Many TCU commuter lots are full, leaving students to park near sidewalks or in church parking lots, despite having a parking permit.
“I end up taking my chances with street parking hoping I won’t get ticketed,” Cierra Jackson, a second-year graduate student said about the lack of nearby parking.
With over 10 lots for commuters, Lot 15 near Neeley School of Business is one of the most popular for its proximity to academic buildings such as Reese Jones and Moudy.
In recent years, students have expressed their frustration on social media over the struggle to find parking on campus.
Jackson, a commuter, prefers nearby parking but said it’s often not guaranteed.
“It’s been more difficult to find parking relatively close to my classes,” Jackson said. “I usually park behind the church, which has plenty of spaces, but it’s not my preferred parking area because I end up moving my car after I get off work to the parking lot near Grand Marc, and even then, that’s a hit or miss,” Jackson said.
TCU has said they are unable to guarantee “close-in” parking even if a student has purchased a parking permit, according to its rules and regulations.
Now with the largest undergraduate class at TCU, there may be an even higher chance that commuter parking will be more than just a walking issue.
More on commuter parking in past years here.