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Additional Parking, Shuttle Available as Hudson Valley Community College Students Return to Campus

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, August 28, 2004

Expecting its largest-ever fall enrollment, Hudson Valley Community College has proactively taken several measures to address traffic concerns on and near the campus when classes begin Monday, August 30.

School administrators advise incoming students to arrive on campus early for classes, or to car pool. The college also has proactively established a parking/shuttle service for students at the Rensselaer County Social Services Department (Van Rensselaer Manor) on Bloomingrove Road. The shuttle will run continuously from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Monday, August 30 through October 1. Students are urged to make use of the shuttle service. For more information, go to

Additional parking also has been allocated for Hudson Valley students on a field behind La Salle Institute. Access to this temporary lot is through the college's South Drive.

Members of the campus Public Safety department will be stationed around the student parking lots on campus, and each of the lots are video monitored in the Public Safety Office.

Nearly 12,000 students are expected scheduled for the fall semester.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.