Parking

PARKING ON CAMPUS IS BY PERMIT ONLY



FALL PREFERRED PARKING LOTTERY REGISTRATION

To apply for the preferred parking lottery:

  • Complete a parking application no later than 4 p.m., Friday, August 2. To register, visit the Southeast Portal
  • From the Student SS tab, find the Services box and click "Parking Services"
  • Select the applicable term (Fall 2019)
  • Complete the registration process
  • Students who do not have access to the Internet may apply for the parking lottery by calling Parking Services at 573.651.2310
  • Complete only one form of registration


Commuters and residents of LaFerla hall must have completed 30 degree hours of course work as determined by the Registrar’s office at the time the parking application is submitted. Hours that have not been posted to your transcript prior to application will not be considered when determining your eligibility or seniority for lottery purposes. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Summer courses in which you are currently enrolled
  • Transfer credits

If the permit choice you believe you qualify for is not listed, contact Parking Services prior to completing the application process. The parking lottery will run Monday, August 5. Beginning August 6, students may check their student billing account on the portal to see the permit type they received. Parking permits can be picked up at the Parking Services office, 1401 N. Sprigg Street in front of the Show Me Center, beginning Monday, August 12 or when you return to campus for the fall semester. For one day only, resident students will pick up their permits from the Student Recreation Center adjacent to the Show Me Center, during residence hall move-in on Thursday, August 15. To pick up your permit, bring a valid Redhawks ID.



EMPLOYEE PARKING PERMIT RENEWAL

Current University employee parking permits will expire August 31, 2019. Registration to renew parking permits will begin July 8, 2019. Employees may register on the Southeast Portal or renew their permits in person. To apply in person, bring valid Redhawks ID along with the expiring permit to Parking Services at 1401 N Sprigg Street. A new permit will be issued at that time. Permits renewed online will be mailed to the employee’s mail stop. Expired permits should be returned to Parking Services at MS7275 for proper disposal after the new permit is received.

Register on the Southeast Portal

  • From the Employee tab, click "Banner Self-Service" located in the upper left-hand box
  • Click "Employee"
  • Click "Southeast Employee Processes"
  • Click "Parking Services"
  • Select the applicable term (Fall 2019)
  • Complete the registration process

PARKING SERVICES FALL 2019

May 13-August 9 Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
July 4-5 Closed
July 8 Parking Lottery Opens at 8 a.m.
August 2 Parking Lottery Closes at 4 p.m.
August 17-18 Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
September 2 Closed
November 28-29 Closed
December 23-January 3 Closed

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Visitors and Parents

  • Parents, Relatives and Visitors are encouraged to obtain a visitor’s pass from Parking Services. This is a free permit.
  • Students will be assessed parking fines received by parents or relatives. Should this occur the parent or relative should bring the ticket to Parking Services immediately.
  • Visitors are encouraged to obtain a visitor parking permit from Parking Services when they arrive.
  • Departments requiring permits for their visitors should send request via email to parking@semo.edu.
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Appeals and Penalties

  • Appeals are adjudicated based on the violation, parking regulations and the narrative provided by the appellant. Narratives should be concise, professionally written, and fact based.
  • Tickets may be appealed online within 120 days of the ticket date using Banner Self service, at My Southeast.
  • After 120 days, tickets are not eligible for appeal.
  • Appeal hearing dates are scheduled monthly beginning in September and continuing through May.
  • Summer hearing dates are scheduled as needed.
  • Violation fines are charged to the appellant’s account.
  • If the account bill is due before the hearing date, it must be paid to avoid late fees.
  • Appeals found in the appellant’s favor will be credited to the account.
  • The Appeals Board is comprised of faculty, staff, and students appointed by their representative groups and are independent from Parking Services.

How to Appeal a Parking Citation

  1. Go to https://portal.semo.edu
  2. Log in to your portal account
  3. Click the Student/Employee tab
  4. Click the link: “Click here to open My Southeast Self-Service”
  5. Click the link: “Click on this link to access your self-service page…”
  6. Click: “Students/Employee Processes”
  7. Click “Parking Services”
  8. Select the current semester from the dropdown menu
  9. Click “Submit”
  10. Click “Outstanding Parking Citations”
  11. Select the ticket by marking the bubble before the ticket number
  12. Enter appeal in the “Appeal Comments” box
  13. Click “Appeal Parking Citation”


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Parking Facts

  • Parking Services does not accept payment for parking ticket fines or parking decal fees. Ticket fines and decal fees may be paid in person at the Cashier’s office in Academic Hall Room 018, by mail, or on-line. For further information regarding payment contact Student Financial Services at 573.651.2253 or visit their web site at https://www.semo.edu/sfs/options.html
  • Parking Customer Service operates during the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Friday.
  • All vehicles parking on campus must be registered with Parking Services and must display a University parking permit.
  • Any tickets issued to a vehicle with a permit are the responsibility of the permit holder.
  • Parking permits are current through the academic year of issue.
  • If vehicles other than the one with the parking permit parks on campus, a free temporary permit must be obtained from Parking Services and displayed from the rearview mirror of the alternate vehicle prior to parking.
  • Parents, relatives and visitors are encouraged to obtain a visitor’s pass from Parking Services. The permit is free. Students may be assessed parking fines received by parents or relatives. Parents or relatives should bring the ticket they receive to Parking Services before leaving campus.
  • Parking at the Student Recreation Center is by permit only. Student parking is available for any permit, two hour maximum, in designated spaces.
  • If the vehicle displaying the original parking permit is damaged, sold or traded, the original permit must be removed and returned to Parking Services to receive a replacement permit. Failure to return the original permit will result in additional fees for a replacement permit.
  • All parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Violators receiving in excess of 10 University parking tickets are subject to towing or booting of the vehicle and disciplinary action through the University judicial system.
  • University parking tickets may be appealed online using Banner Self Service at https://portal.semo.edu.
  • Students graduating in December or not returning after a completed fall semester may return their parking permit during finals week in December for a partial refund.
  • Only vehicles displaying state issued disabled license plates or hang-tag may park in disabled spaces. Pursuant to parking policy, faculty, staff, and students must display the standard decal or hang tag in addition to the disabled license plate or disabled hang-tag when parked on campus. If marked disabled spaces are full, parking is available in any regular parking space with a University permit and a state disabled license plate or hang-tag.
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Vehicle Regulations

  1. Abandoned/Disabled Vehicles – Any motor vehicle in a condition that precludes its use on any public street or highway parked in the same location for more than 72 hours.
  2. Employee – Any individual employed by the University other than those classified as student employees.
  3. Parked/Parking – To put or leave a vehicle for a time in a certain location with or without the occupancy of the driver.
  4. Parking Lot – Any place or area set aside, marked, posted or intended for parking.
  5. Parking Permit – That object, either hangtag or decal, which identifies a motor vehicle as one that is authorized for parking on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Decals are permanently affixed to the driver’s side rear window on the outside of the window.
  6. Registration – The recording of a motor vehicle with Southeast Missouri State University Parking Services for a parking permit that authorizes a motor vehicle for parking on the campus.
  7. Student – Those persons pursuing ANY course of study at Southeast Missouri State University, other than those persons classified as University employees.
  8. Visitor – Any person who is not an employee or student of the University.
  9. Car Pooling – Two or more individuals who ride together and arrive and depart the Campus at the same time. Individuals who merely “share” or drive the same vehicle at different times to the Campus are not eligible for car pool parking passes.
  10. Parking Meters – May be used by faculty, staff, students and visitors to the University. Parking meters are designated for 30-minute or two-hour time limit from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and for 24-hour use. Time limited parking meters are used as permit only spaces after 5 p.m.
  1. ALL vehicles that park on Southeast Missouri State University property must display a current parking permit.
  2. Vehicles without appropriate parking permits will be ticketed, towed and/or booted.
  3. Any tickets issued to the vehicle with a permit are the responsibility of the permit holder.
  4. Registrants agree to follow all parking rules and regulations and further agree to and realize they are responsible for all fines issued to the permit.
  5. Southeast Missouri State University bears no responsibility for any damage to vehicles parked on University-owned parking lots or local streets.
  6. All registration information is verified. False information will be corrected and appropriate parking assigned. Errors discovered after a permit is issued will result in permit recall and PERIMETER PARKING WILL BE ASSIGNED.
  7. Only one permit type may be displayed on a vehicle at any time.
  8. Parking permits are current through the academic year of issue. (August-August)
  9. Application for parking permits can be made online on https://portal.semo.edu beginning in July for the fall semester. Preferred parking is assigned through a lottery system.
  10. Temporary or Special Permit– In the event that a student or faculty/staff member should need to drive a vehicle other than the one with the parking permit, a temporary permit must be obtained from Parking Services for a fee of $1 a day or $5 a week and display it from the rearview mirror of the other vehicle.
    1. Temporary parking is assigned based on the lot for which the purchased permit is valid.
    2. If a car will be parked on campus temporarily and no permit has been purchased, a special permit must be obtained for display and parking will be restricted to perimeter lots only.
    3. Individuals who require special parking arrangements must first purchase a minimum of a perimeter parking permit. Documentation as to the need for special parking must be provided. Special parking arrangements are evaluated and assigned individually.
  11. Parents, Relatives and Visitors– are encouraged to obtain a visitor’s pass from Parking Services. This is a free permit.
    1. Parents and Relatives – Students will be assessed parking fines received by parents or relatives. Should this occur the parent or relative should bring the ticket to Parking Services immediately.
    2. Visitors – Are encouraged to obtain a visitor parking permit from Parking Services when they arrive.
  12. Permit Return– Permits may be credited according to the following criteria:
    1. A student withdraws from school during the period established in the University refund schedule.
    2. A student graduates after a completed fall semester.
    3. A student does not return for a spring semester after a completed fall semester. The permit must be returned during finals week of the fall semester. The student must remain active during the entire fall semester. If you meet one of the listed criteria, contact Parking Services.
  13. Damaged, Sold or Traded Vehicles – If the vehicle displaying the original parking permit is damaged, sold or traded, the original permit must be removed and returned to Parking Services to receive a replacement permit. Failure to return the original permit will result in the appropriate semester permit fee for a replacement permit.
  1. Preferred Parking Permits
    1. Preferred parking is obtained through a seniority based lottery system.
    2. The lottery is open for applications for a designated period during the month of July for the following academic year.
    3. There are two classifications of preferred parking-preferred commuter and preferred resident.
      1. Preferred Commuter parking is available to those students who do not live in residence halls and have completed 30 or more credit hours.
      2. Preferred Resident parking is available to students living in Towers, Greek, Myers, Vandiver, and Merick residence halls. LaFerla residents must complete 30 of course work to eligible for preferred parking.
    4. Preferred parking permits will be distributed while availability remains.
    5. When preferred parking is no longer available, perimeter parking will be assigned and the applicant’s name is placed on a waiting list. If perimeter parking is refused by a student who is not selected in the lottery, the applicant’s name IS NOT added to any waiting list.
    6. Spring preferred parking will be assigned by waiting list only.
    7. Waiting list assignments will be made only for those students who have purchased perimeter parking and meet the hour requirements.
    8. Only one preferred parking assignment will be made. Once it has been assigned, the permit is valid for that preferred group only and perimeter lots.
    9. If a preferred parking lot is full, alternate parking is in any perimeter lot.
    10. The cost of preferred parking permits are:
      1. Fall, Spring and Summer - $190
      2. Spring and Summer - $143
  2. Perimeter Parking Permits
    1. Perimeter parking is available to:
      1. Students with 29 or less completed cumulative hours.
      2. Students who applied for preferred parking but were denied.
      3. Students who choose it.
    2. Students who choose perimeter parking may park in any of the lots designated as any permit.
    3. Perimeter parking lots are serviced by a shuttle.
      1. The shuttle makes regular stops between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each weekday.
      2. An evening shuttle will make daily stops in the lots from 4:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.
      3. All University shuttles are accessible for people with disabilities.
    4. The cost of perimeter parking permits are:
      1. Fall, Spring and Summer - $140
      2. Spring and Summer - $105
      3. Summer - $79
  3. Evening Only Permits
    1. Evening Only permits may be purchased by:
      1. Students attending only evening classes.
      2. Students who choose to park on campus only after 2:30 p.m.
    2. Evening Only permits are valid between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. in any preferred commuter lot and between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. in employee lots, except at residence halls.
    3. The cost of an evening only permit is:
      1. Fall, Spring and Summer - $75
      2. Spring and Summer-$56
    4. Evening Only permits may park in preferred commuter and perimeter lots during the summer months.
  4. Disabled Parking Permits
    1. Only vehicles displaying state issued disabled license plates or hangtags may park in disabled spaces.
    2. Faculty and staff must display a current employee permit or hangtag, in addition to the disabled license plate or disabled hangtag when parked in disabled spaces.
    3. Students must display a perimeter parking permit in addition to the disabled license plate or disabled hangtag when parked in disabled spaces.
    4. All disabled parking request are determined by physician statement on the form that is required by the state licensing agent.
    5. Both permanent and temporary disabled plates and hangtags must be coordinated through the state licensing agent.
    6. Applicants must provide state receipts of license to verify hangtag use.
    7. Disabled permits are issued pursuant to RSMO 301.142.1 and Cape Girardeau city ordinance.
    8. Disabled spaces are illustrated on the map by the wheelchair symbol.
    9. In the event disabled parking is not available, individuals may park in the next available legal parking space with the exception of metered spaces and those spaces signed as reserved parking.
    10. Additional disabled spaces are located at the Transit Nexus, off New Madrid Street. The shuttle service is an accessible route to the entire campus, as well as the River Campus.
  5. Employee Parking Permits
    1. Employee parking is available in lots identified by faculty/staff signs.
    2. Permits are issued based upon verification of faculty or staff status.
    3. Employee permits should not be given to family members or loaned to students for parking use.
  6. Car Pool Permits
    1. Car pool permits will be requested in person at Parking Services. Each member of the car pool will be present to sign the user agreement. The hang tag will not be issued until all persons in the car pool have completed a user agreement.
    2. Car pool permits will be hang tags that are transferable between vehicles in the pool. Permits will be issued for an academic year, as are all other parking permits.
    3. The cost of car pool permits are:
      1. Fall, Spring, and Summer - $255
      2. Spring and Summer - $191
      3. Summer - $143
  7. Early College Credit
    1. Perimeter parking is free and will be valid for the class time plus 40 minutes, in perimeter lots only, for a single semester.
    2. Preferred parking may be purchased at a cost of $75 and will be valid for the class time plus 20 minutes; in assigned lots near class, for a single semester.
  1. All regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, every day.
  2. The speed limit on campus is 15 miles per hour, except where otherwise posted.
    1. Cheney Drive – Enter from Henderson (Restricted)
    2. Parker Drive between Cheney Hall and Towers. (Restricted)
    3. Towers exit ramp, off Sprigg Street (One-way)
    4. Greek Drive – Enter from New Madrid at Henderson (One-way)
    5. Parking Lot 1-23 Dearmont Circle – Enter from eastbound Normal Avenue (One-way).
    6. Entrance to Faculty/Staff Parking Lot 4-14 (One-way)
    7. Academic Drive - Enter from N. Henderson (One-Way)
    8. Any other location designated by one-way signs
  3. Grey concrete parking blocks represent parking spaces in gravel parking lots.
  4. Yellow parking blocks and curbs are NO PARKING ZONES.
  5. Red curbs are fire lanes - NO PARKING ZONES. TOW AWAY ZONE.
  6. NO PARKING is allowed on the grass, in or blocking driveways or on sidewalks.
  7. Lot Use and Limits
  8. Preferred Commuter lots are reserved for students with the preferred commuter decal specific to its lot from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. After 2:30 p.m., preferred commuter lots become available to any student permit. At 5 p.m., Faculty/Staff lots become available to any student permit until 7 a.m. Preferred Resident and Faculty/Staff lots/spaces at residence halls are not included in this regulation and are reserved, as posted, 24 hours a day.

  9. Parking Meters
  10. May be used by faculty, staff, students and visitors to the University. Parking meters are designated for 30-minute or two-hour time limit from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and for 24-hour use. Time limited parking meters are used as permit only spaces after 5 p.m. Parking Meters at TOWERS COMPLEX are ALWAYS used as metered parking and enforced 24 hours a day.

    If a meter is out of order, the space is no longer a timed parking space. The space can be used for any length of time; however, a permit is required to park in that space. The permit required to park in the broken meter space is the permit type valid for the lot in which the broken meter is located. (i.e. A broken meter space in an employee lot can be used by a vehicle with an employee permit.)

    Residence Life maintains parking meters. Broken meters should be reported to Residence Life at 573.651.2274 or to Parking Services at 573.651.2310 and the information will be forwarded to Residence Life.

  11. Time Limit Parking 
  12. Some parking spaces and parking lots are identified by signs with specific time allotment. Time limits are in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. they are used as permit only spaces.

  13. Special Use Parking
    1. Parking lot 1-8 at Houck Field House is a Faculty/Staff and 2-Hour Visitor lot. For home football games, the lot is closed the day before the game and used only for game-day functions.
    2. Parking lot 1-21 (the south portion) across from Merick/Vandiver Halls, will be reserved for football game day functions on the Thursday evening and Friday before home football games. PR-B permit holders are to park in PR-B PL 1-10.
    3. Parking lot 1-22 across from Southeast Bookstore is 2-Hour parking for visitors to the University. Additional visitor parking is available in lot 1-8 in front of Houck Field House. Faculty/Staff and students who are using the University Center may park in the lot for the 2-hour time period. Misuse of the lot will be enforced on complaint and tickets and/or towing will result.
    4. Parking lot 5-3 at the Student Recreation Center – North is by permit only. Student parking is available to any permit for a 2-hour limit in designated spaces. Community members and University employee parking is available for a 2-hour limit in designated spaces. During Show Me Center events, the lot is closed and is not available for Recreation Center parking.
  14. Weekend Resident Hall Parking
  15. Parking lot 1-10 at Broadway and Henderson and parking lot 3-9 at Towers Garage become available for any permit and visitors on Fridays at 5 p.m. through Sundays at 5 p.m. If a school break begins on Friday or ends on Monday, the 5 p.m. to 5 p.m. begins on Thursday and ends on Monday.

  16. Traffic Gates and Transitway
    1. Traffic gates are installed to restrict general traffic from specific areas of the Transitway and other campus service drives.
    2. Unauthorized access through a traffic gate or unauthorized attempts to gain access through a traffic gate is prohibited.
    3. Transitway is restricted to University shuttle buses, emergency vehicles and University service vehicles. Transitway restricted by signs without traffic gates is not accessible to general traffic.
    4. Tickets, tows and/or notices to appear will be issued for unauthorized driving on the transit way.
  17. Summer Parking
    1. Students enrolled for only the summer session may register for permits at the perimeter rate of $79.
    2. Current permits issued during the previous fall or spring semesters are valid during the summer session. Students with these permits need not register for the summer session.
    3. Students with current permits are allowed to park in any student parking lot for summer sessions. Faculty/Staff lots are always reserved for Faculty/Staff permits.
    4. Faculty and Staff with current permits may park in any student parking lot during the summer sessions.
  18. Car Pool
    1. Spaces are designated as car pool parking by signage. Should the car pool spaces be filled, car poolers will park in perimeter parking lot and use the shuttle service to reach the interior of campus.
    2. Cars without car pool permits that are parked in car pool spaces will be ticketed and towed. Cars with car pool permits parked in spaces other than car pool spaces will ticketed.
    3. Car pool spaces will not be available to any permit parking at 4:00, as in preferred commuter lots. Car pool permits are only valid in car pool spaces from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
    4. Car pool spaces are located in the following parking lots:
      1. Parking Lot #1-20 Kent Library
      2. Parking Lot #1-25 Behind Grauel Building
      3. Parking Lot #4-12 Dempster Hall
      4. Parking Lot #4-14 Johnson Hall
  19. Penalties – Parking violations are described below. NOTE THE INCREASED PENALTY FOR SECOND AND SUBSEQUENT VIOLATIONS.
    VIOLATIONS 1ST VIOLATION 2ND PLUS VIOLATION
    Vehicle Not Registered $20 $40
    Parked in Reserved Lot/Space $10 $20
    Improper Parking* $10 $20
    Parked in Yellow Zone $10 $20
    Parked in Fire Lane (Tow) $50 $100
    Parked in Handicap** (Tow) $50 $100
    C & I Driving/Wrong Way $20 $40
    Driving Unauthorized / Restricted Drive $10 $20
    Permit not Properly Displayed $5 $10
    Not Parked in Assigned Lot $20 $40
    Parked in Preferred w/o Preferred Permit $40 $80
    Vehicle Tow*** $50 $100

    *Crosswalk, Driveway, Sidewalk, Grass, Not a Parking Space, Expired Meter, Time Limit Parking
    **Disabled space without a permit, Disabled space without occupant with disabilities
    ***Lost/Stolen Permit, False Permit, SFS, Unidentified, Excessive Violations, Revoked/Suspended Parking Privileges

  20. Appeals
    1. The appeal process is the first step by which students, faculty and staff contest parking tickets.
    2. Tickets must be appealed within 120 days of the ticket date, online at ‘My Southeast.’
    3. Appeal hearing dates are scheduled monthly.
    4. Violation fines are charged to the appellant’s account.
    5. A ticket pending appeal is not excluded from payment.
    6. Appeals found in the appellant’s favor will be credited to the account
    7. Questions about or help with online appeals should be referred to Parking Services
  21. Vehicle Tow
    1. All improperly parked vehicles are subject to tow at the discretion of parking enforcement personnel.
    2. Vehicles may be towed for lost or stolen permit, false permit, non-payment of fines, unidentified operator, excessive violations or revoked or suspended parking privileges.
    3. Towing fees are the owner’s expense.
    4. The University is not responsible for any damage incurred during towing of the vehicle

Changes in University parking regulations will be officially announced in University media and will become effective the date of announcement. Any recommendations regarding changes may be referred to the director of the Department of Public Safety.

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Motorcycle Regulations

  1. Abandoned/Disabled Vehicles:
    Any motor vehicle in a condition that precludes its use on any public street or highway parked in the same location for more than 72 hours.
  2. Employee:
    Any individual employed by the University other than those classified as student employees.
  3. Parked/Parking:
    To put or leave a vehicle for a time in a certain location with or without the occupancy of the driver.
  4. Parking Lot:
    Any place or area set aside, marked, posted or intended for parking.
  5. Parking Permit:
    That object, either hangtag or decal, which identifies a motor vehicle as one that is authorized for parking on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Decals are permanently affixed to the driver’s side rear window on the outside of the window.
  6. Registration:
    The recording of a motor vehicle with Southeast Missouri State University Parking Services for a parking permit that authorizes a motor vehicle for parking on the campus.
  7. Student:
    Those persons pursuing ANY course of study at Southeast Missouri State University, other than those persons classified as University employees.
  8. Visitor:
    Any person who is not an employee or student of the University.
  9. Parking Meters:
    May be used by faculty, staff, students and visitors to the University. Parking meters are designated for 30-minute or two-hour time limit from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and for 24-hour use. Time limited parking meters are used as permit only spaces after 5 p.m.
  10. Motorized Scooter/Motorcycle:
    Pertains to all motorized scooters, mopeds, motor bikes, motorcycles or other two- or three-wheeled, motor driven vehicles, herein referred to as motorized scooters/motorcycles.
  1. ALL vehicles that park on Southeast Missouri State University property must display a current parking permit.
  2. Vehicles without appropriate parking permits will be ticketed, booted and/or towed.
  3. Any tickets issued to the vehicle with a permit are the responsibility of the permit holder.
  4. Registrants agree to follow all parking rules and regulations and further agree to and realize they are responsible for all fines issued to the permit.
  5. Southeast Missouri State University bears no responsibility for any damage to vehicles parked on University-owned parking lots or local streets.
  6. All registration information is verified. False information will be corrected and appropriate parking assigned. Errors discovered after a permit is issued will result in permit recall.
  7. Parking permits are current through the academic year of issue. Application for parking permits can be made by mail or online at “My Southeast” beginning in July for the fall semester. Preferred parking is assigned through a lottery system.
  8. Permit Return
    Permits may be credited according to the following criteria:
    1. A student withdraws from school during the period established in the University refund schedule.
    2. A student graduates after a completed fall semester.
    3. A student does not return for a spring semester after a completed fall semester. The permit must be returned during finals week of the fall semester. The student must remain active during the entire fall semester. If you meet one of the listed criteria, contact Parking Services.
  9. Damaged, Sold or Traded Vehicles
    If the vehicle displaying the original parking permit is damaged, sold or traded, the original permit must be removed and returned to Parking Services to receive a replacement permit. Failure to return the original permit will result in the appropriate semester permit fee for a replacement permit.
  1. Motorized Scooters/Motorcycles must:
    1. Obey all vehicular traffic regulations.
    2. Be ridden in a safe manner with the riders observing the University speed limit of 15 MPH.
    3. Park in designated motorized scooter/motorcycle parking areas or in any designated vehicle space that is valid for the purchased permit.
    4. Display a valid University parking permit that is affixed on the front fork, fender or windshield. The permit number must be visible from the front of the motorcycle.
  2. Motorized Scooters/Motorcycles may not:
    1. Be ridden on sidewalks, Transitway, service roads, private drives, lawns or green spaces.
    2. Be parked or stored in any University building.
    3. Be ridden in any way that may endanger pedestrians or used to take “short cuts” through unauthorized areas.
    4. Park in such a manner as to prevent automobiles from parking, i.e., parallel to the curb or between two parked cars.
    5. Park on sidewalks, Transitway, service roads, private drives, lawns, green spaces or adjacent to any building unless a designated motorized scooter/motorcycle parking area exists there.
  3. Motorized Scooter/Motorcycle permit:
    1. Permits are available to faculty, staff and students.
    2. Permits are available as a regular parking permit option for faculty/ staff and students at the cost of:
      1. Fall, Spring and Summer - $75
      2. Spring and Summer - $56
      3. Summer - $42
    3. Permits are available as an additional or upgrade parking permit option for faculty/staff and students when a regular permit for a motor vehicle has been purchased during the same academic period at a cost of:
      1. Fall, Spring and Summer - $25
      2. Spring and Summer - $15
      3. Summer - $5
    4. Permits must be displayed on the front fork, fender or windshield. The permit number must be visible from the front of the motorcycle.
    5. Failure to register motorized scooter/motorcycle will result in University parking citations when appropriate and/or impounding or towing when necessary.
    6. Citations and impounding will be issued using current University parking policy and violation fines.
  1. CITY ORDINANCE 4390
    On Nov. 16, 2012 the City of Cape Girardeau established operational requirements for scooters, mopeds and motorized bicycles with engines 50 cc and below. The ordinance is applicable within the city limits of Cape Girardeau. Southeast Missouri State University adopted and enforces the same ordinance regarding scooter, mopeds and motorized bicycles.
  2. REQUIREMENTS 
    To lawfully operate a scooter, moped or motorized bicycle within Cape Girardeau’s city limits and on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, the requirements listed below must be met. Violations of these requirements may result in a maximum fine of $500 and 90 days in jail per incident and/or University disciplinary action.
    1. Valid driver license
    2. DOT-approved helmet
    3. Only one person; no passengers
    4. Insurance required; must carry proof
    5. Driver must remain seated
    6. Drive on streets with 35 mph or below speed limit
    7. Obey all road rules
    8. Maintain a working headlight, tail light and turn signals
  3. For more information visit cityofcape.org/police
  1. BICYCLE PARKING 
    Bicycles shall be parked, locked in a bicycle parking rack. Bicycles shall not park:
    1. On a sidewalk, at a tree or post, on a lawn, next to a building, in a roadway or locked to a chain bordering a lawn except inside a chained bicycle enclosure.
    2. Blocking or obstructing any entrance, exit, ramp or breeze way.
    3. In any campus building except in a designated storage area.
    4. In a parking area designated for motor vehicles.
    5. In other than an upright position.
    6. Taking more than one parking space at a bicycle parking rack.
    7. In areas other than those permitted or will be subject to removal.
  2. BICYCLE OPERATION AND OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC LAWS AND SAFETY
    Every person operating a bicycle on University property shall do so in obedience to all municipal and state traffic regulations, including:
    1. Practicing courteous, defensive riding, giving consideration both for pedestrians and for conditions that require traveling at safe speeds and having their bicycles under control at all time.
    2. Wearing a professionally rated and approved, properly-fitted bicycle helmet.
    3. Wearing light colored clothing after dark.
    4. Riding single file.
    5. Not carrying passengers or heavy, bulky items.
    6. Always assuming that cars do not see you.
    7. Using standard and clear hand signals.
    8. Always locking your wheel and frame to a bicycle rack.
    9. When riding between sunset and sunrise, bicycles should be equipped with and have an operating front white lamp and a rear red reflector or lamp.
    10. When riding between sunset and sunrise, each pedal should be equipped with a reflector that can be seen from both the front and the rear of the bicycle for a distance of 200 feet after dark.
    11. When riding between sunset and sunrise, bicycles should be equipped with side reflectors towards the front and rear, visible at night in reflected light for a distance of 500 feet. The reflector to the rear of the center of the bicycle must be red in color; the reflector to the front of center must be amber or yellow in color.
    12. Yielding to pedestrians in all situations of conflicting bicycle/pedestrian traffic.
  3. THEFT PREVENTION
    Each year several hundred dollars worth of property is lost to bicycle thieves. In any case of theft, the manner in which the bicycles were locked should not be a contributing factor. It is important to lock bicycles appropriately and perhaps even more importantly, choosing a quality locking device may prevent theft of your bicycle.
  4. CHOOSING A LOCK
    Unfortunately thieves are getting smarter and any lock is not enough. University Police recommend U-Locks with a bend in it to prevent the use of prying tools. This is a valuable addition to the lock and is not used on all U-Lock systems. The extra money spent on a good lock could save you hundreds of dollars in your investment. You may have to pay a few dollars more for a quality lock, but preventing bicycle theft is worth it. A good padlock should have at least a 7/16” hardened alloy steel shackle. If the steel is hardened, the “hardened” will be stamped on the shackle. Choose a cable or chain at least six feet in length, so you can secure the frame and front wheel around an object. If you elect to use a chain, remember the heavier the better. Thicker steel links (3/8” or better) provide greater resistance to cutting or prying. If you select cable, inspect it closely and make sure you do not have a thicker vinyl coating than steel.
  5. SECURING YOUR BICYCLE
    The number one thing that you can do to protect your bicycle from theft is to lock it up. Bringing it inside or just leaving it for a minute while you run inside is likely to cost you your bicycle. When you do secure your bike, make sure that you secure it through the frame and front wheel. If you have a quick release front tire, lock that up also. Remember to lock it to something worthwhile. For a quality lock to work, it has to be attached to a secure object. Many sign posts can easily be removed from the ground; railings can easily be cut. Make sure that you record the serial number and model of your bicycle. This is extremely important and could determine if you ever get your bicycle back once it has been stolen. Always report a theft of any kind to the University Police, including bicycle thefts. Doing so increases chances of the recovery and return to owners of many bicycles that are reported missing or stolen.

Changes in University Parking Regulations will be officially announced in University media and will become effective the date of announcement. Any recommendations regarding changes may be referred to the director of the Department of Public Safety.

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Permit Types

Parking Services offers a variety of parking permits, of which the customer may choose the option best suited for their needs.

How to Apply for a Parking Permit

  1. Go to https://portal.semo.edu
  2. Log in to your portal account
  3. Click the appropriate tab - Student or Employee
  4. Click the link: “Click here to open My Southeast Self-Service”
  5. Click the link: “Click on this link to access your self-service page…”
  6. Click: “Students Processes" or "Employee Processes”
  7. Click “Parking Services”
  8. Select applicable semester from the dropdown menu
  9. Click “Submit”
  10. Click: “Purchase Parking Permit”
  11. Follow on screen instructions

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Contact Information

(573) 651-2310
parking@semo.edu

Street Address
1401 N. Sprigg
Cape Girardeau, MO

Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7275
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

Parking Services is open between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday during the fall and spring semesters. Operating hours during breaks and summer sessions are from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.