University Letter

UND's faculty and staff newsletter

April 15: Parking listening session

A second listening sessions will be held April 15 to seek input from students, faculty and staff regarding UND Parking and Transportation planning. All are welcome.

  • Monday, April 15, 3-4 p.m., Memorial Union Ballroom

Following is some background information.

 Why are parking and transportation listening sessions being held?
Based on financial goals that have been set, UND Parking is seeking to become self-supporting within the next five years, and will no longer receive state funds beginning in 2024. All costs and expenses related to parking must be covered through permit sales and parking fees.

Currently, parking is partially subsidized from other sources, and that support will no longer be available. Parking permits and fees must provide enough revenue to operate, maintain, and develop parking lots and spaces. One goal of the new model is dedicate funds for parking lot maintenance and construction.

 How is the parking policy being developed?
Members of the Parking Committee have been meeting regularly to develop a new plan for parking. The forums will gather input from students, faculty and staff. We want to utilize what we are hearing from our community in order to inform the policy.

 What is being considered?
One of the unique challenges faced by Parking Services is that nearly everyone uses parking. And as much as we would like to, not everyone can park at the front door.

Parking revolves around three factors: cost, convenience and supply.  We are seeking to balance these factors in a fair and equitable way across our community.  Your participation is welcomed.