Meridian Avenue closed between Lake and Pitkin streets on May 18 and parking lots adjacent to the street are closed (lots #505 and #515). In addition, lot #240 has reduced spaces; however, about 250 spots on the west side of that lot will remain open and accessible. Click here to view a map of the parking changes.
Following the closure of Meridian Avenue, drivers may access mid-campus from Shields Street via Pitkin Street.
Parking and alternatives available to commuters
Parking in the Moby lot (#195) or the Lake Street Garage is recommended for commuters. Around the Horn, the free on-campus shuttle, can assist students, faculty, staff and visitors in getting around campus. When classes are out of session, the shuttle runs every half hour.
The university also has invested in alternative transportation for employees and students to keep costs minimal or free — so employees may consider taking Transfort, MAX, carpooling or biking to campus. The university’s alternative transportation manager is available to provide free, custom travel training to anyone requesting help determining the best alternative transportation method for individuals.
Starting in August, there will be a new parking lot across from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which will be serviced by two Transfort routes to take parkers to main campus every 15 minutes. This lot will add about 900 spaces.