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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).

Parking on Campus

For the Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday, guests of the graduates will have parking available on Lower Campus, including both garages.

On Commencement Day, the Beacon Street Garage and the parking area at the north end (Flynn Recreation Complex) of Conte Forum and Alumni Stadium are reserved parking only. 

All other campus parking is available for families and guests of graduates on a first - come, first - served basis. 

Satellite Parking

Due to the very large number of people attending the University Commencement Ceremony, there will be a shortage of parking spaces on campus. Once all campus lots are filled, parents and guests will be directed to satellite parking locations.

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:

  • Brighton Campus129 Lake Street, off Commonwealth Avenue 
    • Recommended for guests attending the following diploma ceremonies on Main Campus or Brighton Campus: School of Theology and Ministry and Woods College of Advancing Studies (graduate and undergraduate). 
  • Newton Campus: South on Centre Street from the Massachusetts Turnpike West [Interstate 90] Exit 17, right onto Colby Road
    • Recommended for guests attending the following diploma ceremonies on Middle Campus: Boston College School of Social Work, Carroll School of Management (graduate), Connell School of Nursing (graduate and undergraduate), and Lynch School of Education (graduate and undergraduate). 
  • Chestnut Hill Mall199 Boylston Street, parking access off of Hammond Pond Parkway 
    • Recommended for guests attending the following diploma ceremonies on Main Campus: Carroll School of Management (graduate and undergraduate), Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences (graduate and undergraduate), and Woods College of Advancing Studies (graduate and undergraduate). 
  • 300 Hammond Pond Parkway: Off of Hammond Pond Parkway
    • Recommended for guests attending the following diploma ceremonies on Main Campus: Carroll School of Management (graduate and undergraduate), Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences (graduate and undergraduate), and Woods College of Advancing Studies (graduate and undergraduate).