Getting a Parking Permit
The A pass is great, but to get one, students need to jump through some serious hoops or come from a family that donated a new wing to the hospital. The U pass is only slightly better than the E pass, but there are more U lots than E lots. Therefore, it might be worth it, depending on where your classes are. After 3 p.m., the lots all "upgrade," so an E pass is good for a U lot and the U pass is good for the A lot. That's a bit of a tease, since virtually no one has classes then, but if you do, take advantage of it. Anyone can buy a parking pass (there's no "lottery" or such nonsense), but there's no guarantee you'll get a spot. Students can purchase permits online through the Commuter Services Web site.