Stockton Initiates New Parking Permit System at Growing Galloway Campus
For Immediate Release
Contact: Maryjane Briant
News and Media Relations Director
Galloway, N.J. 08205
Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University is instituting a new parking registration process and lot designations to address the loss of central parking spaces due to new academic construction projects which are underway on the main Galloway campus.
To address the parking challenges, a parking committee comprised of a cross-section of faculty, staff and students developed a plan over the past two years which has resulted in a net parking space increase, mainly through the addition of parking lot 8, to offset the loss of spaces in lots 2, 3, 4 where the new Quad project is being developed, said Charles Ingram, vice president for Administration & Finance. “The Quad will create a grand entrance to our campus and add two new state-of-the-art buildings with academic space, labs and faculty offices,” he said.
Mike Sullivan, manager of Parking & Transportation Services, said: “Having designated areas for our faculty, staff and students will help everyone find a space more quickly and get to where they need to be more efficiently.”
New signage as well as temporary ambassadors in parking lots will help drivers and direct them to where they can find open spaces.
An online registration process for all community members got underway this week, Sullivan said. The registration process is simple, he said, and individuals can choose the location to which their permit is mailed. Stockton University community members can register up to three vehicles, but will only be issued one hang tag, which will be displayed facing out of the windshield from the rearview mirror, he added.
“We are working with housing, orientation and other offices to help get the word out and explain what to expect when students arrive on campus for the first day of fall classes on Sept. 6,” he said.
“We will also provide additional shuttle service as an alternative way to get around our scenic campus,” said Trish Krevetski, assistant vice president for Auxiliary Services & chief operating officer of Stockton Affiliated Services, Inc. (SASI).
Visitors will park in designated 15-minute parking spaces in front of the Campus Center, allowing them to go inside to the information counter and get directions and a temporary permit. Once visitors receive a temporary permit, they will be directed to park in one of our convenient commuter lots (Lots 0-7) depending on availability and location of their destination.
Visitors entering from Pomona Road also can go into the Facilities and Construction Building across from the north lot for a temporary permit and directions to the appropriate commuter lot.
Parking at Stockton is still free, with the exception of the reserved Auxiliary lot and the Lakeside lot. Faculty and staff who pay for that reserved parking also will need to register online for a permit.
Details on registering and maps showing which lots are reserved for visitors, employees, residential students and commuter students, along with answers to other “frequently asked questions,” can be found at stockton.edu/parking.