Student Parking

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

Permit Types

Permit types and pricing

S-GS: Graduate student permits are available to full- or part-time students currently enrolled in any of Boston College's graduate programs or the Boston College Law School.

S-E: Evening student permits are available to students currently enrolled in the Woods College of Advancing Studies or in any of Boston College's graduate programs who are on campus after 3 p.m.

S-C: Commuter undergraduate student permits are available to matriculated Boston College undergraduate students who, during the academic year, live off campus, at a radius greater than one mile from public transportation lines. Students living in the following cities or towns do not meet this commuter distance requirement and will not qualify for a commuter parking permit: Allston, Brighton, Boston, Chestnut Hill and Brookline. Students are expected to use their personal academic-year address, not the address of a family or friend, when applying for a parking permit. Those failing to honestly provide an accurate academic-year address for parking permit application risk disciplinary action, including loss of parking privileges at Boston College and loss of parking permit fee refund. At time of application, an undergraduate commuter student must submit:

  1. A parking application (download a PDF version of the application)
  2. A copy of a Certificate of Insurance listing the student as an insured driver of the registered vehicle
  3. A valid vehicle registration in the undergraduate student's name or that of an immediate family member
  4. Proof of qualifying residency in the undergraduate's name, such as a lease, bank statement, or utility bill

S-RF/SR2/SCA/SCA-2: Resident undergraduate student permits are only available to matriculated Boston College undergraduate students who are in their junior or senior year and enrolled in a Boston College sponsored field practicum or three-credit internships that is not accessible by public transportation.

The allotment for these residential parking permits is very limited. Academic and administrative departments must notify, in writing, the Transportation and Parking Office of the quantity and names of undergraduate students who they are approving for inclusion in the residential parking permit allotment.

POOL: Carpool permits are available to graduate and law school students who minimally have a driver plus one passenger sharing the commute to campus throughout the year. A valid registration is required for all members of the carpool.

Pricing

Type

Cost Student Access Areas 2019-2020 Overnight Parking
SRF $675

Student Resident Fall

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

Brighton Campus: STM Library lot

Newton Campus: White-lined spaces

 

Yes, must relocate for  home football games
SR2 $1350/year or $675/semester

Student Resident Spring

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

Brighton Campus: STM Library lot

Newton Campus: White-lined spaces

Yes, must relocate for  home football games
SCA $675

Student Commonwealth Ave.

2000 Commonwealth Ave.: Parking Garage

Newton Campus: White-lined spaces

No main campus or Brighton campus parking

Yes
SCA2 $1350/year or $675/semester

Student Commonwealth Spring

2000 Commonwealth Ave.: Parking Garage

Newton Campus: White-lined spaces

No main campus or Brighton campus parking

Yes
SGS $355

Graduate Student

Main Campus: Mods, Shea, and along Campanella Way, Beacon Garage (levels 1-3, white-lined spaces only), Commonwealth Avenue Garage (levels 2-6, white-lined spaces only), St. Ignatius Church (white-lined spaces, Monday-Friday)

Brighton Campus: STM Library lot

Newton Campus: White-lined spaces

No
S-E $156

Evening Student

Main Campus: After 3  p.m., Mods, Shea, and along Campanella Way, Beacon Street Garage (levels 1-3, white-lined spaces only), Commonwealth Avenue Garage (levels 2-6, white-lined spaces only), St. Ignatius Church (white-lined spaces, Monday-Friday)

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

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

No
S-C $921

Commuter Student

Main Campus: Mods, Shea, and along Campanella Way, Beacon Street Garage (levels 1-3, white-lined spaces only), Commonwealth Avenue Garage (levels 2-6, white-lined spaces only), St. Ignatius Church (white-lined spaces, Monday-Friday)

Brighton Campus: STM Library lot

Newton Campus: White-lined spaces

No
POOL $132

Carpool Permit

M and R areas on Main Campus and Brighton Campus

Newton campus: White-lined spaces

No
SUMMER $81/week or $310 for the summer

Summer Semester Permit

Main Campus: Mod Lot and along Campanella Way

Brighton Campus: STM Library lot

Newton Campus: White-lined spaces

Yes
SUMMER 2000 Comm Ave. $81/week or $310 for the summer

Summer 2000 Comm Ave.

2000 Commonwealth Ave: Parking Garage

Newton Campus: White-lined spaces

No main campus or Brighton campus parking

Yes

Event & Other Parking Restrictions

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, TRF) may park on the Newton Campus for home football games.

No student parking is allowed from Saturday 3:00 p.m. through Sunday 6:00 p.m. at the Lower Campus parking lots adjacent to St. Ignatius Church, Vanderslice Hall, 110 St. Thomas More, and More Hall. Cars parked in this area will be ticketed and towed.

Students are not permitted to park in visitor parking areas.

Replacement 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 the equivalent to the original permit price will be assessed for lost, stolen, or misplaced permits. Damaged permits will be replaced at no charge upon exchange of the original damaged permit. In order to receive a replacement permit, please fill out the Lost Permit/Prox Card form