Hillside Road Partially Closed Until August 2021

A portion of Hillside Road and its intersection with Alumni Drive will be closed to traffic and pedestrians starting on Monday, Feb. 1 and running through early August (map).  The closure is due to the extensive underground utility infrastructure work that has to be built in support of the construction of the new Northwest Science Quad in the area that was previously surface parking lots.

The closure of Hillside Road is happening at this time to take advantage of the de-densified campus population of students, faculty and staff during the spring 2021 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The primary effect of this closure is that Hillside Road will not serve as a main thoroughfare through campus during this time.

Parking will still be available in the North Garage with access on Hillside Road before the point of closure. The sidewalk east of the north garage will be opened effective February 8, 2021 permitting pedestrian traffic to flow to and from the north/northwest dorms.

Vehicle access to Alumni Drive for such facilities, such as the Alumni House, the Werth Residence Tower, the Hilltop Residence Towers, Garrigus Suites, and the Hilltop Apartments, will be from Jim Calhoun Drive. Traffic headed north on Alumni Drive will be stopped at the parking lot for the Alumni House.

1/04 – Student Parking Permit Sales Begin

Spring 2021 student parking permit sales will start at 9:00 AM on Monday, January 4, 2021.

As in the past, all permit types will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 54-credit requirement has been suspended for the Spring 2021 semester ONLY.

Resident students with fewer than 54 credits are, therefore, eligible to purchase a Spring 2021 permit.

Commuter student permits will be mailed to the address provided by the student during the online application process.

Resident permits will be delivered to on-campus student mailrooms, which are expected to open on Monday, February 1.

All parking rules and regulations are in effect and will be enforced.

All permit holders should park in their assigned parking areas and display their permit purchase receipt on the dashboard until they receive their physical parking decals.

“Intersession” Parking: Storrs Campus: Garage Hours

During the extended 2020/21 Intersession parking period, UConn permits or payment of hourly fees will be required to park in the North and South garages on the Storrs campus between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM weekdays. Outside of those hours, no-charge parking will be available in those parking facilities during the period Sunday, November 22, 2020 – Friday, January 15, 2021.

Student parking permits vailid for the November 22nd – January 15th period can be arranged online for either the Storrs or Regional campuses.

  • Permits are free of charge
  • Permits are valid through January 15, 2021
  • Storrs permits must be picked up at Parking Services
    • You will receive an email when the permit is ready for pickup
    • Please make an appointment to pick up your permit

On the Storrs campus…

  • Commuters: Permits will authorize parking on Lot Y and the “lower” (easternmost) section of Lot F map
  • Dorm Residents: Permits will authorize parking on Lot D, Lot T, and Lot W (near Husky Village) map
  • UConn Apartment Residents: Permits will authorize parking at the assigned apartment complex only.

On the Regional campuses…

  • Permits are free of charge
  • Permit authorizes parking in Commuter student parking locations
  • Permits are valid through January 15, 2021
  • You will receive an email when the permit has been mailed

CT Convention Center Garage – Test Site Information

Hartford HealthCare announced that the Hartford Hospital drive-through COVID test site would relocate to the CT Convention Center Garage on Monday, November 9th. The test site will be located within Section E of the garage, which will remain closed to public parking. Vehicles will enter the test site by way of Ramp 5, which is identified as “R-5” (see map).

The test site and traffic to it will be entirely separate from regular parking garage operations; there will be no overlap or increased risk of exposure to those who regularly park in the CT Convention Center garage.

As a result, UConn Hartford students with CT Convention Center parking permits, who were previously required to park within Section E, are authorized to park within that facility’s other sectons.

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!

Apply for the Fall 2020 U-PASS Now!

All eligible students may now apply for a Fall 2020 U-PASS at http://parking-upass.uconn.edu. The Fall U-PASS is valid from August 1 through December 31, 2020.

Applications for the U-PASS may only be submitted ONLINE.

Distribution of Fall U-PASSes will begin around July 15 by MAIL ONLY. When applying, please provide a complete and accurate mailing address to ensure delivery.

New Fee Information:

On-campus residents and all other students taking at least one class that requires in-person class attendance will pay the Transit Fee and are, therefore, eligible to receive a U-PASS at no charge.

Off-campus students who are enrolled in exclusively online courses during the fall semester may apply for a U-PASS but will be required to pay a $20/semester fee, which will be posted to their student fee bill.

Any questions regarding the Fall U-PASS should be submitted by email to parkingservices@uconn.edu.

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 a check will take several weeks to process.  Please be sure to correctly provide your current mailing address when completing the online form.