Message from the Department of Parking Management
This is a university-wide communication to update the students, faculty
and staff about matters of interest to the Southern Miss family.
The opening of the new Thad Cochran Center is fast approaching and some parking needs to help facilitate the growing number of meetings and special events that are currently being booked have been brought to our attention. Bookings for the 2006-2007 school years are coming in on a regular basis and this is expected to be the trend for many years to come. Several meetings have been held with Thad Cochran Center and Barnes & Noble staff in the last six months listening to what their needs will be and at the same time we have been looking at available parking around the center, current designated parking zones, and usage in those zones. We also looked at proposed and upcoming projects dealing with parking.
In evaluating several options available to us, we developed a plan of action that we feel is best suited for the Thad Cochran Center and is the least intrusive to the university community who utilize the available parking on campus. A special meeting was held with members of the Parking Management Committee in June 2006. In that meeting we reviewed with them the purpose and intent of the changes at length. The committee, after reviewing our proposal, voted unanimously in favor or our proposed changes.
Beginning Friday, August 18, 2006, the following changes will go into affect:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Parking Management at 601.266.4944.