2017-18 Parking Permits, Fees and Map

Parking Permits

Employee parking permits for 2017-18 will go on sale online Thursday, June 1 at 7 a.m. Log in to your online parking services account in BannerWeb to purchase your permit. Fees for permits purchased online will automatically be payroll deducted for eligible employees in equal installments over the year.  When you register online, you will be able to print a receipt that is valid for 10 days and will serve as your temporary parking permit until your new decal or hangtag arrives in campus mail. If you are not eligible for payroll deduction or wish to pay for your permit in full at the time of purchase, you may come to the parking office in 128 Campus Avenue Building beginning June 1. Employee carpool and vanpool permits must be purchased in person at the parking office. All employee parking permits are valid from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Continue reading

Central campus parking opens up May 8-14

No admission tours are scheduled for finals week, so the spaces allocated to admission guests in the Shriver Center west lot, MacMillan Hall lot and Maple Street will be available to others.

Employees and others will find parking signs covered with paper signs noting that the spaces are available with any valid red Miami University parking permits Monday-Tuesday, May 8-9, and with no parking permit required May 10-14, as families move students from residence halls to home.

Admission visitor parking restrictions resume May 15.

Move-Out and Commencement Parking

In order to help facilitate move-out and commencement activities on campus, there will be no parking permit enforcement from Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00am through Tuesday, May 16 at  7:00am.  While permits will not be required, please know that standard parking rules will still be enforced (ie. Yellow Zones, Handicap Spaces, etc).  In addition, both parking garages will be free starting at 5pm Friday, May 12 and will remain free until 2am on Monday, May 15.  The parking meters on campus will also be free starting on Friday, May 12 at 5pm and will go back into normal enforcement at 7am on Monday, May 15.

ShareFest 2017 Collection Site Requires Chestnut Fields Parking Restrictions

Parking Restriction May 8-15

ShareFest is an annual collection drive which accepts good-condition and reusable furniture, housewares, clothing, and non-perishable food from Miami University students and Oxford residents. Once again this year, ShareFest is basing it’s dispatch, sorting and collection operations in the Chestnut Fields parking lot which will require a number of parking spaces to accommodate them.

Please move vehicles from the areas shown in yellow on the attached map before Monday, May 8 at 7 a.m. to avoid citations and towing at the owner’s cost.

ShareFest 2017 parking restriction

ShareFest 2017 parking restriction areas. Click to enlarge.

How Does ShareFest Work?

Donors complete an online form with items they wish to donate and ShareFest volunteers go to the house or apartment to pick up the items during the chosen day and one-hour time block. Donated items are picked up by volunteers and staff of social service agencies from Butler County.

Social service agencies that receive donations will distribute items to people in need, or sell the items in their thrift stores. All proceeds from the sale of ShareFest donations must benefit the social service agency.

ShareFest helps keep the city clean and helps prevent usable items from going to the landfill while helping out members of the community in need.

Ways to Help

For more information about ShareFest, including making donations of goods, volunteer signup, or making a contribution, visit their website.

ShareFest logo

When moving out, make it count!

Parking restriction area April 19-21.

West Millett Parking Restrictions Apr. 19-21

Miami University hosts the Winter Guard International the Percussion World Championships on April 19-21 at Millett Hall requiring a parking restriction in the west Millett parking lot.

The entire west Millett parking lot will be restricted for the use of the competitors, buses, trucks and spectators participating in the Percussion World Championships from 5 p.m. Wed., Apr. 19 through 11 p.m. on Fri., Apr. 21, 2017. Vehicles with Miami University parking permits may park in the Chestnut Fields or Ditmer Field holding lots during these times.

Parking restriction area April 19-21.

Parking restriction area April 19-21. (Click for larger image.)

Please remove vehicles from the west Millett parking lot before 5 p.m. on Wed., Apr. 19 to avoid parking citations or towing at the owner’s expense.

BCRTA transit services will continue to operate as usual in the west Millett parking lot.

Miami University ID card

MUlaa and Payroll Deduction Now Accepted in Parking Garages

No more lost or unreadable tickets! Fast, convenient payment!

Miami University students and employees can now use their Miami ID card to pay for parking garages on campus.

To use the MUlaa debit account, tap your Miami ID card on the card reader at the entrance to the garage when you enter. When you exit the garage, tap your Miami ID card again for the cost of your stay in the garage to be calculated and debited from your MUlaa account.

Benefit-eligible Miami University employees who have elected to have payroll deduction privileges may also pay for parking garage use with payroll deduction using their Miami ID card. To use payroll deduction, tap your Miami ID card on the card reader at the entrance to the garage when you enter. When you exit the garage, tap your Miami ID card for the cost of your stay in the garage to be calculated and deducted from your next payroll.

There are two parking garages on campus:

Campus Avenue Garage (south garage) – 600 spaces
501 S. Campus Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056
$1.00 for the first hour, 50 cents for each additional hour
Lost/unreadable ticket: $10.00
Cash (coins and bills) accepted at kiosk
Credit/debit accepted at kiosk and exit

Academic Parking Structure (north garage) – 650 spaces
100 Withrow Ln.
Oxford, OH 45056
$1.50 for the first hour, $1.00 for each additional hour
Lost/unreadable ticket: $15.00
Cash (coins and bills) accepted at kiosk
Credit/debit accepted at kiosk and exit

Customers who have purchased unlimited or overnight garage access should continue to use the access card supplied to you by Parking and Transportation Services. Parking and Transportation Services will begin using Miami ID cards for customers who have purchased unlimited/overnight garage access in July 2017.

Please note, you must have sufficient funds available on your MUlaa or payroll deduction account in order to use this feature. If sufficient funds are not available on exit, you will be prompted to pay using a credit card. Employees with both MUlaa and payroll deduction will have charges debited against the MUlaa account first. MUlaa and payroll deduction are not accepted for event parking fees, only for regular hourly access to parking garages.

If you use your Miami ID card to enter a parking facility you must also tap it to exit the facility, even if the gates are open, or you will be denied entry on your next attempt. You must use the same ID card to exit with that you use to enter the parking garage to avoid being charged a lost ticket fee.

Winter Break 2016-17 Parking Guide

Parking Permits Required

A permit is required to park in a University parking lot or on a University drive at all times. Fall parking permits are valid through the first day of spring semester, and spring semester parking permits are valid beginning Dec. 18.

Spring semester parking permit sales began Dec. 8

Parking permits for spring semester will be available for purchase online (http://miamioh.edu/parking/permits/index.html) and in the parking office beginning Thur., Dec 8.

If you already have a Fall-only parking permit you may either exchange it at any time by bringing it into the Parking Office or you can purchase your spring permit online or in person after January 22nd.

Eligibility criteria are listed in the parking regulations at: miamioh.edu/parking/policies/. Students will receive an email when their permit is ready for pickup in the parking office. For permits purchased online, a temporary permit may be printed at the time of purchase which will be valid until Jan. 27 to allow time for the parking decal to be picked up.

Overnight Parking Available at Millett, Ditmer and Chestnut Field Lots

Student vehicles with a valid parking permit (blue or yellow) may park in the 24 hour parking sections of the west Millett or Ditmer lots or the Chestnut Fields lot over the Thanksgiving break.  When parking at west Millett or Ditmer do not park where signs indicate “No overnight parking”. Overnight parking in the garages is not permitted without a garage access card and garage hang tag displayed.

Please consult the parking map or call the Parking and Transportation Services office if you are unsure of where to park over break.

Limited garage storage available over winter break

A limited number of overnight parking spaces will be available in the north parking garage (beneath the engineering building) for vehicle storage over the winter break and winter term. The spaces will be available on a first-come first-served basis and cost $160 for the winter break/term. Contact the Parking Office for details.

Loading and Unloading: How to use vehicle log-in policy

Students should utilize the log-in policy for loading and unloading their vehicles to avoid being cited. A valid permit is required to utilize the log-in procedure. Vehicles parked illegally in restricted areas, service drives, yellow zones and loading zones may be cited.

To use the log-in policy, call (513-529-2224) or email (parking@miamioh.edu) the parking office with the license plate, state, make and location where the vehicle will be unloaded. You will be granted 20 minutes to load/unload your vehicle from the time you contact parking services up to 4 times per semester. If you receive a parking violation during the time you are logged in, bring it to the parking office to have it waived.

Parking on Oxford City Streets – prohibited for more than 72 consecutive hours. Play it safe and purchase a parking permit from Parking Services

Oxford city ordinances prohibit parking on city streets (including Oak St., Maple St., Patterson Ave., and Tallawanda Rd.) for more than 72 consecutive hours. Many Oxford streets are also designated as snow routes where parking is prohibited when snowfall reaches 3 inches or greater. Students living off-campus may wish to purchase a parking permit and store their vehicle in the overnight section of the west Millett lot or at the Ditmer or Chestnut Fields lots over the winter break to avoid fines, immobilization or towing for being parked over 72 hours on a city street or on a snow route in the event of snow.

Information about parking in Oxford is available on the city’s Website at: cityofoxford.org/.

BCRTA Transit Service

Bus routes end operation on Friday, December 16 at 7 p.m. BCRTA Regional Route R3 will end operation on Friday, December 16 at 8 p.m. BCRTA Regional Routes R1, R2 and R4 will NOT operate Christmas Day, but will resume Mon., December 26.

Limited bus service will be available on campus during the winter term, see BCRTA’s website at ButlerCountyRTA.com/ or call (513) 785-5237 for details.

Have a safe and enjoyable winter break!

Map of Shriver parking restriction changes

Parking Restriction Changes in the Area of Shriver Center

With Miami’s Admission Visit Center relocating to Shriver Center at the beginning of the 2016-17 spring term, a number of changes to parking restrictions will be implemented in the area to accommodate admission visitors to campus. The office of admission conducts two campus tours per day, and parking for visitors is needed close to the Admission Visit Center.

Changes to parking restrictions

Beginning in January 2017, parking in the MacMillan and Shriver west parking lots and Maple St. between Center Dr. and E. Spring St. will be restricted to visitors with an admission office parking permit from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 7 days a week. After 6 p.m., any vehicle with a valid Miami University parking permit may park in the MacMillan and Shriver west parking lots, and no parking permit is required on Maple St. The disability parking spaces in these areas will not be affected by these restrictions; they remain available to any vehicle bearing a valid Miami University parking permit and state-issued disability placard.

To accommodate short-term parking needs in the area of Shriver Center and Armstrong Student Center, parking meters will be installed on Shriver Circle. These meters will have a 30-minute time limit during peak hours and 2-hour time limit during off-peak hours. Parking meter costs will increase to $2 per hour during peak hours, and $1 per hour off-peak; peak hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. All parking meters accept coins and credit/debit cards for payment; no parking permit is required to park at a meter and all drivers must pay meter fees for time used.

To offset some of the lost employee parking in the area, the Shriver east parking lot meters will be removed and the lot will be designated for red employee surface lots parking permits from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Map of Shriver parking restriction changes

Click to view a larger image of parking restriction changes in the area of Shriver Center.

Nearby parking options available

Employees with red parking permits will be eligible to purchase an unlimited-use garage access card for the south garage on Campus Ave. for $75 for the remainder of the year, a 50% discount over regular cost. Contact the Parking and Transportation Services office to purchase a garage access card.

In addition, there is parking available on Maple St. south of Center Dr. and on Harris Dr. for red permit holders. White permit holders can park in the Harris South lot located off Harris Dr. at the South Chiller Plant.

Butler County RTA offers transit service from the Ditmer Field, Chestnut Fields and west Millett parking lot to various areas of campus on a regular schedule. See BCRTA’s website (www.ButlerCountyRTA.com) for route schedules and maps.

Additional parking resources to be constructed

Miami’s parking and transportation services office is working closely with the planning, architecture and engineering (PAE) office in the physical facilities department to identify additional parking areas to be constructed over summer 2017 to replace the employee parking displaced by the move of the Admission Visit Center. Plans currently include adding approximately 150 new surface parking spaces for employees by reconfiguring existing lots and adding additional lots. Concurrent to this work, PAE is working with a traffic engineering firm to examine ways to improve vehicle and pedestrian traffic campus-wide.

To replace short-term parking spaces lost by the changes in the area of Shriver Center, the southwest corner of the Cook Field parking lot (34 spaces) will have parking meters installed in Summer 2017. The metered spaces will have a 2-hour limit during peak hours and 4-hour limit during off-peak hours. Parking meter costs will be $2 per hour during peak hours, and $1 per hour off-peak; peak hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. All parking meters accept coins and credit/debit cards for payment; no parking permit is required to park at a meter and all drivers must pay meter fees for time used.

Thanksgiving Break 2016 Parking Guide

Parking Permits Required: Temporary permits available online at $15 per week

A permit is required to park in a University parking lot or on a University drive at all times. A student may obtain up to four weeks of temporary permit privileges each semester for his or her own vehicle only. Temporary permits may be purchased online through the Online Parking Services link or in the parking office, there is a $15 fee per week. If you purchase online, the receipt you print will serve as your temporary parking permit; place it on the driver’s side of your dashboard when parking your vehicle.

Loading and Unloading: How to use vehicle log-in policy

Students should utilize the log-in policy for loading and unloading their vehicles to avoid being cited. A valid parking permit is required to utilize the log in procedure. Vehicles parked illegally in restricted areas, service drives, yellow zones and loading zones may be cited.

To use the log-in policy, call (513-529-2224) or email (parking@miamioh.edu) the parking office with the license plate, state, make and location where the vehicle will be unloaded. You will be granted 20 minutes to load/unload your vehicle from the time you contact parking services up to 4 times per semester. If you receive a parking violation during the time you are logged in, bring it to the parking office to have it waived.

Locations Where Overnight Parking Is Permitted

Student vehicles with a valid parking permit (blue or yellow) may park in the overnight sections of the west Millett or Ditmer lots or the Chestnut Fields lot over the Thanksgiving break.  When parking at west Millett or Ditmer be aware there is an overnight parking section specified for each location. Overnight parking in the garages is not permitted without a garage access card and garage hang tag displayed.

Please consult the parking map or call the Parking and Transportation Services office if you are unsure of where to park over break.

Parking on Oxford City Streets – prohibited for more than 72 consecutive hours. Play it safe and purchase a temporary parking permit from Parking Services

Oxford city ordinances prohibit parking on city streets (including Oak St., Maple St., Patterson Ave., and Tallawanda Rd.) for more than 72 consecutive hours. Many Oxford streets are also designated as snow routes where parking is prohibited when snowfall reaches 3 inches or greater. Students living off-campus may wish to purchase a temporary parking permit and store their vehicle in the overnight section of the west Millett lot, Ditmer lot, or Chestnut Fields lot over the Thanksgiving break to avoid fines, immobilization or towing for being parked over 72 hours on a city street or on a snow route in the event of snow.

Information about parking in Oxford is available on the city’s Website at: cityofoxford.org/.

BCRTA Transit Service

Bus routes end operation on Wednesday, November 23 at 10 p.m. and resume operation on Sunday, November 27 at 6 p.m. BCRTA SafeRide and ADA services will also follow these schedules.

BCRTA Regional Route R3 will end operation on Wednesday, November 23 at 10 p.m. and resume operation on Monday, November 28 at 6 a.m. BCRTA Regional Routes R1, R2 and R4 will NOT operate Thanksgiving Day, but will resume Friday, November 25. BCRTA is closed Thanksgiving Day.

Visit the BCRTA Website for more information about routes and service times: ButlerCountyRTA.com.

Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break!

Home football requires parking restrictions in west Millett lot

Miami University home football games require a parking restriction in the west Millett parking lot to ensure adequate parking for fans travelling to watch the Redhawks.

The Red Zone Parking area (shown in red) must be cleared by 8 a.m. two days prior to the game for tailgate setups.

The General Parking area (shown in yellow) must be cleared by 8 a.m. the day of the game.

The RV Parking area is restricted to recreational vehicles with reserved parking spaces at all times.

Map of football parking restrictions in west Millett lot.

Football parking restrictions in west Millett lot.

The dates of Miami’s home football games are:

  • Saturday, September 10
  • Saturday, September 17
  • Saturday, October 1
  • Saturday, October 15
  • Friday, November 4
  • Tuesday, November 22

Drivers are encouraged to park in other holding lots (Chestnut Fields, Ditmer Field) while restrictions are in effect to avoid parking violations and possible towing. On home football game weekends, a permit is not required from noon Friday to 7:00 a.m. the following Monday.

We hope to see you at the game!