Parking Garage-C has closed fully for final inspection over the first week of class, according to University of Central Florida officials.
The closure serves as an inconvenience to new and returning students although once inspection ends 600 additional parking spaces in the garage will open, handing the over the title of highest capacity garage from Garage-A to Garage-C. Approximately 1800 total parking spaces open to students when inspections end.
The university also offers a ‘Park and Ride’ transportation alternative for students who want to skip the drive-and-idle search for a space in already full garages.
At Lot E4 (by the softball field, across from Bright House Networks Stadium and North Orion Blvd.) UCF buses will run every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday that will take students on a short drive from Lot E4 to the bus stop in front of the Health and Public Affairs building. Park and Ride remains free to students and hours will temporarily be extended from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to accommodate the parking garage’s closure and high demand.
Entrance into the available football grass parking lot, adjacent to Bright House Networks Stadium, can be found through its North Orion Blvd gate, across from the entrance to Lot E4. Hours for the football parking lot are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
UCF has also rolled out a fleet of buses that connect 20 nearby apartment complexes and the Central Florida Research Park. These shuttles operate from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and can be tracked by GPS through the UCF Mobile App.
If you have concerns about transportation around campus, check out an everything-you-need-to-know article about riding UCF’s shuttles.