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Parking & Transit

Parking Services is located at 1401 North Sprigg Street, in front of the Show Me Center. Parking Services operates between the hours of 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Friday during the regular academic year, and 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday during school breaks and summer session.

Parking Services may be contacted by phone at (573) 651-2310 or by e-mail at, attention Parking Manager.

Parking Permit Types

  • Preferred – Preferred parking is student parking located near the interior of campus.
  • Perimeter – Perimeter parking is located in parking lots on the exterior of campus.
  • Evening Only/Summer – Parking permits are available for students taking evening or summer courses.
  • Carpooling – Carpooling is defined as two or more individuals who ride together and arrive and depart the campus at the same time.
  • Disabled – Only vehicles displaying state issued disabled license plates or hang-tags may park in disabled spaces.
  • Temporary/Special – Temporary or Special parking privileges may be obtained from Parking Services.
  • Early College Credit – Students enrolled in both high school and a course on the University campus can obtain parking privileges for campus parking lots. Please contact Parking Services for more information.
  • Employee – Parking Services provides employee hang tags or decals to University faculty and staff.
  • Visitor – Parents, Relatives and Visitors are encouraged to obtain a visitor’s pass from Parking Services.
  • Motorcycle/Scooter – Motorcycle and motorized scooter permits are available to faculty, staff and students.

Parking Regulations

  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.
  • Cheney Drive – Enter from Henderson (Restricted)
  • Parker Drive between Cheney Hall and Towers. (Restricted)
  • Towers exit ramp, off Sprigg Street (One-way)
  • Greek Drive – Enter from New Madrid at Henderson (One-way)
  • Parking Lot 1–23 Dearmont Circle – Enter from eastbound Normal Avenue (One-way).
  • Entrance to Faculty/Staff Parking Lot 4–14 (One-way)
  • Academic Drive – Enter from N. Henderson (One-Way)
  • Any other location designated by one-way signs
  1. Grey concrete parking blocks represent parking spaces in gravel parking lots.
  2. Yellow parking blocks and curbs are NO PARKING ZONES.

5.   Red curbs are fire lanes – NO PARKING ZONES. TOW


6. NO PARKING is allowed on the grass, in or blocking driveways or on sidewalks.

Lot Use and Limits: Preferred Commuter lots are reserved for students with the preferred commuter decal specific to its lot from 7 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. After 4:00 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.

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. Parking Meters at TOWERS COMPLEX are ALWAYS used as metered parking and enforced 24 hours a day.

Time Limit Parking: 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.

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 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.

Weekend Resident Hall Parking: 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.

Traffic Gates and Transitway: Traffic gates are installed to restrict general traffic from specific areas of the Transitway and other campus service drives. Unauthorized access through a traffic gate or unauthorized attempts to gain access through a traffic gate is prohibited. 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. Tickets, boots, tows and/or notices to appear will be issued for unauthorized driving on the transit way.

Summer Parking: Students enrolled for only the summer session may register for permits at the perimeter rate of $79. 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. 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. Faculty and Staff with current permits may park in any student parking lot during the summer sessions.

Car Pool: 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. 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. Car pool spaces will not be available to any permit parking at 4:00 p.m., 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. Car pool spaces are located in the following parking lots:

  • Parking Lot #1–20 Kent Library
  • Parking Lot #1–25 Pacific & Normal
  • Parking Lot #4–12 Dempster Hall
  • Parking Lot #4–14 Johnson Hall

Penalties: Information on parking penalties can be found at:

Appeals: The appeal process is the first step by which students, faculty and staff contest parking tickets. Tickets must be appealed within 15 days of the ticket date, online at ‘My Southeast.’ Appeal hearing dates are scheduled monthly. Violation fines are charged to the appellant’s account. A ticket pending appeal is not excluded from payment. Appeals found in the appellant’s favor will be credited to the account. Questions about or help with online appeals should be referred to Parking Services.

Vehicle Tow: All improperly parked vehicles are subject to tow at the discretion of parking enforcement personnel. 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. Tow fees are the owner’s expense. The University is not responsible for any damage incurred during towing of the vehicle

Excessive violations: If parking tickets accrue and become excessive, student violation files are referred to Student Conduct and faculty/staff violation files are referred to the director of Human Resources. Additional information regarding excessive violation processes is available from the manager for Parking Services.

Shuttle Services

The Department of Public Safety operates a transit service to provide transportation from perimeter parking lots to the interior of campus and to the River Campus. The service is funded by grants from the Federal Transit Administration, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the University.

Transit operates during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. It operates Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  The River Campus shuttle operates Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until midnight and on the weekends from 10:00 a.m. until midnight.  Students can track shuttles on a cell phone using Southeast’s Mobile App.  For route and stop information, visit

W.I.N.G.S (When In Need Go Shuttle): W.I.N.G.S serves Southeast students with transportation to social, shopping, and entertainment places in Cape Girardeau. The service, inspired by a joint effort between Student Government, GAMMA, Residence Hall Association and the University, provides alternative transportation for students who do not have personal transportation or who do not drive.

WINGS operates during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. The service operates on Friday from 5:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m., on Saturday from noon until 9:00p.m., and on Sunday from noon till 6:00p.m. The W.I.N.G.S. shuttle can also be tracked by cell phone using Southeast’s Mobile App.

W.I.N.G.S route information is available at


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