Campus parking is at a premium with ever-increasing enrollment rates, the continued allowance of first-year student parking, and the seemingly shrinking parking lots. For those who don't mind walking a short distance, perimeter parking passes are available at a lower cost and this prevents headaches from continuously circling the lots in search of a parking spot that doesn't seem to exist. Illegal parking fines are assessed by the University depending on the severity of the violation. All tickets are permitted to be assessed hourly, so if a student neglects to move a vehicle that is illegally parked for three hours, it can be ticketed up to three times, and students can couple that with the cost of towing and storage.
Students should think twice before pulling up to the first strip and parking, or attempting to camouflage a lime green Volkswagen Beetle neatly parked on the grass. By doing so, you will have nearly turned your vehicle into a felon, and no amount of flower-power will break through the chain-linked fence at Sullivan's, a local holding trap for the vehicles of owners accused of illegally parking. The towing rates and daily compounded vehicle storage costs are damages that a college budget simply cannot afford. Parking Services has been working hard to relieve the parking difficulties on campus by expanding lots and rearranging existing lots to accommodate more vehicles. However, as the single largest complaint by students, the situation continues to remain a stressor, particularly for commuters.