Parking is a sore issue with most Wake Forest students. The problem is that there are limited spots, too many cars, and overzealous parking officers, which is like the perfect storm of parking. Also, any attempts to argue your tickets will be lost, so you get used to adding these extra fees to your budget. The best you can usually do is find a decent spot and just leave your car there as long as you can (before you have to use it or get a ticket). However, by far, the freshmen get the worst deal, as they have to park in the Student Drive lot across from Polo Road.
However, Wake Forest has made other options available, including a shuttle that goes downtown Thursday through Saturday. There are also shuttle options to take you to and from the most isolated parking lots. And although it is common sense, students should be careful and go with a friend to remote parking lots at night, as cars are occasionally broken into.