Registration for Parking Decal Distribution Lottery Opens July 7

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

June 16, 2008 – Southeast Missouri State University students may begin registering for 2008-2009 preferred, perimeter and evening parking permits beginning July 7 with a lottery system based on student seniority to determine distribution of the preferred decals.

Requests for preferred parking will sort into three groups:

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

Registration for 2008-2009 parking permits will open at 8 a.m. July 7. 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://portal.semo.edu. The parking application is in the Parking Services link, accessible from the Student Processes section.

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 2008 semester by 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 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 7. Completed paper applications with payment will be accepted by mail or in person at the Cashier’s Office in Academic Hall.

Parking fees for the 2008-2009 year are $155 for preferred decals, $105 for perimeter decals, and $55 for evening only decals, which are valid only after 1:30 p.m.

River Campus “preferred” decals, which allow students to park in the River Campus “preferred” lot and in any “perimeter” student lot on the main campus, are $135. Students who have a “preferred” decal for the main campus may purchase a River Campus upgrade decal, which allows them to park in the River Campus “preferred” lot in addition to the main campus. “River Campus Upgrade” decals are $25.

Registration for parking permits will close at 4 p.m. Aug. 1, and no additional preferred applications will be accepted until after the lottery is conducted. The lottery will be conducted Aug. 5, 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 does not affect their chances of getting preferred parking as long as they apply before it closes August 1,” 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 a preferred permit for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Commuter students can anticipate receiving their decals beginning Aug. 15. Resident students can pick up their decals at the Parking office, D-wing, Dearmont Hall, when they return to campus for the fall semester, or at the Show Me Center, during residence hall move-in on Thursday, Aug. 21.