Parking permits required first day of spring semester St. Thomas Newsroom January 29, 2007 Parking permits required first day of spring semester Parking permits are required in all University of St. Thomas lots the first day of spring semester. Spring permits are on sale from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Parking Services Office located at 2119 Grand Ave. After business hours, permits are available at the Public Safety Office in Morrison Hall. Fifteen-minute parking is available nearby, and hourly parking is available in Morrison Hall ramp for $1.50 per hour before 4 p.m. or $1 per hour after 4 p.m. Any vehicles parked in surface lots without a valid permit may be ticketed and all parking regulations will be enforced. Permit costs for St. Paul commuter permits are $130 for a semester permit (valid Jan. 29 to May 31) and $65 for a semester evening permit (valid 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.). Employees may purchase permits and ramp contracts through payroll deduction but should be aware that the permit is then nonrefundable. Student and employee bus passes available Tired of commuting and searching for a parking spot? Consider taking the bus. The College Pass program is available to students for $150 to $170 per semester (valid Jan. 1 to May 31); the Metropass program is available to employees for $180 per year. The Metropass and C-Pass allow unlimited rides on all Metro Transit buses and light rails. Resident student permits A very limited number of resident student permits will be available on a lottery basis for sophomores, juniors and seniors who wish to purchase a permit. All fall lottery applications will be automatically submitted in the lottery. Any new applications should be submitted by 11 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29. Lottery winners will be notified via e-mail by Wednesday, Jan. 31. More information on parking permits, ramp contracts, bus passes and parking policies can be found at www.stthomas.edu/psps. Questions? Call Parking Services at (651) 962-PARK.