FAQ for Engineering & Industry Building

We understand the construction site for the Engineering & Industry Building has a considerable impact on central campus. We appreciate your patience as we embark on this project to educate the next generation of engineers for our state. 


What is the parking situation in South Lot?

The impact to South Lot will vary based on the time of year:
Summers: South Lot capacity is reduced to approximately 120 spaces, 95 of which are general permit parking. 

Fall and Spring semesters: we expect to regain approximately 60 additional spaces.

How will I drop my chilid off at the Tanaina day care facility?

South Lot will have 5 short-term parking spaces for loading/unloading. There will be added signage to help direct you around the construction.

Will I be able to access all of the buildings via their normal entrances?

Yes, all facilities will be accessible via their normal entrances. Routes to get to these entrances may change. Signage will direct you around any construction activity. 

How will the shuttle stop at the Bookstore be affected?

During May of 2013 the Bookstore shuttle stop will be temporarily removed. This stop is expected to return mid-summer, and will remain through the rest of the construction. While this stop is out of commission the nearest shuttle stop will be at the Rasmuson Hall. 

How will Spirit Way be impacted?

During summer Spirit Way will be restricted to business-only access from Providence Dr. to the loading area for General Support Services, the Bookstore, the Student Union, and ANSEP. There will be no general parking in this area, only short-term loading/unloading and customer parking.

During the Fall and Spring semesters all of Spirit Way will be open. 

Will the spaces lost to construction be replaced elsewhere on campus?

We are looking at a few options to replace these spots. 
Pending permitting, an additional 100 spaces will be made available in North Lot. A new shuttle stop is being added to this parking lot, allowing for easier usage of its spaces. We also have a separate project this summer to add approximately 60 parking spaces to the Health Sciences Building parking lot.

Unfortunately there won't be as many free spaces on the west side of campus, so please plan on additional time to get to class. You may also consider parking on the east side of campus, where more free spaces tend to be available. 

In the future we plan to add a parking garage, with approximately 485-spaces, to west campus, however this is subject to legislative funding.