Students will no longer have to set an alarm for 9 a.m. in the middle of the summer if they want a campus parking permit for the next year.
Instead, the University has changed the process to a lottery format, based on criticism and feedback from students.
In the past, parking permits have been allocated to each class on a first-come, first-served basis. Last July, 8,000 students applied for 400 permits, which ran out less than one minute after online applications became available.
In response to criticism, the parking permit allocation process will include the following changes:
– The process will no longer be first-come, first served. It will be a lottery system that takes class preference into account.
– Students will have to register at any time between June 24 and July 5, then are placed into the lottery.
– Students will be notified of their status on July 10.
But Randy Young, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, said students will now have to register at any time between June 24 and July 5, then are placed into a lottery.
Young said the decision was made based on community feedback and conversations with student government.