What You Need to Know About Parking at UConn Health Center

Parking update (Shutterstock Photo)
Parking update (Shutterstock Photo)
Assistant Police Chief Ray Bouchard. (Chris DeFrancesco/UConn Health Center Photo)
Assistant Police Chief Ray Bouchard. (Chris DeFrancesco/UConn Health Center Photo)

In advance of the town hall meeting on changes in campus parking, Thursday, May 17, at noon in the Keller Auditorium, Assistant Police Chief Ray Bouchard provides some important information.

What are the most important things to know about parking on the UConn Health Center campus in the coming months?

  • Anyone who currently parks in Lot L, Lot M or Shuttle Lot 3 should obtain a new hangtag from Public Safety (860-679-2511) by Friday, May 18.
  • Parking will be provided for all employees.
  • Free valet parking will be provided for all patients and clinical visitors at the hospital/main entrance, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • A robust shuttle service will be provided (see updated schedules).
  • Parking updates will be posted regularly on the Bioscience Connecticut parking page, as well as on UConn Today, via Broadcast Messages, and flyers and signage throughout the campus.

Why are these changes necessary?

The UConn Health Center is undergoing major capital improvements under Bioscience Connecticut, including the new hospital tower, parking structures, and ambulatory care center, as well as the construction of the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. These construction projects will impact areas currently used for patient visitor and employee parking.

Can faculty, staff and students use the free valet service?

No, valet parking is only for patients and hospital visitors.

What do employees need to know about the new hangtags?

The hangtags are color-coded for each lot. The hangtag only allows parking in the designated parking lot. Please note: If you currently park in Lot L, Lot M or Shuttle Lot 3, you will need your new hangtag by Friday, May 18. Please contact Public Safety at 860-679-2511. We will be phasing in the distribution of new hangtags for everyone else over the next several months.

I’m an employee who pays extra for convenience parking. What do these changes mean to me?

You will continue to park where you have been parking. You will be issued a new hangtag with a designated lot at a future date.

What are the consequences for parking where I’m not supposed to?

You will receive a parking ticket for not parking in your assigned lot. Please note that Lot L will be for valet parking exclusively and will be otherwise off-limits at all times, even during hours when the valet service is not running.

I work second or third shift. What do I need to know?

If you work second or third shift your impact will be minimal. You should park on the academic side of the Health Center, where the gated lots will be open between the hours of 4 p.m. and 4 a.m.

What about the carpool lot?

Carpooling is still greatly encouraged, but Lot D is no longer available to carpoolers without a paid parking tag.

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