UConn Transportation & Parking: Basic Principles
- There will be reasonably convenient and safe transportation and parking options for everyone in the campus community.
- Consistently reliable public transit service is integral to the success of the overall transportation and parking system.
- Walking, biking, and other alternative transportation choices to single-occupancy vehicle use will be encouraged.
- Our campuses will be a “visitor friendly” places with appropriate way finding to direct visitors to parking, buildings, and events.
- Transportation & parking planning strategies acknowledge the difference between “core”, “perimeter”, and “periphery” campus locations.
- District, project, and master plans will incorporate transportation & parking accommodations.
- The financing framework for transportation & parking will rely more on permit parking income than on citation fee revenue.
- Effective communication are essential to the efficient provision of services and customer satisfaction. Transportation & Parking Services will employ state-of-the art methods to communicate information about policies and commuter options to the University community.
- Visitors, contractors, and vendors will help pay for parking services.
- Thorough and consistent enforcement is critical to ensure the successful management of overall transportation and parking system.
General Parking Rules & Regulations
UConn offers a variety of parking permits that authorize the use of specific University facilities for prescribed periods.
Parking permits are sold at published rates. Those who return their permits to Parking Services before their expiration are entitled to receive their prorate values.
Permit sales rates for employees, and both resident and commuter students are available online. In similar manner, the proration tables used to calculate the refund values of returned affiliate / employee and student parking permits are also available.
Parking permits must be properly displayed within their associated vehicle(s) in order to authorize parking on University property.
Many privately and municipally owned/operated parking areas are located in close proximity to the Storrs and Regional campuses. University permits do not authorize their use.
Metered, time-zone, and transient (hourly fee) parking is also available in many University locations (additional information).
University permit parking privileges are strictly enforced between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., weekdays unless otherwise posted. After 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and on weekends, permit holders and all others may park in any on-campus space not designated as reserved, restricted, or limited. Overnight parking (1:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.) not specifically authorized by University permit privileges, posted signage, or written communication from Parking Services is prohibited.
Parking is specifically prohibited on alleyways, drive lanes, driveways, fire lanes, pedestrian sidewalks and pedestrian ways, roadways and any other location that is not specifically posted or marked to clearly accommodate parking. Although the surface conditions in several University parking areas are unsuited to pavement markings, signage is provided within them to specify their intended uses.
If the use of an area is not specifically designated for parking by posted signage or pavement markings, you should assume that parking in that area is prohibited.
Parking permits provide their holders with the opportunity to park within specified area(s); they do not guarantee parking availability, or that parking will be found in the most convenient locations. The unavailability of a convenient parking location, severe weather, or running late for a class or meeting are not considered valid excuses for violating any parking regulations. Vehicles parked in dirt or unpaved lots should maintain an orderly flow, avoid double parking and avoid blocking travel lanes, entrances, exits and other vehicles.
Permits found within vehicles for which they have not been issued are considered stolen and may be confiscated. The vehicle within which a stolen permit is found may be towed from University property. All unmetered parking spaces on the grounds of UConn are restricted by permit unless otherwise designated by posted signage.
All UConn parking permit applicants must provide Parking Services with completed parking permit applications and present, or truthfully attest to their possession of, a driver’s license that legally authorizes their operation of a motor vehicle within the United States.
In order to drive in Connecticut you must have a Connecticut Driver’s license or one of the following:
- valid out-of-state (U.S.) driver’s license
- valid out-of-country driver’s license from your home country AND an international driver’s permit; both must be held and carried.
More specific information related to international driver’s licenses and permits is available on the International Student and Scholars website.
It is the responsibility of UConn parking permit holders to keep all associated vehicle information current by immediately informing Parking Services of any vehicle registration changes.
UConn employees with unpaid parking citation fees will not be eligible to purchase new parking permits until all those citation fees are fully paid.
It may be necessary for valid permit holders to move their vehicles at the request of Parking Services to accommodate major University events, construction projects, snow removal and unforeseen circumstances. Vehicles parked in violation of University directives to accommodate the aforementioned activities may be physically relocated to alternate on-campus parking locations to facilitate their completion.
The storage of vehicles on University property is prohibited. All vehicles parked on UConn property in one location (single parking session) for longer than 10 days (240 hours) without the written permission or the atypical University permit authorization of Parking Services are considered to be “stored.”
Only resident student permits authorize on-campus single-session parking stays that are potentially longer than 10 days; no other University permit type authorizes the “storage” of vehicles on University property without the above-mentioned written approval and permit authorization of Parking Services. Vehicles stored on University property are subject to fines and towing. With 10-day prior written notice, Parking Services may expire parking permits associated with vehicles stored on University property.
Requests to remain parked on-campus for a single parking session longer than 10 days (240 hours) be made via using our
Parking permit privileges are NOT transferable
A person may purchase a maximum of one permit and its privileges are not transferable. Hangtag parking permits may only be used in vehicles associated with, and identified on, the permit holders parking permit records.
“Carpool” is the only permit type that can be physically transferred between the vehicles that are owned and operated by several different people; the carpool group members.
Permits found within vehicles for which they have not been issued are considered stolen and may be confiscated. The vehicle within which a stolen permit is found may be towed from University property.
All Parking Permits Sold Remain UConn Property
Parking Services reserves the right to revoke a parking permit and its associated privileges before it’s expiration. When the revocation of permit parking privileges is required, a refund of the remaining values of the parking expired permit will be considered.
Falsification of UConn Parking Permits
The falsification of a University parking permit may result in:
- the immediate revocation of all parking privileges of the person(s) responsible;
- the confiscation of the falsified permit(s);
- tow of the vehicle within which the falsified permit was found.
Criminal procession and disciplinary action may also occur.
- For employees, disciplinary action may include the imposition of fines, restitution, and termination of employment.
- For students, disciplinary action may result pursuant to the completion of a code of conduct investigation.
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.