Reserved parking spot for the Chancellor’s Office

Question

Why does the chancellor have a reserved spot in the visitor parking lot in front of the registrar’s office? I thought I had found a place to park, but when I pulled in, there was a “Reserved for Chancellor” bag over the meter. There are so few visitor parking spots as it is, so I find this to be ridiculous!

I know I can park in a far away lot and take a shuttle, but when I only need to pick up a transcript, it shouldn’t take me an hour!

Response

From Debby Queen, UAF Chancellor’s Office

I can understand your frustration.

The Chancellor’s Office has a reserved parking bag that is occasionally used to reserve a spot for visitors. On this particular day, the space was reserved for an international delegation visiting Fairbanks. They were unfamiliar with the campus and unaccustomed to the weather, so the Chancellor’s Office staff opted to reserve a spot to help them feel welcome and get to their meeting safely.

The chancellor does not have reserved parking on campus. He purchases a parking pass.

If you have questions about parking in the future, please feel free to call 474-PARK(7275) before heading up to campus. The staff there will be able to direct you to the most convenient parking for your particular needs.There are multiple lots close to the campus core for visitors who need to park for just a few minutes. In addition to the metered parking in Signers’ and North Bunnell, the lot in South Bunnell has metered lots with 20 minute increments. Check theĀ campus map for more information.