PARKING AT UC
Student parking at the University of Cincinnati College of Law includes both on-campus and off-campus options. Off-campus parking is less structured, however it tends to be the preference for most law students since there is no cost associated with this method. Many students choose to park on neighborhood streets adjacent to the campus. Since the law school is located on the corner of UC’s west campus, street parking can be close.
Other students look to secure parking through the Deaconess Hospital parking garage located a block away from the law school. The cost is $5 per day. Long-term passes are available but are not recommended due to the lack of savings and flexibility of dates.
There are three on-campus parking facilities that are relatively equal in distance to the law school. The least expensive garages include Calhoun Garage and Stratford Garage. The third and more expensive garage, CCM, features underground, heated parking spaces. To secure on-campus parking visit UC Parking Services’ website at www.uc.edu/parking. Parking pass sales for the fall semester typically begin in late May. Be sure to buy the semester pass specifically for law students if you choose to park on-campus.
Cincinnati Metro Bus Service
Metro is Southwest Ohio's fixed route bus service. Providing more than 22 million rides per year, Metro brings approximately 20% of downtown Cincinnati's workforce into the city. Metro service operates 365 days a year and serves Hamilton County residents along with some commuter trips from Clermont, Warren and Butler counties into Cincinnati. Metro operates from approximately 4 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. each and every day.
UC*Metro is a program that provides discounted rides on the Metro bus system. This past year UC students could purchase the UC*Metro card and ride on any Metro bus route for only $40 per quarter. Negotiations are currently underway for the 2011-2012 school year. Details can be expected later this summer. For more information, please go to www.uc.edu and search “Metro.”
Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK)
For those students who choose to live in Northern Kentucky, TANK is another public transportation option to consider. The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) provides transit services to Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties as well as downtown Cincinnati. TANK offers a “Downtown Connection” taking people from their homes in Northern Kentucky to jobs downtown. Express buses travel the expressway, providing more direct access to the Downtown Cincinnati Central Business District. Students who consider this option would need to take the TANK bus to downtown and then transfer to a Metro bus before heading up to the UC campus. TANK operates 27 routes, through 19 Park & Ride locations, 365 days a year. For more information on TANK please visit www.tankbus.org.