201 Carter Drive, Suite 300
West Chester, PA 19383



West Chester University

Construction Impact to Parking

Getting around Campus During Construction

West Chester University typically faces a tight parking situation on campus, but this semester we will face even greater challenges. The location and scope of several construction projects that will help WCU meet the current and future needs of students will temporarily impact campus parking and traffic.

The timing of some of this work is unfortunate but with the cooperation of all members of our community, West Chester University can collectively meet these challenges. We ask for your patience as we strive to improve services and facilities for all of us.

Know Your Parking Options

The University campus lots can accommodate approximately 5,080 parked cars; and, while not all lots may be the most convenient to your office or classroom, frequent shuttle buses are available to transport you from two areas on north campus (S. Church St and Wayne Hall) to south campus academic buildings and parking lots. You can obtain campus parking maps and campus bus service schedules at Philips Information Desk, Public Safety in Peoples Building, Sykes Student Union, Human Resources or through the University website peak hours shuttle (9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.) labeled "R Lot" joins the fleet this fall, running as an express bus from the South Campus parking lots to North Campus. The East Campus Loop shuttle also runs only during peak hours (7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.).

As an incentive to park on South Campus and use the shuttle service for the full academic year, Public Safety is offering any person who is eligible to park on north campus an opportunity to obtain a free Q Lot permit and enter a monthly drawing for an electronic device valued at $500. Information for this drawing can be found at the Parking Services window at Public Safety in the Peoples Building.

Approximately 70 new parking spaces for faculty, staff and students are available at 202 Carter Drive (WCU Foundation building) near M1 Lot. In October, 34 spaces will come online at the WCU Post Office’s new location at 887 South Matlack St.

The Student Recreation Center has 85 new spaces, available for lease by the hour, or via a permit; for information on purchasing a permit for that lot, call 610-436-9689.

L Lot, which is across the street from Wayne Hall, has been extended to provide an additional 42 spaces, and a new 39 space temporary lot is planned adjacent to Wayne Hall.

There are three newly designated "Ride Share" spots in G, D and K lots to promote carpooling.

Want to know where are there open spots right now? Check out the new mobile app http://m.wcupa.edu/parking developed by the WCU IT Department.

Alternative transportation might include the use of two new Zipcars, (housed in D Lot near Lawrence Hall), SEPTA's bus service, walking or biking. The WCU Bicycle Use Pledge Program is designed to reduce the number of vehicles being driven to campus by promoting the use of bicycles.

The Projects

• Construction for new geothermal wells behind Sykes (K lot) will commence October 1st and is scheduled to completed before the Spring 2013 semester, reopening parking spaces for employees and students in advance of the next construction project. See a map {here} of the K-Lot construction area, temporary parking and relocated parking around Sykes

• On October 8th, construction will begin in F lot (West Nields and South New streets) for a new parking structure which will open in Fall, 2013. The existing surface lot has 180 spaces; the new structure will offer 452 spots.

• In late December, 2012, the Sanderson commuter lot on South New Street will be closed to prepare that site for the next housing project (Commonwealth Hall).