University Community


Pat DeDeo, Director for External Relations


October 3, 2013

We are expecting an extremely large turnout from the general public, media, as well as the campus community for the gubernatorial debate on October 8. With that in mind, we will need to make a number of parking adjustments to accommodate the traffic to our campus. Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation.

On Tuesday, October 8, the day of the debate, the following faculty and staff parking areas will be closed all day: all of Parking Lot 3 and Parking Lot 8 in front of Hobart Hall.  Additionally, the Visitor’s Lot behind Morrison Hall will be closed.  A few spaces in the Visitor’s Lot will remain open for prospective students and their families until 4 p.m.  All other lots, including Camp Veritans, will remain open.  Faculty and staff should not park in the student lots on the main campus.    

Additional parking has been secured in the parking lot at the Atlantic Stewardship Bank on Hamburg Turnpike opposite College Hall. Please follow signs to the appropriate parking areas. There will also be parking available at both the Power Arts Building on Power Avenue and at 1600 Valley Road.

For your convenience, we will have an additional dedicated shuttle bus running all day, beginning at 7 a.m., between Power Arts and the bank to the bus stop between the Cheng Library and Speert Hall. 

If you can avoid bringing a car to campus on October 8, carpooling and the use of public transportation is strongly encouraged.  All parking will resume as normal on Wednesday, October 9.  Once again, thank you for your anticipated cooperation and patience. 

For anyone on campus who would like to watch the debate, we have set up viewing areas in both the Atrium Auditorium and the Library Auditorium.  Students are encouraged to join the Political Science and Communication departments in Hobart Hall, Martini Room, where there will be a viewing of the debate followed by a panel discussion involving students and faculty from those departments.  If you would prefer to watch the debate in the comfort of your home, it will air live beginning at 7 p.m. on CBS Channel 2 in the New York market and on Channel 3 in the Philadelphia market.

William Paterson University
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