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Oct. 31, 2006
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Parking changes, new bus stop begin Monday, Nov. 6 at Student Center

YPSILANTI - A new 242-space guest parking lot will open on the northwest corner of the EMU Student Center Monday, Nov. 6, the same day as the building’s grand opening at 11 a.m. This is one of a handful of important changes in parking and EMU shuttle bus stops occurring as a result of the new facility’s opening.

The new, attended Student Center guest lot can be accessed from Oakwood St. on the building’s west side. Also on the west side, there is a circular drive for passenger drop-off at the building’s main guest entrance.

Like other designated guest lots on campus, the new Student Center lot will offer free parking for the first 30 minutes to all students, faculty, staff and guests, then $1.00 per hour or any fraction thereof.

Other parking areas convenient to the EMU Student Center for those with hang tags are the Mayhew, North 1 and North 2 lots, all located north of the new facility. To the south, nearby parking includes the parking structure and Oakwood lot (North).

McKenny Lot Changes

In order to accommodate our students, faculty, staff and University guests, the McKenny parking lot will remain a guest pay lot through the end of the fall semester.

Bus Stop Changes

Beginning its first run at approximately 7:55 a.m., Monday, Nov. 6, the AATA EMU Shuttle Bus (bus #33) will stop at the EMU Student Center, near the drive off Oakwood Blvd., facing the building’s west entrance. It will no longer stop at McKenny Union.

Hall pointed out that, like the McKenny Union bus stop, students, faculty and staff riding to and from the College of Business in downtown Ypsilanti will have a direct link to the EMU Student Center without having to change buses.

The AATA EMU shuttle schedule can be accessed directly from the Public Safety website at: www.emich.edu/publicsafety.

SEEUS Dispatch Location to Change

Hall added that the SEEUS (Student Eyes and Ears for University Safety) dispatch location will move Nov. 6 from the Campus Police facility to the EMU Student Center.

SEEUS is an escort service (mostly walking escorts) for anyone who wants the added security that this free service provides. SEEUS will be housed at the Commuter Central office located on the northeast corner of the EMU Student Center’s second floor.

The SEEUS hours of operation remain unchanged: Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Friday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

For more information about campus parking, bus routes or SEEUS, please contact Public Safety at 487.0892. For more information about the EMU Student Center, please call 487.1157.

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