By: Bob Browand
***Update*** - 8/24/16
Student Permits are now SOLD OUT. We strongly encourage individuals who were planning to purchase this permit to instead place themselves on the waitlist, and, in the meantime, purchase an Economy Permit so they can still park legally on campus. Both actions can be done through the myParking Account available through AccessUH.
Welcome back Coogs!
These are by far some of the busiest days on campus and while we know between the heat, traffic and overall back to school rush things are a bit hectic, we want you to know that we, along with several of our campus partners including UHDPS, UH Dining, Facilities Services and more are all working hard to make the fall startup as smooth as possible.
That being said, after taking into account this year’s record enrollment figures, reviewing the number of residential cars parked on campus and assessing the overall traffic throughout parking lots during the past two days, my team and I have made the tough call to reduce the number of Student and Economy permits we will be selling this academic year.
This decision will not only better control permit oversell, but will also improve the overall experience of individuals parking on campus.
At this time, a limited number of Student permits, as well as approximately 2,000 Economy permits remain available for purchase through AccessUH. We anticipate to sell out of Student permits by the end of the day today.
Waitlists will be available for both permit types. Once the back to school rush dies down, we will assess the parking situation and potentially assign permits from these lists.
In the meantime, I strongly encourage you to either purchase an Economy permit, to ensure you have a valid parking option or register to be a member of COAST, the new alternative transportation program offered by our department. COAST provides eligible members incentives for individuals who carpool, ride METRO or utilize Zipcar instead of driving alone to campus. More information is available at www.uh.edu/coast.
As always, thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to continually improve the services we provide the campus community.
published: Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016