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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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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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.

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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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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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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!

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