After a request from a student survey, the University has installed lockers for commuting students in the Athletics Pavilion to store their daily belongings.
The idea of the installation came about after the news of the University closing down the main parking lot surfaced.
“Last year, a survey went out and the results showed that students wanted lockers,” Associated Students of University of La Verne President Lauren Crumbaker said. “With the parking situation for commuters this year, ASULV pushed for the lockers to be installed as soon as possible, and in the best possible location. We felt that it is important for commuters to have a place they can store their belongings, because their car cannot be on campus.”
Now that commuter students are forced to park in shuttle lots, they must bring their belongings with them to campus.
“Most of the commuter population is unable to park on campus due to the parking lot construction,” ASULV Faculty Adviser Paul Alvarez said. “It was seen as a need by ASULV for commuters to have a place to leave their books, lunch, and other items so as not to have to carry them around all day or go back and forth to the shuttle lots.”
The lockers are located at Entrance B in the Athletics Pavilion, across from the Campus Safety office.
There have been 153 lockers installed and as of now, there is no need for reservations. Lockers are available on a first come first served basis.
“I have seen the lockers but I have yet to use them,” sophomore child development major Desiree Garcia said. “I still feel like I would have to go out of my way to the sports pavilion since I don’t have any classes in that area, but I do think they are convenient and helpful for others.”
Alvarez said more lockers will only be installed if there is a demand for them, but at the moment the lockers are being under used.
Students are encouraged to use the lockers for daily use only and must remove their belongings and their lock at the end of the day or when they leave campus.
The lockers are free for students but they must provide their own lock, which can be purchased at the University Bookstore and range from $6.99 to $8.99.
Lockers are available Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m.-midnight.
Any locks left on the lockers at the end of the week will be cut and the belongings inside will be discarded.
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