Adjusted shuttle stops, no increase in parking ahead for fall 2020 semester

A series of cars parked in a lot on campus

Updated Aug. 28, 10:45 a.m.: An earlier version of this article stated that campus shuttles would stop at Lot 540. Lot 540 is not a current stop on the new shuttle routes.

Beginning Monday morning, Aug. 31, 2020, shuttle service will be added back to the following locations:

  • Alpine Village (eastbound and westbound)
  • The Lodge (eastbound and westbound)
  • Lot 103 (eastbound only)

Shuttle changes

The UCCS campus shuttle system will have limited stops and new routes to limit exposure to COVID-19, and the wide variety of parking permits will remain the same price for the third straight year.

To comply with social distancing recommendations from El Paso County Public Health, the campus shuttle system will divide into two separate routes, and will close certain stops to limit the time for any riders on the shuttle.

The west route will run from Eagle Rock, just east of the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center, to Centennial Hall and back. The shuttle will make stops at Alpine Village and the Lodge.

The east route will run between Centennial Hall and University Hall, with a stop at Lot 103.

The shuttle will run from 6:40 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. Parking permits are not required in lots on weekends.

Riders will be expected to wear face coverings, and should expect lower capacities on the shuttle. No standing will be permitted, and riders will be expected to sit in every other row unless demand is high. Roof vents will be open whenever feasible to encourage air circulation and high-touch surfaces will be cleaned several times a day. A fog cleaner will be used once per day for a deep clean of the shuttles.

Parking permits

Parking rates will remain the same for the third straight year. Enforcement begins at 8 a.m., Monday, Aug. 24, and drivers can register for permits online through the UCCS Parking Portal.

There are no physical permits, UCCS uses license plate readers to enforce parking. Once a driver registers their license plate, there are no additional steps needed.

Drivers can also share a permit, if they know their vehicles will not be on campus at the same time. Up to five license plates can share one permit.

Parking permits are required from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. Permits are only required when classes are scheduled. As an example, on the day after Labor Day and the day before Thanksgiving when campus is open but classes aren’t scheduled, permits will not be required to park in campus lots. Campus shuttles will not be in service on days permits are not required.

With the widespread changes in class delivery mode, including the increase in remote sessions, drivers are encouraged to look at the wide variety of permits available that fits their schedule. Permits are available for one day a week, certain days of the week, or for every weekday. Options, sorted by students and employee permits, are available on the UCCS Parking and Transportation Services website.

Students and employees who are only planning to come to campus as needed can use visitor lots and pay an hourly or daily rate. Users can pay on their phone through Parkmobile or at one of the pay stations in lot 220, Gateway Garage level three and Alpine Garage Level one. Rates are $2.50 per hour or $12.50 for an entire day, and drivers can park in any open spots in the 100, 200 or 500 series lots.