The At The University Of California Riverside ( Ucr )

1599 Words Jun 10th, 2015 7 Pages
It’s the day of an important final that could either make or break your grade. You have been driving around for thirty minutes looking for a place to park. Glancing at the clock that shows you only have ten minutes left before the test starts, panic begins to rise and you could feel tears forming behind your eyes. With no other choices left, you decide to look for a spot along the street. After parking blocks away from campus, you take off running at full speed, hoping that your professor is a forgiving and understanding person. 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…
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