Registration for Parking Decal Distribution Lottery Opens July 12

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 30, 2006 — Southeast Missouri State University students may begin registering for 2006-2007 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 priority parking will sort into four groups:

  • Students with 90 or more cumulative hours
  • Students with 60 to 89 cumulative hours
  • Students with 30 to 59 cumulative hours 

Currently, students with 29 or fewer hours are not eligible to participate in the lottery for preferred parking permits but should register for perimeter parking.

Registration for 2006-2007 parking permits will open at 8 a.m. July 12. At that time, students may apply online or they may complete a standard paper application (received only in their billing statement packet).

Students may register online at http://www5.semo.edu/dps/Parking/index.asp by clicking on the “Parking Permit Application Form” option.

Students should apply using only one method. Regardless of which method a student chooses when applying, students who qualify and apply for preferred parking and who pay their account in full or who make the first payment toward their Installment Payment Plan (IPP) for the fall 2006 semester by 4 p.m. July 28 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 10. 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 2006-2007 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 28, and no additional preferred applications will be accepted until after the lottery is conducted. The lottery will be conducted Aug. 4, during which the priority decals will be assigned as follows:

  • 55 percent will be distributed to students with 90 or more hours. 
  • 30 percent will go to students with 60 to 89 hours. 
  • 15 percent will be distributed to students with 30 to 59 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 28,” 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 firstchoice 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 a preferred permit for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Students can expect to receive their decals by Aug. 14.