Didn’t get your Cal Poly parking permit? More are going on sale today

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Entrance to Cal Poly. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

If you’re in need of a parking permit for Cal Poly, you’re in luck.

Beginning Wednesday at 3 p.m., the university will be selling additional parking permits.

Two types of permits will be available: fall quarter Orange Lot permits and annual commuter permits that are valid in the Canyon Circle structure, according to Cal Poly Parking & Commuter Services.

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. on Wednesday and 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. The wait list will open at the same time as quarterly permit sales, which is Wednesday at 3 p.m. Students will be able to purchase the permits beginning Thursday.

Cal Poly had sold out of both fall quarter and annual parking passes a week before classes started.

“Over the first two weeks of fall quarter we have been monitoring and studying the commuter parking patterns as well as commuter parking lot capacity at various times of the day,” the department said in a statement. Based on that information, as well as feedback from students and staff, the university made more parking permits available, according to Cal Poly’s Administration and Finance Department.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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