As of the fall semester of 2013, starting august 15th, all bicycles on the University of Mississippi Oxford Campus are required to obtain an annual bicycle permit. Registration cost is $1.
Starting August 15, you may register your bike online (interactive Adobe PDF) or in person at the Department of Parking and Transportation offices in Lester Hall. Please have your serial number, make, model, color and personal information available before you register.
Why is registration required
Mandatory registration helps the University gather data to determine if there are adequate services like bike racks and locations, on campus bike routes and other related amenities. Registration is also the best way to help recover a bicycle in the event it is lost or stolen. The registration fee and decal cost $1.00 for the 2013-2014 academic school year. The fee will rise to $2.00 in 2014-2015..
Registration for Active Students and Staff
Students and Staff with active bursar or payroll accounts at the University can have the $1 fee charged to their University account. Fill out and return it to email@example.com - the form will be processed within two business days and your decal will be available for pickup at the Parking and Transportation main office in Rm 120 Lester Hall. Please make sure the front desk knows that you've previously submitted a form and are there for picking up your decal.
Registration for Visitors
Visitors that frequent the University Campus between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday are still required to obtain a permit/decal for their bicycles. Unlike visitors in cars, the decal is good for the full academic year. Fill out the registration form and bring a printed copy to the Parking and Transportation main office in Rm 120 Lester Hall, pay the fee at that time and receive your decal.
How to register your bicycle?
Download this form and complete it (DOWNLOAD FORM)- Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is required that you fill out all the information above the "other information" section on the form. The "other" data is optional.
If you are a visitor or non-active student/staff member put "VISITOR" for the Student/Staff ID.
If you experience difficulties using the form, "right-click" the above link and choose the "save target as" option (or equivalent) to download a copy to your local computer. Complete the downloaded form and email it to email@example.com.
An Adobe Acrobat reader is necessary to open the file. You can download the official free version from Adobe (http://get.adobe.com/reader/). If you are still unable to fill out the form, feel free to come by the Dept. of Parking and Transportatoin's main office in 120 Lester Hall and ask for help completing your bike registration
Other Things to Know
When riding a bike in any public space, a cyclist is required to follow the same rules and regulations as a motorized vehicle. It is the cyclist responsibility to know and understand these regulations. These rules apply to both the University campus and the City of Oxford.
University of Mississippi - Rules and Regulations regarding parking and vehicle use (motorized and non-motorized) can be found HERE. Section 'k' details the bicycle policy but bicycles are referenced in other sections, particularly those related to handicap access areas.
Also, reference University Policy Code UPD.GP.100.002 and DSA.SH.400.004 regarding abandoned bicycles.
ALL 'BIKE' Forms should go to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions or comments regarding the bike programs at Ole Miss - email@example.com
Other Parking and Transportation issues - firstname.lastname@example.org