Mount Union students love the fact that parking is free and anyone can have a car on campus, but for most, the situation still leaves something to be desired. There are parking lots scattered all around, but campus is mainly set up for walking. Parking is restricted based on where students live, so driving to class is almost unheard of. Residential students are only permitted to park in the zone designated for their dorm or house, or in open lots located on the outskirts of campus. If spots fill up, the only recourse is to park on the street (in the jurisdiction of the Alliance Police Department) or in the incorrect zone (risking a ticket from Campus Security).
The first ticket from Campus Security is $10 and the second is $25. With the third offense, the ticket is $25, and the vehicle is booted (which costs an additional $50 to remove). For the fourth offense and up, the ticket is $25, and the vehicle is towed at the owner's expense. Many students are willing to risk the fines and park wherever they can find a spot on campus, but the penalties are enough to keep a good number in their assigned zones. Fortunately, campus is small enough that wherever you park will seldom be more than a 10-minute walk from where you're going.