Changes have just occurred in your campus parking options which you will want to know about if you’re coming to use Special Collections, the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (a.k.a. the library), or other facilities on campus.
Beginning June 1, the metered parking lot located just south of the 15th Street entrance and north of the Whalen Parking Complex is closed, permanently. This closure is due to the construction starting on a new building, the E. L. Weigand Fitness Center. The new fitness center takes the place of the Lombardi Recreation Center, which has outgrown its ability to handle the use from the increasing numbers of our student population.
Consequently, short-term hourly parking is now located on the top floor of the Brian Whalen Parking Complex at $1.50 per hour, with a four-hour maximum. For those needing daily parking, it is available on the top floor of the West Stadium Parking Complex which has access from North Virginia Street off of 16th Street.
The new E. L. Weigand Fitness Center will be offering areas for weightlifting and training as well as fitness classes and activities, plus an indoor 1/8th mile running track. Three full-court gymnasiums will be available for basketball and other indoor multi-use court sports. The Wiegand Fitness Center’s projected opening date is early 2017.
We welcome this new fitness facility to fulfill the needs of our growing campus. But we will miss the view to the west out of the KC’s windows as well as complicating the parking situation in the short term for the users of Special Collections. We hope you continue to find your way to us!