“We’ve had more than 300 students, faculty and staff agree to short-term solutions to alleviate parking problems in the spring semester created by the construction of two new residence halls and a dining center,” said Alex Crist, director of parking and transportation. “Now we have created a long-term plan that will start with students re-registering their cars this summer for the fall semester.”
Crist outlined this plan at a Campus Connections meeting that drew about 250 people to Benson Center on May 3. It’s a plan that he has been developing with Jim Alty, the associate vice president of Facilities and Campus Services, through meetings with Student Government, Faculty Senate and the Staff Advisory Council in the last few weeks.
Here’s what to expect this fall:
First year students
- Park in the University Corporate Center (UCC) lot with purchase of a $300 parking permit for the year.
- Shuttle service will operate as follows:
- From 7:30 a.m. until midnight Monday – Thursday
- Friday 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Sunday 5 p.m. – midnight
- Students can bring their vehicles on-campus after 5 p.m. Friday – Monday at 7:30 a.m.
- Park in Lot Z2, just across Polo Road with purchase of a $300 parking permit for the year.
- The Gray Line shuttle serves this lot. View the schedule.
Residential Juniors and Seniors
- Park on campus with purchase of a $500 parking permit for the year.
- Park off campus at the First Assembly lot for with a permit for $300 a year.
- Will be able to purchase an on-campus parking permit. They are sold first-come, first-served with a cap of 900 permits. Once those permits are gone, no more will be sold.
- Graduate students and seniors will have the first opportunity for on-campus commuter permits, which will be available on-line at http://wfuparking.t2hosted.com. These permits will be available for purchase on Monday, June 4, at 9 a.m. through Sunday, June 10, at 11 p.m.
- Juniors will have the second opportunity to purchase an on-campus permit beginning Monday, June 11, at 9 a.m. through Sunday, June 17, at 11 p.m., if permits are still available.
- Off-campus parking is available in First Assembly lot for $300.
- Off-campus parking is available in the UCC lot for free.
- Current permits are good until June 30, 2013.
- Vehicle re-registration starts June 1, 2013.
- Faculty and staff are encouraged to consider joining Wake Forest’s carpool program.
This parking plan will alleviate the 11 percent reduction in parking spaces the University has experienced since construction began to expand the North Campus area with Farrell Hall, the two residence halls and the dining center.
“We know that parking on campus can be tight during times of high occupancy, but we think this plan will enable us to have more flexibility and adapt to changes that have occurred on campus,” Crist said.