Frequently Asked Questions



Frequently Asked Questions

Visitor Parking

Visitors to the CCSU campus are no longer required to obtain temporary parking permits but must park in a “RED” Commuter Student/Visitor parking area.  All of the designated “RED” parking lots and garages can be viewed on the Commuter Student/Visitor Parking Map located on the Parking website at  Parking lots and garages designated as “RED” parking areas will be displayed as such on the parking lot/garage signage as well as red flags near the parking entrance. 

Faculty/Staff Parking Permits from all other Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system institutions shall be honored on this campus.

New or Additional Vehicles

New or additional vehicles will require a parking decal.  You can obtain a new/additional parking decal by bringing your CCSU Blue Chip ID Card and a completed CCSU Vehicle Registration Form to the Card Office or the CCSU Police Department.  The CCSU Vehicle Registration Form is available at both locations or can be printed from the Parking website at

Resident Student Oversized Truck Parking

Resident Students with oversized vehicles can request an Oversized Truck Permit through Facilities Management by contacting  Specific parking spaces located in the Vance Reserve Lot (Lot S) are marked with signs as “Oversized Truck Parking – Permit Required”.  Any vehicle parked in these spaces without displaying the proper Oversized Truck Permit may be ticketed. 


All members of the CCSU community are required to obtain parking decals for their vehicles, including motorcycles.  To obtain a parking decal for a motorcycle please see “How to obtain a parking decal” above.  Parking decals do not need to be affixed to your motorcycle but would need to be kept in a secured compartment within your vehicle or kept on your person (for example, in a wallet or bag) so that you would be able to present your parking decal to the CCSU Police Department, if requested to do so.  Individuals parking motorcycles on campus must adhere to the same parking regulations as all other vehicles on campus. 

Jeeps and Convertables

Individuals parking Jeeps or Convertibles on campus must obtain a parking decal.  To obtain a parking decal for a Jeep or Convertible, please see “How to obtain a parking decal” above.  If your vehicle has a removable rear windshield, you should place your parking decal on the inside of the front windshield (on either side).

Student Change in Resident or Commuter Status

A student whose status changes from Resident Student to Commuter Student or Commuter Student to Resident Student, must obtain a new parking decal reflecting their current status.  This is the responsibility of the student to obtain the correct parking decal for their vehicle.  A parking decal that does not match a student’s current status can result in a ticket from the CCSU Police Department.

Rental Vehicles

Anyone temporarily driving a rental vehicle should park in a “RED” Commuter Student/Visitor parking lot or garage.  If you plan to drive a rental vehicle for a prolonged period of time, please contact us at to make the proper arrangements. 

Parking Tickets and Appeals

Information regarding parking tickets, payment of fines, and ticket appeals can be found in the Parking Regulations document available on the Parking website ( and the Police Department website ( under Parking Regulations and Parking Ticket Appeals.

Medical Permits

Students that suffer from a temporary physical condition necessitating special parking arrangements may obtain a Medical Parking Permit from the University Police Department.  A physician's statement specifying the nature and duration of the disability must accompany all requests for Medical Parking. 

NOTE:  Medical permits do not authorize parking in handicapped spaces or reserved spaces. (See Disabled Parking Placard information located in the Parking Regulations document available on the CCSU Parking website at

Inclement Weather

In anticipation of snow, or because of snow or icy conditions, it may become necessary to clear all parking lots (regardless of lot designation) to facilitate snow and/or ice removal operations.  At such times, notifications will be sent to the campus community containing parking ban information.  

More information regarding parking during inclement weather can be found in the Parking Regulations document available on the CCSU Parking website at