Parking permits should begin and end during the 1st week of classes (or on census day)
The first order of business for returning students should NOT be renewing their parking permits. And students who are on campus over the summer should not be surprised on August 1st when they get a ticket for an expired permit. Get rid of the arbitrary August 1st date. Allow returning students to get settled and get funding for the semester straightened out before making them buy a parking permit.