If there is one thing people complain about frequently at Hood, it's the lack of parking. Despite Hood having a commuter population that nears 50 percent, the College doesn't provide enough parking for everyone. If you want to find a parking spot, it's critical to show up very early. Usually at the peak (sometime around 11 a.m.), there are absolutely no parking spots, and you will be left to find a spot on one of the side streets off campus (even though you paid for a parking permit). However, as you drive around, scouring the filled-to-capacity lots for a space, do not even think about creating your own spot or parking in a spot that is not for you; Campus Security will find it, and you will get a ticket.
Despite the limited parking on campus, buying a parking pass is very affordable. For two years, a parking pass is $50. However, buying a parking pass does not guarantee a parking spot—especially behind Whitaker Campus Center. In addition, there are designated parking spots for commuters and residents. Residents and commuters will have the best luck finding a space in the lot behind the tennis court or the lot right by the chapel.