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3 College Junior

Parking: Parking mainly depends upon availability off campus. For example, on the street I live parking is free and usually spacious. However, in most other areas parking is either unavailable based on permits or full.

2 College Senior

Parking: Parking on the street can be tricky but if you get there early enough you should find a spot

2 College Sophomore

Parking: It's the city, there are tons of people, and no parking.

2 College Freshman

Parking: The costs are quite high, but understandable. I live half an hour away or if I take the bus an hour and fifteen minutes, so driving is the easier way. Spaces are usually hard to find unless you use the parking lots. Carpooling with friends who live nearby is always a good option too, so that the costs is split between several people and is lower.

2 College Senior

Parking: Too crowded and expensive parking.

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Timing is everything when it comes to finding an ideal location on campus. Temple offers parking facilities to the students for a fee every semester. Students find their best bet might be to depend on other means of transportation, unless they can shell out the parking lot fee. There are many students who live on campus that also own cars, so that’s twice the struggle to find a space. Those that are willing to shell out for the parking lot find it to be a wise choice; however, many students find that the spaces are tiny, making it hard to come in and out of. There haven’t been too many reports of cars scratching other cars, but if you do become part of this case, there is nothing that can rectify the situation. To be on the safe side, give a space between you and the parallel car, even if it means parking toward the back of the lot.

Some students who have bought lot spaces find that in order to get their desired lot, they have to make the purchase early. Students often find that if they wait too long, they end up in a lot that is far away from their dorms or classes. There are many students who do not purchase spaces, but instead use meters; however, this means there are many students hunting down only a few meters. The only way to ensure parking is by buying a spot in the lot.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
All campus parking lots are open to students who have purchased a parking pass from Temple University.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$700-$1000 per year
Best Places to Find a Spot
On the street
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Broad Street
Getting a Parking Permit
A parking permit can be bought every semester. Selection of lots is based on dorm residents and priority.
Parking Services
Office of Parking Services
Carlisle West Garage, first floor
(215) 204-5301

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 328 responses

  • 2% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 44% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 6% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 22% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 11% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 15% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 327 responses

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