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No major disruptions to campus operations expected on April 11

Parking, transportation changes to be in effect Monday

Published April 8, 2016 at 3:53 PM

Parking & Transportation Services at the University at Buffalo has instituted some changes in parking and transportation services on Monday, April 11, to accommodate a rally by Bernie Sanders at the invitation of the undergraduate Students Association at 7 p.m. in Alumni Arena and a visit by journalist Sarah Koenig at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts.

UB is not cancelling classes on April 11 and does not expect a major disruption to normal operations.

Tickets are not required for the Sanders rally, but RSVPs via the Sanders campaign are strongly encouraged. Please do not call the university about tickets or RSVPs. 

The parking/transportation changes:

  • The UB Stampede will suspend its “ID Required to Ride” policy in support of these events. We encourage everyone to use the NFTA Bus & Rail, and hop on board the UB Stampede at Main Circle for transportation to the North Campus. This will greatly help us minimize traffic and parking impact for the day.
  • Beginning at 7 a.m., Slee B lot (or portion thereof) will be reserved to supply sufficient event ADA/handicap parking.
  • At 7 a.m., the Stadium lot will be reserved for media, and Sanders event parking.
  • Beginning at 1 p.m., the Special Event lot will be closed and reserved for patrons of the Sarah Koenig presentation/event at the Center for the Arts.
  • Parking & Transportation Services staff will be on hand beginning at 1 p.m. to assist with guiding and directing students, faculty, staff and campus event guests to open parking. We strongly encourage use of the Center for Tomorrow lot (off of Flint Road), where the Green Line shuttle connects to Flint Loop. Green Line service will be extended through 10:30 p.m. on Monday.
  • If you are not attending these events but are attending evening classes or otherwise visiting the North Campus, please consider parking on the north side of the North Campus, including of the Jarvis, Furnas, Ketter and Governors lots. The north-side lots are easily accessible if you enter campus via the Rensch or Hamilton entrances.
  • At 8 p.m. all reserved parking lots will reopen for use by the entire university community.

Tune into 1620 AM on your radio for up to date parking and transportation information within a 4-mile radius of the North Campus. Questions may be directed to ub-parking@buffalo.edu or 645-3943.