CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Ready. Set. Park! If you're attending Southeast Missouri State University in the fall, and will have a car on campus, it's time to start thinking about that parking pass.
Students can start registering for preferred, perimeter, and evening parking permits beginning July 8. Students have until July 31 to submit their application either online at http://portal.semo.edu or they can fill out the paper application that's included in the University's billing packet. Those packets will be mailed around July 8.
The permits will be handled in a lottery system so it doesn't matter if they fill out an application online or by hand, as long as you have it in by 4 p.m. on July 31, they're good.
Paper applications can be turned in by mail or in person at the Cashier's Office in Academic Hall. Only use one method! The lottery system is based on student seniority to distribute the preferred decals. Fifty-five percent of them will go to students who have completed 90 credit hours or more. Thirty percent to students with 60 to 89 hours. Fifteen are earmarked for those who have completed 30 to 59 hours.
The preferred permit lottery will be held August 3 at 8 a.m.
If a name is not drawn in the lottery, it may be put on a waiting list. To get on that, students must accept a perimeter parking permit.
There are also car pool permits available for those who arrive and leave the campus together. If students need one of those, don't apply for a preferred parking lottery or for perimeter parking. Requests for car pool permits should be made in person at the Parking Services office after August 17. Each member of the car pool must be present at the time of application.
Parking fees for the 2015-2016 year are $180 for preferred decals, $130 for perimeter decals, $65 for evening only decals, and $235 for car pool permits.
Parking passing will not be distributed to those who own money to Southeast, so make sure any balances are either paid in full, covered by guaranteed financial aid, or enroll in and make your first payment toward your Installment Payment Plan (IPP) for the fall 2015 semester.
Whew! That's a lot to remember! Good luck!