Parking is a huge issue on campus, and most students and faculty can agree that the parking situation needs an improvement. There is an abundance of cars and a shortage of parking spaces. Every year, the parking and traffic team devises a new plan to try and improve matters, and every year they seem to fail miserably. The high cost of parking should guarantee students a spot, but that doesn’t always happen, mostly because everyone is allowed to have a car on campus, including freshmen.
Commuter lots are on the outskirts of campus, leaving students with long walks to class. There is a campus shuttle system, but the shuttles are either late or fill up quickly. Staff and residence lots are in better locations than commuter lots. If you are parked illegally, you will get a warning, and the next time, you'll get towed. Inclement weather and the fact that campus is one large hill does not make walking to class from remote parking spots any better. However, when the weather is nice, walking around campus can be nice and refreshing. New England can be very beautiful, especially in the fall, so long walks to class are not always a bad thing. Parking is easily the biggest issue on campus, especially for the large amount of commuting students.