Parking Updates

Important update: 

Click here for important updates related to extended annual parking permits renewals.

If you cancelled your annual parking permit this year, you will need to reapply before you return to campus. Click here for more details.

Online daily rates are reduced to $10 a day through the academic year. Point of sale transactions at the HBS and SFPG booths will be $10 a day. Click here to purchase online daily permits.

New multispacer meters have been installed in the Observatory and 2 Hague Street lots. No permit is necessary for this option however there is a strict 4-hour limit.

The new ZipBy parking app will be available this spring to Harvard commuters utilizing the 52 Oxford Street parking garage. It allows affiliates to book parking online. Printed permits are not required. Your cell phone Bluetooth technology will open the gates. The rate is $1.50 per hour. There are no time limits. More details will be available soon.

To switch from transit to an annual parking permit, please review this tutorial. Cambridge/Allston employees are strongly encouraged to sign up for an annual parking permit online.

Through the end of this academic year, most commuter parking permits will be offered at significantly  reduced rates. This temporary reduction from our typical rates will better align parking and public transportation costs, maintain our regulatory agreements with the City of Cambridge, and uphold Harvard’s commitment to sustainabilityPlease note that parking rates and policies are different in the Longwood area and information can be found on the Harvard Medical School parking website.


We are committed to providing safe, reliable parking as well as related motorist assistance to the University community.  We support the mission of the University through a collaborative effort that emphasizes flexibility, fairness, sensitivity, and mutual respect.


Visiting the Parking Office

For information about visiting the parking office, click here.