In less than a month, student parking lots 20A and 20C near the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center will be filled with festival goers attending this year’s Frontier Fiesta.
Typically held during the spring semester, the completely student-run event will take place Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25.
To get the space fiesta-ready, students will be working in the area for nearly two weeks. To allow for a safe and seamless setup, the Frontier Fiesta planning committee requested to have parking in the area taken offline not just during the event itself, but throughout the build-out and breakdown process. The specific timeline of parking impacts, which was approved by the Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee, is outlined on this map.
The first two phases call for the total closure of lots 20A and 20C, so, to ensure their vehicles are not relocated, individuals parked in the affected surface lots should plan to have them moved by 11:59 p.m. the night before each phase begins, otherwise they will be relocated to another lot on campus. Parkets who thihnk their vehicle has been relocated should call UHDPS at 713-743-3333.
The final and shortest phase of the process will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 23, when event visitors will be allowed to utilize the student sections of the East Parking Garage. During this time, students, faculty and staff with a permit for the facility will still be able to access it as usual; however, they should expect heavier than normal traffic in the area through Sunday, March 26.
All parking in the area will be reopened on Monday, March 27.
In recent years, the festival was held in and around TDECU Stadium, but the event’s planning committee made the call to relocate this year’s festivities as a result of the construction projects currently underway on that side of campus including UH Football’s indoor practice facility and the Fertitta Center.
“We worked with the Frontier Fiesta team to develop a plan that would meet their needs, while also minimizing the impacts felt by the overall campus community,” said Bob Browand, director of Parking and Transportation Services. “We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we work to accommodate this time-honored UH tradition.”
To avoid delays and minimize congestion on campus this time, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to carpool, utilize alternative transportation or park in alternate campus locations like ERP to avoid delays.
Visit Frontier Fiesta for more information.