Sept. 24: New Detours and Traffic Flow Effective Today
Construction on some portions of the Student Services Center is now complete, which will allow better access from Lot #1. However, due to further construction, pedestrian traffic will be limited. For your safety, please watch and obey signs. Thank you for your patience. Please refer to these maps.
On Monday, Sept. 24, the following changes to pedestrian and traffic circulation will take place:
• Fencing around the Student Services Center will come down
• The grand stairs and exterior elevators at SSC from Parking Lot #1 to the upper campus will be open.
• SSC building will not yet be open.
• Exiting from 4th floor of I-300 will be closed, except in emergency (see red lines on campus map).
• Six-foot high fences with gates (see navy lines) will be installed at the east and west sides of the north service road, CLOSING OFF ALL PEDESTRIAN ACCESS, in that service road (red lines).
• An ADA accessible pedestrian pathway from the top level of SSC to the campus will be striped (see green lines) and barricaded/fenced from construction activities to the west/ east sides (red and blue lines, respectively).
• Pedestrian traffic from the lower campus will be restricted to crossing the service road at the 5 areas shown on the campus map (green lines).
• The service road will be open to construction, service, delivery and emergency vehicles only.
• In Parking Lot #1, current traffic controls will be removed and traffic on the south side of the lot will now be two-way. Permanent stop signs will be installed.
Thank you so much for your patience and cooperation this summer, which helped us stay on track with construction on campus. Here's what you can expect:
- Parking Lot 1, 2, 3, the parking structure, and the National Guard Armory are all open for student parking with an approximate 200 additional parking spaces for students.
- Student permits are required in all lots effective August 20. There is no grace period.
- The temporary shuttle service that was in place during construction is now DISCONTINUED. There is no shuttle service available.
- There will be traffic and congestion. Plan to arrive early, take the bus or carpool if you can. You can still expect delays the first weeks of classes as students settle in to their schedules.
- Please scroll down and read the FAQs for more information.
CONSTRUCTION: Major construction projects continue as we build the Math+Science Complex and finish the Student Services Building.
- There will be major congestion on the service road that runs between the stair from Lot #1, the Modular Village, the LRC and I300. Pedestrian pathways will be affected. Watch for signs and please be careful.
- ADA compliant restrooms on the east side of the football stadium is now complete.
- Your new Student Services Center will open later this semester!
. Completion of construction projects in Parking Lot #1 has added more than 200 more parking spaces on campus. An additional 200 more spaces are available at the National Guard Armory at 7401 Mesa College Drive. Still, parking is a struggle, especially during the first few weeks of classes. Here are some tips on how to get to class on time with minimum inconvenience.
• Allow yourself more time to get to class
• Carpool with friends or take public transit (go to www.511sd.com)
• Check this page for parking advisories and updates, and read the FAQs below.
• Drive carefully, slow down and give pedestrians the right of way
• Follow us on facebook to get the latest information.
ALERT: You need your parking permit on the first day of classes, August 20, 2012. Parking only in student lots.
1. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TWO-WEEK STUDENT GRACE PERIOD? The elimination of the grace period was suggested by the Associated Student Government bodies at City, Mesa and Miramar colleges, and approved by the Management Services Council in the hope that additional revenue received from daily permit sales might mitigate the need to increase student semester parking fees to $40 or more. Parking permits are required to park in all student lots (including the National Guard Armory) beginning the first day of the semester, August 20, 2012.
2. WHERE CAN I PURCHASE MY PARKING PERMIT? It’s easiest to purchase your permit through Reg-e throughout the summer, or at the Mesa Accounting Office (MV-16). Permits are only valid for the fall semester, August 20 to Dec. 17, 2012 and at all SDCCD campuses. Student parking permits purchased before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 will be mailed. Permits purchased after that must be picked up at Mesa College Police Q-100 (your student I.D. is required).
3. WHERE DO I PURCHASE DAILY PARKING PERMITS? Students who have not purchased their semester parking permit at least one week prior to the first day of classes will need to purchase a daily parking permit from machines located in most student parking lots. Daily permits can be purchased for $1 per hour up to $5 a day maximum. Machines -- which accept only cash or coins -- can be found on the west end of Lot 1 next to the information booth, at the south entrance of Lots 2 and 3, on the west entrance of Lot 4 and next to each elevator on all floors of the parking structure.
4. WHERE CAN STUDENTS PARK ON CAMPUS? Students can park in Lots 1, 2, 3, in the Parking Structure. in the Student Lot across from the "H" Buildings, in the Lot behind the Allied Health building and in student spaces along Mesa College Drive. Do not park in areas marked "Faculty and Staff Parking" or you will be cited. Carpool parking is available along Mesa College Drive near the tennis courrts. HC-ADA parking is available in all lots. Permits are required in all spaces except HC-ADA spaces (license plates or placards required). Students attending evening classes can park in faculty/staff parking spaces designated as "FLEX" spaces (see below).
5. WHAT IS "FLEX" PARKING? Students with a valid parking permit can now park in STAFF parking spaces that are located along Mesa College Circle between the tennis courts and the C Building (Apolliad Theatre) after 4:00 p.m. Watch for FLEX signs. Please note that this is only along Mesa College Circle and NOT in staff lots.
6. IS THERE OFF-CAMPUS PARKING? An additional 200 parking spaces are available at the NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY, 7401 MESA COLLEGE DRIVE. Note that parking is available in the rear lot and NOT the front parking lot which is reserved for Armory staff. We are hoping to contract for a long term agreement with the Armory so we request your assistance in being good neighbors. Please watch for and obey signs posted.
7. SHUTTLE SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2012. With the reopening of spaces in Lot #1 and additional spaces at the Armory, the shuttle service has been discontinued.