Parking at Harvard University is extremely limited and Harvard Parking Services recommends that summer students do not bring a car to campus.
Fortunately, there are other commuting options available that make it easy to get around without a car. Harvard University is well served by public transportation, including subway, trains and multiple bus routes. These alternatives allow easy access to South Station, Logan International Airport, downtown Cambridge and Boston, as well as most other points of interest in the area. Bicycling is also recommended as an alternative to driving, and it is often the quickest and most direct way to travel in the local area. Most local streets have bike lanes, and most buildings provide bike racks, making this a very attractive option. For more information on public transportation and bicycling, including information on where to purchase a new or used bicycle, please visit the CommuterChoice site.
All students who bring a car to school are required to register the vehicle with Parking Services, and all vehicles parked on Harvard University property require a valid parking permit. The purchase of a parking permit allows the student to park only in areas officially assigned by Parking Services. By purchasing a permit, the student agrees to comply with all University parking regulations. These regulations are in effect at all times, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Any vehicle in violation of University parking regulations will be subject to ticketing, and may be towed.
Parking and Vehicle Registration
All Summer School students, whether living on campus or commuting to school, may purchase a permit to park in one of the following locations:
- 10 Everett Street Garage
- 52 Oxford Street Garage
- Broadway Garage
- Soldiers Field Park Garage (Allston)
In order to register for parking, all students must apply in person at the Parking Office. New applicants looking to begin parking will need to complete a FY23 permit application. Campus Service Center walk-in hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding University Holidays.
Upon registration, please be ready to provide the following information:
- A valid driver's license
- A valid Harvard ID
It is the responsibility of the student operating a motor vehicle at the University to inform Parking Services of any vehicle change or registration change made during the semester.
FY23 Parking Fees
|Commuter||7 a.m. until 3 a.m.||$422.00|
|Evening Commuter||5 p.m. until 3 a.m.||$28.00|
Cancellation Procedures and Proration Policies
All summer school permits are non-refundable. Please note that parking permits and access cards are non-transferable.