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Parking

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).

Campus Parking

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.

Satellite Parking

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 Chestnut Hill Mall (Recommended for guests attending the following diploma cermonies on Main Campus: Arts and Sciences Graduate, Arts and Sciences Undergraduate, Carroll School of Management Undergraduate and Woods College of Advancing Studies Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • the Brighton Campus (Recommended for guests attending the following diploma ceremonies on Main Campus or Brighton Campus: Arts and Sciences Graduate, Arts and Sciences Undergraduate, Carroll School of Management Undergraduate, Woods College of Advancing Studies Graduate and Undergraduate and the School of Theology and Ministry)
  • the Newton Campus (Recommended for guests attending the following diploma ceremonies on Middle Campus: Connell School of Nursing graduate and undergraduate, Lynch School of Education graduate and undergraduate, Carroll School of Management Graduate and the School of Social Work)(Proceed south on Centre Street from the Mass Pike Exit 17 and turn right onto Colby Road to access parking).