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Parking 2013 Changes

Following a yearlong evaluation of parking and transportation challenges caused by significant growth on the University of Mississippi campus, the Traffic and Parking Committee is implementing the first stages of a three-year plan to improve parking infrastructure for the long term, expand the on-campus shuttle system and add transportation options.

Effective July 1, the first stage of the plan includes simplified online vehicle registration, a faculty and staff reserved-parking option and expanded hours for on-and off-campus shuttles. The parking committee, which includes student, faculty and staff representatives, surveyed the university community and studied parking policies at SEC and other regional universities. They looked for the best solutions to traffic congestion, more convenient systems for vehicle registration and improved vehicle identification (decals or hangtags).

2013 parking changes:

  • Hangtags instead of decals will be issued to all students, faculty and staff.
  • Beginning July 1, hangtags must be ordered online and will be shipped to your permanent address. Hangtags will not be available for purchase in the Parking and Transportation Office.
  • Hangtags will be registered to the individual and not the vehicle, and can be moved between vehicles. If a vehicle is ticketed, the individual to whom the tag is registered is responsible for paying the fee.
  • Beginning in fall 2013, Park & Ride express shuttles and OUT buses will run from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. to increase convenience. Previously, buses stopped running before 7 p.m.
  • For the first time, the university will offer a limited number of reserved parking spots to faculty/staff on a first-come, first-served basis. Faculty/staff will be able to request a reserved spot during online vehicle registration.
  • Faculty and staff will now have the option for pre-tax deductions for parking permit fees.
  • Retired faculty/staff may purchase a yearly hangtag or may park in visitor parking at a daily rate of $1 beginning July 1.
  • All visitors to campus must purchase a $1 daily hangtag and park in the appropriately marked parking lots. Hangtags can be purchased by visiting the Department of Parking and Transportation in Lester Hall. Visitors include prospective students and families, vendors, members of the media and Turner Center members who are not faculty/staff or students.

To raise funds for future parking solutions, hangtag fees will increase over the next three years, though UM faculty/staff, commuter, residential student, Park & Ride and visitor fees will remain the lowest of the major universities in the state.

View pricing chart for parking rates.

View 2013 parking map for all zones.