GENERAL PARKING INFORMATION
The Department of Parking Services is charged with providing the governing parking on the campus, with priorities of accountability, customer service, and safety for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. We are here to facilitate mobility around the campus in the most efficient, courteous and professional manner possible. The department continues to evaluate and suggest changes to parking operations, signage, and assist with issues regarding parking improvements and to and around campus. Comments as to how we can improve operations are welcome at any time.
Listed below are the most frequently asked questions about Parking Services at Alcorn State University. The purpose of sharing this with you is to educate the campus community on parking matters and motivate everyone to respect parking regulations that will improve the mobility of the overall campus.
Additional information and FAQs will be provided on a continuous basis to help keep the university and community apprised of parking improvements.
- Q: How do I register my vehicle?
- Q: Why should I buy a campus parking permit?
- Q: What are the funds for parking permits used for?
- Q: Do my student fees pay for a campus shuttle?
- Q: If I am parked in a lot on the campus without a permit, why am I getting a ticket?
- Q: If I have two vehicles, am I required to register each vehicle?
- Q: Where do residential students park?
- Q: If I’m a commuter student and my classes start after 5:00 p.m., why do I have to buy a parking permit?
- Q: I am often unable to locate a valid parking space. Can I appeal my ticket?
- Q: If I use my hazard lights to park illegally on campus, will I receive a parking ticket?
- Q: I received a ticket for “improperly displayed decal”, but my permit was lying on the dashboard.
- Q: I do not have a permit, but I parked on campus after 5:00 p.m. and received a citation? Why?
- Q: I have a state disabled parking permit. Will that enable me to park anywhere on campus?
- Q: What if all the disabled spaces are taken and I have a disabled parking permit?
- Q: If I have to purchase a new windshield, do I have to buy another parking permit?
- Q: What if all the spaces in particular lots are occupied?
- Q: Why must commuter students park at the commuter lot (stadium)?
- Q: How do I pay for a ticket that I have received?
- Q: What if I dispute a citation that I have received?
- Q: My citation appeal was denied. What are my options?
- Q: I want to appeal a ticket, but I need to register for classes (or get a transcript) and the ticket is preventing me from doing so. What should I do?
- Q: Who is the parking appeals committee and how often does the committee meet?
- Q: I don’t agree with the parking regulation that I violated. Can I appeal on these grounds?
- Q: Are parking permits required for visitors?
- Q: What if I drive a different vehicle on a temporary basis?
- Q: If I am a visitor and failed to pay a parking citation, what will happen?
- Q: My friend borrowed my car and parked illegally on campus, incurring a citation. Who is responsible?
- Q: How can I avoid receiving any parking tickets?
- Q: How do I contact the Department of Parking Services?
Parking is what is referred to as an auxiliary. This means the operation is not dependent on State funds that come through tuition and must function as a self-sustaining operation on the campus. Funds that are collected through permits and citations are used to purchase and maintain parking software, hardware and other parking-related equipment, and general support for parking staffs. In addition, funds get directed to upkeep of the lots, inclusive of paving, striping, signage and all other associated matter related to keeping operations running sufficiently.
All cars must have valid parking permits to park on campus, even in lots. Tickets can be appealed if there is contention about the citation. The appeals process is posted at www.alcorn.edu/parking. The form the request an appeal is also available at the cashier’s window.
Yes. If both vehicles will be operating on campus, each vehicle must be identified with its own parking permit. A reduced cost is available for two vehicles with the same owner. The pricing for all decals can be found at www.alcorn.edu/parking .
The display instructions for the current permit indicate that the permit must be properly adhered to the windshield of the vehicle. By not applying the permit as instructed, you may receive a ticket for “improperly displayed decal”. If assistance is needed in applying your decal, stop by Police Services.
Designated parking is available for commuters at the stadium lot. Commuters are also offered parking permits at reduced rates because its use helps reduce congestion on the core of the campus during peak hours. A shuttle bus to the core of the campus is available to transport those who park in that location. The shuttle runs every half hour, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The rates for violations are listed at www.alcorn.edu/parking. Fines should be paid at the cashier’s office (WWACB 2nd Floor). A request for an appeal must be made within ten (10) business days of the issuance of the citation. You may submit an appeal to the Department of Parking Operations electronically, using the Request for Appeals Form available on the Parking website.
Yes. Alcorn State University offers complimentary permits for visitors to the campus. Complimentary permits are available at the Welcome Center at the front gate, for visitors, vendors, and contractors and are valid for 24 hours. After 24 hours, a temporary permit must be purchased in the Department of Parking Operations. Departments and faculty and staff who reside in campus housing who expect visitors for an extended stay, should contact the Department of Parking Services for accommodations.