Parking is a big deal on Southern Miss' campus. There always seems to be too many cars and not enough places to put them. Well that has all changed now with the construction of the new parking garage. The Student Printz described the facility as "5 layers of parking heaven." It truly is just that. It is conveniently located right by the new dorms built last summer. This is now where freshman residents of Century Park can park their cars close to their dorms.
The parking garage seems like it just has one function, when in reality it is much more than just a garage. It is going to be great parking for game days. This way student's don't have to move their cars all the way across campus in an open lot so ticket holders will have priority parking. The garage also brings a safety value with it. Before the completion of the garage, students who could not find a parking spot would have to park far away from their dorms in the gravel lots. Those lots are not well lit and could be potentially dangerous for students who were walking alone at night time.
The parking garage is a very useful and essential part of Southern Miss' campus. Those lone cars who could not find a spot now have somewhere to go. This was a great investment for the campus that students will enjoy long after we graduate. Here's a link to parking management if you have any questions about the garage.