if they reside on campus but commuters are obviously the exception as long as they live at least 3 miles away. Having a car is convenient but definitely not required as there is everything you could want on the bus route which you ride for free. Parking can be a nightmare if you hate walking but generally there are enough spots.


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Parking is a serious campus concern. Freshmen and sophomores are not allowed to have cars on campus unless there are extenuating circumstances. For juniors and seniors who bring a car to campus, spots may be hard to come by or require a short hike to the dorm. Security hands out passes on a first-come, first-serve basis, but specific spots aren’t assigned to cars. Parking off campus on the nearby streets can be just as difficult due to no parking zones, specific times for parking, and the local residents. Having a car on campus can end up being more of a hassle than it is worth.

The suites and Fine Arts Center have eliminated the parking field on lower campus. And even though security tickets cars without passes, a plethora of students bring their cars up right before breaks, only exacerbating the dismal situation.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Common Parking Tickets
  • Fire lane: $50
  • Handicapped zone: $25
  • No permit: $10 and/or towing
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Fennell Lot
  • Dore Lot
  • Schneider Lot
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Slavin Lot
Getting a Parking Permit
Upperclassmen get priority for parking permits. Permits are issued on first-come, first-serve basis. Only in extenuating circumstances, such as a medical concern, will freshmen and sophomores be given permits.

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 37 responses

  • 5% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 38% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 0% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 35% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 11% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 11% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 37 responses

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