Kathy Cavins-Tull, the vice chancellor for student affairs, wrote in an email that parking on the west side of campus will be reserved for football season ticket holders.
“The students will have to move their cars from the west side of campus to the east side of campus on Wednesday night,” Cavins-Tull wrote. “This means that most of the parking on the east side of campus will be occupied by student cars on Thursday morning.”
There are over 3,800 season ticket holders who are guaranteed parking for the game.
The change in parking means faculty and student commuters will need to park off-campus Thursday morning. To compensate for this, TCU has rented parking spaces on the southwest corner of the Will Rogers Coliseum.
“TCU has rented Will Rogers Coliseum (WRC) parking lots A, B, C, and D from 6 a.m. to 12 midnight,” Cavins-Tull wrote.
Some faculty and students will have to drive past TCU to park and then be shuttled back to campus. There will 19 shuttles used to move people back and forth to campus.
“While we are working to provide enough bus support to make this as convenient as possible, we recommend that you add 30 minutes to your normal travel and parking time,” Cavins-Tull wrote.
Regular student commuters said they are annoyed with this change in parking.
“It just seems like parking is going to be a mess,” said Nicola Kayton, a junior marketing major. “I’m just going to take the 20-minute walk to my classes.”
Senior senior political science and english major Will Stegall said he has few options other than shuttling.
“I think it’s particularly elitist that season ticket holders get priority in sections that the university originally set aside for students on weekdays,” Stegall said.WRC-Parking-Map