Many students at Kansas State University have a problem with having to hunt for a parking spot every time they arrive on campus. Buying a permit every year does not guarantee you a parking spot; it is more of a hunting permit. It does not seem to be fair that the university keeps taking away parking spots. Some of these spots were taken away in order to better the university with a new water treatment plant, but as the number of enrolled students is on the rise, the number of open parking spots continues to exponentially fall. Another large complaint among KSU students is the price of parking. We are proposing Kansas State builds a new parking garage to take care of the parking problems.
The biggest problem, as well as most hindering to students at UNLV and the university’s academic reputation, is the fact that the lack of parking causes students to be late for their classes. Being late for class increases the chance of a student missing out on valuable information that could very well be on an upcoming exam, also increasing their chance of not being able to pass these exams. If being late to class is proven to bring down students’ GPAs why would administration not doing anything to help prevent this factor? “The issue is not necessarily that there are not enough parking spaces, it is
Due to the number of people here at TSU, we are ill equipped to handle to large number of cars that students are bringing. The system in place currently consists of the following; the main parking lots that surround the residential halls, once those fill up the other students go to a dedicated parking lot about a five-minute walk from the halls. However, this year the student load is too great, so a new overflow lot has been designated on the other side of the campus. In my personal experience, I have had to go to that lot before, and even that one is almost over capacity. One night while riding with a friend, we were just leaving and there was two or three other cars just sitting there waiting for us to get out of the mediocre spot instead of looking around for another spot, as we left the parking lot, it became clear why they did that, there were no other spots available. When we got back it took about an hour to find a parking spot as we had to check all the other lots for a spot, and ended up parking on the opposite side of campus to our dorms. Other students I asked stated that during the week, there’s very little chance of getting a parking spot. Only Friday morning through Sunday afternoon are there any reasonable amount of parking spots in any of the parking
The situation above is something many college students, especially those here at the University of California Riverside (UCR), are well aware of. Although there are tons of parking lots here at UCR, students still struggle to find a place to park. One of the main reasons is because of the increase in students attending across campuses all over the US. According to the National Center for Educational Statistic, “Between 2001 and 2011, enrollment increased 32 percent, from 15.9 million to 21.0 million.” As a result, the amount of parking spaces here at UCR could not compensate for the growing number of students. A lack of parking spaces can cause many detriments toward the students as it can hinder with their class schedules, cause them to either be late or miss a class, and overall affect their grades. If UCR implement a shuttle bus system for the empty parking lots that are far away from the school, students would be less stress about the parking
I am the Law Students’ Society representative for the law school located at the PACI building on 955 Oliver Road in Thunder Bay, where our students are experiencing parking difficulties.
When the student buys the pass it gives them a sense of relief because they no longer have to worry about parking, but it is sometimes not the case. It seems as though the university over sold the amount of passes compared to the number of spots available. Although the student paid the top price to park close to campus, they are made to park in lots that are on the other side of campus and the furthest from their class building. Students should be guaranteed a spot in the garage of their choosing if they paid to amount to be in that
Have you ever been late to a class because of parking? Have you ever had to show up hours before class just to become that creep that follows people around trying to find a space to park? Or even late to work because of the lack of parking? I know I have at Wright State University. There is such limited parking for commuter students and causes safety problems for the students on campus. Parking shouldn’t be just another stress in a college students life, we should be able to come to school knowing that they we make it to class on time because we will have access to a parking spot. When you live on campus it should be you “home away from home” and you should be able to feel safe.
Though students are not the only ones suffering from the parking issue. According to the FIUSM Editorial, “FIU’s status as a commuter school should mean the University has enough parking spaces available to fulfill the need of its community. But, it doesn’t. The University’s parking problem is not just a student problem, it’s affects the community as a whole (FIUSM Editorial).” To get this point across I plan to use a solution argument to be able to properly state the solutions to the parking problem Florida International University has provided, and show the flaws that the services have within them and ways that we could better than to actually make an impact on the commuting students parking experience. I decided on this purpose because many people already know Florida International University has a parking issue, as well as many universities around the country, but to be able to offer them alternatives to be able to help the problem seems to be the best way to go rather than just informing them of what they already know
As of 2013 there are about 2,500 parking spots currently available at the UCMerced parking lot; with the continued growth of students in the school, we need to be able to make sure supply meets demand with the parking spaces. UCMerced's student population is rapidly growing from 13.5 % from Fall of 2015 to 2016 (UCMerced). Due to the high demand the school needs to be able meet the necessary requirements for all these students; one of the biggest problems the school faces is that they aren’t able to meet the student’s transportation needs (The Merced Sun-Star). The lack of spaces causes students and staff to waste time looking for parking causing them to waste time. I plan on making a design on a mobile app to be able to solve this problem.
While this is a good thing to help bring people to the area all the while getting their education, these students aren’t exactly bringing more parking spots with them when they come to attend this school. Meaning more students every semester and less parking places as well. This can cause a variety of issues, and since we are attending this school and using this parking lot we elected to take advantage of its convenience and research the current issues that the overly full parking lot are beginning to cause for students and faculty alike.
With the Southern Poly-Tech-Kennesaw State University merger, there has been a new influx of thousands of students. However, there hasn't been any push to expand on the already limited parking that is provided to Kennesaw students. If Kennesaw State built more parking spaces, the students could greatly benefit from it. With all the new money coming in from the new students bringing in millions of dollars of tuition we should be able to bear the cost, even if it’s not a big lot. Kennesaw State should be spending money to help the students, and this could affect thousands of students every day.
The University of North Texas is one of the largest universities in Texas. The university has around 35,000 students that commute or live on campus. As the result of this, the university doesn’t have enough parking spots for students and staff member due new construction of buildings for classes and Greek Life. This causes students and staff members to wander around through different parking lots to find a parking spots. There have been some cases were students looked for parking spot for 30 minute to 1 hour. This causes students to be late to classes and their jobs. At the University of North Texas, parking spot after 8:40 AM parking spot is hard to find. This means that people’s that have 11:00 AM class and commute, they have to leave their
There are currently only a handful of reserved spaces on campus, and the ground has yet to be broken for the construction of the parking deck. In fact, Winthrop University does not even have all the funds needed to build this parking deck. When I approached Jack Allen, of Campus Police, with my idea of reserved parking spaces, he told me that he thought it was a good idea. Walter Hardin, when given the same idea, seemed to think that the reserved parking system would not realistically work out but was open to the proposal.
New students entering Western Michigan University are allowed to have a car on campus. With every new freshmen class entering each year, parking poses a problem. WMU is already limited in its parking on campus and since freshmen are allowed to have cars, the students are faced with the dilemma of having nowhere to park or parking quite far from their destination. There are parking problems all over the campus, creating backups in residence
The demand for student bus transportation has far exceeded the supply. Also, vandalism and automotive theft has nearly doubled since 1997. DUI convictions have quadrupled in the city of Kent since last year. The need for public transportation is quite clear.