Students – Hartford Campus

Student parking for the Downtown Hartford campus is available at the CT Convention Center Garage and the CT Science Center Garage. Permits are valid for ONE semester: fall, spring or summer. A new permit MUST be purchased for each semester.

Hartford campus students assigned University housing on the Storrs campus are eligible to purchase a Resident parking permit.  Resident permits authorize parking on surface lots posted for the use of that specific permit type.

Purchase Parking Permits

After purchasing a Hartford commuter permit, please go to the office located in the Convention Center Garage with the following documents:

  • UConn ID
  • Payment confirmation emails
  • Receipt of purchase
  • Completed Vehicle Registration Form.
  • Make sure your license plate is correct on the form. License Plate Recognition (LPR) is used at the entry to the garages. 

Upon Entrance and Exit

  • Slowly drive up to the lane
  • LPR system will read, process, and acknowledge the license plate
  • Gate will open upon entrance and exit

As a backup to your LPR, please use ONE of the following:

  • Download the free Mobile Access app and sign up with the mobile number associated with your parking permit
  • Purchase a transponder at the office to scan upon entrance and exit ($20.00 one-time fee)

For any additional help, visit the parking office, located on level 1 of the Convention Center Garage, or call (860)728-2598

CT Convention Center Garage: Designated Parking Areas
Sections "A" & "C"

Level 2

All employees who hold UConn parking permits.
Section E Levels 1 -8 All students who hold UConn parking permits.

All employees who hold UConn parking permits.

Parking within all three downtown garages will be provided to UConn permit holders between the hours 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.  Permit (transponder decal/"key card") holders with early work shifts may enter their assigned downtown parking garage as early as 5:30 AM, which will allow them to arrive to their workstations on time. The roller gate at the CT Science Center Garage entrance lowers at 5:00 PM, but those with transponder decals will still be able to enter the facility.

The 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.
  • North Front Street Garage is staffed Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
  • South Front Street Garage is staffed Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM

Parking on Other Campuses

Hartford Commuter Permits also authorize parking in the following locations:

  • Avery Point - Commuter Lots A & B
  • Law School - All Commuter student lots
  • Stamford - 1194 Washington Boulevard
  • Storrs - the commuter sections of "C," "I," "K," and "W" surface lots
  • Waterbury - UConn Waterbury Garage (Levels 2 & 3)

During the Summer Term and the Fall, Intersession and Spring recess periods, Hartford Commuter Permits authorize parking on any student surface lot EXCEPT within areas designated for use by “Premium Resident” permit holders.

Student Permit Holders Visiting the Hartford Campus

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 Propark parking office (in the same parking garage) before departing.
  4. Present the garage ticket along with your UConn ID to the Propark office attendant.
  5. Using a web application, the Propark attendant will confirm that you hold an active UConn parking permit.
  6. Once your UConn parking permit status is confirmed, the Propark 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).

General Information, Rules & Regulations


Student permit holders can use an existing transponder decal or purchase one from the garage parking operator as a back-up to the LPR system to access their assigned downtown parking facility.  A transponder decal may only be used by the individual to whom it is issued.  The Transponder decals will be physically ‘installed’ by garage parking personnel to ensure that they are properly placed and remain in good working order.

When Transponder decal holders drive a 'replacement' vehicle to campus (such as when their primary vehicle is being repaired), they should take a garage parking 'ticket' when entering their assigned facility and then bring that ticket with them to the parking office located in that facility before exiting the garage; they will receive a 100% discount off their daily parking fee.

The parking access provided by Transponder decals can be extended across semester periods; they do NOT need to be replaced each semester.


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

      • Convention Center Garage* = 7'6"
        * an outside surface lot for over-sized vehicles is available
      • Science Center Garage = 7'0"
      • North Front Street Garage = 6'6"

General Rules
The following general rules should be followed in all three parking facilities at the Hartford campus 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 from UConn Parking services; the needed arrangements will be finalized with the garage parking office on your behalf.
        • If a sudden emergency requires you to leave your vehicle parked overnight, contact the 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 that 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.

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.  Those who speed, fail to obey traffic or regulatory signs posted in these facilities, or park in any areas other than Sections "A" or "C" (Level 1) while in the CT Convention Center garage will be warned upon their first and second offenses.  Upon the third offense, the vehicle involved in the violation may be towed.  Upon the fourth offense, the transponder decal associated with the vehicle involved in the violation may be expired and the parking contract with its holder may be terminated.

Vehicles 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 Capital Region Development Authority or its garage operator and may be towed from the facility.

Graduate Business Learning Center Parking

UConn Graduate Business Learning Center students should contact the school at (860) 728-2400 for information about their leased parking capacity.