Best known for its long wait lines and infamous ability to crash at literally the worst times, THON’s PASS System is now a thing of the PASS-t. Heh.
Dad jokes aside, THON announced today it will replace PASS with the THON Weekend Dashboard, or Dash for shore, which is an entirely new system built from the ground up by THON’s Tech Committee to handle all of the technology needs during THON Weekend.
Dash will handle floor pass allocation, the THON entrance plan, building entry and exit, committee shifts, Dancer Support Tickets, and even more other functions.
Probably the most exciting feature of Dash is scheduled floor passes. Pass lists will be given four one-hour windows of time (subject to standard check-on procedures) per dancer during THON Weekend that can be assigned to anyone on a pass list. During these windows, floor access is reserved for the guest assigned to that slot.
“We expect that this change will make it easier and less stressful for organization members and dancer families to visit their dancers on the floor,” the Technology Committee said in a letter to the media. “Organizations’ members who are not assigned to a scheduled pass will still have the option to access the floor through the upgraded Digital Line system, also handled by Dash.”
If all goes as planned, gone are the days of waiting 16 hours in the Bryce Jordan Center for your floor pass to finally become available.
“My co-captains and I have taken feedback from organization chairs, spectators, and dancers, and have spent the last six months building a system that we hope will improve the THON Weekend experience for everyone,” Dash Project Manager Ryan Anderson said.