- Parking Map
- Permit Required
- Obtaining a Permit/Fees
- Parking Restricted by Permit Type
- Temporary Permits
- Parking for Persons with Disabilities
- Snow Emergencies
- Speed Limit
- Payment of Fines/Appeals Process
Click here to view the 2012 University of New Haven Parking Map.
All persons who will possess or operate a motor vehicle on the West Haven campus, or who are in local university sponsored housing (Forest Hills, Regency, Savin Court, Main St. Condos.) are required to display a valid UNH parking permit on the vehicle. Permits MUST BE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED on the inside of the front windshield in the lower corner on the passenger side. Vehicles not properly displaying a valid UNH parking permit will be ticketed.
Those eligible for a parking permit must apply online at www.newhaven.edu/parking. Permits may be picked up at the UNH Police Dept. by presenting your driver's license, vehicle registration certificate and UNH identification card. All commuting students are eligible for a permit. On-campus resident students with a minimum of 21 credits qualify as sophomores and are eligible to apply for a yellow permit to park at the north campus. On-campus resident students with a minimum of 57 credits are eligible to apply for a red on-campus resident permit. All sophomores, on-campus residents and Forest Hills residents will be charged a fee of $200 which must be paid by credit card, online, at the time of application. Any student wishing to register a second eligible vehicle will be charged a $200 fee. Faculty wishing to park on campus will be charged a $200 parking fee. Students residing at the Regency Apartments, Savin Court and Main St. Condominiums will not be charged the parking fee.
A fee of $200 will be charged for a permit for a second vehicle, or to replace a lost or stolen permit. This fee is payable at the Bursar's Office.
FRESHMEN RESIDENTS are not permitted to have a vehicle.
SOPHOMORE RESIDENTS on campus, including Ruden St. apartments, will be restricted to the north campus parking lot (P25). Any left over spaces at Forest Hills will be assigned to sophomores using a lottery system. Forest Hills sophomores who are not assigned a parking space at Forest Hills will be restricted to the north campus parking lot (P25).
JUNIOR AND SENIOR RESIDENTS (except Ruden St. Apt. residents) on campus will be restricted to designated red lots on the map. These lots include the rear of Winchester Hall (P 12,13), the upper Winchester Hall lot near Kayo Field (P20) and the lower east side lot at Bergami Hall (former New Hall-P17). Ruden St. Apt. residents will receive a red permit and will be allowed to park in the Ruden St. Apt. commuter lots.
FOREST HILLS RESIDENTS will be restricted to parking at Forest Hills. They are PROHIBITED from parking on Simon Place, or any other city street, and may not bring their vehicle to the main campus.
SAVIN COURT RESIDENTS WILL BE RESTRICTED to parking at the Savin Court complex and are prohibited from bringing their vehicle to campus. (This prohibition does not apply to graduate students or those purchasing a parking permit.)
REGENCY APARTMENT RESIDENTS must park in the Regency Apartment lot and may park on the nearby city streets as permitted by law. Regency residents are prohibited from bringing their vehicles to campus. (This prohibition does not apply to graduate students or those purchasing a parking permit.)
MAIN STREET CONDOMINIUM RESIDENTS must park in the Main Street Condominium lot only. Main St. Condo residents are prohibited from bringing their vehicles to campus. (This prohibition does not apply to graduate students or those purchasing a parking permit.)
COMMUTING STUDENTS may park in any available lot, with the exception of designated red (Resident Student) lots and designated reserved areas. Available commuter parking areas appear in green on the map.
FACULTY PAYING FOR ON CAMPUS PARKING may park in any available lot with the exception of red (Resident Student) lots, and visitor and reserved parking spaces. Available faculty parking areas appear in green and blue on the map. Each faculty member may register two personally owned vehicles without additional charge.
FACULTY NOT PAYING FOR ON CAMPUS PARKING, AND STAFF will be issued either a gold permit requiring them to park at Bergami West Lot (former New Hall - P19), St. Paul's Church or the North Campus parking lot (P25) on Mondays and Tuesdays, or a silver permit requiring them to park at Bergami West Lot (former New Hall- P19), St. Pauls' Church Lot or the North Campus parking Lot (P25) on Wednesdays and Thursdays. All faculty and staff may park on campus (except in designated red lots) on Fridays and weekends unless otherwise directed. Each faculty or staff member may register two personally owned vehicles without additional charge.
ON STREET PARKING: In the interest of maintaining good relations with our neighbors, it is important that resident students limit parking to the designated UNH parking areas. Resident students are prohibited from parking on city streets in the neighborhoods adjacent to campus. Vehicles in violation are subject to University sanctions including, but not limited to, UNH parking tickets. Off-Campus resident students residing at Savin Court, Main Street condominiums, and Forest Hills are also prohibited from on-street parking and are subject to the same sanctions.
GERMAN CLUB PARKING LOT: This area is CLOSED TO STUDENT PARKING AT ALL TIMES! It is open to properly permitted faculty/staff parking from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. only, Monday through Friday.
Those students normally restricted to the North Campus, Forest Hills, Savin Court, Regency apartments or Main St. Condos may park in designated commuter parking lots on the main campus after 9 p.m. Monday - Thursday and after 5 p.m. on Fridays. These vehicles MUST be moved off campus, and back to their regularly assigned areas no later than 7 a.m. on the next business day.
Visitors, or others with short-term parking needs, may obtain a temporary parking pass from the University Police Department. Visitor parking spaces at Bayer Hall are for use by persons conducting business at Bayer Hall only.
Connecticut state law (Sec. 14-253a) restricts parking in designated Handicapped parking spaces to those vehicles displaying authorization issued by this or any other state or country. The use of this privilege is only legal when the person with the disability is the driver or a passenger in the vehicle. Any misuse of this privilege will result in ticketing and the vehicle may be towed at the owner's expense. These vehicles must also display a UNH parking permit if the owner/operator is a student or employee of the University.
No nonresident parking will be permitted from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. during snow emergency conditions (during a storm or when one is predicted). Resident students must expect to be available to move their vehicles as directed. Vehicles impeding snow removal operations may be towed from campus at the owner's expense.
Parking enforcement is strictly controlled by a computerized system that tracks permits, license plate numbers, vehicles and violations. Hand held computers will record violations, will notify an officer that a vehicle must be issued a tow warning when the number of violations reaches three, and will direct an officer to tow the vehicle from campus when it accumulates four tickets. Once a vehicle has accumulated three (3)tickets it will be ticketed and towed on every subsequent violation.
Students, faculty and staff who have properly registered their vehicle(s) with the UNH Police Department will receive an automatically generated email advising of a parking ticket, tow warning or the towing of a vehicle. If a vehicle owner can not be identified through the UNH Parking Control Program he/she will not receive this email notification.
The UNH Police Department strives to reduce the number of vehicles that need to be towed by requesting voluntary compliance with these parking regulations. The ticketing and towing of a vehicle, along with possible storage charges from the tow company, will cost the vehicle owner approx. $125.00 (on average, but may vary). No part of this towing charge is controlled or received by the University of New Haven.
After a vehicle has received 3 parking tickets it will be ticketed and towed from campus, at the owner's expense, for every subsequent violation within the same academic year.
Vehicles that are blocking fire lanes, crosswalks, sidewalks, dumpster access, or are parked in a manner that creates a hazard, or are parked in a Handicapped space without displaying proper authorization, will be immediately towed from campus without regard to any prior violations.
For the safety of the entire community, everyone is expected to stop for campus stop signs, observe the 15 mph speed limit, use their seat belts and avoid the use of cell phones while operating a vehicle. UNH tickets or State Infractions Complaints may be issued for moving violations and may become the subject of disciplinary hearings.
By applying for a UNH parking permit you are agreeing to abide by all rules and regulations pertaining to the operation and parking of any motor vehicle under your control.
Obtaining a permit by impersonating another, misrepresenting oneself, theft, fraud or in any other illegal or improper manner will result in a $250 fine, disciplinary proceedings, loss of parking privileges and possible arrest.
Faculty, staff and students may pay fines in person at the Bursar's Office or by mail to the address on the reverse of the ticket.
Tickets may be appealed within 14 calendar days of issue. Go to www.newhaven.edu/parking for a link to the online appeal form.
The University of New Haven is not responsible for damage to, theft of, or theft from, vehicles on university-controlled property.
Call the UNH Police Department at (203) 932-7013.