Cal State Fullerton Students Can’t Park It

Their cars, that is.

This article discusses the horrific lack of parking that has always plauged CSUF, even back in the age of the dinosaurs when I attended.   CSUF has always been, and most likely always will be, primarily a commuter school.

It was always advisable to get there at least a half hour before class started, but now it seems that a two hour window is required, which seems just completely outrageous to me.

Is there a solution, other than the aggressive ticketing policies they are enforcing to get more revenue to fund more parking garages?

Should they limit student enrollment?  Should they only accept people from within a certain geographical area? Actually, I don’t know if they can legally do that, but it seems kind of wrong that someone from Rancho Cucamonga (a person quoted in the article) is traveling all the way to CSUF.

What they probably need is another Cal State campus, but in these financial times, it ain’t gonna happen.

6 Comments so far

  1. Dandy (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2009 @ 1:34 pm

    A 2 hour window?! I can honestly say I would never make it to class if I had to be there 2 hours ahead of time.

  2. edwin (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

    The 2 hour window is actually because they’re building a new parking structure. If you drive past it, you can see that most of CSUF from the 57’s view is under construction. It’s really hell on Earth there. I am just glad I graduated already.

    Also, the school needs to get its act together on sending out the Diplomas. Graduation was in May and they keep pushing the estimated mailing time back!

  3. Dave Share (daveshare) on September 2nd, 2009 @ 3:00 pm

    I was going to add what Edwin said. But it’s only a matter of time until that’s full too.

  4. Jessica (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2009 @ 7:27 pm

    As a CSUF senior, I’m lucky enough to get to deal with this ridiculous mess three days a week this semester. Fun! Sure, they’re building another parking structure, but it’s my understanding that the number of parking spots it will have will be less than the number of spots now unavailable because of the various construction projects.

    I have to say, though, that the student comments from the article are slightly exaggerated. My earliest class is at 10:00, and there’s still quite a few spots available when I get there at around 9:15. It’s true that you’re not going to be able to find a spot in either of the parking structures, and you’ll probably end up out in the middle of nowhere in one of the lots, but to imply there’s absolutely no parking by 8:15 is ludicrous. (I’m sure it becomes extremely difficult to find a spot from maybe 9:30 onward though.) Still, you can either show up three hours before your class, like the student from the article, or arrive at a more reasonable time and get a little exercise walking from the parking lot. Decisions, decisions.

  5. Jon (oc_jon) on September 2nd, 2009 @ 11:58 pm

    How is it that Chapman, with it’s confined space being jammed into old town Orange, has more parking that CSUF?

  6. Gina (oc_gina) on September 3rd, 2009 @ 8:18 am

    Jon, I’m going to hazard a guess that there are many more students at Chapman who either live in the dorms or close enough to campus that they can bike/walk.

    And, I don’t think there are quite as many students as there are at CSUF, which I think has one of the highest enrollments in the state.

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