Parking and Building Access in EG During Construction

Preparations have begun for construction of an addition to our building in East Greenwich.  The three-story addition will be located adjacent to the patio and will have connectivity from both the north and south wings of the existing facility.


A new 400-space parking lot is being developed adjacent to the secondary entrance off Division Road on the west side of the building.  This new lot should be available for use within the next few weeks.

In the interim, a temporary parking area has been established to accommodate any possible overflow requirements.  This temporary (unpaved) parking area is located next to the recreational field and can be accessed from New England Tech Boulevard.  An “additional parking” sign is posted at the lot entrance.  This lot should be used only when no other parking spaces are available.  Anyone who utilizes this lot should plan to move to one of the main lots before dark, as no lighting is available in this area and there should be no need for overflow parking in the late afternoon or evening.

Building Access

To promote safety within the new construction zone, effective today, access into the building via Stair 3, at the back of Tech Way and adjacent to the Bookstore, will be locked from the outside.  One of the two doors entering the Food Court from the patio will also be locked from the outside to limit pedestrian traffic in and around the construction area.  Emergency egress will be maintained on all exit doors at all times, but these specific doors should only be used in actual emergency situations.

Faculty and staff members who utilize the Stair 5 entrance, closest to the loading dock, must avoid using this entrance until further notice, as this door is also located within the construction zone.

EG Campus parking on Saturday, August 23, 2014

Art Festival ParkingNEIT will be hosting the East Greenwich Art Festival this coming weekend, as we have done for the past several years.

This event is typically very popular and, as such, will create competing demand for campus parking on Saturday.  Therefore, we plan to reserve certain parking areas for our students, faculty and staff that day, in addition to our normally reserved parking spaces for Admissions visitors.  Please refer to the color-coded site plan that accompanies this memo.

The red area, located in front of the building and extending along the North Wing by Stair 6, will be reserved for NEIT students, faculty, and staff.  This area includes the reserved visitor parking spaces.

Access to these reserved parking areas will be restricted by traffic cones.  Security guards have been assigned to allow access only to members of the NEIT community, and to redirect the art festival patrons to other parking areas on campus.  Please be prepared to present an NEIT ID card upon request

The yellow area on the site plan represents the location of the exhibit booths for the art festival.  The remaining, non-highlighted parking areas behind the building will be available to anyone on a first come, first served basis.