Daily Commuter: Parking creates problems for TU families
This week I’d like to bring attention to something that I struggle with as a commuter student.
Because of the new parking restrictions the University created, I can’t actually park on campus most of the time.
My dad works on campus, so both of the family cars are registered under his name and the new policy states that only one registered car at a time can be parked on campus or you risk a $75 parking ticket.
This means that I can only park on campus after he’s left for the day.
This does not work with my schedule, which results in me getting dropped off most of the time.
Do you know how frustrating that is? I’m not the one in control of my schedule and when I will be on campus all the time and I think that being in college has earned me that right.
Not according to the University. I can’t have one of the cars unregistered from his name because it doesn’t work for the rest of my family, but this makes my life harder.
I have to time everything just right in order to be on campus, and trying to be on campus as much as possible is already a struggle being a commuter.
With the amount that my family pays every year for my dad to have the ability to park on campus, you’d think that having both cars on campus at the same time wouldn’t be a problem.
If Towson is really that worried about not enough parking, maybe they could spend more of our tuition money on parking lots.
I think we can all agree that that would be a great improvement to the school.
So that’s my rant for this week. If you agree with anything I said, let me know.
I can’t be the only one in a situation like this, and if we can get enough people to talk about this problem, maybe we could get Towson to take another look at their policies and where they’re investing money. Maybe we’ll eventually solve this whole parking dilemma.