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Need For Transparent Communication Between Students and Parking Services at W&M

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I want to give a voice to those people, whether they are part of the majority or minority, in the eyes of parking services. Let’s start a dialogue and try to make this an issue that parking services, faculty, and students can tackle cohesively. Everyone’s opinion matters, so let’s make sure that everyone’s voice is heard. If you feel like you have experienced any of the following, please take the time to sign this petition, which will be shared with the Parking Services at William and Mary.

As a Student or Faculty and Staff member have you ever:

  • Felt like parking services was not clear about parking regulations?
  • Felt like your voice/opinion was not importantin the eyes of parking services?
  • Not been able to find a parking spot on campus?
  • Received a parking citation or been towed due to an unclear reason or valid misunderstanding?
  • -Felt uncomfortable walking back to your dorm at night because you have to walk from a parking spot across campus?
  • Had trouble navigating the parking services website?

Did you know?

  • Parking services is not required to send out a Listserv email when there is an event going on.
  • Faculty and staff members can be permitted to park in student parking spotsif they cannot find a faculty and staff parking spot.
  • Students are expected to be informed about each and every sporting and special events and the times that they occur during the school year. Such events include, but are not limited to, athletic events,Charter Day, Commencement, Colonial Relays, Convocations, Construction activities, parking lot maintenance activities, move-in, and move-out periods.
  • A student commuter parking pass at UVA costs $264.
  • A Resident/Graduate/Commuter-Day Student pass at William and Mary costs $375.

Representative from Parking services have suggested

  • The current system is 15 years old and outdated.
  • The parking website can be unclear and it is the responsibility of students and faculty/staff to take the time to complete more in depth research about regulations.
  • Parking services is ‘storing’ the cars of juniors and seniors who “just want their car on campus”.
  • They are considering making juniors and seniors who ‘‘do not need a car on campus” park in designated spots in the future.

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