Since the campus is so contained, parking really is not a problem. Even if you have to park on the other side of campus from where you live, you’re still within a mile of your dormitory. However, the likelihood of this happening is very slim. There are parking lots located near all the dorms, and while some spots are further away from others, the furthest are probably about 100 yards from your destination.
There are no meters, but a parking permit on your car is necessary. Students must park in student lots; if they park in faculty spots or guest parking, they will be ticketed. Last year, several cars were towed because they parked illegally, either in faculty spots, disabled spots, or in areas that weren’t parking spots. Before that, the most common punishment was a parking ticket, which ranged from $25 to $75, depending on the offense. Also be careful when parking in fire lanes or pulling up to a building, because even if you have your hazard lights on and are unloading your car, you will be ticketed. The only time it might be hard to find a parking spot is when there is an event going on, such as a day for prospective students or a football game. But because there are parking permits, there aren’t more vehicles than there are spots, so parking spots are always available, even if they are not that close to the student’s building.