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Commuters gain 23 parking spots, Zone C passes sell out  

Lot 32 was removed, and Lot 3 and 6 parking spaces were moved Lot 10. UNK Parking

Parking zones shifted this fall due to landscaping and Fraternity and Sorority Life housing construction. Residential parking passes sold out on move-in day, but commuters gained 23 parking spaces.

Within the last decade, 350 parking spots have been added campus-wide.

“I feel confident that we do have enough parking on this campus,” said Jon Watts, vice chancellor of Business and Finance. “What we don’t have is great convenience parking, and as a residential student, I do see the value in being able to park close to your hall.”

Lot 32 was cleared out for future green space. Lot 6 and Lot 3 lost spaces due to Greek housing construction. 

Parking ZoneSpaces Added/Lost
Lot 3-34
Lot 6-20
Lot 32-63
Lot 10+140
Total Spaces Added+23

In the end, the spaces lost from the three parking lots were moved to Lot 10 with 140 spaces, where the Otto Olsen building once stood. Contractors repainted the Lot 10 parking lines to make room for an additional 77 spaces.

Campus gained 23 spaces this fall, after subtracting the 117 lost spaces from Lot 10.

Students with residential parking passes lost 26 stalls to commuters in Lot 3. UNK Parking cut residential or Zone C sales off at 1,000 parking passes.

Last year, parking pass sales were cut off on the second day of classes.

“It’s nothing new this year,” said Ted Eichholz, the parking coordinator. “We sold out of permits last year, and we had complaints. This year, we actually sold out on move-in day.”

Now, nearly 100 students are on the waitlist for residential passes. To get on the waitlist, students can order a permit on MyBlue. They will receive an email when permits become available.

Otherwise, students can purchase a parking permit or opt not to park on campus. Commuter passes and Zone A passes for current Greek residents are still up for sale. 

Students will receive tickets if they do not park in the correct zones from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. UNK Parking notifies ticketed students through email, and tickets can be paid in MyBlue.

To improve parking, Watts said he is speaking with realtors to find spaces off campus. Until then, the priorities of UNK officials include improving campus lighting, repainting parking lines and expanding campus beauty projects

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