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Monday, December 12th, 2005

Time:12:41 pm.
Thanks everyone for your... err, overwhelming response to my question about blue books. However, despite the fact that theree were over thirty responses, I somehow still managed to buy the wrong thing.. go figure. Well, either way I'm done with finals, so HOORAY!!
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Time:1:46 pm.
Are the libraries or the IMA open over the break? I would actually have time over the break to work out.
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Subject:Evening parking options
Time:4:08 pm.
I need to drive to campus tonight for an 8:30PM final in the Health Sciences Building. What time (if any) can I park in the campus lots without a permit? Also, anyone know when it's free to park on the street without feeding the meter? I swear I'm not THAT cheap, but I don't want to pay if I don't have to! Thanks!
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Time:4:52 pm.
Ok My 21st bday is in 2 days on Wed. and I want to go to the cheesecake factory just to chill w/ friends and eat dinner before heading to the Ave... Any suggestions on any other/ better resturants though? Long as its not more expensive than CF.. I'm looking for a cool place to chill, ie. not Benihana's where you cannot hold a conversation whatsoever.. thnx! Oh and, a place that doesnt need reservations.. since it is only 2 days away after all.
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Subject:2-3 credit fluff classes
Time:9:09 pm.
Everyone: what are the 2-3 credit, open to all major classes for winter quarter? My roommate needs to maintain her full-time status.. Thanks, people.
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Subject:Freshman admission decisions
Time:9:38 pm.
I applied for admission for Autumn '06 as a freshman, but I can't find when the admissions office notifies prospective freshmen ANYWHERE on the website except for international students, which I am not one of. When did you guys get your admissions notifications? I applied before the priority deadline (Dec. 1).

Thanks
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Subject:parking on campus
Time:9:43 pm.
Since questions about parking tend to be popping up lately, and there isn't really anything in the memories, here's a quick rundown of campus parking for you. Mods, please add to memories.

UW Parking Services webpage
Campus Maps
Parking Fees (most relevant are "Gatehouse Issued," "Occasional Carpool," and "Mechanically Issued")

The parking lots on campus begin with a letter corresponding to a direction (North, Central, East, South, West) and are followed by a number. Each parking lot has at least one sign in it telling the lot number and when parking permits are required.

Gatehouses are open 6am-9pm weekdays, 7am-noon on Saturdays, except holidays.

Carpooling:
Weekdays, 6am-4pm -- Carpool parking on main campus, for cars with three or more valid UPASS holders, is restricted to the Central Plaza garage (under Red Square, entrance @ 15th ave & 41st st), Padelford garage, and N5. Two person carpools can park in the Montlake/E-1 parking lot; the carpool entrance is near the baseball and soccer fields.
Weekdays, after 4pm, and Saturdays -- Carpool parking on main campus (same lots as above, and S-1 by the Health Sciences buildings) for two or more UPASS holders. No carpools in E-1!
Please note that the parking services system is not real-time; I'd recommend you add funds to your Husky Card account at least 24 hours in advance. Also, you used to need to have $.01 more on your Husky Card account than parking would cost, but that was over a year ago and I don't know if it's still the same.
Carpool parking

IMA Parking:
There are about 15-20 meters in front of the IMA. As far as I can remember they are 1 hour meters, and you *must* always pay. Yes, I have seen parking enforcement ticketing there before, even on weekends.
There's room for 6-7 cars across the street from the IMA, I've only seen space available for more than 1 minute when the IMA isn't open. Try not to jaywalk during the basketball games, I've seen a few peopel given jaywalk tickets and/or warnings at that time.
Speaking of basketball, if you need to go to the IMA on a basketball game day, you canNOT park in E-8 or E-9. This is restricted parking for those games. The meters in front of the IMA are still available for use, but I'd recommend parking in E-1 and walking down as a warm-up.

Basketball parking:
Currently (2005-06), basketball parking is $10 for E-11/E-12 and $4 for E-1 (Montlake). Disability parking is available in E-17, E-11, and in front of the IMA, for $10; you must have a valid disability placard. Two hours before tip-off, the road at the south end of E-1 closes and you must enter E-1 through one of the north entrances. You may think of it as inconvenient, but I've seen several nasty wrecks there from people misjudging the speed of traffic. If you stop to talk to a staff person, please don't wave your cigarette/cigar close to us. I've nearly gotten burned many times by some careless person doing this.
Also for basketball, the following parking lots are restricted: E-8, E-9, E-10, and E-17 (also E-11 for men's basketball). Only vehicles with valid season basketball permits and annual permits can park there.

Football parking:
I know football season is over, but just a reminder to keep an eye on the football schedule. On game days, if you're not a football person, I'd recommend just avoiding the U-District altogether.
For those that drive to games, the price of parking depends on the number of people in your car (3+ people is $10, 1 or 2 is $20), and if you have a trailer, a motorhome, etc. And don't try to be smart with "there's another person in the trunk" to get carpool parking. If I had a nickel for every time I heard that I could pay off my 4 years worth of student loans.


Hopefully that gets most questions. Remember that you can Google on the UW webpage.
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