Parking on Campus

Hannah B., M2

For general short-term parking, you can use the parking meters with street parking near Olin Residence Hall (everywhere but the food truck parking area!) or near Olin Circle/Room 100. You have to pay to park 8 a.m.-7 p.m., but parking is free after 7 p.m. Safety tip: If you are worried about walking home late from the library/carrels, go home to get your car and drive back to campus around 7 p.m., when free parking starts. If you live far from school and plan to drive each day, the Clayton Garage is your best bet. Daily parking passes and swipe passes with up to 25 entries and exits are available for purchase. Final advice: ALWAYS keep your meter receipts! I once parked on the street across from Panera and got a ticket even though my meter hadn’t timed out. Luckily, I had my receipt with the time and sent it into the city and got the charge repealed. Even though you don’t have to put it on your dashboard, hang on to the annoying tiny piece of paper until you return to your car.