Category Archives: Parking restrictions

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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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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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