Author: Atherton, Dwight

10/30 – Winter Lot Closures: C, J, K, and W (main section)

On Friday, October 30, the following student parking locations will close for the winter season:

Parking Facility Location Comment
Lot C Avalona Way (south of tennis courts) Commuter Student Parking
Lot J Discovery Drive (north of Innovation Partnership Building) Resident Student Parking
Lot K Discovery Drive (north of Charter Oak Apartments) Unassigned
Lot W Tower Road (north of Husky Village) Main section only (north of the bus shelters); the smaller section immediately to the north of Husky Village will remain available to UConn parking permit holders of all types.

7/20 – Employee Parking Permit Renewal

The parking needs of many employees significantly changed during the past few months and, therefore, the parking permits for Regular Payroll employees WILL NOT be automatically renewed this year!

ALL Regular Payroll employees who held UConn active parking permits on June 30 will be required to visit https://parking-employee.uconn.edu/ on or after Monday, July 20, to either opt-out or purchase a 2020/21 parking permit.  Parking permit payroll deductions will begin with the September 11, 2020 paycheck. As separately communicated on July 20, payroll deductions for parking will occur on a pre-tax basis effective with the September 11, 2020 paycheck, unless an employee designates otherwise as specified here: https://payroll.uconn.edu/pre-tax-parking-announcement/.

Area 1 permit holders who opt out of permit parking (by choosing NOT to purchase a Fall Semester parking permit) WILL later be able to receive an Area 1 permit for the 2021 Spring Semester.

Permits purchased by Regular Payroll employees during the summer will be distributed via University mail starting on Monday, August 3.

Special Payroll Employees, Affiliates and NEW Regular Payroll employees will also be able to purchase their 2020 Fall Semester parking permit online on or after Monday, July 20, either by following links or by visiting the Parking Services website.

Arrange your 2020/21 parking by Friday, July 31, to ensure you will have it when permit parking enforcement resumes on Monday, August 17!

Student Permit Parking – Prorated Refunds

The prorated refund of student-permit parking fees for the seven weeks that followed the University’s closure (March 16th) is authorized.

The prorated parking fee refunds (including tax) will be applied to the credit or debit card used during their purchase, whenever possible.  The credit and debit card refunds must be processed in batches due to financial regulations. All credit and debit card refunds are, however, expected to be processed by Friday, May 15th.

University checks will be issued for all other prorated parking fee refunds. Checks will be mailed to students’ home addresses.  These reimbursement checks may take up to six weeks to process.

Parking Refunds – Special Payroll Employees

Contracted special-payroll employees may request a prorated refund of the residual value of their parking permits online.

The refund amounts will equal each permit’s weekly value multiplied by the number of full-weeks falling between March 16th and the date upon which the permit will expire.  As a result, the amounts will vary between employees.

Refunds to those who purchased their permits using a credit or debit card will be returned to the card.

Refund checks sent to those who purchased their permits using cash or check will take several weeks to process.  Please be sure to correctly provide your current mailing address when completing the online form.

Parking & Transportation – Service Changes

The following information summarizes many of the operational changes to the provision of parking and transportation services on the Storrs and Regional campuses made in response to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The Parking Services office is closed and will remain closed until further notice.
  • The sale and distribution of parking permits for the UConn Storrs and Regional campuses have been suspended. All currently active parking permits will remain valid until further notice.
  • U-Pass applications continue to be processed and will only be distributed by mail until further notice.
  • UConn parking rules and regulations remain in effect and will be enforced, including those relating to parking in Fire Lanes and Handicap, Reserved, Service, and Special permit stalls.
  • As standard, parking will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • State-issued handicap placards can be displayed to authorize parking in Handicap and Special permit parking stalls for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester.
  • Effective immediately, ONLY UConn service vehicles with State (9-plate) registrations and preexisting Service permit holders are authorized to park in Service parking stalls.
  • Student parking permit holders are authorized to park on any student parking lot for the remainder of the spring and summer semesters.
  • Time-limited parking stalls and loading area restrictions will continue to be enforced.
  • Parking in North and South garages on the Storrs campus is now provided at no charge; neither permit nor fee is required to park in those facilities until further notice.
  • Parking and Transportation Services will continue to assign contractor parking to facilitate the completion of campus construction projects. No UConn Contractor permits will be issued or required until further notice.
  • To arrange construction project parking, UConn Project Managers should submit their requests to Parking Services (parkingservices@uconn.edu).
  • The provision of the HuskyGo fixed-route shuttle and the Accessible Van Service on the Storrs campus following their Spring Break schedules are expected to continue for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester.
  • Sign Services operations will continue to be provided as standard.

Northwest Science Quad: Lot L, N, and X Closures

Construction of the new Northwest Science Quadrant, a cornerstone of the Next Generation Connecticut program and a hallmark of the 2015 Campus Master Plan, is scheduled to begin in January 2020. The first phase of this major new project will include the Science I Building and a supplemental utility plant.

As a result of this construction, some parking lots will be closed and parking assignments for some additional permit holders will be changed. The changes are part of ongoing significant changes in parking arrangements for faculty, staff, and students.

Parking lots L, N, and X, which are located on the footprint of the new buildings, will permanently close in two phases by January.

Prior to the fall 2019 semester, all of Lot L will close (approximately 160 spaces for commuter students), and the upper section of Lot X will also close (approximately 300 spaces for Area 2 employees and commuter students).

Starting with the spring 2020 semester, the lower section of Lot X (approximately 360 spaces for commuter students) and Lot N (approximately 220 spaces for Area 2 employees) will both be closed.

The lower section of Lot F (approximately 250 spaces) will now accommodate Area 2 employee parking, instead of commuter students. Employees displaced from Lots N and X will be accommodated either in Lot F or in the North Garage (for an additional fee). All available student garage permit parking will now be in the South Garage.

Lot K, a new lot with 700 spaces for commuter students that is located on Discovery Drive across from the Innovation Partnership Building, will be completed prior to the fall 2019 semester.

Lots C, K, and W will be the largest for commuter students, and permits for this group will be lot-specific in 2019-20. With the large number of commuter students parking in Lots C and K, there will be enhanced shuttle bus service to and from these parking locations, running every 15 minutes.

Please see the links below for more information:

2019 Fall Semester shuttle bus route and service information

2019 Fall Semester Parking Map

2019-20 Student Permit Rate Table with shuttle bus parking lot service information

Depot Campus: Shuttle & Parking Update

Parking Services & Transportation Services has renewed its commitment to provide a full complement of services to the Depot campus.

We are please report that regular shuttle service between the Storrs and Depot campuses was restored on Monday, Oct. 8 (map).

In advance of enforcement efforts that will begin in the 2019-20 academic year, parking permit signs were also installed in many Depot campus locations. Those signs will not be enforced until September 2019. We understand that some of the recently installed signs may need to be changed and additional signage may be required.

It is essential for departments and programs on the Depot to provide us with the information needed to insure that all parking areas are properly assigned.

If you have insights and information to share, please contact by email sent to parkingservices@uconn.edu as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Lot B: Late-night Commuter Parking

Bishop Center (rear lot | map) remains an Area 2 lot, with that permit type required to park on the lot between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.  This change allows commuter students to park on this lot between 5 p.m. and 4 a.m. on weekdays, and anytime on the weekends.  As with the commuter student lots, all vehicles in the Bishop Center (rear) between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. on weekends must be moved by 4 a.m. Monday.