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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Find parking spots early and don't force spots or park illegally because you will get a ticket

3 College Student

Parking: The parking can get difficult outside of campus on on the campus itself. It's understandable though due to the large population of students and staff that attend, live or work there. So yes it's a bit annoying but completely understandable.

2 College Freshman

Parking: There is rarely anywhere to park & there isn't really any free parking for visitors

2 College Sophomore

Parking: I hate parking. I currently park in the commuter lot that requires a bus to get to it and it is really annoying, but hopefully I will be in a closer lot next year.

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3 College Junior

Parking: The parking situation is usually unfair, simply because they give preference to those who live in campus and who are seniors. Everyone else has to fight for spots and can only park in one lot that is about a mile away from campus.


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Ask anyone who attends Mizzou, and he or she will tell you how horrible parking on campus can be. Most commuter students park in AV14 (Trowbridge Livestock Area) or Hearnes Center. The commuter parking pass is about $120. If they're fortunate, students can get a pass to park in parking garages, but they have to be very lucky and will end up paying about $40 to $50 more. There are meters on campus. One thing that students should be aware of is tickets, though. Make sure that you have the correct tags and that there is enough money in the meters.  

The only times that students face extreme difficulty with off-campus parking are during parties or home games. Parking becomes very scarce during home games, especially around campus and downtown. During parties, it becomes very difficult to find parking around the neighborhoods because if there are only a few parties that weekend, everyone will be attending them. This causes CPD (Columbia Police Department) to show up a lot sooner, as well.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Freshmen have assigned lots for parking their cars; it all depends on which dorm they are residing in.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$120-$170 per year (depending on permit type)
Common Parking Tickets
  • Meter violation: $10
  • Fire lane: $50
  • Handicapped parking: $100
Best Places to Find a Spot
Hearnes Center
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Near your dorm
Getting a Parking Permit
You need to apply for a parking permit before the start of the semester. Upperclassmen get first priority, and permits are given based on space availability.
Parking Services
Parking & Transportation Services
Turner Avenue Garage, Level 2
(573) 882-4568

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 190 responses

  • 4% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 14% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 14% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 46% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 11% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 11% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 191 responses

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