Reserved Parking

The reserved parking pilot program launched on July 1, 2015, is one of the items currently under review by the Parking Committee.  While the committee formulates long-term recommendations for reserved parking on campus, there will be no changes to the program for the 2016-17 academic year.  Specifically, there will not be an opportunity to offer a reserved space to any faculty or staff not already in the reserved parking program.  Faculty and staff with reserved spaces during the 2015/2016 academic year will retain their space during the 2016-17 academic year.  Spaces that have opened up due to participants leaving the program will be available for non-reserved parking and will be identified as 'OPEN' on the space signage.

Cost

The annual cost for a reserved parking permit remains $480, the same cost paid by those faculty and staff that currently have a reserved parking space.  This fee is paid as a pre-tax deduction from the individual’s paycheck each pay period, evenly divided among pay periods, beginning after July 1, 2016.


FAQ

Basics

Q: Do I have to use payroll deduction? May I pay in a lump sum?

A: Participants in the reserved parking program must pay for this benefit as a pre-tax payroll deduction. In order to retain the pre-tax option, payments must be made through payroll deduction and may not be paid in a lump sum. The payment of $480.00 will be evenly divided over the course of the year and deducted from each pay period (once per month for faculty; twice per month for staff), beginning with the first pay period after July 1, 2015.

Q: May I pay for this with a university or departmental account?

A: No department or university account may be used to pay for reserved parking.

 

Logistics

Q: Does my reserved parking space apply on football game days or during other athletic or special events?

A: No. The reserved parking space will be available to the person assigned to the space Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 6 PM. The space may be used as needed by parking services after 6 PM weekdays, on weekends, holidays, or for selected special events (e.g. Presidential visit, home football game, etc.). Rectors, assistant rectors and professed religious will continue to not be charged for reserved parking and their spaces will continue to be reserved for them 24 hours a day.

Q: During what hours is the reserved parking space available just for me? What if I would like to propose other hours or days, because of my work schedule or other needs?

A: The reserved parking space will be available to the person assigned to the space Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 6 PM. The space may be used as needed by parking services after 6 PM weekdays, on weekends, holidays, or for selected special events (e.g. Presidential visit, home football game, etc.). Rectors, assistant rectors and professed religious will continue to not be charged for reserved parking and their spaces will continue to be reserved for them 24 hours a day.

Q: What do I do if someone parks in my reserved space during the time it is reserved for my use only?

A: Please call the Parking Office at 574-631-5053 or NDSP at 574-631-5555 to inform them of the situation. They will advise you how to proceed. If you need to park immediately, park in an unreserved space that is convenient for you and please be patient while the situation is handled. As this is an expanding program somewhat new to many employees, campus must grow accustomed to some spaces being reserved and the hours when the spaces are reserved.

Q: May I share access to this space with another employee of the university or a student?

A: No. Spaces are non-transferrable and may not be shared with others.

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