Authority hope students will react positively to parking changes made as
part of an overall improvement program designed to relieve many of the
campus overcrowding problems.

"The lots were changed primarily to meet the shortfall of non-commuter
lots on campus," said Mary Lynn Holloway of Parking Services. "There
was supposedly going to be an increase in students living in residence
halls and Parking Services was attempting to respond to the demand in non-commuter

The changes include:

Increased non-commuter
parking around Humes, Morrill, Carrick and Reese halls. There are more
non-commuter spots at the Apartment Residence Hall and the west side of
Hess Hall. The staff spaces that previously existed there have been moved
to the S-23 lot, which is behind the Clarence Brown Theatre.

The Agriculture
Campus parking lot has been divided into two areas. The student section,
CFN2, will be at the south end of the lot and the staff section, S-66,
will be at the north end.

Some Agriculture Campus students have already complained that the change
has forced them to park on main campus and walk to their classes on the
Agriculture Campus.

Parking on football
Saturdays can be scary, but students with non-commuter permits shouldn't
have a problem because their spaces are reserved for them.

Students with commuter permits can park in unstaffed commuter lots but
are not guaranteed a space since many of these areas will be utilized for
a variety of game-time purposes. As an example, parking areas C-11, C-12
and C-24 have been added for faculty and staff who plan to work at or attend
the games.

Also, there will be parking and shuttle service available from the Agriculture
Campus on game day.

There will be ticket-free
parking in all commuter and non-commuter lots through Sept. 1. This is
being done in an effort to ease the transition back to classes and to accommodate
making those last-minute arrangements. Parking regulations in the staff
areas WILL be enforced. Staff lots are designated with an "S."

Holloway explained that her department and the Traffic & Parking
Authority have worked closely to address parking concerns, such as the
need for more non-commuter parking, by making the appropriate changes in
a timely and efficient manner.

Questions regarding permits, parking and other related regulations
can be answered by contacting Parking Services at 974-6031 or by consulting
the Parking Services web site on the UT homepage.