Changes to the TWU Alumni Free Parking Benefit—A Letter From TWU Parking

Dear TWU Alumni,

Effective October 1st, 2019, there will be a meaningful change to how the TWU Alumni FREE parking benefit is administered.  We have established a new “VALET” parking management system that will still provide TWU Alumni graduates with complimentary parking; however, each time you drive onto campus, you must attend at the Welcome Centre with your Alumni card or valid photo identification (i.e. your driver’s license).  Our security and parking staff will input your license plate number into our parking management “VALET” system for the duration of your stay on campus.

Your Alumni Parking Pass is still valid for reasons such as visiting friends, shopping at the bookstore, going to the library, working out at the gym, attending a Spartan sporting event or SAMC production, volunteering on campus, and having lunch at our cafeteria.  The TWU Alumni FREE parking benefit is also valid during Alumni Association special events held on campus.  Please note that the TWU Alumni FREE parking benefit is not valid when attending campus for graduate or undergraduate level courses.  It is also NOT transferable to family members or to friends, and is NOT valid for overnight or long-term parking.

TWU graduates apply for their FREE parking benefit through the TWU Alumni Association website.  Graduates who received confirmation of their TWU Alumni FREE parking benefit after March 31, 2019, do not need to reapply this year; however, graduates who applied prior to March 31, 2019, will need to reapply.  Your FREE Alumni parking pass will expire on March 31st of each year and you will need to reapply to receive the benefit again the following year.

The main reason for this modification is to standardize and regulate how TWU Alumni members utilize their FREE parking benefit on campus.  Unfortunately, we have experienced a high volume of TWU Alumni utilizing their free parking benefit contrary to the agreed upon conditions.  In addition, although we encourage and support our alumni visiting campus, we need to ensure that there is sufficient parking for our current students.  We feel our new “VALET” process for our valued Alumni graduates will serve to ensure that your FREE parking benefit will continue and that it is utilized for the purpose it was originally created for.

Sincerely

Derek Adams

Manager, TWU Security, Parking & Emergency Planning