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To ensure your time on campus is as pleasant as possible, read about required parking passes and designated lots for visitors, students, faculty and staff.
SUMMER CONSTRUCTION FRENZY!
DPT has been informed about a number of summer construction projects that may impact the Ole Miss communities' ability to move about campus. Projects include: utility work along Chucky Mullins and Fraternity Drive that will close both roads at some point, the start of the new Residential Parking Structure on the north side of campus, and even the closure of Gertrude Ford Blvd. due to work on the University Avenue bridge. Many other projects around campus are scheduled to start this summer while students are mostly absent. Our department has created a map summarizing the projects that we've been informed about and we feel it is important to share this information with the community. Click HERE to download the PDF version of the construction on campus this summer.
NOTICE! Fraternity Row CLOSURE.
Fraternity Row will be closed to through traffic starting Thursday June 2nd. The section of road between Chapel Lane and Guyton Drive will be closed to allow the burial of underground utilities. All through traffic will need to detour around the area using Magnolia Drive. Poole Drive is also currently closed at Chucky Mullins due to the same project and planned resurfacing. The road closure is expected to last about three weeks.
NOTICE! East Turner Parking Lot Resurfacing.
Starting May 25th, the small parking lot on the east side of the Turner Center will be closed for approximately one week. The lot will be first be resurfaced. After allowing a few days for the asphalt to cure, the lot will be restriped and then reopened to the public. The large lot behind Turner Center along Hill Drive is scheduled for the same process sometime next week.
NOTICE! NEW Stop Signs on Rebel Drive and Fraternity Row!
Starting May 25th, the task of moving and installing new stop signs at three intersections along Rebel Drive and Fraternity Row will start. The three-way intersection stop signs at Guyton Drive (old section of Rebel Drive) and Fraternity Row will be moved to Fraternity Row at West Road. Guyton Drive heading south will still have a stop sign but Fraternity Row will not. A new three-way intersection at the new Rebel Drive and Fraternity Row intersection will also be installed. A new four-way intersection at Guyton Drive and Rebel Drive at the west end of Sam-Gerard Hall will also be installed. Motorist should use caution traveling in the area on the roads around Guyton Hall until everyone becomes familiar with the new pattern.
SUMMER PARKING POLICY.
Summer parking policies go into effect, starting Monday May 16th and extend through August 12th. During this time, Park-N-Ride service to the South Lot and JAC will be suspended and all PNR permits may park in any STUDENT (Commuter, East, Center, West, South) designated area. Faculty/Staff permits may also park in any student designated area. All vehicles brought on to campus still require a permit and all other parking restrictions still apply.
SAVE-THE-DATE! 2017 Permits Go Live July.
As we approach the end of the spring semester, students planning to attend in the fall should consider if and what type of parking permit they will need. Some parking permit types have limited quantities and will be sold on a strict first-come-first-serve basis. The Go-Live dates for each permit group is as follows:
Commuter: (Limited Availability)
- July 11 Senior/Grad students who have completed 90+ hours
- July 12 Junior who have completed hours 60-89
- July 13 Sophomore who have completed 30-59 hours
- July 14 Freshman who have completed 0-29
All hours are based on what is recorded by the Registrar's office.
Residential: (Limited Availability)
- July 18-West Residential
- July 19-Central Residential
- July 20-East Residential
- July 21-South Residential & Campus Walk
Residence Hall assignments determine permit eligibility.
Faculty/Staff – July 22nd
There will always be options such as Park-N-Ride and the Residential Satellite Lots for individuals who are not able to obtain one of the limited quantity permits. Please check back for updates and other information. Download this year's "Save-the-Date" postcard for easy reference.
Residential Parking Garage Phase I to Start Early March
Phase I of the construction of the North Residential Parking Garage is slated to start at the beginning of March. Phase I will involve the construction of an access road on the west side of Kinard Hall. The new road will intersect Rebel Drive at what will become a 4-way stop at the intersection of the Guyton Drive (formerly a section of Rebel Drive) and the new section of Rebel Drive. The current road on the west side of Kinard will only be accessible up to the Willie Price Lab School. All other traffic needing to access the rear parking lot of Kinard and the Upper Kincannon Field Parking lot will need to use Student Union Drive near Kincannon Hall. Phase I Map <Click HERE>.
Once the road is completed (expected in early May), Phase II of the project will begin and will include the construction of a new residential parking structure with approximately 1500 parking spaces, a new access road connecting Student Union Drive to the 4-way stop at Guyton Drive and Rebel Drive, as well as, the rearrangement of the Upper Kincannon Field parking area.
North End Zone Construction
Construction to enclose the north side of Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium will began in November following the home football game vs. LSU. The project is expected to take until August 2016 to complete and will result in the loss of parking on the north side of the stadium.
This project will coincide with needed updates to drainage pipes buried beneath the parking lots through the area resulting in the additional temporary loss of parking in the area. Click <HERE> for a map showing the approximate boundaries of the projects.
The combined projects will impact a significant allocation of Faculty/Staff parking but the majority should be returned once the projects are completed. To compensate for the loss of Faculty/Staff designated parking, the lots on Hill Drive currently being used by the Pavilion construction project will be designated as Faculty/Staff parking and will be returned to service as soon as possible pending spring weather affecting asphalt paving conditions. Pavilion construction should be concluding in early spring 2016.
In the interim, Faculty/Staff that normally park in this area are encouraged to seek other parking alternatives. Park-N-Ride service from the South Lot drops riders off at the new Kennon Bus Terminal behind Brevard Hall and operates from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday while the Fall and Spring semesters are in session. Faculty/Staff may also park in any Commuter and Open designated parking lot using their existing Faculty/Staff hang tag.
We understand the inconvenience this will cause and respectfully ask those impacted to be patient while the much needed work is completed.
Visitor Parking Passes
Effective July 1st, 2015. Visitor Daily permits are priced at $3/day for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. Daily visitor permits can be purchased in person at the Department of Parking and Transportation office in Lester Hall or at the Welcome Center near the entrance to the Circle on University Avenue. Visitors may also purchase a permit for up to 7 days online by following information on <this page>. Visitors wishing to purchase a permit for a longer period of time may purchase a monthly or annual pass in person at the office in Lester Hall. Departmental purchases of permits will continue to be by email requests. Please feel free to contact our office for any questions - (662) 915-7235 or email@example.com.
Construction News and Updates Website!
In order to help distribute information, the University Communications department has launched a comprehensive website with the latest info on construction and building projects on campus. Please visit beautiful.olemiss.edu to find out more!