School closes parking lot without notice
On Friday, Sept. 11, Parking Lot 2, located next to Bill Simoni Field and Knoles Field, was closed off to all students.
Predictably, this caused heavy disruption among students, as well as general traffic. Given its proximity to the Quads and Wendell Phillips Center, Lot 2 is one of the most heavily used parking lots on campus.
School administration notified students by posting signs outside of the parking lot. However, since students were unprepared by the abrupt shut down, many were late to class.
One student, electrical engineering major Ryan Chen ‘17, echoed many disgruntled sentiments: “The lot closing made me 20 minutes late to class, which made me miss half of a quiz we had that day. It’s been a pretty stressful week, so that almost brought me to tears. I wish the school would’ve given us a heads up about this beforehand.”
Jason Wong ‘17 added, “I was 15 minutes late to class. So when I showed up the teacher made fun of me a little. To be honest, I really wasn’t in the mood to think it was funny.”