Shriver Center east parking lot

Shriver Center east lot reopens, new parking area at Wilson Hall

Shriver Center east parking lot

With the exterior construction around Shriver Center wrapping up, the east parking lot will reopen for public use on Wed., Oct. 25 at 7 a.m. There will be 38 short-term parking meters in the lot for use during daytime hours to attend to business in Shriver Center. The meters will be limited to 45 minutes maximum Mon. through Fri. between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. (peak hours). After 5 p.m. and all day on weekends (off-peak hours) the parking meters will be available for a maximum of 2 hours. Parking meters cost $2 per hour during peak hours and $1 per hour during off-peak hours. All parking meters on Miami University’s campus accept coins and credit cards for your convenience.

The remainder of the parking spaces in the lot are for service vehicle use only and will be marked with signs.

Shriver Center east parking lot

Shriver Center east parking lot

Wilson Hall parking lot

A new parking area between east Cook Field and Wilson Hall with 53 parking spaces will provide additional parking for employees during business hours. The parking lot will be restricted to Miami University RED (employee surface lots) parking permits Mon. through Fri. between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends any valid Miami University parking permit may park in this lot.

Wilson Hall west parking lot

Wilson Hall west parking lot

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Fall 2017 parking restrictions in west Millett Hall parking lot

Vehicles must be removed from the west Millett Hall parking lot in advance of home football games and other special events as determined by Parking and Transportation Services. For the fall 2017 semester, the following dates will be restricted in the entire west Millett Hall parking lot:

  • 7 a.m. Fri., Sep. 8 to 7 a.m. Sun., Sep. 10 – Home football vs. Austin Peay
  • 7 a.m. Fri., Sep 15 to 7 a.m. Sun., Sep. 17 – Home football vs. Cincinnati
  • 5 p.m. Fri., Sep. 22 to 3 p.m. Sat., Sep. 23 – Charity bicycle race
  • 7 a.m. Fri., Oct. 6 to 7 a.m. Sun., Oct. 8 – Home football vs. Bowling Green
  • 7 a.m. Fri., Oct. 20 to 7 a.m. Sun., Oct. 22 – Home football vs. Buffalo
  • 7 a.m. Tue., Nov. 7 to 7 a.m. Wed., Nov. 8 – Home football vs. Akron
  • 7 a.m. Wed., Nov. 15 to 7 a.m. Thu., Nov. 16 – Home football vs. Eastern Michigan

Vehicles remaining in the west Millett Hall parking lot during the restricted hours are subject to parking citations.

Map of home football game parking restriction on game day.

Home football game parking restriction on game day – click to enlarge

Parking in the “Red Zone” tailgating area and RV lot section of the west Millett Hall parking lot is restricted two days in advance of home football games:

  • 7 a.m. Thu., Sep. 7 to 7 a.m. Sun., Sep. 10
  • 7 a.m. Thu., Sep. 14 to 7 a.m. Sun., Sep. 17
  • 7 a.m. Thu., Oct. 5 to 7 a.m. Sun., Oct 8
  • 7 a.m. Thu., Oct. 19 to 7 a.m. Sun., Oct. 22
  • 7 a.m. Mon., Nov. 6 to 7 a.m. Wed., Nov 8
  • 7 a.m. Tue., Nov 14 to 7 a.m., Thu., Nov. 16

Vehicles left in the “Red Zone” tailgating area or RV lot section of the west Millett Hall parking lot during the restricted times are subject to towing at the owner’s expense in addition to any parking violations issued.

Map of "Red Zone" tailgating area and RV lot.

“Red Zone” tailgating area and RV lot restricted 2 days before game – click to enlarge.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you at Miami’s home football games this year!

Go Redhawks!

 

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Pearson Hall lot and Withrown Ln. parking restriction on Aug. 25

Miami’s Office of Student Activities welcomes first year students to campus on Fri., Aug 25 with their “Welcome Home with Late Night Miami” program which will conclude with a fireworks display to be viewed from the grassy plaza above the north parking garage at 10:45 p.m. To ensure the safety of the event, parking in part of the Pearson Hall parking lot (adjacent to the north parking garage) will be restricted all day Fri., Aug. 25.

Parking in the remainder of the Pearson Hall parking lot and on Withrow Ln. will be restricted after 5 p.m. on Fri., Aug 25. Access to and from the north parking garage will be maintained until the time of the fireworks display. Access to and from the parking garage will resume following the fireworks display.

Please see the map of the parking areas below for the restricted areas and times. Signs and barricades will be in place to indicate the restrictions. Vehicles parked in violation of the restrictions are subject to citations and may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Map of Pearson Hall lot and Withrow Ln. parking restrictions.

Pearson Hall lot and Withrow Ln. parking restrictions – click to enlarge.

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Admission guest parking sign

Fall 2017 parking changes for employees and admission guests

Miami University’s parking and transportation services is making several changes in fall 2017 to better allocate the parking spaces near Shriver Center.

The changes follow an occupancy study of the parking spaces reserved for admission guest visits during spring 2017 and modifications to the MacMillan Hall and Shriver Center west parking lots to increase capacity.

Maple Street

  • Employee (RED permit) parking will be returned to 30 spaces on Maple from Hiestand Hall to Center Drive.
  • Short-term metered parking will be available on Maple from Hiestand to Spring Street but may be restricted to admission guest parking during anticipated peak admission visit times.

Signs will be posted on parking meter poles, and the meters will display restrictions when they are in effect. Metered parking on Maple will cost $2 per hour during peak hours (7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday) and $1 per hour at other times. Parking meters are enforced 7 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days a week.

MacMillan Hall and Shriver Center west parking lots

  • Pay and display parking kiosk

    Pay and display parking kiosk.

    The lots will be restricted to vehicles displaying admission guest parking permits 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

  • After 4 p.m. and all day on weekends the parking lots will have paid parking available to the public. Payments will be made at a kiosk located in each lot, and the receipt issued at the kiosk showing the expiration time must be displayed on the parked vehicle’s dashboard.

Paid parking will cost $1 per hour and be enforced anytime the lot is not restricted to admission guest parking, including overnight.

These changes and restrictions are expected to take effect on Friday, Aug. 18, when construction in these areas has been completed.

Additional parking

  • Additional employee (RED permit) parking will be added to lots at the Center for Performing Arts, Bachelor Hall and on the east side of Cook Field to replace the spaces allocated for admission parking in the MacMillan and Shriver Center lots. It will be available by the end of September.
  • The southwest corner of the Cook Field parking lot that was to have parking meters installed will remain employee (RED permit) parking 7 a.m.-6 p.m Monday-Friday and be available to anyone with a valid Miami University parking permit at all other times.

All parking restrictions, time limits and prices will be clearly displayed on signs in the affected areas.

If you have questions about parking on Miami University’s campus, contact parking customer services at (513) 529-2224 during business hours or email parking@miamioh.edu.

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North parking garage traffic changes

In response to concerns about wait times to exit the north parking garage, parking and transportation services has made changes to the traffic flow within the garage. The plan, which was provided by a parking consultant to improve the efficiency of the parking garage, will be piloted during the fall 2017-18 semester.

Six parking spaces have been removed so that vehicles may circulate on the entry level of the parking garage and direct access to the exit lane has been barricaded. Signs and barricades have been placed to indicate the parking restrictions and traffic flow. Please observe the parking restrictions and traffic signs in the garage.

Garage customers can further decrease their wait times at exit by having their parking ticket and payment method ready upon arrival at the gates, or by pre-paying for their exit at the kiosk at the elevator on the entry level before driving to the exit gates.

The illustration below shows the intended traffic flow and parking spaces affected by the changes in circulation patterns in the garage.

North parking garage level 2 traffic flow map

North parking garage level 2 traffic flow – click to enlarge.

Both students and employees may use their Miami University ID card to pay for garage parking with their MUlaa account (students and employees) or payroll deduction (employees). Simply tap the card at the entrance, then tap the same card at the exit to have the amount of the stay deducted from your account. Credit and debit cards are accepted at the exits and payment kiosk for payment. Cash and coin is accepted only at the payment kiosk by the elevator on the entry level.

Parking rates in the north garage are $2 for the first hour, $1 for each additional hour. A $25 fee is assessed in addition to parking rates for lost tickets.

If you have questions about parking in Miami’s garages, call parking customer services in the HOME Office at (513) 529-2224 or email parking@miamioh.edu.

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Campus Ave. parking garage

Parking garages resume normal operation 8/7

Miami’s north parking garage beneath the Engineering Building has been closed since the beginning of July for maintenance to the structure. During that time, the south parking garage on Campus Ave. has been open and available for no fee. Beginning Mon., July 31 the north parking garage will reopen and both garages will be available for parking for no fee until Mon., Aug. 7 at which time gate operations will resume.

Parking in the north garage is $2 for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour. Parking in the south garage is $1 for the first hour and 50 cents for each additional hour. Payment may be made with credit/debit cards at the exit gates or with cash at the payment kiosk on the entry level of each garage near the elevator.

There will still be some ongoing work within the stairwells of the north parking garage, but areas to avoid will be clearly marked by contractors.

Garage access now uses Miami ID card

ID card reader

ID card reader

Beginning Mon., Aug. 7 students and employees who have purchased prepaid access to either parking garage will use their Miami ID card for access to the garage. If you have prepaid for garage access when you purchased your parking permit, your ID card will open the gate upon entry and exit.

To use your Miami ID card to enter the garage, tap the ID card to the sensor on the entry column when entering the parking garage — the gate will open when your card is recognized. If the gate does not open when you tap at the entry, press the ticket button on the column and contact the parking services office after parking your car. If the entry gate is open when you arrive at the garage, you should still tap your ID card upon entry or you may not be able to exit.

To use your Miami ID card to exit the garage, tap the ID card to the sensor on the exit column when exiting the parking garage — the gate will open when your card is recognized. If the gate does not open when you tap at the exit, press and hold the intercom button and someone will connect by phone to assist you. If the exit gate is open when you leave the garage, you should still tap your ID card upon exit or you may not be able to enter when you return to the garage again.

MUlaa and payroll deduction for garage parking

If you did not purchase garage access at the time you purchased your parking permit, you may still use your Miami ID card to pay for parking in the garage with your MUlaa declining balance account or payroll deduction (for eligible employees). Follow the same steps as above for entry and exit but understand that a deduction will be made from the appropriate account (MUlaa or payroll) for each transaction. If sufficient funds are not available upon entry, the card will be declined; you may still take a ticket from the entry column and pay with another method upon exit.

Questions about parking on Miami University’s campus should be directed to the parking office at (513) 529-2224 during business hours or parking@miamioh.edu.

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Most of Maple Street closed three weeks, July 31-Aug. 18

To complete several significant construction and paving jobs, Miami University will close Maple Street on the Oxford campus from Center Drive to E. Spring St. from July 31-Aug. 18.

E. Spring St. remains closed at Maple St. due to work installing a raised intersection.

Crews will install new tunnel tops on much of the sidewalk on Maple, repave the street and install new curbing.

While Maple St. is closed, there will be no access to the MacMillan nor Shriver west parking lots. Visitors to the admission welcome center will park in south Cook Field parking lots through Aug. 4, after which admission tours take a break for three weeks. Employees can not park in the south Cook Field lot July 31-Aug. 4.

The west Patterson Dr. sidewalks also will be closed from the art building north to Spring St. during this time. Sections of the street and sidewalk may open before Aug. 18.

Map of road and walkway closures 7/31-8/18

Map of road and walkway closures 7/31-8/18. Click image to enlarge.

Miami University’s north parking garage (beneath the engineering building) will reopen Mon., July 31, after being closed throughout July for facility maintenance. To help facilitate the Maple Street work, both the north parking garage and south parking garage on Campus Ave. will be available for parking for no fee until Mon., Aug. 7, when Cook Field spaces are again available to employees.

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Examples of revised parking restriction signs.

Summer parking sign facelift underway

In an effort to simplify the parking system on campus and clarify the restrictions in place, parking services has undertaken a parking sign facelift project this summer. The signs, designed in a Lean Kaizen event over the 2016-17 winter term, were tested in selected locations on campus during spring semester and resulted in fewer parking violations and appeals in those locations.

The signs (shown below) indicate when a Miami University parking permit is required, and which permits are recognized in the parking lot at different times.

Examples of revised parking restriction signs.

Examples of revised parking restriction signs.

The updated signs are NOT changes to the existing restrictions; changes to parking restrictions are indicated by orange flags on signs to draw motorists’ attention.

Flags indicating changed parking restrictions.

Flags indicating changed parking restrictions.

Parking services anticipates updating all parking restriction signs on campus before the beginning of the fall semester. If you have questions about the parking restrictions on Miami University’s campus, call parking customer services at (513) 529-2224 or email parking@miamioh.edu for additional information.

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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

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