The front parking lot nearest the Weidner Center’s main entrance doors will be closed off Friday (Nov. 14) until late afternoon. The Office of Public Safety directs employees and students who customarily use the “valet lot” to explore other parking nearby, including the lot(s) immediately behind the Weidner Center. The front lot is being reserved for the numerous community and out-of-town visitors expected for the formal installation of Gary L. Miller as UW-Green Bay chancellor. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in Cofrin Family Hall.
Distributed campuswide but noted here for the record: The closure to traffic of Instructional Services Court has been delayed a week, until at least Tuesday (Sept. 16), because of the wet weather. Please plan to find alternate parking and access to loading docks for Instructional Services and Laboratory Sciences.
WBAY, Channel 2 was on campus last week for a story on UW-Green Bay’s new License Plate Recognition system, which is making parking enforcement on campus more efficient as the new school year begins. As we’ve told you here before, the technology enables officers to quickly scan license plates of vehicles on campus, determining who doesn’t have a permit and whether there are any cars on campus that shouldn’t be. The unique new system also has eliminated long lines at the Bursar’s Office, Police Chief Tom Kujawa told WBAY reporter Michelle Clemens. “I don’t know of any other schools that are doing what we do,” Kujawa said. “The software systems that we use are all home built.” Check out the full story.
Distributed campuswide but noted here for the record: On Sept. 10, the Instructional Services Court will be closed to all public traffic, likely for all of September, for complete reconstruction of road and curbing. Please plan to find alternate parking and access to loading docks for Instructional Services and Laboratory Sciences. The mail room in Laboratory Sciences will remain functional during this project. Also, if you use the cardboard compactor, please place your materials into the compactor prior to Sept. 9. The compactor and dumpster will be moved during this project.
Here’s a friendly reminder that faculty and staff (permanent FTE) can now sign up for parking payroll deduction online. As we told you here earlier, UW-Green Bay is converting to virtual parking permits for the 2014-15 school year. That means no more decals — the permit is identified by the vehicle license plate number. For University personnel, the online process to pay for yearly permits through payroll deduction is now available at https://sis.uwgb.edu/parking/employee/. Those who work on campus, but are not employees of UW-Green Bay, can purchase their virtual permits and enter plate(s) at the Bursar’s office. Occasional visitors to campus are not required to obtain any permits. Students have a separate registration system: Fees are automatically added to their accounts unless they opt out because they do not have a car on campus. Visit the Parking website for additional details.
In communication with faculty and staff, UW-Green Bay’s Office of Public Safety has already rolled out the details of this summer’s conversion to Virtual Parking Permits (with “parking stickers” replaced by license plate scanning). Now, Chief Tom Kujawa has followed up with an email to students. In a July 8 message to all students, the chief advises those who will be enrolled in on-campus classes that they can begin entering license plates numbers in their SIS accounts by clicking “add/update license plates.” Students can enter more than one plate, but only one vehicle can be on campus at a time. The Virtual Permit fee will be added to individual SIS account when the upcoming term fees are applied. Students who do not use the parking services can easily opt out, after August 1, 2014, through the “opt out/in” out option in their SIS account. Students taking strictly on-line classes are exempt at the outset, with no need to opt out or provide license plate information. Those who plan to be on campus more than five times per semester, during enforcement hours, however, will need to go to the Bursar’s office to purchase a permit and to provide license plate information.
Distributed campuswide but repeated here for the record: Beginning with the late August start of the 2014-2015 academic year, UW-Green Bay will convert to virtual parking permits. The system will no longer use decals; the virtual permit is identified by the vehicle license plate number. For University personnel, the online process to pay for yearly permits through payroll deduction is now available at https://sis.uwgb.edu/parking/employee/. Those who work on campus, but are not employees of UWGB, can purchase their virtual permits and enter plate(s) at the Bursar’s office. Occasional visitors to campus are not required to obtain any permits. See more details.
If you don’t have a year-round permit, and have not already purchased your parking permit, please do so this week since parking decal enforcement will begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday (Feb. 3). Parking permits can be purchased with cash or check at the Bursar Office during normal business hours. Public Safety reminds employees to please adhere to all other parking regulations including handicapped spaces, 15-minute zones, and only campus visitors using the University Union Visitor Lot as these are enforced at all times. Please contact the Parking Office at 465-2301 if you have additional questions.
That’s what Chief Tom Kujawa and the folks in Public Safety and Parking are calling it. They now have three “expectant mother/parents with small children” parking stalls on campus. (The customary parking passes are still required.) Locations are:
• University Union visitor parking, in the bank of 15-minute stalls
• Wood Hall in the bank of handicapped parking
• Studio Arts on the west side (golf course side)
Additionally, when winter comes and things get slippery, Parking will temporarily transition some of the motorcycle parking to “expectant mother” parking if there is a need. These would be in the Kress Center lot and Wood Hall lot, and return to motorcycle parking in mid-March.
If you haven’t yet obtained your official UW-Green Bay Parking Decal at the Bursar’s Office, decal enforcement begins at 7:30 a.m. Monday (Sept. 9). BTW … enforcement of 15-minute time, handicap, and restricted spots are enforced at all times of the year.