Didn’t get a Cal Poly parking permit yet? More will go on sale Thursday

Entrance to Cal Poly.
Entrance to Cal Poly.

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.

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.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF