A student's decision to bring a car on campus should be well informed, as parking is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. First-year resident students are discouraged from bringing cars to campus. For information on how to obtain a parking permit, see Parking Permits. Once obtained, the parking permit sticker must be affixed to the outside of the windshield on the front driver side. Cars parked in unauthorized spaces or areas will be towed at the owner's expense. The student parking permit must be displayed in all parking areas including all residence hall parking lots and street-side spaces on Harborside Boulevard, with the following exceptions:
- designated and posted faculty/staff parking areas
- The Cove residence hall garage (additional fee and access device required)
The Downcity Campus parking garage located on Pine Street is available 6am–11pm. Students must use their university-issued ID card to gain access to this facility. Parking fees for hourly, daily, weekly or monthly usage will be posted at the entrance to the facility. Any vehicle discovered in the garage after 11pm may be removed at the owner's expense and/or incur a $50 overnight storage fee.
Continuing Education (CE) — Downcity
After 5pm, all students enrolled in Downcity Campus courses who have obtained a campus parking permit may park in the Johnson Lot adjacent to the Student Services building on Pine Street, the Met Lot at the corner of Pine and Chestnut streets, and the Downcity parking garage on Pine Street. Again, parking in these campus lots is on a first-come, first-served basis.