Miami University Admissions Parking Conflict
As current, enrolled, Miami University Students (undergraduate and graduate), existing faculty members and staff…we are very upset with the new parking that has been placed due to the new location of the Office of Admissions that was placed in January of 2017.
As a Community we are upset with the following:
- Lack of communication or warning about the new parking changes made for Spring 2017
- Taking away meter parking for students who are either commuters with no parking pass, or dependent on those meter spaces for meetings with other Miami students and staff
- Lack of convince, students who are specifically art majors that park near the art building have difficulty transporting supplies and artworks if parked several blocks away.
- Students who want to meet up at Armstrong Student Center or any other academic buildings around this area do not have timely, or easy access to get to these places or meet up with others if they are responsible for a car.
- Failure of recognizing the already enrolled students who need these parking spaces Issues with the already existing yellow parking places that are far away from campus.
- Believe that the Bus Services provided through Miami have been unreliable where the routes, and schedules have been misleading.
- Parking lots and street parking on Maple Street that have been designated for Admission use only are observed as not ALL BEING OCCUPIED every day between the hours of 7 AM to 6 PM all seven days of the week. This has been a huge waste of empty space when they are not in use.
As a community of already existing, enrolled Miami Students, we feel as CURRENT STUDENTS have been neglected of our rights to be accommodated when searching for parking that is close to campus. As Current Commuter Students who may live over 20-30 minutes away from campus or outside of Oxford do not appreciate how we were not taken into consideration. We understand that the admissions office has been moved and there was a warning about this, however, parking services failed to warn the Miami students that they would be changing parking too. This has been a struggle for Miami Staff who have red passes who now have issues finding parking and the current enrolled Miami Students who cannot transport materials or meet with other Miami members or get to their classes in a timely manner.
We have some suggestions/requests on how to fix this problem where everyone can be accommodated by the following points:
- Divide the spaces and lot parking where some is designated to admissions, some designated as meters and some designated as faculty lots (i.e. make lots for admissions and meter the street parking).
- Make the lot that is by the Campus Avenue building either metered parking spaces or designated yellow parking spaces.
- Upgrade the Bus routes where the buses that come from the yellow parking lots hit Shriver center first as one of the first stops.
Please take our request seriously. We are very disappointed in Miami University's parking services and the Office of Admissions for failure of neglecting currently enrolled students. The names that are signed agree with the following statement and either work for the university or currently enrolled as a student at Miami.