Jones, Dow wrote: mari wrote:
dlmbrown wrote:I'm in at Carlisle.
Yay! I'll look forward to meeting you on camera from UP, if not sooner in person. That is, if I can get the parking challenges figured out for UP.
what have you figured out about parking? from what i hear if you pay for parking at the new building you probably won't be able to afford a car payment as well...
At UP, 1L's cannot park at the new building at all. The limited spaces allotted for student parking go to 3L's by a lottery system. I have not yet even asked about cost. You can see that online, I think, but it would likely rise next year anyway.
The parking for 1L's is at one of the commuter lots near the stadium. That's about a half-mile walk, which will be pleasant in September-October, but not when it snows and sleets. The path is not direct, unless you cut across some sports fields, but it looks like they are trying to block that with temporary fences. They say
there is a shuttle from the stadium lot to the Katz Building. Actually, it runs four times an hour, and it goes on a one-way circular route -- away from the law school. Which gives you a 20-minute shuttle ride in the morning and a 5-minute ride at the end of the day. The seats are limited on the shuttle as well.
Two further factors complicate this for me personally. I happen to live in a nearby county, a 50-minute drive south of campus. So that's about an 80-minute commute each way, door to door, if I use the shuttle on a snowy day, assuming my car makes it over the mountain in the snow. Also, I will turn 60 next year and falling on ice is a fear for me.
Anyway, the creative solution for me will be some kind of car-pooling from home. Maybe I can get someone to drop me off at the Katz Building every day, in exchange for my providing gas money. It has to work out, somehow. If anyone will be living in Huntingdon county, PM me and let's make some schemes.
The campus busses and the town busses do not go to the law school. You can see the routes online.