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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, just up the hill one sees the building clearly marked as 3 Lake Street. The parking spaces first encountered are reserved for those who work in that building. Members of the Association of Retired Faculty may park past those spaces and over the hill behind the School of Theology and Ministry.

Permits are required for all members who have not purchased parking stickers from the university. At each program meeting, a parking permit will be distributed for the next meeting.  This permit is to be displayed on the dashboard of the car so as to be observable to the BC parking police.  Should you fail to obtain a permit for any meeting, the Parking Office supervisor can be contacted at 617-552-0151. You can request that a parking permit be provided for you by the parking attendant at the St Ignatius parking gate. 

If there are no available parking spots, arrangements have been made for retired faculty to park in certain areas of the Commonwealth Garage for scheduled BCARF meetings and events. The first twenty minutes are free, then $3 for each additional hour, payable upon exiting the garage. If desired, a retiree may also purchase a ā€œGā€ permit for the year. For complete information go to

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