Proposed Parking Model

We are exploring a new parking model for the MU campus that would increase flexibility and choice for faculty, staff and students while funding necessary infrastructure investments. No decisions have been made. The earliest a new model would go into effect is January 2025 for faculty and staff and July 2025 for students.

We invite all faculty and staff to participate in one of the upcoming virtual information sessions.

  • Tuesday, April 23, from 3 to 3:45 p.m. via Zoom
  • Wednesday, April 24 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. via Zoom
  • Thursday, April 25 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. via Zoom

During the sessions, we will:

  • Provide an overview of the issues driving us toward a new parking model.
  • Outline the proposed changes and the reasons behind them.
  • Offer an opportunity for discussion, questions and feedback

Why explore a new model?

As our campus infrastructure continues to evolve, we must thoughtfully address existing needs while planning for future investments. Our current parking model brings us through the end of 2024, but it is not sustainable in the long-term. 

  • $51.5 million of deferred maintenance for parking lots and structures needs to be addressed over the next decade.
  • In addition to working through the accumulated deferred maintenance needs, the university is implementing routine maintenance protocols estimated at $3.5 million annually.
  • The university is completing master planning to support MU’s institutional priorities through sustainable building and landscape construction, maintenance, renovation and infrastructure. Investments to transportation infrastructure on campus, such as roundabouts, speed bumps, signage and lighting, are needed as part of the master plan.

We know our faculty, staff and students value convenience and cost when it comes to parking. Some people are willing to pay more to park as close as they can to their office, lab or residence hall.Others value price and don’t want to spend much on parking. They’re willing to park farther away if it saves them money. Others fall somewhere in the middle and appreciate options so they can decide what’s best for their personal situation. 

Evolving to a demand-based parking model

We are proposing a new, demand-based parking model. This model will honor permit holders’ values while funding necessary maintenance and upgrades to structures and lots. In a demand-based parking model, parking rates would be organized in tiers. Pricing would vary by tier, based on demand for the specific parking structure or lot.

Key features of the proposed model include:

  • Employees and students would have more parking choices and the flexibility to select where they park based on location and cost.
  • For the first time, employees will have several low-cost options.
  • Employee access to shuttle services.
  • Parking lots will not be enforced between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. (except in reserved and 24-hour lots).

Shuttle Services

  • Year-round shuttle service during normal university operations
    • Regular Tiger Line shuttle 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
    • Evening support through Uber 8 p.m. to midnight
    • Additional support for select locations as needed
  • Provided at no additional cost
  • Routes throughout campus


Tier levelEmployee cost*Parking locations
Reserved$100/monthLots: AV12; CG2; CG15; CG18; RC1; RC3; RC8; RC11; WC5; WC7; additional misc. locations
Structures: Tiger Avenue Parking Structure (Floors 1-2); additional misc. locations
Tier 1$60/monthLots: AV8; AV15; AV16; RC4; RC15; RC16; WC6; WG6; WG11
Structures: Conley Avenue Parking Structure; Tiger Avenue Parking Structure (Floors 3+); Turner Avenue Parking Structure; Virginia Avenue Parking Garage
Tier 2$28/monthLots: AV1; AV2; AV4; AV6; AV9; AV11; AV14A; AV17; CG1; CG1/NE; E1; E2; L1; RC9; RC18; RC19; RP2; RP3; RP4; RP5; RP6; RP8; RP9; RP14A; SG1; SG2; SG5I; SG5J; SG5P; SG7; WG12; WG14
Structures: Hitt Street Parking Garage; Parking Structure #7; University Avenue Parking Structure
Tier 3$5/monthLots: SG4M; SG4N; SG4n; SG4O; SG5K;
Tier 4$5/monthLots: AV14B; RP10

*Note: Accessible parking rates not yet determined. Student pricing paid on semester basis (Tier 1: $360; Tier 2: $168; Tier 3: $120; Tier 4: $30).


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