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Harvard University Parking

For detailed information about Harvard University Parking, please visit the Harvard Transportation and Parking website.

Parking at Harvard University is extremely limited and Harvard Parking Services recommends not bringing a car to campus. Harvard University is very well served by public transportation, allowing access to South Station, Logan International Airport, downtown Cambridge and Boston, and most points of interest. In addition to public transportation, bicycling is often the quickest and most direct way to travel in the local area. For information on public transportation and bicycling, including where to purchase new or used bicycles, visit

On Street Residential Parking – Cambridge

To park on most streets in Cambridge without meters, you must get a Cambridge Resident Parking Permit Sticker. To qualify for a Resident Parking Permit Sticker, you must be a resident of Cambridge. For more information on resident stickers, please visit the City of Cambridge website.

On Street Residential Parking – Somerville

Approximately one half of the city’s streets are posted for permit parking. This means you need to obtain a residential sticker before you can park on these streets. Cars parked on these posted streets without a residential sticker will be ticketed. Please visit the Somerville Department of Traffic and Parking website for information about parking in Somerville.

Accessible Parking

The University Disability Coordinator and Parking Services jointly manage all parking policy and parking requests based on disability. Law students with specific needs should contact Lakshmi Clark in the Dean of Students Office at 617-496-2437 or lclark@law. Students who require accessible parking as a reasonable accommodation will not be required to pay more than the yearly student rate for comparable parking types (taking into account hours of access and the nature of the parking facility), regardless of whether such students are assigned to a lot or garage generally reserved for faculty or staff.

Visitor and Single-day Parking

For detailed information and an updated listing of parking policies and availability, please visit the Harvard Transportation and Parking website.

Other Parking – not Harvard affiliated

Harvard Square Parking Garage, 65 JFK Street, 617-354-4168

Propark at the Charles Square Garage, 1 Bennett Street, 617-491-0298

The information on this page has been researched and provided by the Dean of Students office. If you find that any of this information is no longer current, or if you have additional questions that are not answered here, please send an e-mail to