Student Parking – General Information

  • Affix your decal parking permit to the inside lower right-hand passenger side of the front windshield using its full, self-adhesive face. Do not display the decal permit in any other way.  A parking decal must be properly displayed to be considered valid.  Affixing the decal using any other means, partially affixing the decal using only a portion of its face, or not affixing the decal to the windshield at all renders the permit invalid.
  • Obtain a Substitute Vehicle Permit  (request form) if your regular vehicle is unavailable.
    • Substitute Vehicle Permits must be displayed face-up, with its expiration date visible, on the passenger-side dashboard of your vehicle to be valid.
  • Know where your permit type allows you to park.  Use only those designated locations from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., weekdays unless otherwise posted.   After 5:00 p.m., and on weekends, permit holders may  park in any parking spaces unless otherwise posted, reserved, restricted, or limited.  Overnight parking (1:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.) is not allowed on Commuter permit (only) lots  (map).
  • Resident student permit parking restrictions are enforced 24 hours/day throughout the calendar year and specifically those locations identified for use by the following permit types:
    • Premium Resident
    • Resident
    • Charter Oak Apartments
    • Hilltop Apartments
    • Mansfield Apartments
    • Northwood Apartments
  • Notify Parking Services in the registration information of your permitted vehicle changes.
    • Such registration changes occur when you purchase a new car or begin regularly driving a different one.
  • Provide a copy of your state-issue handicap parking placard to Parking Services when special parking accommodations are needed to accommodate mobility issues (additional information).
  • Submit a  Replacement Parking Permit Request | Lost/Stolen Permit Notification with Parking Services if you are no longer in possession of your permit.
  • Student permit parking fees are applied during the academic year (September – Commencement Weekend); summer semester permit parking for enrolled student is available no charge.
  • During the Summer Term and the Fall, Intersession, Spring recess periods “Apartment,” “Commuter, ” and “Resident” permits authorize parking on any student surface lot except within areas designated for use by “Premium Resident” permit holders (see the UConn Academic Calendar for specific recess dates).
  • Student parking permits valid during the spring semester authorize parking in all posted student parking locations during the following summer semester.
    • NOTE: Student Garage permits are valid only on student surface lots area during the summer semester — vehicles may not be stored on the grounds of UConn for the summer.
  • Summer semester (only) student  surface-lot  parking permits are available at no-charge.  Students can park in any unrestricted Student Lot by displaying the summer permit.
  • Student garage parking permit prices are taxable and authorize garage parking only during the academic year (September – Commencement Weekend); the sales of all other student parking permit types are tax exempt.
  • Submit a Parking Permit Return/Refund Form if you no longer need your permit and carefully follow its instructions in order to receive a pro-rated refund, if available.
  • Maintain valid registration and insurance for your vehicle.
  • Pay all outstanding parking fines in a timely manner to avoid late charges and other possible fees.
  • Do not share your parking permit with anyone. University permit parking privileges are non-transferable.   You may expose yourself and perhaps others to disciplinary action if you choose to ignore this prohibition. Any misuse of a University permit can result in the revocation of parking privileges for a minimum of one year and the possibilities of University sanction and criminal prosecution.
  • Do not share your garage permit or keycard or your keycard may be disabled for one month (while attending classes). A second offense may result in the revocation of your garage permit and the issuance of a permit that authorizes parking solely on C Lot.  In such instances, the cost differential between a commuter and garage permit will NOT be refunded.

The full text document, Rules and Regulations for the Control of Parking and Vehicles on the Grounds of the University of Connecticut, is available online for additional reference.