Directions & Travel

Important Information: Campus and Road Construction During Orientation

Starting May 8, 2017 there will be a significant amount of construction in and around the Storrs campus as renovations are made to campus and the surrounding roadways.  For this reason we ask that you allow more than enough time for your arrival because you may be delayed with detours and road closures in getting to your campus destination on the day of your session.  We are sorry about this inconvenience but campus and state road repair and construction are totally out of our control.  The North Eagleville Road entrance into the Storrs campus will be closed starting early May 2017 and continuing through summer 2018.

The best entrance into the University is "Discovery Drive."  Discovery Drive is located off of Route 44 in Mansfield, CT.  The speed limit on Discovery Drive is 25 miles per hour which is strictly enforced by the UConn Police Department.

Driving Directions

Based on where you have been directed to park for your Orientation program, look up driving directions from your location to the South Parking Garage or North Parking Garage on the Storrs campus.  (See below for where to park on campus based on your Orientation program.)

From the Northeast (Boston)

  • Take Interstate 84 West to Exit 68.
  • From the exit, turn left onto Route 195, 7 miles to UConn.
  • At the traffic light intersection of Route 195 (Storrs Road) and Route 44, turn right onto Route 44 and take the "Discovery Drive" entrance into campus.  The Discovery Drive entrance is on the left side of Route 44 at the next traffic light. NOTE:  It is important to know that the speed limit on Discovery Drive is 25 miles per hour which is strictly enforced by the UConn Police Department.

From the South and West (New York)

  • Take Interstate 84 East to Exit 68.
  • From the exit, turn right onto Route 195, 7 miles to UConn.
  • At the traffic light intersection of Route 195 (Storrs Road) and Route 44, turn right onto Route 44 and take the "Discovery Drive" entrance into campus.  The Discovery Drive entrance is on the left side of Route 44 at the next traffic light. NOTE:  It is important to know that the speed limit on Discovery Drive is 25 miles per hour which is strictly enforced by the UConn Police Department.

From the Southeast (Rhode Island)

  • Take Interstate 95 to 395 North.
  • Take Exit 81 West to Route 32 North.
  • Follow Route 32 North to Willimantic.
  • In town, turn right and go over the Frog Bridge.
  • Continue straight through the light and follow 195 North for 8 miles to campus.
  • The closest entrance into the University campus will be on the left (Mansfield Road) which is immediately after the School of Fine Arts.

Route 44

  • An alternate route to campus is to use Route 44.  From your home location determine how to get on Route 44 and take it to Connecticut; then enter the University using the Discovery Drive entrance located in Mansfield, CT.

Traveling on Major Highways - If you are traveling on major highways to reach the UConn, Storrs campus, (Interstate 95, Interstate 84, Interstate 90, etc.) please check each state's day and evening road construction schedule located at their Department of Transportation websites to avoid delays.  Information about Connecticut highway construction delays can be found at the Connecticut Department of Transportation website.

Drop-Off Locations for Orientation Programs

To avoid receiving a campus parking ticket, we recommend that parents/guardians drop their students off at the following locations based on the student's Orientation session.  Please note that there is no parking around university buildings for visitors.

  • Freshman Two-Day Orientation Program (Mid-May to Mid-July)  The location for student check-in and luggage drop off for the freshmen 2-day Orientation program is Brien McMahon Residence Hall, 2011 Hillside Road, Storrs CT 06269
  • Transfer One-Day Orientation Program (Mid-May to Mid-July)  The location and check-in for the Transfer Orientation program is in the Student Union Building, 2110 Hillside Rd, Storrs, CT 06268
  • Campus Change Orientation (May, June & January) The location of the Campus Change Orientation program is in Laurel Hall which is behind the Student Union Building. The closest building for drop off is the Student Union.
  • Spring Freshman and Transfer Orientation Programs (December & January) The location of the Orientation program is in Laurel Hall which is behind the Student Union Building. The closest building for drop off is the Student Union.

By Air

The closest airport is Bradley International Airport (airport code: BDL). You can arrange transportation to and from Bradley International Airport (reservations are required) through the University's airport shuttle provided by Transportation Services. Connecticut Limo also provides transportation.

UCONN SHUTTLE FROM BRADLEY AIRPORT - Students can make a reservation to take the university shuttle to and from Bradley International airport by making a reservation for the shuttle at the UConn Shuttle webpage.  There is a fee for taking the shuttle and payment is only by credit card.  Advanced reservations are required at least one week before your arrival and/or departure.

For more information on traveling to the University of Connecticut at Storrs from other airports in New York City or Boston, please visit the International Students & Scholar Services website. If you do not land at Bradley International Airport, you are responsible for finding your own transportation to the University.