The University strives to maintain normal operations throughout the winter months. In rare instances, the severity of the weather may require the University to ban or modify normal parking operations.
The latest University emergency information, including possible action plans, is at UConn Alert. You can also sign up for the University’s emergency text alert system while visiting the site.
The most detailed parking information related to winter storm-specific parking alterations, bans, and plans can be found on the Parking Services website.
Decisions to ban or modify normal parking operations will only be made following a careful review based on currently available weather forecasts and road condition reports.
When decisions to ban or modify University parking privileges are made during the overnight hours, information about them will be announced by 5:00 a.m., whenever possible. Unfortunately, New England weather can be highly unpredictable and travel conditions can change rapidly. For these reasons, last-minute notifications may be necessary.
University parking permit holders who may be affected by winter storm parking restrictions will be notified by messages sent to their UConn email addresses.
Some University operations and services are essential despite severe weather. Exempt employees are those employed by dining, health, public safety, and residential services, as well as those required to maintain the University’s facility operations, and provide needed animal care.
Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff
Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff who are required to report to the Storrs campus when the University is officially closed will be allowed to parking in the North and South parking garages at no charge. This no-charge garage parking arrangement will continue until 8:00AM of the day the University’s regular weekday operations are resumed.
Resident Student Permit Holders
Resident student permit holders will be allowed to park the North and South parking garages at no charge during weather-related University closures, however…
- Resident student permit holders who shelter their vehicles in a University parking garage must remove them from those facilities within 24-hours of the University reopening.
- Resident student permit vehicles that remain within the parking garages after the aforementioned deadline, may be ticketed $30/day, unless otherwise directed by Parking Services.
Student Permit Parking Bans & Re-locations
To facilitate the removal of snow and ice associated with winter storm events, Parking Services may require that resident student permit holders temporarily relocate their vehicles to the alternate parking locations identified within the table below. (The totality of those potential moments are depicted together on this map.)
When resident student vehicles must be relocated, Parking Services will inform affected permit holders about their alternate parking accommodations via email messages, website postings, and Daily Digest announcements.
|Parking Permit Type||Regular Parking Location||Winter Storm Parking Location||Relocation Period Starts||Relocation Period Ends|
|Resident Student Permits||D-Lot||Lot-Y||map||3 hours before start of winter storm event||3 hours after end of winter storm event|
|Resident Student Permit||K-Lot||Lot-Y||map||3 hours before start of winter storm event||3 hours after end of winter storm event|
|Resident Student Permits||T-Lots (Lower, Upper, and West Sections)||W-LotNorthern section, posted for “Area 3” permit parking||map||3 hours before start of winter storm event||3 hours after end of winter storm event|
|Resident Student Permits||Husky Village Lot(W Lot to the north of Husky Village Residences||W-LotNorthern section, posted for “Area 3” permit parking||map||3 hours before start of winter storm event||3 hours after end of winter storm event|
|Resident Student Permits||East Campus Residences||North Garage||map||As directed||Maximum of 24 hours after start of relocation period|
|Premium Resident Student Permits||S- Lot||South Garage||map||3 hours before start of winter storm event||3 hours after end of winter storm event|
|Premium Resident Student Permits||Northwest Quad.||North Garage||map||3 hours before start of winter storm event||3 hours after end of winter storm event|
|Premium Resident Student Permits||North Campus Residences||North Garage||map||3 hours before start of winter storm event||3 hours after end of winter storm event|
|Charter Oak Apartment Permits||Charter Oak Apartments||C-Lot||map||As directed; typically the first weekend day following winter storm event||Maximum of 24 hours after start of relocation period|
|Hilltop Apartment Permits||Hilltop Apartments||Lot – Y||map||As directed; typically the second weekend day following the winter storm event||Maximum of 24 hours after start of relocation period|
|Northwood Apartment Permits||Northwood Apartments||F Lot||map||As directed||Maximum of 24 hours after start of relocation period|
|Mansfield Apartment Permits||Mansfield Apartments||S-Lot||map||As directed||Maximum of 24 hours after start of relocation period|
- Student Parking Permit Holders will be informed of their need to relocate their vehicles via email messages sent to their University accounts. The information about these re-locations and parking bans will also be published on the Parking Services website and shared via social media. Posted signage in the affected locations will be posted whenever possible.
- Compliance with such parking relocation requests and bans is required.
- Parking citations ($50 fee) will be given to vehicles that remain parked in locations from which vehicles must be relocated and where parking bans are in effect.
- During emergencies and other special situations (e.g., snowstorms, unusual crowds, university events, road or building construction), Logistics Administration or the UConn Police may temporarily suspend or otherwise modify specific University parking regulations. Temporary parking regulations and restrictions have the full force and effect of permanent regulations. A vehicle left unattended on University property during such emergency or special situations may be towed at the owner’s risk and expense if parked in violation of temporary or permanent regulations or if such vehicle impedes traffic flow or snow removal operations.
Weather and road conditions may vary considerably across the state. Each member of the University community must evaluate the circumstances they face and act appropriately and responsibly. When it comes to winter travel, always consider your safety first.