With the coming of fall semester, students will be returning to campus, and many will be living off campus and commuting to their classes. As in past years, parking at the University is very limited. This fall, commuters will find the parking availability further stressed. In the main lot, 40 parking spaces were removed this past summer to accommodate City of Portland bioswale requirements. Additionally, the construction of Dundon-Berchtold Hall will limit parking along the main entryway and create traffic issues for the next year and a half. To address these limitations, the University is enacting the following parking policy changes beginning this fall:
- Parking Permit Cost Increase: The cost of on-campus parking permits for students will be increasing this fall to $150 per academic year. Although this is an increase over the current rate of $100 per year, it is still substantially lower than other schools charge for parking permits. At Portland State University, students pay $390 per term to park on campus. At Lewis & Clark, a parking permit costs $173 per semester, or $346 per academic year.
- Franz Campus Parking Incentive: As an incentive for students who are willing to park in the Franz Campus parking lot (previously called the River Campus parking lot), the University is offering 100 free parking permits limited to that lot only. These permits will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning August 15.
- There is a shuttle that runs to and from the Franz Campus parking lot to the Pilot House and back, starting at 8 a.m. and running until 6 p.m.
- Alternative Transportation: Students, as well as faculty and staff, are encouraged to explore other options for their commute, including carpooling, cycling, or public transportation.
Please contact public safety at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.