Parking

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University, MS
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Tuition (in-state)
$16,266 ($6,282)
Admission Difficulty
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2 College Freshman

Parking: There is not enough parking for students.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: I attend the best university in MS and it attracts a lot of people which makes finding a parking spot very difficult because everyone has a vehicle; however, a parking garage is being built :)

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Not many spots to park in and if you park in the wrong spot you will for sure get a ticket.

3 College Junior

Parking: Parking on campus is not usually convenient. So, I take the campus bus from a parking lot right outside of campus. It is great!

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking here is insanely problematic to anyone cutting it close. Get there early if you want to find a spot and not be late.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 787th
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 1117th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 1343rd
    Best Parking Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Janna Jones
Hometown
Booneville, Miss.
Major
Print Journalism
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Think of the worst place you have ever been or could ever imagine. Got it? Well, that’s where you’ll be when you’re trying to park on campus at one of the commuter or dorm lots. The school has only enough spaces for a fraction of faculty, staff, and students. If you’re one of the last ones into the dorm lots, you’re not going to get a spot. When the dorms were built, cars were more of a luxury than they are now. Get a good spot and don’t move unless you absolutely have to go somewhere.

Parking isn’t something that just affects the students, either. The professors are sometimes late to class because students park in their spaces, and they have nowhere to park. Ole Miss keeps building more and more lots, but they’re farther and farther away from the heart of campus. When it rains, it stinks to have to walk all the way from your car to the other side of campus for a 50-minute class and then walk all the way back to your car. But, for now, it’s something that students will have to deal with. Even if they’re not earth-shatteringly beautiful, garages would be worth it for the convenience of the faculty, staff and students. The best thing you can do is not hit the snooze button on your alarm clock three times. Get out of bed when you’re supposed to, get to school 30 minutes earlier, and you’ll be able to sit in line for a parking spot. Sounds like tons of fun, huh?

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
There are parking lots throughout campus, but students are restricted by their decals as to which lots they can park in.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Yes
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$60 per year
Common Parking Tickets
Parking in restricted areas: $25
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Tad Smith Colliseum
  • Beside the football stadium
  • In the Gertrude Ford Center parking lot
  • Beside the baseball stadium
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Anywhere on Sorority Row
Getting a Parking Permit
To get a permit, just go to the second floor of Kincannon Hall where UPD's main office is located, or go to the UPD Web site and apply for a parking permit online. Then, pick up your decal at the UPD office later. All students are allowed to park on campus, but to do so you must purchase a decal, which comes with a lot of restrictions. Students who live in the residence halls may only park in their hall lot. If you park in the Union lot, you may only stay there for 30 minutes. Commuters usually have to walk a good distance from their car to class, so they should leave about 30 minutes before their class starts. Parking between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. is restricted by your decal, so leave yourself time to get a spot in your lot before the evening. Otherwise, move your car quickly when you wake up, because Cobra Security lives to use their parking ticket device, and they love to stick that little piece of paper under as many windshield wipers as possible.
Parking Services
University Police Department
(662) 915-7235
parking@olemiss.edu
www.olemiss.edu/depts/u_police/traffic/TrafficIndex.htm

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 73 responses

  • 8% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 1% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 25% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 5% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 47% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 14% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 33% Park and ride
  • 27% Tad Smith Colliseum
  • 13% In the Gertrude Ford Center parking lot
  • 13% No where
  • 7% Beside the baseball stadium
  • 7% Beside the football stadium

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 72 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 11 responses

  • 83% EVERYWHERE
  • 17% Anywhere on Sorority Row
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