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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 ceremonies on Main Campus: Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences - Graduate School, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Carroll School of Management and Woods College of Advancing Studies)
  • the Brighton Campus (Recommended for guests attending the following diploma ceremonies on Main Campus or Brighton Campus: Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences - Graduate School, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Carroll School of Management, Woods College of Advancing Studies 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, Lynch School of Education, Carroll School of Management - Graduate Programs 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).