Welcome to the rest of your life, City College is a multi-cultural campus with professors and opportunities but there are plenty issues you need to know about. Some advice from the people that hear it all: “We do it because we care.” This is not a bashing.

In the last school year, there were several bike thefts reported, rumors of sex in campus restrooms, and plenty of parking troubles.

During the first two weeks of the spring semester last school year, campus police reported eight bike thefts. Campus Police Sgt. Lou Zizzo said bikes stolen were valuable and typically were not locked up with the appropriate lock. He advised students to use a U-lock and to park bikes close to classrooms and, in high visual areas, preferably, in designated spots.

Several weeks later, Sgt. Zizzo apprehended an individual presumed to be involved with the thefts.

If you find yourself in a heated situation with your partner and happen to be on campus, don’t run to the restroom, college police will catch you. Several reports surfaced of strangers having sex in campus restrooms. Another restroom on campus was also a hot spot for oral services among men. Campus police conducted several undercover sweeps and students and non-students were arrested or given citations.

On a lighter note, parking was ridiculous last school year. Granted, the new parking structure on 16th Street was still under construction. Students and staff drove around campus for what seemed hours looking for a parking spot, many times unsuccessful. To avoid parking illegally and getting a $50 citation, consider the following: take the trolley, carpool, invest in a bike and ride to school or weather the parking storm.

Again, City College is a prestigious educational institution but we had to warn you. We wouldn’t want you to be caught having sex in the restroom, have your bike stolen for not knowing about past bike theft or be driving around campus looking for parking when you have other options to get to school and be on time for class.

Good luck and have a great school year!

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