Storrs Stories: Turning parking tickets into scholarships

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In Sept. 1957 the University of Connecticut announced that revenue from parking tickets would go toward a UConn scholarship fund. (Photo provided by writer)

In Sept. 1957 the University of Connecticut announced that revenue from parking tickets would go toward a UConn scholarship fund. (Photo provided by writer)

In Sept. 1957 the University of Connecticut announced that revenue from parking tickets would go toward a UConn scholarship fund.

The university also introduced new prices for parking violations. First violations were $2, second violations were $3 and third violations were $4 and revocation of the student’s parking privileges. Those prices adjusted to today’s pricing would be $18, $26 and $35 respectively.

Commuters, graduate students, juniors, seniors and any students over 21 could purchase a parking permit. Students could not drive cars on campus between 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and parking was not permitted on any campus roads.


Ashley Anglisano is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached by email at ashley.anglisano@uconn.edu.

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