More parking permits for Cal Poly went on sale Wednesday — but they sold out within five minutes.
If you weren’t able to get a permit, don’t fret: You have a second chance.
Two types of permits will be available for purchase at 3 p.m. Thursday: 150 fall quarter Orange Lot permits and 150 annual commuter permits that are valid in the Canyon Circle structure at Poly Canyon Village, according to Cal Poly Parking & Commuter Services.
Annual permits are open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as commuter freshman students, Cal Poly spokesman Matt Lazier said.
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Priority for Orange Lot permits will be given to students who show proof of residence outside San Luis Obispo, the university said, and students can bring either a lease agreement or a utility bill with their name and address on it, along with a photo identification, to the University Police Department, in Building 36, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
After those students have been accommodated, permits will be sold “based on academic progress.”
The annual permits in the Canyon Circle structure will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis via a wait list, the university said. As of about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, the wait list had 140 names on it, according to Lazier. Students will be able to purchase the permits Thursday.
If permits sell out, the university will open a wait list.
Cal Poly had previously sold out of both fall quarter and annual parking passes a week before classes started.
On Wednesday, the university sold 200 quarterly permits. Lazier said the website crashed Wednesday because of a traffic overload, but it’s believed to have happened after all the permits sold out.