Parking & Transportation

Parking can sometimes be tight when several people share a living space. Please remember that local laws prohibit parking on the yard and sidewalks. Don't block your neighbor driveway or traffic flow. There may be parking restrictions on your street. Also, remind your guests to follow parking laws when they visit.

Be sure to follow the follow the specific signage posted to avoid being ticketed and/or towed!

Parking and Transportation Links

UConn Parking Services
Information on campus parking, permits, U-Pass, citations, EV charging

UConn Transportation
Information on shuttle buses, accessible vans, and small vehicles for University students, faculty, employees and visitors

U-Pass Bus Pass
UConn Students ride buses and trains in Connecticut for FREE!

Windham Region Transit District
Bus services for the Windham Region (Ashford, Chaplin, Columbia, Coventry, Lebanon, Mansfield, Scotland, Willington and Windham)
Free with U-Pass

CT Transit
Bus service from Storrs to Manchester/Buckland Hills shopping area
Free with U-Pass

Peter Pan Bus Lines
Operates out of the Nash-Zimmer Station in Downtown Storrs

Make an Emergency Kit for Your Vehicle

Update the emergency kit in your vehicle with:

  • a shovel
  • windshield scraper and small broom
  • flashlight
  • battery powered radio
  • extra batteries
  • water
  • snack food
  • matches
  • extra hats, socks and mittens
  • first aid kit with pocket knife
  • necessary medications
  • blanket(s)
  • tow chain or rope
  • road salt and sand
  • booster cables
  • emergency flares
  • fluorescent distress flag

Winterize Your Vehicle

Check or have a mechanic check the following items on your car:

  • Antifreeze levels - ensure they are sufficient to avoid freezing.
  • Battery and ignition system - should be in top condition and battery terminals should be clean.
  • Brakes - check for wear and fluid levels.
  • Exhaust system - check for leaks and crimped pipes and repair or replace as necessary. Carbon monoxide is deadly and usually gives no warning.
  • Fuel and air filters - replace and keep water out of the system by using additives and maintaining a full tank of gas. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing.
  • Heater and defroster - ensure they work properly.
  • Lights and flashing hazard lights - check for serviceability.
  • Oil - check for level and weight. Heavier oils congeal more at low temperatures and do not lubricate as well.
  • Thermostat - ensure it works properly.
  • Windshield wiper equipment - repair any problems and maintain proper washer fluid level.
  • Install good winter tires - Make sure the tires have adequate tread. All-weather radials are usually adequate for most winter conditions. However, some jurisdictions require that to drive on their roads, vehicles must be equipped with chains or snow tires with studs.

Downtown Storrs Parking

The Downtown Storrs parking garage is free for the first two hours and then $1/hour thereafter with a maximum daily charge of $8. Overnight parking is available in the Downtown Storrs parking garage for $2/hour (between midnight and 6:00 AM) with a maximum overnight charge of $12.

Dog Lane Lot
Located behind 9 Dog Lane, this lot has free 2-hour parking for visiting local businesses. Spots designated for residents of The Oaks on the Square apartments are clearly marked and are not open to the public.

Downtown Storrs Parking FAQs

Other Campus Parking Lots

These are fee-based private lots, not affiliate with UConn

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel: 46 North Eagleville Road, (860) 429-6436 ext. 206
  • Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Chapel: 28 Dog Lane, (860) 906-8458 or email at
  • UConn Hillel: 54 North Eagleville Rd.
  • Hope Lutheran Church: 62 Dog Lane, (413) 783-0131 ext. 10 or email at