Parking Impact – Friday, September 1

OLÉ! Weekend

Dear Campus Community:
 
On Friday, September 1, we have the opportunity to extend a warm and genuine USD welcome to the newest members of our Torero community, the Class of 2021 and their families, as they move into the residence halls and settle in for their first semester on campus. We invite you to assist all of us in making sure the move-in process and first day of OLÉ! Weekend is as organized, smooth, informative and helpful to our new students as possible.
 
By having OLÉ! Weekend begin on Friday – as we did last year – we ensure that all campus services and support are available to our new students and their families as they arrive.
 
To alleviate unusual traffic congestion and accommodate the parking needs of our newest Toreros on move-in day, all faculty and staff, including those with reserved-space parking permits, who customarily park in the Mission Parking Structure, Missions B Lots, San Buenaventura Lot, UC West Lot, Torero Way, Olin Lot, KIPJ South Lot and JCP West Lot are requested to park in the West Parking Structure on Friday, September 1, to provide ample parking on the mesa for new students and their families that day. Kindly use the West Entrance to campus to avoid traffic congestion at the Main Entrance. In order to meet the increased transportation demands in this area, additional trams will be operating in greater frequency throughout the day.
 
Faculty and staff with reserved-space permits may use their spaces in the Law Lot, the Hughes West and Hughes East Lots and the SOLES Garages. Student athletes and OLÉ! Weekend workers and volunteers are encouraged to park either in the Manchester Village Garage and the Softball Lot or in the West Parking Structure.
 
The following parking facilities WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL EMPLOYEES AND RETURNING STUDENTS (INCLUDING STUDENT ATHLETES AND OLÉ! WEEKEND WORKERS AND VOLUNTEERS) on Friday, September 1:
  • Mission Parking Structure (all levels)
  • Immaculata West Lot
  • Missions B Lots 
  • San Buenaventura Lot
  • UC West Lot 
  • Torero Way (closed Thursday August 31, from 11 p.m. to Monday, September 4 at 11 p.m.)
  • Olin Lot
  • KIPJ South Lot
  • JCP West Lot
While it is important that all campus offices and services remain open throughout the day to assist students and families with issues, questions, concerns, and wayfinding, some university employees may elect to take a vacation day or floating holiday on Friday, September 1, to help reduce the pressure on traffic and parking on campus. Such arrangements are to be made in advance with supervisor approval only.
 
We recognize that sacrificing more convenient parking on move-in day is an inconvenience, but we are confident that extending ourselves to be living examples of genuine Torero hospitality and The USD Way will advance the mission, values and reputation of the institution.
 
Please contact Parking Services with questions or concerns about September 1 parking at parking@sandiego.edu. As a reminder, parking permits for the 2017-2018 school year are now available for purchase. Please visit www.sandiego.edu/parking to purchase your permit.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ky Snyder
Vice President for University Operations