Fall semester at Salt Lake Community College is the busiest with the influx of new students. Coincidentally, the amount of questions regarding parking on campus also increases during this time. In an attempt to reduce any confusion for incoming freshmen about parking at SLCC, the college’s Parking Services is sharing useful information.
The Taylorsville Redwood, Jordan, Meadowbrook, South City and Library Square campuses are all permitted campuses, which means that both students and faculty members must have a paid parking permit to park.
The cost for parking permits has not changed since last year. The cost is $35 for a full year which is from August 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012. For permits purchased in the middle of a semester, the cost is pro-rated from the date purchased to August 31.
“I think the price for parking is fine compared to other schools. My wife went to UVU and paid a lot more for parking,” Clint Marchant, civil engineering student said.
“I think it’s (cost for parking permit) a bit high. When I started the cost was $20,” said James, an aviation student.
Parking Services does offer short-term parking permits for students who might need them. The cost is $17.50 for one semester, $5 for one month, $3 for one week, and $1 for one day. These can be purchased whenever Parking Services is open. Students can buy parking permits online, but there is an extra $3 shipping and handling charge.
Students needing a handicapped parking sticker must come in to buy one. These students need to have a state handicapped placard and a handicapped parking sticker in order to park in handicapped spaces.
Laura Crabtree, the evening supervisor for Parking Services, has some advice for students that receive a parking ticket.
“For students that receive a parking ticket, the best thing for them to do is call the next day,” Crabtree said. “They don’t have to, but they should.”
Visitors that come to the campuses must pay to park also. At the Taylorsville Redwood Campus there is the paid parking lot by the Student Center. This lot costs $2.00 for the first hour and $1.00 after that with a maximum amount of $8.00. There are parking meters for visitors throughout the campus parking lot. Along with the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, the other three campuses have parking meters for visitors. The parking meters cost 25 cents for every thirty minutes parked.
Parking services is located at 4365 South 2200 West, on the Northwest corner of the campus. It is a gray and green building with a drive through window. Parking Services is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.
“We try to accommodate our students and their schedules as much as possible,” Crabtree said.
There is a wealth of information about parking at SLCC on http://www.slcc.edu/parking. You may also call 801-957-4011 for more information.