Student parking, or lack thereof, can create havoc on a college campus especially during the first frantic days of a semester.
To alleviate crowded lots and frustrated drivers, Northeast State created a new overflow parking area on the main campus at Blountville just in time for the fall semester.
“The new lot provides more flexibility for students to get parking spots without circling the campus and being late for class,” said Pete Miller, director of Maintenance Operations at Northeast State. “We expect overflow every fall so we hope this new lot can reduce the frustration for students.”
The 74,000-square-foot space located at the east end of campus can accommodate up to 200 vehicles. Students can take the main entrance from Highway 75 and bear right approximately 300 yards to the first stop sign. From there, a right turn onto Holston Private Drive and an immediate left turn onto Aviation Drive bring the student to the parking lot’s entrance.
Officers from the Northeast State Police and Safety Office will be directing traffic flow on the main campus during the first week of fall semester. Students should pick up their parking permits when registering or paying fees before the first day of fall classes on Monday, Aug. 29.
Students can learn more about Northeast State at Blountville via this interactive campus map that features an overview of the campus grounds and photographs of the academic and administration buildings.