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Residential Life parking information

Incoming Res Life Students

Where will I park?

Where you live determines your parking assignment based on availability and your completed housing contract date/time.

    • Johnston/Wolpers – SG4M
    • Hudson/Gillett – SG4M
    • Respect/Responsibility/Excellence/Discovery – SG4M
    • Hawthorn/Galena/Dogwood – SG4M
    • Defoe-Graham – SG4M
    • Bluford/Brooks – SG7
    • North/South/Center – SG7
    • Mark Twain – Hitt Street Parking Structure Level 6
    • McDavid – Hitt Street Parking Structure Level 6
    • Hatch/Schurz/College Ave – AV14A
    • Gateway – AV14A
    • Apartments
      • The Rise – AV14A
        • If you are living at The Rise, we do not manage their on-property parking permits. Contact The Rise if you are interested in buying their parking permits.
      • Campus Lodge – SG4N

You can find these lots on our campus map or by using our online interactive map.

**All parking assignments are subject to change based on space availability**

Who is considered an incoming Res Life student?

If this is the first time you’ve lived with Res Life, you’ll be parking in one of our perimeter lots. These lots are typically a 15 minute walk to your hall.

Can I give my parking permit to someone else?

Your car must be registered to you or your family to receive a parking permit. If you sell or give your parking permit to another individual, both students will receive a student conduct violation.

What happens to my parking permit if I move out of Residential Life?

If you break your Residential Life housing contract because you move off campus (which includes Greek housing and downtown apartments), you will lose your Residential Life parking permit. You are not guaranteed another parking permit on campus and most likely you’ll be re-assigned to a perimeter lot in the the Reactor area (RP10).

You can find these lots on our campus map or by using our online interactive map.

I got a hang tag when I moved in. Do I still need a parking permit?
  

The hangtag you were given at move in was temporary and is not your assigned parking permit for the academic year. Mizzou does not provide physical hang tags for students and employees.

How do I get a parking permit?

  • If you live with Residential Life, DO NOT purchase a parking permit from Parking and Transportation Services as you’ve already done so via your preference form. You can change your license plate information via the myHousing portal.
    • If you can’t access your myHousing portal, send us an email at muparking.missouri.edu with your name, pawprint and your concern.
  • In your Residential Life MyHousing form, you selected a parking permit and approved the charge to your University bill. By making this selection, you DO NOT need to purchase your parking permit through open purchase process.
    • If you declined parking in your preference form and now need parking, please complete the request in the myHousing portal.

Are student-athletes eligible for priority parking?

No. For student-athletes, housing is prioritized. However, incoming student-athletes are not eligible for priority parking due to NCAA regulations. See FAQ about getting a parking permit.

How do we maintain safe parking lots/structures?

We work with the MU Police Department and Campus Facilities to make our lots and structures as safe as possible. We have lights and bus shelters in the lots and MUPD patrols the areas day and night.

We also have the Tiger Line shuttle service for all MU community members at no additional charge. When classes are in session, the Tiger Line shuttles are running. For specific times, check the parking website. But generally, the shuttles run 6 a.m. to midnight on weekdays; weekend times and shopping route can be found on the website.

What happens when I get my new Missouri bicentennial plates?

  • Missouri is issuing bicentennial plates until August 2021. These plates are new license plates with different plate numbers, which means the Parking & Transportation system does not recognize them.
  • If you don’t put your new plate information into the online parking system, you will receive a ticket for being an unknown car parked in a lot/structure that you aren’t registered for.
  • You can, however, participate twice a year in Donations for Citations to pay for tickets that violate rules #7 and #12

 

Returning Res Life Students

Where will I park?

  • Where you choose to live determines your parking assignment based on availability and your completed housing contract date/time.
    • Johnston/Wolpers – Virginia Ave Parking Structure
    • Hudson/Gillett – Virginia Ave Parking Structure
    • Respect/Responsibility/Excellence/Discovery – Virginia Ave Parking Structure
    • Gateway – Virginia Ave Parking Structure
    • Hawthorn/Galena/Dogwood – Virginia Ave Parking Structure
    • Defoe/Graham – Virginia Ave Parking Structure
    • Bluford/Brooks – WG6 parking lot
    • North/South/Center – WG6 parking lot
    • Mark Twain – RC15 parking lot
    • McDavid – RC4 parking lot
    • Hatch/Schurz/College Ave – AV8 parking lot
    • Apartments
      • The Rise – TBD
        • If you are living at The Rise, we do not manage their on-property parking permits. Contact The Rise if you are interested in buying their parking permits.
      • Campus Lodge – TBD

You can find these lots on our campus map or by using our online interactive map.

**All parking assignments are subject to change based on space availability**

What happens to my parking if I move off campus?

If you break your Residential Life housing contract because you move off campus (which includes Greek housing and downtown apartments), you will lose your Residential Life parking permit. You are not guaranteed another parking permit on campus and most likely you’ll be re-assigned to a perimeter lot in the the Reactor area (RP10).

You can find this lot on our campus map or by using our online interactive map.

How do I get a parking permit?

  • If you live with Residential Life, DO NOT purchase a parking permit from Parking and Transportation Services. Confirm your vehicle’s license plate number in Residential Life’s myHousing portal by May 1, 2020.
  • If you missed the May 1, 2020 parking permit deadline, you are not guaranteed any parking permit — including priority or perimeter parking.
  • Priority parking is determined by selection of specifics halls and by the date and time you submitted your housing contract.

What if I’m not bringing a vehicle to Mizzou and chose the parking equivalent?

  • If you are not bringing a vehicle and live in the residence halls, you are eligible for a parking equivalent. The parking equivalent is the value of the parking permit.
  • Residential Life pays the parking equivalent to your student account in the fall semester.

How do I get priority parking?

  • If you lived with Residential Life in the spring semester, you are eligible for priority parking if you return to Residential Life the following fall semester.
  • If you are not bringing a vehicle and live in the residence halls, you are eligible for a parking equivalent. The parking equivalent is the value of the parking permit.
  • Those living with Residential Life as summer residents, without having lived with Residential Life in the previous spring semester, are not considered a returning Residential Life resident and are not eligible for priority parking.

Will I need a new parking permit if I’m staying over the summer?

Yes. You must apply for a summer parking permit. They are a separate application and fee from the fall and spring semesters.

How do we maintain safe parking lots/structures?

We work with the MU Police Department and Campus Facilities to make our lots and structures as safe as possible. We have lights and bus shelters in the lots and MUPD patrols the areas day and night.

We also have the Tiger Line shuttle service for all MU community members at no additional charge. When classes are in session, the Tiger Line shuttles are running. For specific times, check the parking website. But generally, the shuttles run 6 a.m. to midnight on weekdays; weekend times and shopping route can be found on the website.

How do I update my parking information throughout the academic year?

  • Go to parking.missouri.edu.
  • Click on “my parking account” under the links on the righthand side.
  • Log in using your pawprint and password.
  • In this field, you can:
    • Add or remove a vehicle
    • Pay or appeal a citation
  • If you can’t access the parking portal to update your information, send an email to muparking@missouri.edu and include your name, pawprint and how we can help you.

What happens when I get my new Missouri bicentennial plates?

  • Missouri is issuing bicentennial plates until August 2021. These plates are new license plates with different plate numbers, which means the Parking & Transportation system does not recognize them.
  • If you don’t put your new plate information into the online parking system, you will receive a ticket for being an unknown car parked in a lot/structure that you aren’t registered for.
  • You can, however, participate twice a year in Donations for Citations to pay for tickets that violate rules #7 and #12