It's no secret that finding a parking spot is a serious issue at Virginia Tech. Before moving off campus, I would hear upperclassmen complain about the lack of student parking spots and think to myself, "There looks to be plenty of parking to me. The lots are huge!" But boy was I wrong. Virginia Tech is home to 32,304 undergraduate and graduate Hokies, and let me tell you — these lots are nowhere near the capacity of holding all these students. This semester I got lucky and was able to snag a parking spot in the McComas Lot. After the first day, however, my luck shortly wore off.
Searching for a parking spot is the most stressful part of my day. Exams? I'll manage. The line at Turner? Bring it on. Looking for a parking spot in Squires? Nope. Nope. No. I'm gone.
As someone who has no knowledge of the bus routes, I was forced to learn. But let me tell you, the amount of time it took me to find an available parking spot on campus, I could've been doing several other activities with my time.
Go to the gymGiphy
Which, ironically, is the reason why I drove to campus in the first place and am looking for a parking spot.
Go to ClassGiphy
Again! Another reason I why drive to campus in the first place and am forced to do what? Look for a parking spot.
Get stopped by Drillfield canvassersGiphy
*Looks down at cell phone and avoids eye-contact*
Figure out why my computer is getting kicked off EduromeGiphy
Hi, is this VT4Help? Yes? OK great! So, my laptop's been kicked off Edurome for the third time today.
Look for a seat in Newman Library during Finals weekGiphy
Pro tip — Try the study areas in Surge Space Building, NCB, or Pamplin. Or wake up at 6:00 a.m. for a spot at Newman.
Attempt to walk from NCB to McBryde in 15 minutesGiphy
Hair frizz from the humidity, blisters, and sweat — it's not a fun time.
Find my friends at Center Street on Game DayGiphy
Good luck, that's all I have to say. Once you lose your friends at Center Street, you won't be seeing them for the rest of the day. But still, this is preferable over finding a parking spot on campus.
Wait in line at Origami in TurnerGiphy
What seems like a never-ending line quickly becomes a short wait for some amazing food. The Hibachi is worth it.
It's now when I regret getting up in the first place and even attempting to find a parking spot.
"Arrested Development," "How to Get Away With Murder," "Scandal," "To All The Boys I've Loved," "Grey's Anatomy"... Should I go on? The list of binge-worthy shows never ends.
In conclusion, if someone knows of a secret parking spot on campus that always has spots, please tell me.