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3 College Junior

Parking: I am not really sure because I do not have a car on campus but from what I have heard, parking spaces fill up.

1 College Freshman

Parking: There is no where to park so inconvenient.

4 College Freshman

Parking: My car is a bit far away, but it's okay because I don't need it on campus to get to my classes.

2 College Junior

Parking: Having to par across the bridge is very inconvenient.

1 College Junior

Parking: a parking garage next to campus is needed

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Parking is severely lacking on campus, especially for commuter students—the number of available spots for them is nowhere near the number of commuters. Plus, they must share all of their lots with faculty. Commuter lots are often filled very quickly in the morning, and students often have to hunt for a spot in one of the lots available to them, while many faculty lots are often only half full. Resident students have the unfortunate luck of having to park close to a mile from campus in one of the resident lots. Residents cannot park anywhere in a commuter or faculty lot until after 6 p.m. Residents must also be wary of parking in Lot Z, as it has been known to flood, and the University does not pay for damages to personal items.

Radford Parking Services is very strict about enforcing parking policies. There are meter maids and a patrol that circles all lots several times a day. Tickets are given quickly and often, and ticket appeals are very rarely granted. The Radford City Police control the side streets, and they are also very aggressive about ticketing. Appeals involve attending court and are almost impossible to win. However, parking permits are easy to obtain for students for a very affordable price.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
There are commuter lots and resident student lots.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$70 for fall semester, $35 for spring semester
Common Parking Tickets
  • Expired meter: $30
  • Parking in a faculty lot: $30
  • Unauthorized lot: $30
  • Using someone else's permit: $100
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Near Muse Hall
  • Near Dedmon Center
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Lot D
Getting a Parking Permit
Permits are pretty reasonably priced and are very easy to obtain through Parking Services.
Parking Services
Parking Services
Heth Hall 152
P.O. Box 6992
(540) 831-6361

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 80 responses

  • 9% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 29% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 11% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 38% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 1% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 12% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 84 responses

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