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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Not much to be said. You get a parking spot when you need it.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking near some areas of campus is much more convenient than others, the east side of campus has so many dorms that spots fill up quickly and I was often forced to park off-campus if I needed to drive any time after dinner.

2 College Freshman

Parking: There is never a place to park. I know people who had to park atleast 5 blocks from their dorm just because there were no spots open near their building.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is a hassle sometimes. My friends giving me ride to Walmart often get frustrated with that!

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus can be a nightmare depending on the time of day and what kind of parking pass you have. Student passes are given out regardless of how many actual parking spots there are available so finding a spot near the dorms is sometimes a nightmare. Teachers also get the best spots closest to campus while commuters have the farthest to travel. the good thing about this campus is that it is small enough that walking from parking lots is easy.


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Opinions vary when it comes to parking, but comparatively speaking, Truman students have it good, and you'll probably find a spot somewhere. While it may be irritating to walk five minutes in the biting cold, the campus is not that big. Good luck parking in front of your dorm, although a few individuals seem to have a knack for knowing just when someone will pull out. Parking decals come in a rainbow of colors—green for campus residents, blue for commuters and off-campus residents, and red for staff and faculty members. Double-check the sign in the lots before you grab a spot, especially if it looks half-empty on a weekday. Chances are, it's reserved for somebody else.

Getting caught parking without the proper decal can get expensive, so even if you think you'll park on residential streets most of the time, it's worth it to pay the $100 for a parking permit. Plus, with very little real crime, campus officers have a lot of free time to make the parking lot rounds. If you circle campus a few times and come up empty-handed, parking on an adjoining street is safe and free. However, people will always complain, and there's no harm in joining in the chorus of groans from time to time. And if it turns out that you're one of the few with great timing, gloat a little.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$105 per year
Common Parking Tickets
  • Expired meter: $20
  • Fire lane: $50
  • Handicapped zone: $100
  • No parking zone: $50
  • Parked in the wrong lot: $25
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Anywhere on the weekends
  • The grass beyond the lot off Randolph Street
  • Missouri Hall parking lot
  • The street in front of the SUB or McClain Hall
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • The one-row lot behind Centennial Hall
  • Next to Ryle Hall on the Dobson side
Getting a Parking Permit
Every undergraduate student can apply for a parking decal. You can usually find a parking spot somewhere on campus, but it's unlikely to be where you want it. But don't try to park in a red lot (which is reserved for faculty and staff) with a green resident student sticker.
Parking Services
Parking Services
General Services Building
The intersection of Franklin and Patterson streets
(660) 785-7400

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 65 responses

  • 12% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 45% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 6% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 32% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 2% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 3% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 65 responses

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