Information For Commencement 2019 Parking

Information For Commencement 2019 Parking

All visitors looking for Commencement Day parking, including guests needing accessible parking, should proceed to the Athletics complex on North Harvard Street in Allston, the Soldiers Field Park Garage located at 111 Western Avenue in Allston or the Harvard parking lot located at 155 Western Avenue in Allston. (The 155 Western Avenue parking lot is located directly across Western Avenue from the new John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Building that is under construction).

Signs will be posted directing traffic to all of the designated locations above. Please note that all parking is on first-come, first-served basis, and is in satellite parking areas. Parking will be available beginning at 6:30AM on Commencement Day, May 30th, 2019.

Please note that backpacks will not be allowed in Harvard Yard on Commencement Day. To avoid delays when you arrive at Harvard Yard, please leave your backpack in your vehicle.

Guests with further questions on accessibility parking needs or accommodations should please send an email to to discuss. If you are looking for extended parking during this week please contact the Parking Office at This is a busy week at the University and we may not be able to assist with all requests.

For information on Harvard Shuttle Services for Commencement Day, please click here. Accessible shuttles will be running from these parking locations throughout the day, until 8:00PM. Please note that there will be several designated accessible parking areas in Allston adjacent to commencement shuttle stops.

Please plan your visit accordingly as traffic in Cambridge will be extremely busy, with significant delays going to and from Harvard Square.

Additionally, Commencement Week visitors and guests should be aware that there are numerous commercial parking facilities in and around Harvard Square. Locations and additional information can be found at Please be respectful of the Allston and Cambridge communities by not parking on residential streets.

For additional information regarding Commencement 2019, please refer to

    Visiting the Parking Office

    For information about visiting the parking office, click here.