Parking on campus is awful, which is unfortunate because a car is almost a necessity. There are a few large lots that are open to everyone and always have space in them (X lot and C lot), but these lots are not convenient. It is not uncommon to receive four or five parking tickets a semester because the meter maids are extremely vigilant and will usually catch you, even if you leave your car outside the Tyler Haynes Commons and run inside to grab something from the bookstore. Another problem is overnight parking since, although you are allowed to park anywhere after 7 p.m., you have to move back to your assigned lot before 7 a.m. If you drive to the apartments and want to leave your car there overnight, you will get a ticket.
If you don't have a set of wheels, your best bet is to make friends with someone who has a car. You are going to need it at some point to go to the store, out to eat, or if you don't feel like walking across campus in bad weather. Just don't get a ticket or else you might not be able to use the car anymore.