By: Zoe Crain
With the continued expansion of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus, it feels like there’s never enough parking for the ever-increasing number of students.
However, it is indeed a fact that numerically, the number of parking spots is greater than or equal to the number of student vehicles on campus.
That being said, the available parking spaces may not necessarily be anywhere near you.
Sometimes, those of us who live in the Village have to park in the Thumb Butte lot.
A travesty, for sure, but a small price to pay for the low parking pass cost of $90 per semester (Arizona State University still coming in at a solid $240 a semester with no guarantee you’ll ever find a spot to leave your car).
And students may be surprised at the number of lots they can park in.
Currently, residential students are allowed to park in Lots F, I, J, M, M1, N, and O (for those who don’t know: those are the lots by the Mingus Mountain Complex, the Village Complex, the Thumb Butte Complex, and the parking lot by Housing and Residence Life).
Commuter students and faculty are permitted to park in Lots B, C, D, E, F, F Overflow, and G (all the lots down by the Student Union/campus bookstore, in addition to the library parking lot).
Meanwhile, Lots F, Q, R, S, and T can be used by any Prescott campus vehicle owner.
Currently, Lot G is undergoing expansion so that it’s no longer six solid inches of genuine Prescott mud.
Campus Safety has sent out messages to the student body stating that they may parallel park in the settling dirt in the lot if they’re okay with travelling through mud to get to and from their vehicle.
Soon, the whole lot should be paved and traversable for all students.
If you have any questions about parking on campus, contact Campus Safety at [firstname.lastname@example.org].