One of the largest incoming classes in University of Maine history, coupled with two major construction projects, will make on-campus parking particularly challenging this fall, according the UMaine’s Parking and Transportation Services Office.
Construction of the Emera Astronomy Center near the intersection of Rangeley and Long roads has displaced 107 parking spaces, and the Field House and Memorial Gym renovation project has temporarily eliminated parking for 50 vehicles.
UMaine’s residence halls are at capacity occupancy, and at New Student Orientation, first-year students were encouraged to consider leaving their vehicles at home for the fall semester.
Additional commuter parking will be available off Rangeley Road, adjacent to the Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Staff parking has been designated on Gym Drive.
In addition, a 116-space commuter lot is under construction between Nutting and Libby halls. It is expected to be open in November.
Some first-year students may be asked to park in the Aroostook residential parking area rather than the Hilltop lot.
In the parking lot adjacent to the Bridge Family Tennis Courts, 80 spaces have been temporarily reassigned to limited parking for patrons of the New Balance Student Recreation Center. This lot is closed daily from 12:30–5:30 a.m.
For any questions or concerns, please contact Parking and Transportation Services, 207.581.4047.