Finding a parking space on campus can be an epic battle. Everywhere you look, there are no-parking signs. Ball State Parking Services workers can smell an illegally parked car from a mile away. Students say Parking Services is without conscience, a loathsome and sadistic group, bent on making student drivers miserable.
Freshman drivers are forced to park at the stadium, which is a hike in the truest sense. Although the Ball State shuttle bus goes by the stadium, the trip can take a very long time. Many students said it is best for freshmen to leave their cars at home and wait until they are upperclassmen and can get a better spot to bring it to campus. For many freshman students, not having a car isn't that big of a deal, as they tend to stay close to campus anyway.