University Park introducing valet service


The pilot program, which runs through April 30, will expand to other high-traffic areas around campus if it’s a success.

By Karen Cochrane

Beginning Monday, Feb. 16, FIU will debut a valet service at University Park designed to make it easier for campus visitors to park with maximum ease. Students, faculty and staff or visitors coming to campus to attend a class, meeting or event can pull up, drop their keys off and pay $5 per hour or $20 per day for the convenience of leaving their car with an attendant.

The valet kiosk will be located next to Lot 3 by the Graham Center.

Available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the service will be offered through April 30, according to Bill Foster, executive director of Parking and Transportation. At that time, the success of the program will be evaluated and a determination made whether or not to continue the program.

“This is a pilot program so we have to wait and see how effective it is, but we believe it can work,” said Foster. “If it’s successful, we’ll expand the service to include other high-traffic areas around campus.”

Spaces will be available in Lot 3 and Lot 5 for use by the valet service.