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Directions to the John Donovan Suite for Retired Faculty

The Boston College John Donovan Suite for Retired Faculty is located at 3 Lake Street on the Brighton Campus of Boston College.  It is near the corner of Lake Street and Commonwealth Avenue. The best entrance is via Lake Street (a one way street). Enter via the front or side door and take the elevator to the third floor.  


Entering the Brighton campus from Lake Street, 3 Lake Street, the location of the Donovan Retired Faculty Suite, is the building immediately on the left.  The parking spaces just beyond 3 Lake Street are reserved for those who work in the building.  Retired faculty may park past those spaces or in the parking lot over the hill behind 9 Lake Street, the School of Theology and Ministry.

Entering the Brighton campus from Commonwealth Avenue, the same parking lot is on the left, just past the Cadigan Alumni Center.  At the north end of the parking lot is the STM Library Auditorium where the BCARF program meetings are held.  Entrance to the Library Auditorium is on the ground level.

If desired, a retiree may also purchase a ā€œGā€ permit for the year. For complete information go to (click Visitor/Guest Parking), call the Office of Transportation (617-552-0151) or send an email to

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