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Find out where to park and how to obtain the necessary permits. 

Parking Lots

Parking lots are clustered around Doble, Porter, and South campuses. Find the one nearest you.  

Parking Permits

Employee parking permits are issued at the start of each academic year. Student and Adjunct Faculty permits are issued each semester. We also have a limited number of temporary or semester permits available.

Parking permits are granted on the condition that the university is not responsible for any damage that occurs to a vehicle while parked on Lesley property.

Choose the category that applies to you:

  • Faculty & Staff

    Only benefit eligible employees and faculty qualify for Employee ("FAS") Day Permits. Permits may be purchased for 12 months, 9 months, or a semester.

    • 12-month permits are good for the entire year and must be renewed annually
    • 9-month permits are good from September to May and must be renewed annually. Only 9- and 10-month faculty may purchase 9-month permits.

    Permit Assignment

    Parking permits will be assigned on a space-available basis or consideration of:

    • Seniority, as defined by rank for faculty and classification level for staff. This includes all faculty with the rank of professor and all benefit eligible administrators and staff with a pay grade of 28 or above.
    • Length of time on the parking wait list (contact Human Resources at hr@lesley.edu to be put on the wait list)

    These employees and departmental use holders will receive top priority for monthly/annual parking permits. Remaining monthly/annual parking permits will be issued to all remaining benefit eligible faculty, administrators and staff requesting parking based on the length of time they have been on the parking wait list.

    Full-time employees, who are also part-time faculty, may park in the adjunct parking area while they are teaching. Full-time employees may not park in the adjunct faculty area on a daily basis.

    Semester Permits

    A limited number of permits on a space-available basis will be available to employees and faculty. These spaces will be the result of authorized permit holders temporarily relinquishing these permits (sabbaticals, long-term leave, and 9-month permit holders). If a wait list exists, these permits will be offered based on years on the wait list. To register and purchase a semester permit see instructions for faculty and staff parking. Semester permits are non-refundable.

  • Departmental

    A limited number of FAS permits will be available for employees where a car is an essential requirement of their job. The department manager recommends a position for departmental-permit status. The department will pay a portion of the permit fee. The director of Human Resources, provost and vice president of administration will make the final decision for all departmental parking requests.

    If you have been approved for a departmental permit, the permit will be available for purchase when you register. To register and purchase a departmental permit see the instructions under Registration. If you are not sure if you qualify for parking, contact Human Resources at hr@lesley.edu.

  • Adjunct & Part-Time Faculty

    All part-time and adjunct faculty with an active teaching contract are eligible for parking. You may park only on the days and times you are on university business (such as teaching).  You must have a proper permit.  Permits are valid for Lot C and D (Doble), Lot J (Porter), and Lot Q (South Campus near Harvard Square).  Please see the permit store for prices and availability.  Please see Lesley's interactive map for a map of parking lots.

    Doble and South campus day permits are available 24 hours/day at the Doble Public Safety Office, located at 34 Mellen Street.  Cash, check or CashLynx is accepted (no credit cards at this time). 

    University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue is an hourly lot.  Please present your Lesley ID card at the parking desk on the first floor to receive appropriate pricing.

    Permits are issued, and must be purchased, on a semester basis. 

  • Student

    All students who commute may apply for a commuter parking permit. Commuter student permit holders are assigned to Lot C, D or F on the Doble Campus 7AM to close and Lot Q on the South Campus 3 pm to 10:30 pm, 7 days/week.  They may park at Lot J behind University Hall after 3 pm, Monday-Friday and 7 am to close, Saturday and Sunday as space is available.

    During summer semester (June 1 to August 31), commuter student permit holders may park at Lot J behind University Hall from 7 am to 1 am, 7 days/week.

    There is no resident student parking on campus.

    Day Parking for Commuting Students

    All commuter students may apply for a commuter parking permit one month before the beginning of a new semester (May 15 for summer). The University has 40 full-semester spaces for student parking during the day and permits will be awarded by the first day of the semester based upon the distance of the student's commute, availability of public transportation, and class schedule. Upload a screenshot of your class schedule, from Self-Service, as a PDF or JPG to the Permit Store. Permits are valid only for the semester they are awarded.

    Night Parking for Students

    All non-resident students are eligible for night/weekend parking permits during the semester for which they are registered. Night permits allow students to park in any open space in Lots C and D on the Doble Campus and Lot J on the Porter Campus after 3:00 pm on weekdays and 7AM to close on weekends. Possession of a Lesley parking permit does not guarantee a parking space will be available. Students with night/weekend permits may park on the main campus on weekends as space allows.

    Permit prices are posted to the Permit Store when they are available for purchase.

  • Service/Construction/Vendor

    A limited number of parking permits are available to Lesley vendors. All service constructions and vendor vehicles must obtain a permit to park in or use any on-campus parking.

    All vendors with marked vehicles making deliveries may use the appropriate loading zone at each location. Vendors are limited to 20 minutes in any loading zone. All vendors and vendor employees are subject to the Lesley parking regulations. Vendors are responsible for designating which vehicles are authorized to park.

    To register and purchase vendor permits, contact Bill Eve, assistant director of Campus Safety and Services at william.eve@lesley.edu.

  • Special Needs & Handicapped Parking

    Individuals with special needs may apply for disability parking. You'll fill out a Special Needs Parking Application stating the reason for special consideration. You must attach documentation from a physician supporting the request. Individuals with a State-issued placard will need to verify that the permit has been issued in the same name.

    Parking Rates

    Parking rates depend on the type of permit issued.

    How to Get an Application


    To receive an application form, employees may contact the Disability Coordinator at 617.349.8784.


    Students may contact the Coordinator of Disability Services at 617.349.8194.

  • Visitor

    Temporary permits are available to Lesley visitors on a daily, weekly, or weekend basis. These permits are available to those who are attending an event on campus or who are visiting a student or employee of the university, and employees who receive special authorization to use a parking space.

    Visitor Parking Pass Rates

    • Weekday: $15
    • Weekend (after 6:00 pm Friday): $25
    • Week, Monday–Friday: $50
    • Week, Monday–Sunday: $65
    • Monthly Pass: $155

    The visitor parking fee is waived for parents of Lesley students. However, parents must still register their vehicle with Public Safety and obtain a free parking permit.

    Parking pass purchases are non-refundable.

    Where to Get a Visitor Pass

    Permits can be obtained directly from the Public Safety Office located on the Doble Campus at 34 Mellen Street.


If you are faculty, staff, adjunct, departmental, or a student and are approved for parking, you'll be able to register for your permit through the Permit Store. You'll be asked for your mailing address, vehicle make, year, and license number, permit type, and payment information. See your appropriate category for more details.

  • Faculty/Staff/Departmental

    You're encouraged to pay through payroll deduction. By selecting payroll deduction, the payments will automatically be deducted from your paycheck on a pretax basis. By taking advantage of this benefit, many employees may save as much as $10 per month. For your security, you will be asked to provide your ADP number at the beginning of the process. Your ADP number can be found on your pay stub.

    If you chose to pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card), the full amount of the semester permit will be charged at the time of the transaction. 

    Employees who have an assigned parking space on campus and carpool are eligible to receive a 20 percent discount off the cost of their yearly permit. Contact Public Safety for details.


    Parking permits expire on August 31 each year and must be renewed annually. The online renewal process begins in the summer of each year. In the event that a permit holder's outstanding violations exceed $10, renewal will not be granted. Payment of outstanding violations must be made online.

    As a qualified employee, you may renew your parking permit at the beginning of the next academic year in September (regardless of whether you elect to park during the summer or not).

  • Adjunct & Part Time

    Adjunct parking permits must be purchased on a semester basis. You may pay by either credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) or by electronic check, and the full amount of the semester permit will be charged at the time of the transaction.

  • Commuter Student

    To register for the chance to get a commuter parking space, the following steps must be completed:

    1. Go to the Permit Store and complete a permit registration (see instructions under New Applications).  You will not be charged unless you are approved for a permit.
    2. Upload a screenshot of your Self-Service class schedule in jpg, PDF, or Word format. No permit will be issued without these documents being loaded to the Permit Store.

    Commuter parking students will be emailed if approved.

    Applications for fall permits are accepted August 1 through August 15 while spring permit applications are are accepted December 1 through December 15.  Summer semester permits are sold on a first-come first-served basis and are available for purchase May 15 of each year.

Permit Delivery and Activation

Once you have completed the Permit Store registration, a parking permit will arrive in the mail within 7–10 days. The address you select online will be the address that you supply, not necessarily the "address of record" by the university. To confirm receipt of your permit, you must return to the Permit Store for activation.

Regulations, Citations and Appeals

Parking at Lesley University is subject to permit regulations. Our Public Safety officers are empowered to enforce parking regulations and issue citations. 

MBTA Parking Reimbursement

If you choose to park and ride at the Alewife or Quincy Adams stations, you can benefit from our monthly reimbursement program. You must provide valid receipts or a photocopy of parking stubs, including the date stamp, from the parking garage.

You will also need to fill out the MBTA Parking Reimbursement Form (PDF) and mail it, along with your receipt(s), to:

Lesley University
Attn: Accounts Payable
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Our Accounts Payable Office will prepare a single monthly reimbursement check, which will be mailed to the name and address listed on the reimbursement form. Receipts received on or before the last day of a given month will be reimbursed in the following month.

Please note the following conditions to this benefit:

  • Overnight and holiday parking is not covered by the MBTA reimbursement program and will not be paid
  • Reimbursements must be submitted within 30 days or will not be paid