Staff parking permits now available
Bethany Jamison, student assistant in the Parking Office, displays one of the new 2015-17 staff parking permits.
July 8, 2015
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Windy Stafford, Slippery Rock University manager of parking and police support services, has a word of advice for faculty and staff; get your new parking permit now. Current permits expire August 31.
To obtain new permits SRU employees must go to www.sru.edu/offices/parking and follow the instructions under the "Purchase Parking Permits" link. An active username and password is required during registration. Stafford said that it's beneficial for everyone, her office included, for staff to get their permits as early as possible.
"It's convenient because there are currently no lines and you can pick up your permit at your leisure," Stafford said. "The parking office is extremely busy during Weekend of Welcome and during the first two months of the semester."
Faculty and staff members will receive two complementary permits, one per vehicle, with additional permits costing $25. A $5 fee will be charged for all replacement permits.
Stafford said that the online application process, which began in 2009, has drastically cut down the wait time at the Parking Office and has made it much easier for Slippery Rock employees to access their parking information. However, she did warn that employees should make sure they pay close attention during the online process.
"One of the most common problems is adding a vehicle when you already have a vehicle attached to your file," Stafford said. "The user does not realize that you have to uncheck the other vehicles so only one permit is attached to one vehicle when purchasing a permit."
Following completion of the online form, permits will be available for pick up at the University Parking Office located at 102 University Union during normal office hours. Those driving motorcycles must acquire a special permit from the Parking Office. No permits will be sent through campus mail or the U.S. Postal Service.
Permits are to be placed on the top left corner of the driver's side window. New permits are valid for two years (2015-2017) and are required to be in place by Sept. 8, 2015. Stafford warned not to try and move their permit once it is applied due to a high probability of it being damaged.
"Your permit will rip if you attempt to move it and it will not be exchanged," Stafford said. "Permits are not transferrable from person to person or from vehicle to vehicle. "
Failure to acquire, or properly display, a new permit by Sept. 8, 2015 will result in a $50 ticket.
If driving an unpermitted vehicle to campus, employees are strongly encouraged to secure a temporary pass at the Parking Office to avoid getting ticketed. Temporary permits will be issued at the SRU police station on Kiester Road before 7:30 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
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