Tag Archives: Public Safety

Studio Arts parking lot closures

The Studio Arts parking lot (18 South) will close at 2 p.m. for a Welcome Weekend event and on several football game days. The lot will reopen approximately two hours after the end of the football games. See the dates below.

Thursday, Aug. 24—Welcome Weekend

Saturday, Sept. 2—football game

Saturday, Sept. 9—football game

Saturday, Sept. 23—football game

Saturday, Oct. 7—football game

Saturday, Oct. 28—football game

Saturday, Nov. 18—football game

— Scott Law, Public Safety

Cardiac emergencies: Do you know where the nearest AED is located?

Drake has been making an investment in emergency response equipment by adding Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to various buildings on campus. AEDs can be used in an emergency to help individuals who may be suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. Quick response to cardiac arrest significantly increases the likelihood of survival for a victim. AEDs can provide that quick response. The locations for the AEDs on campus are:

  • Collier-Scripps Hall
  • Harmon Fine Arts Center: Across from the ticket office
  • Occupational Therapy: First floor car room
  • Olmsted: First floor by the south entrance
  • Science Connector Building: the east Olin connector on second floor
  • Sheslow Auditorium: lobby
  • Bell Center: Main offices
  • Bell Center: Athletic training room
  • Shivers Basketball Practice Facility: Women’s basketball training room
  • The Fieldhouse: Athletic training room
  • Public Safety Vehicle

Locations are still being determined for Aliber Hall, Cowles Library, and Meredith Hall.

Please remember that AEDs are for emergency situations only and should not be removed for any other purpose. If you have any questions regarding AED use, would like a training session on the operation of AEDs, or if you notice a problem, please contact environmental health and safety at 271-3804.

— Chris Nickell, Environmental Health and Safety

STEM@DRAKE construction update

The cold weather has not stopped the hard work of construction crews who began work in early February on the STEM@DRAKE buildings. With input from key impacted groups across campus—including those who teach or have offices near the construction site—several steps are being taken to minimize the disruption that can occur during a large building project. There will be times, however, when concerns or issues arise as a result of construction activity. When that occurs, faculty, staff, or students may contact Public Safety at 271-2222. Public Safety will address your concerns with appropriate construction or facilities personnel, depending on the issue.

Project updates can also be found on the Building STEM@DRAKE website.

—Submitted by Venessa Macro, Chief Administration Officer

Parking at Drake University 2015–2016

New Parking Regulations for 2015–2016:

  • Lot 16–Olmsted Lot—is now a commuter parking lot.
  • Residential permits are now allowed in Lots 1 and 4 from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Commuter permits are now allowed in Lots 18n and 24 from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • The east side of 27th Street between Carpenter Avenue and Forest Avenue is available for commuter parking. The west side of 27th Street is now a fire lane, and no parking is permitted.

Vehicle Registration and Permits
All students, faculty, and staff may register up to two vehicles to park on campus. An official parking decal must be properly affixed to the inside of the bottom left corner of the rear window. Vehicles without a visible, valid decal are considered unregistered and are subject to ticketing and/or towing.

Possession of a valid, University-issued parking permit does not guarantee a parking space.

Faculty, staff, and student vehicles with state-issued handicap license plates or permits must still display a valid Drake University parking decal or permit to park on Drake property.

Permits are non-transferable. It is a violation of University policy and parking regulations to resell or give away a permit to another person and may subject both parties to tickets and disciplinary referral.

Parking Regulations Overview
Vehicles may only be parked in clearly designated, legal parking spaces. Areas posted with signs restricting parking (handicap, service vehicles, loading zones, fire lanes, etc.) must be observed and complied with. Parking in any travel lane, taking more than one parking space, blocking another vehicle, or parking on the lawn are all prohibited. Vehicles are prohibited from all lawns, except when specifically authorized. Driving or parking on sidewalks or pedestrian ways is strictly prohibited. Parking regulations are in effect year-round, including breaks in the academic calendar.

Drake has two types of parking lots, designated by signage:

  • Commuter lots: Open seven days a week, 6 to 2 a.m.
  • Residential lots: Open 24/7

View this map for an overview of parking areas on campus, including lot numbers.

For questions on parking rules and detailed regulations please review the Drake University Parking Regulations 2015–2016 or contact Drake Public Safety at 515-271-2222.

—Submitted by Drake Public Safety