General Event Parking Information

General Event Parking Information

Event coordinators should review their transportation needs as an initial part of the event planning process. We recommend that all planners schedule any upcoming events with our office as soon as possible as some requests may not be approved for certain lots due to space constraints. Lists of commercial garages in the area, maps and shuttle service contacts are available upon request.

Harvard Parking Services also works closely with the City of Cambridge when city spaces are required for University events. In order to secure meters or other city spaces, requests must first go through Harvard Parking Services. Requests from Harvard affiliates will be directed by Cambridge Traffic and Parking back to Harvard. This assures the city that all Harvard University spaces are utilized first.

Support with larger events such as Passenger Transport and/or valet assistance are also possible options. Our coordinator will connect you with the University’s preferred vendors.

Please note: the costs for securing Cambridge permits, providing passenger transport or offering valet service will be charged in addition to the event parking fees. 

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