Ask any Rutgers student what they hate most about the University, and parking is probably in the top five. As part of the popular “RU Screw,” students have to pay heavy fines for parking in areas where they don’t have a permit. Students often complain about the burdens of having a car on campus. One major peeve students living on College Avenue have is that they have to park their cars on the Busch or Livingston campuses and take the bus to class. No student can drive to class legally and park in a lot, unless they have a proper permit. Even commuters have to park in Rutgers Football Stadium lot and take the commuter bus to class.
Some students have been rumored to have gone into debt over Rutgers’s parking tickets, as well as the cost of the permits. The permit to park in Easton Avenue apartment complex deck costs $450 annually. Parking tickets and permit costs make the majority of students leave their cars at home and rely on the Rutgers buses, NJ Transit, and friends to take them around.