Reserved Parking

This summer, the Parking Services office will conduct a lottery to reassign all of the existing reserved spaces that are currently vacant. If any faculty or staff are interested in participating in the lottery, the deadline to do so is June 30, 2018. There is no cost to participate in the lottery. By registering for the lottery, you will not be guaranteed to receive a reserved parking spot. More information about the program and lottery can be found below.

As background, in 2015 the University introduced the Reserved Parking Program, on a pilot basis, as one effort to address the day-to-day parking needs of faculty and staff. Since the program was only established as a pilot, Parking Services did not reassign any reserved spaces as they became vacant. Instead, the spaces were marked as “open” for general use.  As part of a thorough review of the program, the University's Parking Committee conducted a survey of the campus community last year, and found there was strong interest in the program continuing. Meanwhile, the University also conducted an extensive study into the feasibility of a paid parking garage, inviting campus to take part in another survey. That research revealed there was not sufficient demand for a parking garage. Based on those findings, the Parking Committee agreed that the University should continue the Reserved Parking Program. As a result, the vacant spaces will be reassigned using a lottery system.

Here are further details about the Reserved Parking Program and lottery:

  • Some of the vacant reserved spaces will be “relocated” to parking lots where there is the greatest need, so you will see some signage changes.
  • The available reserved spaces are located in these lots: Grotto, St. Liam, Grace, Wilson Faculty/Staff, Library, ROTC and Stadium.  Please click here to see a map showing the location of the lots with available spaces.
  • As requested by the Parking Committee, the reserved spaces will be spread throughout the parking lots wherever this is feasible.
  • The price for a reserved space will remain $40 a month for the 2018-19 fiscal year.  The Parking Committee requested that several fee structure options be considered for the future, including tiered pricing and income-based fees. These will be reviewed during the 2018-19 fiscal year with possible changes in the fee structure in the 2019-20 fiscal year.
  • If you are not currently enrolled in the reserved parking program, but would like to be included in the lottery, please fill out this form.
    • The registration period will remain open until June 30. Registering does not guarantee you a spot.
    • Vacant spaces will be filled through a lottery system.
    • A wait-list process will be developed to fill spaces moving forward.
    • Space assignments will be communicated in early August.
  • Those already in program may remain in it and you do not need to do anything.

If you are enrolled in the program, but would like to move to a reserved parking spot located in a different lot, please fill out this form.

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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