A new year is about to begin. Your classrooms are about to fill with the voices of professors; your halls with the laughter of students.
But what if students can’t get there on time?
Getting to class late is more than an irritation- it disrupts the professor, denies the student an introduction to the day’s material, and can affect productivity and mood all day long.
But late students aren’t just lazy. On campuses full of students and teachers coming and going, all eager to reach their destination on time, finding a spot just when you need one can be challenging. And there isn’t a simple way to allocate extra time to the search- one day it can take two minutes, another half an hour.
The only way to get students out of their cars and into class reliably is to guide them there. Show them exactly where they can park and where they needn’t bother looking.
Parking counting systems like OpenSpace keep track of exact vehicle counts and display them on bright, highly visible LED signs. Universities also have the option to offer that data via apps.
The OpenSpace parking platform shows data that tells students when a lot is full or nearly full and how many spots are available in each lot, so they can make better decisions about where to look for parking spots.
Offering students parking data isn’t just a luxury or an added amenity for fancy schools. It’s basic support to help them start their day on the right foot. It’s as important as ensuring they have a place to sit and books to study from. Think of it as an investment in their academic success.