The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) engages in an interactive process with each student and reviews requests for accommodations on an individualized, case-by-case basis. Depending on the nature and functional limitations of a student’s documented disability, they may be eligible for reasonable accommodations.
UConn Parking Services and the CSD are not authorized to issue state handicap parking placards. Connecticut Residents may visit the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles website to learn more about the availability and privileges associated with Connecticut’s handicap parking placards. State-issued handicap parking placards alone do not authorize the use of UConn’s permit-parking facilities.
Storrs Resident Students
Storrs campus students with 54 or more earned academic credits and assigned University housing on the Storrs campus are eligible to purchase a Resident parking permit. Resident permits authorize parking on surface lots specifically posted for the use of that specific permit type. The parking demand for resident student parking is historically very strong. The supply of Resident permits is quickly exhausted; they are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Resident students who are requesting a parking permit based on a documented disability (PRIOR to earning the 54-credit prerequisite as per Parking Services regulations available at http://park.uconn.edu/) should follow this procedure to request an accommodation:
Register online with the CSD by logging into the student MyAccess portal at https://myaccess.apps.sa.uconn.edu/.
- Your NetID and password are required for registration.
- You will receive an email confirmation to your UConn email account from CSD-MyAccess once registration is complete. This email includes a link to a Student Self-Report Form. Complete and submit the form electronically by clicking the blue Submit button at the bottom of the page. Use the form to provide us with information regarding your condition and how it affects you. You will also be assigned to work with a specific Disability Service Professional (DSP).
Provide documentation regarding your condition(s) to the CSD, which explains the need for accommodations. Guidelines for documentation are available here: Documentation Guidelines. You are encouraged to share the Documentation Guidelines with your treatment provider who can best describe the nature of the condition(s) and how it affects you.
- Documentation may be submitted confidentially by any of the following methods:
Contact your Disability Service Professional (DSP) or Regional Campus Coordinator (RCC) (for students at the regional campuses to discuss your request.
If you are approved for an accommodation to purchase a parking permit, the CSD will communicate this information to Parking Services. Parking Services will contact the student to complete the purchase.
Please Note: Unless a specific parking area/location is approved as an accommodation by the CSD, Parking Services will issue a permit based on current availability.