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3 College Freshman

Parking: Freshman aren't allowed to have cars, which is kind of a bother. I think there should be more parking on campus rather than across the street from campus.

3 College Junior

Parking: I park in campus parking. There isn't a lot of street parking close to campus. The cost is okay for a permit I guess... I don't know what to compare it to. There are several lots. The best lots fill up quickly, but it's not too bad from other lots.

3 College Junior

Parking: Finding a parking spot is not an easy task. I usually have to leave my house 20 mins before my class starts just because i know ill either have park far away or because it will take me forever to find a spot.

3 College Senior

Parking: Parking isnt very closet to classes or dorms and there arent enough spots for the amount of students there are

3 College Junior

Parking: I've heard people say that parking is terrible. It's mainly because all the new construction sites take down once-convenient parking lots, so students and faculty have to park elsewhere.


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For students who live in residence halls, only upperclassmen are allowed to park on campus; dorm-dwelling freshmen are "banned" from on-campus parking, according to parking rules and regulations. 

All students who live off campus and drive to school are able to park in one of several parking lots, as long as they register their respective vehicles and pay the $60 required for a year's pass (a $30 semester pass is also available, but it doesn't grant parking access during the summer months).

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
These are the following lots where resident students can park: Crispell Hall, Pond Road, Bouton Hall, Route 32, College Hall, South, Esopus Hall, West Student, and Walkill.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Freshmen can only register cars on campus if they live off campus.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$60 per year
Common Parking Tickets
Handicapped parking: $75
Best Places to Find a Spot
By the gym
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
By the residence halls
Getting a Parking Permit
You can either download the application for a hangtag from the New Paltz Parking website or visit the Parking Office to get one.
Parking Services
Parking Office
Haggerty Administration Building
(HAB) 35
(845) 257-3347

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 94 responses

  • 7% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 21% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 17% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 45% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 2% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 7% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 94 responses

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