campus parking and satellite parking
Travel to the University on Commencement morning is extremely slow because of heavy traffic. Ample time should be allowed to reach the Campus, especially from the Massachusetts Turnpike at Newton (Exit 17).
For the Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday, guests of the graduates will have the entire parking area on Lower Campus, including both garages.
On Commencement Day, except for the reserved parking area at the north (Recplex) end of Conte Forum and Alumni Stadium and the Beacon Street garage, guests of the graduates will have the entire parking area on Lower Campus, including the Commonwealth Avenue garage. However, since there is limited parking on campus, it is recommended that guests arrive early or consider using the satellite parking areas.
Due to the very large number of people attending the University Commencement Ceremony, there will be a shortage of parking space on campus. Shuttle transportation will be provided throughout the day, from 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., to and from satellite parking sites which are located at the Marriott Hotel (2345 Commonwealth Avenue in Newton), the Chestnut Hill Mall, the Brighton Campus at Boston College, and on the Newton Campus (proceed south on Centre Street from the Mass Pike Exit 17 and turn right onto Colby Road to access parking).