Parking, traffic patterns change for BU community

For Immediate Release

Date:  August 18, 2006


BLOOMSBURG—Motorists on the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania campus will find new parking lots and traffic patterns this fall.

Jim Michael, senior operations manager for university safety and police, said commuter students with 60 or more credits, designated by a black decal, may park in the new 500-space Swisher Circle lot, located at the former site of BU’s tennis courts. They also may park in the Chestnut Street and Elevated lots, at the corner of Second and Chestnut streets; the Tri-Level lot, at the corner of Penn and Second streets; and the Lightstreet Road lot at Bloomsburg Hospital.

Students with fewer than 60 credits, designated by a purple decal, also may park in the Lightstreet Road lot. Other parking areas available to these commuter students are the Student Recreation Center North lot, between the Rec Center and Mitchell House; the First Street and ATM lots, near Bloomsburg Hospital; and the Stadium and Welch Circle lots, both on the upper campus.

Campus construction projects have brought about changes in faculty and staff parking, as well. For 2006-07, Michael said, faculty and staff may park in the lot adjacent to Centennial Hall; in the Waller East lot, between Waller Administration Building and Buckalew Place; and in campus lots previously designated for employees.

Construction projects also have prompted changes to traffic patterns. To reach the interior of the lower campus from Lightstreet Road, motorists must turn onto Swisher Circle at the traffic light, Michael said. From BU’s Waller Ramp entrance, motorists are limited to two options: turning left into a small parking area behind the Waller Administration Building or turning right to travel behind McCormick Center, he added. 


Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 58 bachelor’s, 16 master’s and one doctoral degree.