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Online parking services not available Aug. 10-13

Miami University’s Parking and Transportation Services will upgrade its parking management system beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. During that time, online parking services — such as purchasing a parking permit, online citation payments, and submitting appeals of parking citations — will not be available. No Miami University parking permit will be required for on-campus parking during this time.

The new parking management system will be available for public use at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. The new system will provide greater flexibility for visitor and event parking, provide additional payment options for employees and students, and enhance communication between parking services and our customers. The new parking management system will allow customers to manage more of their parking account online and also allow Miami to adopt new technologies for increased efficiency over the next several years.

 

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ShareFest 2018 Collection Site Requires Chestnut Fields Parking Restrictions

Parking Restriction May 14-21

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 its 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 14 at noon to avoid citations and towing at the owner’s cost.

Parking restrictions in Chestnut Fields parking lot shown in yellow areas.

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.

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Parking sign

Shriver west, MacMillan Hall parking lots available for paid parking through Jan. 28

The Office of Admission has concluded its scheduled campus visits for the fall term and since their guests will not not require reserved parking until campus visits resume, the parking lots will be available to the public through Sun., Jan. 28.

No parking permit is required to park in either lot during this time, however vehicles parked in the Shriver Center west or MacMillan Hall parking lots should pay for parking at the kiosk in their respective parking lot. Display the receipt on the dashboard of the vehicle so it is visible to parking technicians enforcing time limits in the lots.

Kiosks accept coins and credit cards for payment. Parking rates are $1 per hour, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Enforcement of restricted parking hours will resume at 7 a.m. on Mon., Jan. 29.

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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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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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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.

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