Student Parking Lot?
There are different permits for different lots. Commuter students can park almost anywhere in the Elmwood parking lots or in the commuter parking lot next to Heuser Art Center. They can also park in the lot next to the police station on Duryea. There are a few other smaller lots, but those are the main ones for commuters. Students who live in the dorms have to park in the parking deck on Duryea or in the lot behind the Student Apartment Complex. Students who live in St. James Apartment Complex can only park in the lots at St. James and not on campus.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Freshman students are not allowed to park a vehicle on campus unless the student is commuting.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Common Parking Tickets
Parking in a reserved area: $15
Best Places to Find a Spot
- There are no best places to find a parking spot. The parking situation is miserable and complicated.
- If you get to campus just as classes are getting out, you can usually find a spot from someone who is leaving or you can come early and give yourself some time.
- You can park in Campustown across the street if you're really desperate, but police sometimes ticket there, too, so it's a lose-lose situation.
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
- The lot that fills up the quickest is the one on Elmwood, which basically runs the length of campus.
- You probably won't find a spot anywhere near your class unless you give yourself a lot of time. You will likely have to walk, so get used to the exercise.
Getting a Parking Permit
It's a lot easier to get a parking permit than it is to actually find a parking spot. All you have to do is go online to register for a permit. That colored sticker basically brands you to certain parking lots, so don't try to park just anywhere. Know your territory, and give yourself plenty of time to find a spot.