I am curious how other schools handle Parking Permit fees for students / visitors.Do you charge per semester or is it an annual pass?What are the parking zones and fee amounts?Does your bursar collect the permit amounts (goes on student account in your SIS)? Or is payment made through another system (for example T2)?Do you charge everyone or only those that request a permit?Are visitors required to get a permit?Do you charge visitors, if so how much?Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.
Hello!The Universities at Shady Grove has an active parking program that we recently (2016) switched from a passive program. When passive, all students paid through a facility fee and parked where they pleased. Staff were charged through an office fee, so adjuncts without offices were not charged at all. We have a very large Conference Center on campus, and a portion of the revenue was designed to off-set parking expenses. We switched to an active parking program principally to make it more fair - students can elect to pay if they need it, all faculty are charged appropriately and visitors are charged fairly now.So, our student body can choose an annual or semester rate, with payment plans in place. Our parking office manages all transactions through T2, these charges are NOT posted to student accounts (which has positive and negative consequences for them). Our parking areas are gated (or metered) with pay stations and access cards, so permit holders and visitors can park alike. Our faculty and staff are on a tiered rate system, but students all pay the same. Rates can be found here: Parking. Visitors are charges $2 per hour, up to $14 per day. Since the Conference Center has business from early to late, our gates (and visitor rates) are 24/7.Cheers,
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Dr. Clarice Ford
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs University of Illinois Springfield One University Plaza, MS UHB 1071
Springfield, IL 62703-5407 Phone: (217) 206-6581 Fax: (217) 206-6620 Email: email@example.com
We do not charge for parking permits. Everyone is required to have a permit who regularly parks in our lots. We have 20 visitor parking spots between to parking lots at our main campus and 10 visitor parking at our second campus. We also don't charge for parking tickets also. We use them as a reminder and if someone regularly disregards parking rules we inform their manager or if it is a student we talk to the Vice Provost. This has normally taken care of the problem. We don't' charge visitors and we do not have any parking meters.
In the event the 20 visitor parking spaces won't handle the number of visitors we will create extra visitor spaces by closing part of a parking lot. Our security department works closely with campus events to make sure our guests are well taken care of.
We have a limited number of reserved spaces and those are for positions that report directly to the president. Parking is mostly first come first serve. We do have lots that are designated for employees and lots designated for students. If we run out of room in student lots security will send students to employee lots. We have an overflow lot that is not regularly used that we used 5-10 times a year. That lot is more than a city block away from campus which is why it is rarely used.
Our second campus, in Joplin, has an abundance of parking and does not experience the normal parking issues.
Jim Herrington, MBA, CPP
Director of Campus Operations
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