If you have ever been on a college campus, either for classes or events, you can understand the true struggle of finding a place to park. Signs can be unclear, different campuses have different systems, and special events can change the parking rules for a few hours, causing mass confusion for students. However, University parking services around the country are working to make the parking experience a little smoother in a variety of different ways, especially for incoming new students.
In an article from International Parking Institute, different University parking and transportation service employees discussed a variety of ways that they currently make their campus parking easier to understand and get used to.
Many of the Universities Parking services are extremely active during the orientation and move in days. Through in person booths, social media, flyers, websites, and even temporary mobile apps they ensure that new students understand where they are able to park around campus. The most consistent theme from Universities across the United States was for parking services personnel to be actively present on campus so students are able to ask questions and have a better understanding of how the parking services work on their campus.
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