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Bicycle racks are located in several areas of Miner Village for the convenience of residents. A heavy chain and lock
are recommended as protection from bike theft. Bicycles must be registered with the University Police Department.
Residents are encouraged to use bike racks for storage. However, if a resident decides to store a bike in the unit,
it may not impede exit from the unit in any way. Bicycles, or any personal items, may not be stored in stairwells or
handrails, and may not otherwise interfere with emergency evacuation. The Department of Residence Life may authorize
staff or Police to cut locking mechanisms on bicycles stored in public place which may interfere with safety in
the event of an evacuation.
Electronic Access System
The Department of Residence Life offers increased security through the use of an electronic access system. The exterior gates are locked 24 hours a day. Each gate is equipped with a card reader (Miner Village) or Passcode (Miner Heights) and simply raise your provided gate card to the reader and the gate will open automatically so you can gain access to the complex. Only Miner Village/Miner Heights residents are allowed access; therefore, it is important not to admit non-residents without an escort. This system offers better security, as a lost or misplaced card will be deactivated, so that no one else can use it. If you should lose your card, please report it immediately to Summit Hall to have it replaced with a temporary card. Because your Miner Gold Card can also be used other services on campus, it is important that you should always carry with you. Resident are not allowed to leave gates opened or propped.
All gates are monitored by motion-sensor cameras. Residents and visitors who prop the gates open will be identified by the cameras and will be held accountable. It is the responsibility of the resident or guest entering or exiting the gate to assure that the gate is closed. Residents and guests may not enter Miner Village by jumping the gates or the fence.
Residence Life provides grills that are available for all residents. The grills are located throughout both complexes.
Residents are also allowed to bring small grills, but you may not grill in covered stairwells. Grills may not be stored
inside the resident’s apartment.
For the convenience of residents, Miner Village and Miner Heights are equipped with washers and dryers. Miner Village
provides four laundry rooms located in Sacramento, Chisos, Del Norte and Hueco Halls. The laundry rooms provided
by Miner Heights are located in Cottonwood (contains 2 laundry rooms),Mesquite and Ocotillo. Laundry loads
can be paid for with quarters (change machine provided in Summit Hall and Horizon Hall) or your miner gold card. In
consideration of other residents who may need to use the washers and dryers, residents are strongly encouraged to
stay with their laundry while it is washing and drying, and should remove laundry promptly after the cycle has been
completed. If you lose change in a machine, or have problems with one of the machines, please come to the Summit
Hall Office(Miner Village) or the Horizon Hall office for information on refunds.
All new and returning residents will be issued a temporary parking pass during check in. This temporary parking
permit is only intended to assist with parking accommodations during check in and move in and will expire. Parking
permits for Miner Village/Miner Heights residents are available for a $90 annual fee. To obtain an annual parking
permit for Miner Village/Miner Heights, stop by the Parking Office in the Academic Services Building. The parking
office will verify that you are a resident and they will issue you a resident parking decal. The parking decal must be
displayed on the inside of your vehicle, in the middle of the front windshield on the bottom. The sticker allows you
to park in any area indicated as Miner Village/Miner Heights as well as any remote parking lot (see campus parking
map for details) If your sticker is damaged and you bring your permit or its remnants , you may request a free
replacement sticker for your vehicle. Lost or stolen decals (no remnants or fragments available) may be replaced for
a fee. When you receive a new sticker, your previous one is immediately cancelled in the system. All parking permits
have value and we encourage everyone to secure and safeguard your vehicle against theft.
Automobiles, motorcycles and other types of motor vehicles may be driven only on the designated parking areas.
Residents are strongly encouraged to keep automobiles locked at all times they are not in use. Guests must park on
surrounding available streets. If residents want to park in perimeter or perimeter parking lots around UTEP, they must
also purchase a student perimeter premium decal at the regular price (see Parking and Traffic Rules & Regulations).
Residents must surrender their parking permits upon check out. If the permit is not returned a fee will be assessed
to the student account.
There is a sand volleyball pit located near Davis Hall (Miner Village) and a basketball court next to Ocotillo (Miner
Heights). The courts operate on a first-come basis and are available to all residents. To protect the study environment
of residents who live next to the courts, the court is only open from 9 A.M. – Midnight daily. For basketball
courts, ping-pong, foosball and other recreational activities, Memorial Gym is located adjacent to Miner Village.
Equipment is available for checkout to all UTEP students through the reception desk in the Memorial Gym lobby.
Traffic signs, as well as state and city directional or informational signs, are not allowed in students apartments since
possession of these items is illegal without the appropriate proof of purchase. These signs will be turned over to the
University Police Department.
Miner Village vending machines are located in Chisos, Hueco, Del Norte, and Sacramento Halls, as well as in Summit
Hall. Miner Heights vending machines are located in Mesquite, Cottonwood, and Ocotillo.