Storrs Stories: $10 parking passes


In Fall 1969, University of Connecticut students could not drive through campus Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and had to pay $10 for a parking pass, equivalent to about $68 today.

Parking lots were also re-zoned, and many students were not able to park right outside their dorm buildings anymore.

Visitors were required to obtain a special Guest Permit.

Any fines from parking tickets and violations were put toward scholarship aid. Student vehicles that had to be towed resulted in a $20 fee.

Students who were eligible for parking passes were commuters, upperclassman and students who were over 21.

Today, student parking passes for the full year range from $122 to $620, according to UConn parking services.

Ashley Anglisano is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at

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