Updated visitor parking procedure

Well, we had to say goodbye to our Sorensen Student Center Visitor’s Lot. Lot L13 by the Library also closed down. So, where should we point visitors to our campus?

Visitors have two options as alternates to the old SC visitor pay lot. First, they may stop by the main parking office in the Facilities Complex at 936 S. 400 W. (across the street from Lakeridge Junior High) and obtain a free visitor day permit that allows them to park in any student or employee zone on campus. Second, they may also come to the Lakeside Visitor’s Lot, which is an hourly pay lot. This is the lot just south of the Woodbury School of Business, right off the main roundabout. Here, visitors will be able to park as they need and simply pay the $2 per hour rate. If that lot happens to be full, check in with the parking booth attendant and they will be able to assist you with getting a visitor permit on the spot and get you parked as quickly and conveniently as possible (booth attendants will check ID, so employees and students need not apply).

Also, two rows of visitor-only parking have been added to lot L4 by the library; the visitor permit obtained at the parking office or at the Lakeside Visitor Lot booth is valid in these stalls.

Employees, please take note of the new signs on the two parking rows immediately west of the Library in L4. These used to be employee stalls, but they have been converted to visitor stalls. The employee stalls have been moved back directly behind them.

Once again, we are sorry for the inconvenience. We’ll get through this. Thanks for your patience!


  1. I have a concern about the visitor parking that was added to the west of the Library. It seems to me that two double rows (each “row” allows cars to park on both sides of that row) for visitors is excessive. One row would be plenty, and even more than is needed, since it allows for a great number of cars.
    Once school starts in the Fall, it has been difficult enough for faculty and staff to find a place to park, especially in the first couple of weeks. There will most likely be classes starting late because of the lack of adequate parking for employees.
    It also seems to me that employees should be provided with adequate and easily accessible parking – instead of having to park such a distance away from their workplace.
    Please consider at least giving one row back to employees!
    Thank you.

    Comment by Sharon Larson — July 5, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

  2. IMHO, I think the Parking link on the home page needs to be in RED or somehow bring attention to the major parking problem we have here currently.

    I had an occasion to speak with a very irate citizen of our community trying to get to a meeting at the Institute yesterday; again, IMHO, this parking information needs to be upgraded to BREAKING NEWS or some other attention getting tag.


    Comment by Robert Brigance — July 10, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

  3. Thanks for the suggestion, Robert. (And sorry for the delay in posting your comment; we’ve had some spam problems, so your comment got lost for awhile.)

    We will work on displaying our parking updates and information a little more prominently. Please keep the feedback coming. We want to hear about it if members of our community are displeased.


    Comment by UVU Blog — July 17, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

  4. Thanks, Sharon. As I mentioned to Robert (above) we’ve had some spam issues in our commenting system, so I apologize for the delay in responding.

    I’ll pass along your visitor parking suggestion to the administration. Thanks!

    Comment by UVU Blog — July 17, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

  5. Yes, two rows in L4 have been turned into visitor parking. THIS DOES NOT TAKE AWAY EMPLOYEE STALLS because the rest of L4 is now employee parking. There is no student parking in L4, so once again, the students who have to pay to go to school and pay for a parking permit get screwed out of parking and employees end up with more parking. Yes, employee lot L13 was closed, but with the change in lot L4, employees now have more parking stalls than before. As far as the Sorensen Student Center Visitor’s Lot being closed, this really should not affect any employees (except maintenance vehicles) because this was a VISITOR LOT.

    Comment by John Doe — August 5, 2012 @ 6:43 pm

  6. Also, the booth attendant can NOT give out visitor permits at this time, but I would like to see that change.

    Comment by John Doe — August 5, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

  7. Employees SHOULD NOT HAVE SPECIAL PRIVILEGED PARKING! They are there to perform a duty for the students, who pay their wages, with most employees having “attitudes”! Like at most other service and retail establishments, employees are made to park at the BACK OF THE LOT, or they are commuted via shuttle to the building they work in (like at the airport). This is what needs to be done at UVU!

    Employees need to walk their fannies to and from the parking lots and give students the best chance to have the parking that we have paid for! UVU is a BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT and should be used as such. It is a customer based business whose ultimate concern should be with the students – IT IS NOT ABOUT THE EMPLOYEES!


    Comment by d.upchuck — August 19, 2012 @ 12:09 am

  8. Amen d.upchuck!

    Employees are generally scheduled to work 8 hour shifts and the time that they use an up-front-premiere parking space totally prohibits anyone else from parking there! Students could potentially use that single space up to 10-12 times in a regular business day – TO PARK STUDENTS!

    UVU needs to get on the ball and start catering to STUDENTS! We pay the bills which enable those employees to have their jobs… STUDENTS DESERVE BETTER PARKING THAN EMPLOYEES! WE ARE THE CUSTOMERS!

    Comment by Red Law — August 19, 2012 @ 12:36 am

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