Registration for Parking Decal Distribution Lottery Opens July 12

Southeast Missouri State University students may begin registering for 2004-2005 preferred, perimeter and evening parking permits beginning July 12 with a lottery system based on student seniority to determine distribution of the preferred decals.

Requests for preferred parking will sort into four groups: 

  • Commuter and resident students with 90 or more cumulative hours
  • Commuter and resident students with 60 or more cumulative hours
  • Commuter students with 59 or fewer cumulative hours
  • Resident students with 30 or more cumulative hours

Currently, first-year students are not eligible for preferred parking.

Registration for 2004-2005 parking permits will open at 8 a.m. July 12. At that time, students may apply and pay for permits online or they may complete a standard paper application (received only in their billing statement packet).

Students who register using “My Southeast” at http://www.semo.edu/mysoutheast/ should log in to their personal account and then click on the “Parking Permit” option.

Students should apply using only one method. Regardless of which method a student chooses when applying, all students who pay their account in full or who make the first payment toward their Installment Payment Plan (IPP) for the fall 2004 semester, plus the associated parking fee, by 4 p.m. July 23 will then be placed in the lottery and sorted according to student seniority. Payment may be made by mail; online access, using a checking account through a secured system via My Southeast; or in person at the Cashier’s Office.

As in past years, paper applications will begin being mailed to students in the University’s billing on July 8. Completed paper applications with payment will be accepted by mail or in person at the Cashier’s Office in Academic Hall, beginning at 8 a.m. July 12.

Parking fees for the 2004-2005 year are $135 for preferred decals; $85 for perimeter decals; and $45 for evening only decals, which are valid after 1:30 p.m.

Registration will close at 4 p.m. July 23, and no additional preferred applications will be accepted until after the lottery is conducted. The lottery will be conducted July 28, during which the preferred decals will be assigned as follows:

Preferred Resident

  • 40 percent will be distributed to resident students with 90 or more hours.
  • 35 percent will go to resident students with 60 or more hours.
  • 25 percent will go to resident students with 30 or more cumulative hours.

Preferred Commuter

  • 40 percent will be distributed to commuter students with 90 or more hours.
  • 35 percent will go to commuter students with 60 or more hours.
  • 25 percent will be distributed to commuter students with 59 or fewer hours.

Because distribution of the preferred decals will be based on a lottery, the time at which a student applies is irrelevant as long as they apply before the system closes July 23, Glaus said. Students applying for preferred permits who are not drawn in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list if they choose to do so. This choice is made by accepting a perimeter parking permit if a preferred permit is not available. Students will be placed on the waiting list for their first choice lot based upon cumulative hours. While on the waiting list, these students will receive a perimeter decal and become eligible for preferred parking from the waiting list as space becomes available. Students applying for preferred permits who are not drawn in the lottery and who declined a perimeter parking permit will not be placed on a waiting list and, therefore, will not be eligible for preferred permit for the 2004-2005 academic year.

Students can expect to receive their decals by Aug. 11.