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

U-Pass Application Fall 2019

Fall semester U-Passes will be available starting Wednesday, July 10th. Go to to request your free pass and to learn about the services it provides! If you have any questions, please email

Summer Student Parking Permits

The online summer parking permit application for students is now available. Please go to to apply.

If you have a permit from the Spring 2019 semester, and it is not a permit for Hartford, your permit is valid through August 31, 2019. Hartford permits must be renewed.

Stamford students who have a permit for the Bell St. garage may use that permit and park at the 1194 Washington Blvd lot for no additional charge.

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 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.

Commuter Parking ’till 4:00 a.m.

Students have expressed strong concerns about the fact that Parking Services policies define “overnight” as occurring between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.  Students have also said the overnight policy prohibits them from leaving their vehicles in Storrs commuter lots into the early morning hours. The most common issue raised to University officials was the fact that the Babbidge Library remains open until 2 a.m. on most nights of the week. As a result, students believed they risked being ticketed when they left their vehicles in a commuter lot until the library closed.

In response to these concerns, UConn has determined that effective immediately, permit parking regulations will NOT be enforced on commuter student lots between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. on weekdays or any time on weekends. 

The weekday enforcement of permit parking regulations on commuter student lots will begin at 4 a.m. each Monday.

More simply stated, all vehicles parked on student commuter lots between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. on weekends must be off those lots before 4 a.m. Monday.

Lot F: Move-in Parking Restriction

The “lower” section of Lot F (by North Eagleville Road) will be closed to permit parking starting Monday, August 20th through Sunday, August 26th in order to facilitate the move-in processes of students assigned to the North and Northwest campus residences.  The use of the permit parking capacity will be restored as soon as the move-in processes are complete.

Lot D: Move-in Parking Restriction

The upper (practice field side) of Lot D will be restricted to parking in order to its availability and use to facilitate the Garagius Suites move-in process on Saturday, August 25th.  The restricted capacity will reopen to permit parking as soon as those move in processes are complete.