Student Parking

Students are expected to read and comply with Boston College parking and traffic regulations.

Undergraduate parking is very limited. Freshman and Sophomore class are not eligible for a parking permit.

Permit pick up is at Student Services in Lyons Hall.

Permit Types & Eligibility

Students eligible to keep a car on campus are required to register their vehicles with the University. Learn more about the eligibility requirements for each permit type below.

Pricing

Type

CostStudent Access Areas 2023-2024Overnight Parking
SRF$730

Undergraduate Student Resident Fall

Main Campus: Beacon Garage Roof (4th floor only)

Yes, must relocate for  home football games
SR2$1460/year

Undergraduate Student Resident Annual

Main Campus: Beacon Garage Roof (4th floor only)
Yes, must relocate for  home football games
SCA1$730

Undergraduate Student Commonwealth Ave.

2000 Commonwealth Ave.: Parking Garage only
Yes
SCA2$1460/year

Undergraduate Student Commonwealth Annual

2000 Commonwealth Ave.: Parking Garage only
Yes
SGS$370/year

Graduate Student

Main Campus: Mod lot, Connell Rec. Center lot, and Yawkey lot. Beacon Garage (white lined spaces on levels 1-3), Commonwealth Garage (white lined spaces on levels 2-6). St. Ignatius Church and Vanderslice white lined spaces Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm ONLY.

Brighton Campus: STM Library and Dance studio lot.

Newton Campus: White-lined spaces

No
S-E$179/year

Evening Student

Main CampusAfter 3PM only - Mod lot, Connell Rec. Center lot, and Yawkey lot. Beacon Garage (white lined spaces on levels 1-3), Commonwealth Garage (white lined spaces on levels 2-6). St. Ignatius Church and Vanderslice white lined spaces Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm ONLY.

Brighton Campus: After 3 p.m., STM Library lot

Newton Campus: After 3 p.m., white-lined spaces

No
S-C$998/year

Undergraduate Commuter Student

Main Campus: Mod lot, Connell Rec. Center lot, and Yawkey lot. Beacon Garage (white lined spaces on levels 1-3), Commonwealth Garage (white lined spaces on levels 2-6). St. Ignatius Church and Vanderslice white lined spaces Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm ONLY.

Brighton Campus: STM Library lot

Newton Campus: White-lined spaces

No
POOL$186/year

Carpool Permit

M and R areas on Main Campus and Brighton Campus

Newton campus: White-lined spaces

No
SUMMER$95/week or $338 for the summer

Summer Permit

Main Campus: Mods, Yawkey, and Connell Rec. Center lots

Brighton Campus: STM Library lot

Newton Campus: White-lined spaces by Quonset Hut

Yes
SUMMER 2000 Comm Ave.$338 for the summer

 

Summer 2000 Comm Ave.

2000 Commonwealth Ave Parking Garage

 

(Residents Only)

Yes

Event & Other Parking Restrictions

Due to special events or snow, vehicles may be required to relocate.

All vehicles, including undergraduate resident permit vehicles, must be off campus by 11:00 p.m. the evening prior to scheduled home football games. Vehicles remaining on the Chestnut Hill campus after midnight will be towed. Students with resident permitted vehicles (SRF/SR2, TSR-2, and SGS-2) may park on the Newton Campus for home football games.

Be sure to monitor your BC Email for any communication regarding restricted parking.

Lost Permits

All lost permits must be reported to the Transportation and Parking Office before a new permit is obtained through the Office of Student Services. Filing a false report will result in the permit holder's forfeiture of future parking permit privileges from Boston College.

A replacement fee of $35 will be assessed for lost, stolen, or misplaced permits. Damaged permits will be replaced at no charge upon exchange of the original damaged permit.

 

Lost Proximity Cards

All lost proximity cards must be reported to the Transportation and Parking Office before a new permit is obtained through the Office of Student Services. Filing a false report will result in the permit holder's forfeiture of future parking permit privileges from Boston College.

A replacement fee of $20 will be assessed for lost, stolen, or misplaced permits. Damaged permits will be replaced at no charge upon exchange of the original damaged permit.

 

Summer Parking

Students working on campus must provide written documentation from their department, including dates of employment. This should be on department letterhead and signed by the student's supervisor.

Option #1

Purchase a Permit for the Summer

Summer permits are available to any student working, taking classes, or living on campus during the summer. Cost is $346 (includes overnight parking).
 
Parking Locations:

  • Main Campus - Mod lot and Connell lot
  • Newton Campus -  White-lined spaces
  • Brighton Campus - STM and Dance studio lot

Option #2

Purchase a Weekly Permit

Best for students, camp/conference attendees, and staff here for one summer session. Valid for one week after date of purchase. Can be purchased for multiple weeks for those staying less than the entire summer. Cost is $98 per week (includes overnight parking).

Parking Locations:

  • Main Campus - Mod lot and Connell lot
  • Newton Campus -  White-lined spaces
  • Brighton Campus - STM and Dance studio lot

 

Option #3

Pay Daily Rate 

  •  Hourly parking is available in the Beacon and Commonwealth Garage for $6.00/hour (max of $28.00/day). Overnight parking is allowed for visitors from May 21st - August 25th, 2024.

 

  •  Brighton/Newton campus single-day pass is available for $8.00 at parking.bc.edu. Receipt must be printed and displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle. Not valid on Chestnut Hill campus. No overnight parking allowed.

 

Temporary & Break Parking

Students in need of short-term parking may request a temporary 1-week parking permit to park on campus (includes overnight parking).

Students may store their vehicles on campus during school breaks. Temporary parking is available for Thanksgiving break, Winter break, Easter break, Spring break, and Senior week.