OGDEN, Utah – The sale of 2006-07 Weber State University parking permits for “A” lots will be held starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Lampros Hall. The original online sale, scheduled for July 31, had to be postponed when the sheer volume of requests overloaded the software application.
“Our information technology staff has worked tirelessly to determine the best course of action for selling the permits,” said campus spokesperson John Kowalewski. “Based on the volume of requests the site received during Monday’s sale, we determined the best option was to offer the permits for sale in a controlled environment.”
Only 35 passes were successfully sold online Monday.
“We recognize that the first sale left many people frustrated, and understandably so,” Kowalewski said. “A lot of planning and testing went into the first sale, but there’s no substitute for the actual experience. By examining where the problems occurred on Monday, we’ve developed a new approach for the Aug. 12 sale that we believe will run more smoothly.”
Sale organizers decided to hold the rescheduled sale on a weekend to minimize conflicts with students’ work schedules. The new location will allow at least 25 dedicated machines to be available at a time in an effort to expedite the purchasing process. The Lampros sale is for “A” permits only. Dee Events Center and “W” parking permits will be available to purchase online at http://departments.weber.edu/parking/ starting Aug. 7.
“This has been a learning experience for everyone involved. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding,” Kowalewski said.
Parking officials are encouraging students interested in purchasing “A” permits to use the following guidelines:
? Students will need to provide the make, color, model and license plate number of their vehicle.
? All sales will require payment with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card. “A” permits cost $83 for the year.
? Individuals will be required to enter their WSU “W” number. Only one pass will be sold per “W” number, per person. Anyone attempting to purchase more than one permit with the same “W” number will forfeit his or her right to purchase a pass.
? Students can pick up their permit after purchase by presenting a printed copy of their order summary and photo identification at the Parking Services office.
This is the first year the university has sold parking permits online. In past years, students camped out at the Dee Events Center to be among the first in line to purchase a coveted “A” lot parking permit.
For more information, visit http://departments.weber.edu/parking/.
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