Parking is one of UNH’s major problems that could use the administration’s attention. Students and faculty have fought over ticket and permit prices, and even plans for a new parking garage. Many students without parking permits have often had to take the trip to the impound and pay just to get it back. Although it is unclear what the future will hold, the present situation leaves much to be desired. Students who manage to get a permit have to get to school early (around 7:30 a.m.) in order to get a parking spot within walking distance. After that, parking spots are only left in the West Edge lot—which is a two-minute bus ride from campus.
Although getting close to campus is hard, finding a spot isn’t. There is always a spot somewhere, whether in West Edge or not. During the weekends, students can park in any lot on campus, but during the winter weekends, a parking ban cancels out this privilege.