Southeast Missouri State University

Preferred parking is student parking located near the interior of campus. Preferred parking permits are distributed at a low permit-to-space ratio to ensure availability of spaces for the permit holders. Those individuals applying for, but not receiving preferred parking will be issued a perimeter permit, unless otherwise noted on the application, and their name placed on a waiting list. Waiting list assignments are made only for those students who have purchased perimeter parking. After a preferred group is filled, any available spaces will be filled from the waiting list. Only one preferred parking assignment will be made and will be effective for the academic year. Lot choices may not be changed at the beginning of the new semester. Once it has been assigned, the permit is valid only for that preferred group and perimeter lots.

Preferred parking is sold in the Fall semester at a cost of $155.00 and will remain valid for the academic year. Any preferred parking issued during the Spring semester is sold at a reduced fee of $116.00 and is valid for the Spring and Summer semesters. Preferred River Campus parking is sold in the Fall semester at a cost of $135.00 and will remain valid for the academic year. Spring River Campus parking is sold at a reduced fee of $101.00.

Preferred Parking is divided into two classifications: Preferred Commuter and Preferred Resident.

Preferred Commuter

Preferred Commuter parking is available to those students who do not live in Residence Halls and who have completed 30 hours of course work. Waiting list assignments are made based on the applicant’s parking lot choice.

Preferred commuter parking areas are identified by both letters and color. Preferred Commuter A, indicated as purple on the parking map, is located in the Northeast section of campus. Preferred Commuter B , indicated as red on the parking map, is located in the Northwest section of campus. Preferred Commuter C, indicated as orange on the parking map, is located in the Southeast section of campus. Preferred River Campus, indicated as teal on the parking map, is located at the satellite River Campus.

Seniority permit distribution for preferred commuter permits:

  • 55 percent of permits to students with 90 or more credit hours.
  • 30 percent of permits to students with 60-89 credit hours.
  • 15 percent of permits to students with 30-59 or less credit hours.

Preferred Resident

Preferred Resident parking is available to those students living in Resident Halls, who have completed 30 hours of course work and are enrolled in 12 or more semester hours. Students meeting the hour requirements may apply for parking in the area applicable to their resident hall assignment. Waiting list assignments are based on the applicant meeting qualifications for preferred parking and their resident hall assignment. Students changing residence halls or moving off campus, should contact Parking Services for information regarding replacement permits and waiting list assignments.

Preferred Resident parking areas are designated by both letters and color. Preferred Resident A, indicated as light green on the parking map, is located at the Towers/Greek complex. Preferred Resident B, indicted as magenta on the parking map, is located near Myers Hall. Preferred Resident C, indicated as yellow on the parking map, is located near Cheney Hall.

Seniority permit distribution for preferred resident permits:

  • 55 percent of permits to students with 90 or more credit hours.
  • 30 percent of permits to students with 60-89 credit hours.
  • 15 percent of permits to students with 30-59 credit hours.

River Campus Upgrade

Those students receiving preferred parking for the main campus may choose to purchase an additional upgrade permit, which will allow them to park in the preferred parking at the River Campus. This upgrade may be purchased after the preferred permit for main campus has been issued for an additional fee of $25.00 per Academic year. River Campus permits are not prorated by semester.

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