Friday, September 12, 2008

SGA Ride Van

Starting on Thursday 9/18, the new SGA Safe Ride Van will start for the academic year.

At this time, the shuttle will run only Thursdays-Saturdays from 10pm-2:30am. This excludes college break and extremely inclement weather.

If you are interested in become a driver, please contact the Fleet Office or Public Safety. If we can recruit more drivers, we will be able to run the service more during the week.

The shuttle will be on a loop system on campus. The van will arrive at its assigned stop every 30 minutes. The stops are:
  1. 1837/Mandelle Lot, waiting area at the lamp post near the blue light phone
  2. Chapin Rd (for the Rockies & Mary Woolley Hall), waiting area at the PVTA bus stop
  3. Gateway Rd (for Brigham & the Library), waiting area at the speed limit sign on right
  4. Gateway Rd (for Psych & Ed Building), waiting area at the lamp post
  5. Dunlap Place (for the Betty Shabazz Center), waiting area at the blue light phone
  6. Equestrian Center Drive (for the Equ Ctr/Lot), waiting area at the blue light phone
  7. Park St/Ham/McG Drive (for Ham/McGregor), waiting area at the lamp post on left
  8. Lower Lake Rd (for the Art Museum area), waiting area at the PVTA bus stop
  9. Lower Lake Rd (for the rear of Blanchard), waiting area at the blue light phone
  10. Blanchard Circle (for Mead & Wilder), waiting area at the lamp post on the right
  11. Faculty Lane (for Dickinson Hall), waiting area at the blue light phone
  12. Gorse Lot Front, waiting area at the blue light phone
  13. Gorse Lot Rear, waiting area at the blue light phone
  14. *Fleet Parking lot, waiting area at the blue light phone

*The SGA Ride Van does not usually go into the Fleet Vehicle parking lot. However, drivers who are returning fleet vehicles between 10pm-2:30am, can be picked up in this lot by calling Public Safety dispatch, who will radio the van driver to go into this lot on the next circuit.

The Safe Ride Van is for safety purposed for MHC students traveling alone & has limited capacity. If you are going to your final destination in a group, please do not ask for a ride.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

How come I can't park in a F/S space?

If you are a student, you must be wondering why you cannot park in a Faculty/Staff space when they are empty.

Well, those spaces have to remain available after hours for events on campus or even for your guests. When employees of the campus leave for the evening, there are many other uses for those spaces. This is why students must remain in their designated spaces.

Unregistered guests to campus may park in a Faculty/Staff space from 5pm-7am the next business day or in Torrey Lot until 9am.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Visitor Passes

Now that all the students are settled in with their decals, classes and schedules its time to have visitors on campus.

If you are expecting a visitor to campus, please stop by the parking office to pick up a FREE pass during our business hours. The information we will need to give the pass is the plate #, make and model of the visitors vehicle.

Visitor passes can be made out for a day all the way up to a semester long pass.

If a visitor comes in for a surprise, your visitor may park in a Faculty/Staff space from 5pm-7am the next business day. Or in Torrey Lot from 5pm-9am the next business day. The reason Torrey Lot has an exception, it allows a 1/2 hour for you to obtain a visitor pass from the time the Parking Office open until tickets start to be handed out.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Parking Registration

Don't forget, if you have a vehicle on campus, it needs to be registered with the Parking Office. This goes for students and employees.

We will need your plate number, make & model of your vehicle. If you are a student and your vehicle is registered with out-of-state plates, we will also need additional information (your insurance information and your VIN number from your vehicle).

The Parking Office is located in Central Services. When you are walking from Blanchard Hall, past Ciruti Center, you will walk by our front door. Please stop by during business hours to register your vehicle. We are open 8:30am-5pm for today and tomorrow. Starting next week we will be back to our normal hours of 8:30am-4pm.

After you come through the main door, please come on over to the Parking Window. If one of us is not sitting at the window, please press the button for service and we will be right with you.

We are pretty busy this time of year, but we will always assist you. So, if we happen to be on the phone while you approach the window, please be patient and we will be right with you.

After you finish filling out your paperwork, it will take only seconds (unless the phone rings) to process your paperwork.

Then the data entry starts for us! Unless you applied online, you help us out with inputting the information. Online registration can still be done, but the discount is no longer in effect.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Welcome Back!

Well, a new academic year is upon us! We are ready for your parking needs, bike registrations and questions.

This week, the office will be open from 8:30am-5pm. Starting Monday 9/8 the office hours will return to normal (8:30am-4pm), but we will still be here to assist you.

We are looking forward to a smooth and wonderful school year and we hope you will be too!