Parking and Transportation will be implementing new regulations beginning Fall Semester 2017 in an effort to accurately calculate lot occupancy and permit utilization. What do these changes mean for you? Your license plate will now become your parking permit and no decal will be required. This means your license plate will need to be seen at all times, so pulling thru or backing into parking spaces will no longer be allowed. This new license plate recognition software will also open up a variety online options as well, so it’s possible that you won’t have to step foot in the Parking and Transportation office again.
Please, check back here periodically for updates and status changes pertaining to this new regulation.
Parking Regulations: Thursday, November 10, 2016 (vs. UL LAFAYETTE; Homecoming)
Erk Russell Athletic Park, encompassing Paulson Stadium and Eagle Field (Soccer / Track Field Facility)
– Students, Faculty and Staff can utilize the parking area until 12 p.m. (noon)
– All vehicles must be moved by 2 p.m. or face towing charges
RAC (Recreation Activity Center)
– Students, Faculty and Staff can utilize the parking lot until 12 p.m
– All vehicles must be removed by 3:30 p.m. or face towing charges
Parking Lot #42
– A large portion of Lot 42 will be closed on game day
– Please plan accordingly
Sweetheart Circle Parking
– Parking around Sweetheart Circle will close at 12 p.m. (noon)
– All vehicles must be moved by 2 p.m. or face towing charges
– RAC bus stop location will be moved to Akins Blvd at 1 p.m. and will only stop after making a full route into campus
– All Transit Routes will run their regular scheduled times with Blue Route ceasing at 9 p.m. (as normal)
– The Gold Route will have an increased amount of buses running after 5 p.m. to accommodate game day crowds
– Gold Route will run one (1) additional hour after the game ends
Parking on Campus
– Permit enforcement in all campus parking lots (residential lots, faculty and staff lots, etc.) will cease at 12 p.m.
– At 12 p.m. students and staff will be allowed to park anywhere on campus (besides RAC and Stadium) on a first come, first served basis
– Spaces in front of the Performing Arts Center (PAC) as well as those in Hanner lots will also be available for use
– Safety violations will still be enforced. Please avoid parking in game day areas, Health Services patient parking, fire lanes, handicap spaces, sidewalks and reserved parking spaces.
– Tailgating will be permitted in numbered, commuter lots after 4 p.m. on a first come, first served basis
– Expect major delays
– Encourage carpooling
– Exercise patience and good spirit
– Residents of University Housing should keep cars parked at the residence halls
Click here to view the parking map of campus.
To avoid long wait times normally experienced during the week preceding fall term, we urge students returning early to the Statesboro area to stop by and pick up their permit order at their earliest opportunity. Same-day service for online orders must be processed by a cashier, otherwise orders are normally ready for pick up the following business day.
We appreciate all those who have already picked up their permit. Please remember that parking permits are required when classes are in session, including the first day of any term. All permits must be properly affixed/displayed for valid parking in your lot.
On Friday August 12, residential students who purchased online by August 8 will collect their permits at the Recreation Activity Center during Operation Move-In. All others who purchased after August 8 will be redirected to the Parking & Transportation building to collect their permit.
After August 12, any pre-orders not claimed at OMI will be returned to our office for pick up.
Please purchase / pick up your permit as soon as possible!
Please stop by our office at your earliest convenience; students can avoid long wait times normally experienced during the week preceding fall term. Same-day service for online orders must be processed by a cashier, otherwise orders are processed for pick up the following day.
Parking permits are required when classes are in session, including the first day of any term. All permits must be properly affixed/displayed for valid parking in your lot.
For permit and purchase information, see Parking Permits.
A message from the Dean of Students:
Welcome to Spring 2016! We are excited to have you back. I would like to start the semester with an announcement as well as an important reminder:
1. Effective Jan. 6, 2016, Georgia Southern University will prohibit self-balancing scooters, more popularly known as hoverboards, because of recent concerns by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the potential hazards these devices may cause on campus. Hoverboards include self-balancing scooters, battery-operated scooters, and hands-free segways. These items should not be used or stored on any property owned, leased, or controlled by Georgia Southern University. Specifically, hoverboards are banned in all Georgia Southern residence halls, academic buildings, and student services buildings. This restriction is covered by our Student Conduct Code (http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/conduct/files/Code-15-16-table-of-contents-hyperlink-final-for-Adobe-hyperlinks-9.1.15.pdf) under the following regulations:
a. Failure to Comply – “failing to follow established University policies or guidelines” (The Student Conduct Code, pg. 6, point 12)
b. Motorcycles, Mopeds, and Scooters- “storing or operating any motorzied vehicle within a residence hall, apartment/suite unit or patio/patio closets; parking any motorcycle, moped, scooter, or other motorized devices anywhere that is not a designated parking area.” (The Student Conduct Code, pg. 27, point 12)
2. This is a reminder that Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco-Free Campus. “The use of all forms of tobacco products on property owned, leased, rented or belonging to Georgia Southern University, or in any way used by the University or its affiliates, is expressly prohibited. ‘Tobacco Products’ is defined as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes and any other smoking devices that use tobacco such as hookahs or simulate the use of tobacco such as electronic cigarettes” (The Student Conduct Code, pgs. 8-9, point 25).
In closing, I encourage you to reflect on our Georgia Southern V.A.L.U.E.S. as you approach Spring semester (http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/conduct/about/v-a-l-u-e-s/). Consider your personal safety and the safety of all Georgia Southern Eagles as you transition back to campus. Let’s have a great semester!