By Jimmy Isbell
Campus will be swamped with more than 3,000 extra vehicles during Sing Song weekend. Two shows and the President’s Circle Dinner on Saturday make for a busy day at for the ACU Police Department.
ACU Chief of Police, Jimmy Ellison deals obstacles that arise throughout the weekend. Ellison said preparation is the best way to avoid frustration.
“Arrive early, plan accordingly, expect congested parking and have a positive mind set,” Ellison said.
The Teague Special Events Center lot and half of the Big Purple lot will be reserved Saturday afternoon and evening for President’s Circle Dinner attendees.
Uniformed ACU Police officers, as well as student workers will be present to direct traffic through campus lots.
Orange cones will define restricted areas, and tickets will be issued to those who park in these zones.
ACU’s Sgt. Rick Woodard, event coordinator, believes the parking lots surrounding ACU Drive are the most overlooked, and are the best option when the Teague lots are full or reserved.
“Christian Valet, a local valet parking service will on hand to assist anyone attending The President’s Circle Dinner,” Woodard said.
Students will have to apply to the same rules for parking on campus during this weekend as well. This means that Friday afternoon students cannot park in a faculty lots before five.
“We’re probably not going to be issuing many permit-related citations because we’re going to have so many visitors on campus,” Woodard said.