Important Information Regarding Parking for First-Year Students

At this time Southern Connecticut State University prohibits parking for first year freshmen residential students.   
Students may request an exception to this policy due to extenuating circumstances.  Such exceptions may be made for verifiable medical circumstances or other compelling life circumstances.  Beginning with the Fall 2013 semester, the university will also consider exceptions for verifiable employment related reasons. For more information on the appeal process, please visit our website at  Please understand that the availability of parking is extremely limited and requests will be processed on a first come/first serve basis.
To offset the need for student parking, the university has expanded its existing shuttle bus service as requested by students to Downtown New Haven and Hamden Plaza throughout the weekend and offers shuttle bus services  to Union Station.  We also have also expanded an already rich array of evening, late night and weekend social, recreational, and cultural activities and programs through the university. Click here for more information about Southern's Shuttle Bus services. 
The university also maintains a webpage dedicated to student transportation.  Information on services such as the Zipcar car rental program, U-Pass transportation pass, NuRides program and R.I.D.E.S. program can be found at
Zip Car
SCSU Shuttle bus, Find out where the closest shuttle is by using Hoot Route
Please contact the Office of Residence Life or University Police for any questions regarding parking.