Spring Fling Will Return to UA Mall April 7-9

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Spring Fling Will Return to UA Mall April 7-9

To: University Community

From:

Associated Students of the University of Arizona

Subject: Spring Fling Will Return to UA Mall April 7-9

Date: March 23, 2017

We wanted to make sure that the campus community is properly informed of the campus impact regarding Spring Fling setup and event information. Spring Fling is the largest student-run carnival in the nation and crucially fundraises for over 40 campus clubs and organizations each year.

In addition, we would like to alert the campus to traffic restrictions and general campus changes that will occur starting April 3 at 6 a.m. until April 11 at 6 p.m. University Boulevard (on the UA Mall) will be closed between Cherry Avenue and Campbell Avenue. In order for Spring Fling to begin configuring the event area, temporary fencing will be erected on this portion of the Mall for the entirety of the closure.

Hotline

Our hotline will be active starting the morning of April 3 at 8 a.m., but otherwise the number directs to our office. We greatly appreciate the flexibility and support that the Tucson and campus communities have shown Spring Fling. After 43 years, there's still nothing else like it!

We welcome any feedback through our email address, website, or office/hotline number.

Event Information

Office/Hotline: 520-621-5610

Email: springfling@email.arizona.edu

Website: http://springfling.arizona.edu

Spring Fling Operational Hours*

  • April 7: 4-11 p.m.
  • April 8: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • April 9: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

 *Admission closes one hour before closing time.

University Boulevard Closure 

Transportation affected by this closure includes all of the following: 

  • Motorists – There will be no east or westbound traffic on University between Cherry Avenue and Campbell Avenue.
  • Sun Tran Passengers – The Optical Science bus stop on University Boulevard will be relocated to Second Street at Cherry Avenue on the north curb.
  • Cyclists – Detour signage will be posted. Bicyclists coming from east of the closure should use the temporary protected bike lane to travel south on Campbell Avenue to west on Enke Drive, and north on Cherry Avenue. Bicyclists coming from west of the closure should use the temporary protected bike lane to travel north on Cherry Avenue to east on Hawthorne Street, north on Warren Avenue, east on Second Street, and south on Campbell Avenue. Alternative bike routes and temporary bike lanes will be in place for bicyclists commuting into campus. Please visit https://parking.arizona.edu for a detailed map.
  • Pedestrians – There will be signage directing pedestrians to the proper routes around the enclosed fence area.
  • CatTran Passengers – Red route affected, will enter campus on Second Street to Cherry Avenue, and follow purple route to Sixth Street then back to lot 9008. Please see information posted in CatTran for reroute.

Cherry Avenue Closure

There will be soft closures of Cherry Avenue south of Hawthorne Avenue and north of Fourth Street at the entrance of the lot near Optical Science. Hard closures will
 go up at the same time in the center area between University Boulevard North and South. The closures will be April 7-9, 3:30 p.m.-1 a.m. on Friday, 9 a.m.-1 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. on Sunday. 

Event Parking

There is an event fee of $5 to park in Cherry Avenue and Second Street parking garages. There will also be a $5 fee to park in the following lots: 6098, 6097, 6093, 6090, 4057, 4144, 4164 and 4052. Meter rates as posted. 

Parking and Transportation Services will provide free visitor parking in surface lots north of Speedway Boulevard or south of Sixth St after 4  p.m. on Friday, April 7, and all day Saturday and Sunday. There is free parking in the following garages on Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9: Highland Avenue, Park Avenue, Main Gate, Tyndall Avenue and Sixth Street.

Trash

Spring Fling will be sending volunteers through the western part of Sam Hughes during the mornings of April 8 and 9, along with the early evening of April 9, to pick up trash.

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888 N. Euclid Ave., Ste. 413 (or) 
P.O. Box 210158, Tucson, AZ 85721

T 520.621.1877  F 520.626.4121

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