It’s like the Hunger Games out there. Try these parking strategies at our on-campus lots. By: Korryn Sanchez
Parking lots have turned into war zones where social conduct rules have been thrown out the window like a CD from the dashboard during a sharp turn. It’s a dog-eat-dog world that has bred new strategies to survive.Cal State Fullerton is known for a couple of things: a good baseball team and horrible parking. Whether you are parking in Eastside, College Park, State College, Nutwood or the A and G lots, you’ve got to get creative. According to the CSU facts book for 2018, the CSUF campus body population is more than 40,000 students. The iFullerton app says there are just under 7,250 parking spots available on campus with an extra 550 off-campus parking spots. Captain Willey of the University Police Department likes to talk about how Parking and Transportation Services is aware of the parking problem on campus and the parking culture. “I work with and know the Parking and Transportation Services leadership team and I can assure you that they care very much for our students,” Willey said. “They are doing everything they can to make strides in continuously improving the parking situation on campus, and that is no small task.” Even though CSUF Parking is doing everything they can, it clearly is not enough. Parking lots have turned into war zones where social conduct rules have been thrown out the window like a CD from the dashboard during a sharp turn. It’s a dog-eat-dog world that has bred new strategies to survive. Tusk magazine spent time observing the parking culture on campus and found that students use one of three different strategies to snag those sweet, sweet spots: They sleep, stalk, or swoop.