As University and Enrollment Grow, Services Expand to Make Navigating Campus Easier
Aug. 22, 2014
Getting around a growing campus is made easier with planning. The University offers multiple transportation options and hundreds of new parking spaces to meet campus growth.
UT Dallas recommends pedestrians use skybridges to navigate around construction areas and that drivers follow signage and use the provided maps to enter campus.
“We are excited to open a record number of new projects this fall which will change and enhance the campus environment,” said Dr. Calvin Jamison, vice president for administration. “We ask that you pardon our progress as we work to address new traffic patterns and other operational changes that may arise in the transition process.”
More than 400 Spots Added to Parking Lots T, J
Parking lot expansions added more than 350 residence hall permit spaces to Lot T, and 64 orange, gold, and purple permit parking spaces to Lot J. Lot T will be primarily for residence hall permit holders and will also feature a new location for Zipcar, a car-sharing service that requires a membership.
Directional signage and police officers will be in place to aid traffic flow at the start of the semester. For those driving to campus, consult the map at the top of this story.
Parking Structure 3 Adds 750 Spaces to UT Dallas
Students, faculty and staff are expected to be able to park in Parking Structure 3 (PS3), on the corner of Rutford Avenue and Loop Road, scheduled to open Aug. 25. The garage will have approximately 750 parking spaces, with parking on the top level for those with residence hall permits, pay-by-space parking for visitors on the first level, and parking for those with purple, orange, gold and green parking permits on the remaining levels. Additionally, the structure will house offices for the Parking and Transportation department and retail options, including an Einstein Bros Bagels, which opened Aug. 18, and an IHOP Express, which is tentatively scheduled to open during spring 2015.
Crews will continue to add screening to the exterior of the PS3 after it is open, and sections of the garage may be closed intermittently to allow crews room to work. Landscaping will be added in October when temperatures are better for planting.
Parking Permits Available Online or at Bursar Office
To avoid parking citations, students, faculty and staff should have a 2014-15 parking permit on their vehicles by Sept. 1. Parking permits are available for purchase in the Bursar Office (SSB 2.300) or online. If you need a handicap parking permit, please review the University’s requirements for handicap registration and visit the Bursar Office to complete your permit purchase. For more information or assistance, visit the Parking and Transportation website or call 972-883-2344.
Use Skybridges to Cross Northern Section of Campus
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During the continued construction of the Campus Enhancement Project, the area north of the Trellis to the Administration Building will remain closed, and pedestrians are directed to the skybridges and the perimeter entrances of the affected buildings, including the Administration Building, Erik Jonsson Academic Center, University Theatre, Founders North Building, Founders Building, Cecil and Ida Green Center, and Cecil H. Green Hall. Students, faculty, staff and campus visitors should expect more noise, increased construction traffic and altered access points to affected buildings and areas of campus throughout the duration of the project.