Hartford Campus

Hartford commuter student permits authorize parking in the following locations:

  • Avery Point – Commuter Lots A & B
  • Hartford – 100% validation Convention Center Garage (details)
  • School of Law – all Commuter student lots
  • Stamford – 900 Washington Boulevard (courtyard surface lot)
  • Storrs – “C,” “I,” “K,” and “W” surface lots
  • Waterbury – UConn Waterbury Garage (student parking sections)

Hartford campus student parking is available in…

  • CT Convention Center Garage (400 spaces; Section E); 6:00AM – 10:00PM, Monday – Saturday
  • CT Science Center Garage (100 spaces); 6:00AM – 10:00PM, Monday – Saturday

The Transponder Decals of returning students will only be activated after their UConn semester permit fees are fully paid.


The LAZ Parking office in the

  • CT Convention Center Garage is staffed Monday through Sunday between the hours of 6:00 AM and 12:00 AM.
  • CT Science Center Garage is staffed Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM and 12:00 AM.

UConn Permit Holders: Visiting Hartford – Validation Information

UConn students and employees who purchase parking permits to authorize parking on the Storrs or other Regional campuses may park in the CT Convention Center for no-additional charge.  That benefit can be enjoyed by these permit holders by following these instructions:

  1. Take a ticket from the dispenser as you enter the CT Convention Center Garage.
  2. Park in Section E (Levels 1 - 8).
  3. Go to the LAZ Parking office (in the same parking garage) before departing.
  4. Present the garage ticket along with your UConn ID to the LAZ Parking office attendant.
  5. Using a web application, the LAZ Parking attendant will confirm that you hold an active UConn parking permit.
  6. Once your UConn parking permit status is confirmed, the LAZ Parking attendant will validate your garage ticket using a special device.
  7. Insert the validated ticket into the parking gate equipment upon exiting the garage.
  8. The garage gate will lift and no parking fee payment will be required.

Please note enrolled UConn Area 3 (employee) permit holders will be charged a fee to park in the CT Convention Center Garage ($2/hour; $6/day session maximum).

Transponder Decals – General Information

Hartford campus parking permit holders will access their assigned downtown parking facility using a Transponder decal.

Downtown campus parking permits are sold by the semester. After the first semester is over the transponder will be shut off until the student purchases the spring semester permit. After purchasing parking for the spring semester, the transponder will reactivate and the student does not need to get a new transponder

A transponder decal may only be used by the individual to whom it is issued.  Transponder decals will be physically ‘installed’ by LAZ Parking personnel in order to ensure that they are properly placed and remain in good working order.  Information related to the installation of these Transponder decals will be provided during the application process.

A $20/fee will be charged to replace any previously installed Transponder decal.  The $20 fee associated with the issuance and installation of 'replacement' transponder decals are payable to LAZ Parking, not UConn Parking Services.

Hartford Garage Shuttle

A parking garage shuttle provides continuous-loop service between Front Street, Constitution Plaza, the CT Science Center and both Level 2 and Section E of the CT Convention Center Garage between the hours of 6 PM – 10 PM, Monday – Thursday (map).  The service is provided using a 14-passenger accessible vehicle.

Hartford Garages – Rules & Regulations

The following general rules should be followed in all three parking facilities at the Downtown Hartford location:

  • Don't leave your vehicle unlocked.
  • Don't leave valuables in your vehicle.
  • Don't leave your vehicle parked overnight in the garage unless you have received written permission form UConn Parking services; the needed arrangements will be finalized with LAZ Parking on your behalf.
    • If a sudden emergency requires you to leave your vehicle parked overnight, contact the LAZ Parking office in the garage in which your vehicle is parked to make the needed arrangements:
      • Convention Center Garage: 860-728-2598
      • North Front Street Garage: 860-524-8622
      • Science Center Garage: 860-987-6512
  • Use trash receptacles which are available on all floors and by each elevator; don't litter.
  • Only those displaying valid state-issued "handicap" placards or registration plates can legally use spaces designated for "handicap" parking.
  • Only plug-in vehicles are authorized to use spaces associated with Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations.
  • Park in only one vehicle parking space (between stall lines) and not across two or more parking spaces.

A vehicle will be deemed abandoned when it is parked within a Downtown Hartford garage more than one (1) week without being used and without notice to the Capitol Region Development Authority or its garage operator (LAZ Parking) and may be towed from the facility.

Violations & Loss of Parking Privileges

The speed limit in the CT Convention Center Garage, the CT Science Center Garage, and the North Front Street Garage is 7 MPH.

Patrons of these parking facilities include children and the elderly: DO NOT SPEED or SKATEBOARD in these facilities.

Those who speed, skateboard or otherwise fail to obey traffic or regulatory signs posted in these facilities, or park in any areas other than Section E (levels 1 - 8) while in the CT Convention Center garage will be warned upon their first and second offences. Upon the third offence the vehicle involved in the violation may be towed. Upon the fourth offence, the transponder decal associated with the vehicle involved in the violation may be expired and the parking contract with its holder may be terminated.

Hartford Garage: Height Clearances

The maximum clearance heights of the Downtown Hartford parking facilities are:

  • Convention Center Garage = 7'6"
  • Science Center Garage = 7'0"
  • North Front Street Garage = 6'6"

Graduate Business Learning Center Parking

For students who attend the UConn Graduate Business Learning Center, please contact the school at (860) 728-2400 for more information.