Friday, May 30, 2008

Helpful Parking Tip #5

Be respectful to the Parking Coordinator!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Helpful Parking Tip #3

Read Signs Carefully!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Helpful Parking Tip #2

Do not park on campus lawns.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Helpful Parking Tips #1

Do not park blocking fire hydrants.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Reunion & Graduation Parking

Yeah! Its graduation weekend in 2 days! Of course there is reunion too!

So, with this in mind, please have your guests park in student parking. I know, I know.....they don't have a decal, but the student spaces are the best place for them to park without a pass.

Public Safety is aware of this agreement and will only ticket people who are parking in a handicap space without a placard, parked in a tow zone, fire lane or no parking area, and in a Faculty/Staff space on Friday.

Any questions, please call the office!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Parking Decals

Have you ever wondered how many vehicles are registered on campus? Well, you have come to right place. Below is a chart for the last few years from 2003-2006.

Note that faculty/staff Decals are renewed every four years; during renewal years the numbers rise dramatically.

The parking office *NEVER* gives out more decals then spaces. We want to make sure there is a space for everyone, even if its not right outside your door. This is why we like to register your vehicle on campus (and so many other reasons too), to make sure the ratio of spaces & vehicles are working out they way they should.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Funny!

Wanna hear a joke? Um, has nothing to do with parking!

Here is goes -

Q - What did the # Zero say to the # Eight?

A - Were did you get that belt?

Ha! Ha! Ha! Thanks Charlyn for sharing that comic relief!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Summer Parking

It may seem like it should be time for summer parking, but right now its still considered academic year parking.

What I mean by this is, the student decals are still in effect until 5/31/2008. After this, students can park in student parking areas without a decal or pass.
If you are a visitor, after 5/31/2008 you may park in a student space without a pass during business hours. You may still park in Faculty/Staff parking after 5pm - the next business day at 7am.

Employees must remain in Faculty/Staff spaces too!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Heading Home!

I'm sure you can't wait for exams to be done! You are packed & ready to leave, just waiting to turn in that last paper in or counting down the minutes until your scheduled exam will be held so you can head home.

Please keep in mind while you load your vehicle, that you do not block any roadways to keep them clear for emergency vehicles, in the event something should occur.

Also, make sure you are actively loading in a space & not parked for the day. If you have loaded your vehicle & still need to do your last minute errands, please return your vehicle to a student space when you are done.

Good Luck with exams and see you in the Fall! Unless you are a Senior, and good luck with everything you do beyond the MHC gates!

Friday, May 9, 2008


What a beautiful site! Enjoy your Friday and first day of exams! Don't forget to take a moment, breath the lovely scented air and remember its almost over!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Campus Map

If you need to show your visitors a campus map, here you go! This is the most updated map the campus has at this moment that shows parking areas along with buildings. You can click on a section of the map to zoom in too.....its pretty nifty!

Please keep in mind, it has not been updated to accomidate the new dorm that is being built, so keep that in mind! As soon as an updated map is available, we will hook you up!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Now that I have a ticket......

You received a ticket. You would like to appeal it, huh? Sure!

Any ticket you receive on campus is appealable, but keep in mind they are not always granted.

You have 7 days after receiving the parking ticket to appeal it. You may pick up an appeal form at the Parking Office or check out the website to locate the online appeal form.

On the form, provide your name and email address so you can be notified of the outcome along with your appeal reason. You will be notified by email if your appeal has been granted or denied. Once the decision has been made, there is no re-appeal process. The decision is final.

The appeal board is made up of staff & students from all over campus, the parking office staff is not part of the decision making. If you are interested in joining the board, please contact the Parking Coordinator, Charlyn Puza or leave a comment. We welcome anyone who is interested to join.

Monday, May 5, 2008

They Kept Records That Far Back?

Since you waited so patiently for last Thursdays answer asking what year was the first Parking Rules & Regulations where recorded, here is the answer.

It was 1936!

The Archives & Special Collections department has records dating from 1936-1996 for Parking & Public Safety that include the rules & regulations, snow removal guidelines and student vehicle information.

Wow! I bet you never knew that vehicles were brought on campus in the 30's! Its hard to imagine it, but it must have occurred.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Do you know the answer?

Lets test your MHC parking knowlege-

Can you guess when the first documentation of parking rules & regulations were recorded on campus?

a. 1979

b. 1936

c. 1924

d. 1981

If you think you know the answer, leave a comment! Check back Monday for the answer!