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Will a violent, lottery system mean more open parking spaces in the near future? Photo by Heather Taylor on Nov. 1, 2023.

Chico State proposes new, deadly ‘Lottery’-inspired parking solution

Heather Taylor, Copy Editor // November 2, 2023

Chico State students have long lamented the terrible state of parking at the university. Now, a potential lethal solution is being proposed by the administration.  Czar of Parking Services, Anita Dahller,...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

‘For the Record’ Podcast: Chico State parking is out of touch

Mitchell Kret // October 3, 2019

“For the Record” is our editorial podcast featuring editors from The Orion staff. This week, our Editor-in-Chief Natalie Hanson and Arts and Entertainment editor Rayanne Painter discuss Hanson’s...

Students are fed up with the situation for parking in the spaces available at Chico State. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Chico State parking is expensive, unreliable and out of touch

Natalie Hanson // September 16, 2019

Here we go again - it's fall, another round of parking permits have been sold, and students are once again battling for parking spots every morning. It seems redundant at this point to say it, but it's...

70 R-3 spots are now available for students to buy. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Chico State opens 70 reserved parking spots for students

Kimberly Morales // September 16, 2019

On Sept. 10, students received an email from Chico State announcing that 70 parking spots were available for students to purchase starting Sept. 12. In the email, vice president of business and finance...

The parking lot across from the Wildcat Recreation Center is full of cars on a Tuesday afternoon. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Chico State plans a quick fix for the university’s parking problem

Amelia Storm // October 8, 2018

Parking has never been easy for Chico State students, but, thanks to new developments, temporary lots may be coming soon.The university has slowly been acquiring land after the publication of Chico State’s...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Wildcat on the Street: Parking

Brooke Martin and Karen Limones // September 17, 2018

Reporter Brook Martin went around campus to ask students for their opinions on the Chico State's parking issues on and off campus.Brooke Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @bmartin471...

Full general area of the campus parking structure on W Second and Normal. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Student parking is making me angry

Rachael Bayuk // September 17, 2018
Is this a parking conspiracy?
Passport parking is accessible for both iphones and androids (Screenshot of the mobile app).

Passport parking becomes available to pay on campus

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz // August 24, 2017

Passport Parking expands from the University Stadium and Student Health Center. All campus parking locations where hourly permits are effective starting August 21. Hourly parking will change to “pay...

Alternatives and app may solve parking permit issues

Alejandra Fraga // February 12, 2017

Many Chico State students question the amount of parking permits issued year-round and how their money is being allocated.Reserved permits are sold on a one-to-one basis and general permits are sold on...

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Campus parking hassles students

Cheyanne Burens // August 31, 2015
Finding parking on campus is stressful, but there are ways that students can combat the problems and still safely make it to and from school.
New parking meters installed on campus will no longer accept change as an acceptable form of payment. The updated meters will now only accept Visa or MasterCard in an effort to be more sustainable. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

No Need for Change

Carly Plemons // August 24, 2015
There’s a new way to pay for parking this semester.
The lower, restricted levels of the parking structure on West Second and Hazel streets is regularly empty throughout the week, as shown last year. Photo credit: Enrique Raymundo

Parking difficulties drive union to call for action

Jenice Tupolo // April 14, 2015
The California State University Employees Union requests that 200 additional parking spaces be opened to the public.
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