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March for Babies to Impact Campus Lots and Roads

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Houston, April 20, 2015 —The March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and improving the health of mothers and their babies, is once again partnering with the University to host its annual March for Babies walk. Scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 26, the event will take place on the east side of campus, subsequently impacting parking lots, roads and parking garages in the area.
Students, faculty and staff planning to be on or near campus between Friday, April 24, and Sunday, April 26, should prepare for the following closures:


Calhoun, between Entrance 19 and University Drive, will close at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, and reopen at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26.

  • Spur 5, between Elgin and University Drive, will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 26.
  • University Drive will be closed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 26.
  • Cullen, between Elgin and Wheeler, will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 26.
  • Elgin, between Cullen and Spur 5, will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 26.

Parking lots/garages:

  • Sections of surface parking lots 20A, 20C and 21B will be closed beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 24, with the remaining sections going offline at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 25. They will remain closed until late Sunday evening. Owners are advised to move their vehicles before this time. Vehicles parked in these lots after they've closed will be relocated to lot 18A at the owner's expense.
  • The East Parking Garage will be closed from 6 a.m. - noon on Sunday, April 26.

Please note that as a result of these closures, parking lots 1B, 1C and 1D will be inaccessible from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, while parking lots 1E and 19A will be inaccessible from 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, until 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26.

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The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves nearly 41,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.