Where is the Commuter Services and Parking Office, and how do I contact them?
HMS Commuter Services and Parking Office
180B Longwood Avenue, Room 132
Boston, MA 02115-5899
Phone Number: 617-432-1111
Fax Number: 617-432-1757
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Except Harvard Holidays)
Who is eligible for a parking permit at Harvard Medical School?
Individuals who are eligible to receive a parking permit include Quad-based, benefit-eligible faculty and staff with a Harvard University ID.
Parking permits are available only to HMS and HSDM students who live in Vanderbilt Hall.
How can I apply for a parking permit?
The HMS offers a 24/7 parking permit, an after-hours parking permit and a motorcycle parking permit to meet the commuting needs of faculty and staff. Parking permits are for commuting use only. HMS parking facilities are not to be used for vehicle storage beyond a three-day period.
HMS faculty, staff and students must apply for a 24/7 parking permit in person at the HMS Commuter Services and Parking Office.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine faculty, staff and students must contact the HSDM Office of Administration and Finance at 617-432-0770 to inquire about a 24/7 parking permit.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty, staff and students must contact the Harvard T.H. Chan School Operations Office at 617-432-1152 to inquire about a 24/7 parking permit.
After-hours parking permit applications for faculty and staff of all schools on the Harvard Longwood Campus can be found online here.
What are my payment options when purchasing a parking permit?
Parkers have a number of payment options available to purchase a permit:
- Payroll Deduction.
- Student Term Bill.
- Check or money order that can be paid either quarterly, semi-annually or annually.
- Quad based, benefit-eligible faculty and staff on the regular University payroll are eligible to deduct the parking fees from their paychecks. Employees paid on casual or stipend payrolls must pay for parking permits by check. Annual parking fees are divided evenly and deducted during pay periods from July through June. Depending on payroll procedure, the deduction schedule may change.
- Pretax payroll deduction: recent changes to federal tax laws have made it possible for faculty and staff to pay for personal monthly parking on a pretax basis. As regulated by the IRS, the pretax benefit is intended for those who use their cars to commute to work. Faculty and staff who do not live in University-owned facilities (or have 24-hour tenant parking) and are eligible for payroll deduction are eligible for the pretax benefit. The pretax limit for 2019 is $265.00 a month.
When should I renew my parking permit?
Parking applications are renewed during May and June of each year (unless specified otherwise by the HMS Commuter Services and Parking Office). All registered parkers will receive an email from the HMS Commuter Services and Parking Office notifying them how to renew their parking permit.
How can I renew my parking permit?
Each May, parkers will receive an email from the HMS Commuter Services and Parking Office with instructions on how to renew parking online. Upon receipt of the renewal email, parkers also have the option of printing a form and may to renew in person.
Who should I call regarding parking at Harvard University, Cambridge and Allston campuses?
For information regarding parking at the Harvard University Cambridge and Allston campuses please call 617-495-3772 or visit the Harvard University Transportation and Parking website.
How can I make a parking reservation?
Parking reservations can be made by using the online parking reservation system or by calling the HMS Commuter Services and Parking Office at 617-432-1111. Visiting teaching-faculty who need parking should contact their course department representative when scheduled to teach a course.
What information do I need to make a parking reservation?
When making an online parking reservation, the following information is needed:
Parker’s first and last name
Vehicle make, model, color and license plate number
Name, e-mail address and phone number of the person requesting the space
33 digit Harvard billing code
Does a visitor need a special permit to park on campus?
Yes. To avoid delay entering the garage, the visitor should have the department representative make a parking reservation prior to the visitor’s arrival.
What are the current parking rates?
Please call the HMS Commuter Services and Parking Office at 617-432-1111 for current rates.
If I am a student where should I park?
Based on availability, either on-site or off-site parking is available to HMS and HSDM students living in Vanderbilt Hall. Students are charged the same annual fee that faculty and staff pay for parking. You may call the Commuter Services and Parking Office at 617-432-1111 (dial 2-1111 on campus) to inquire about availability.
How does one get on the wait list?
You can be put on the wait list by emailing email@example.com. Include your name, work address, work phone number, school, and make and model of vehicle. Waitlists are used when an individual is looking to obtain a parking space or when a current parker is looking to change their parking location.
How long is the wait for a parking permit?
The wait time for parking is unpredictable. Please call the HMS Commuter Services and Parking Office at 617-432-1111 periodically to check the status.
What is after-hours parking?
After-hours parking is available Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., all day on the weekends and during any Harvard holiday. After-hours parking is offered at the Quad Garage located at 200 Longwood Avenue or the NRB Garage located at 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur.
How can I apply for an after-hours parking permit?
Apply online via the HLC Faculty/Staff Parking Applications web page or stop by the HMS Commuter Service and Parking Office located at 180B Longwood Avenue, room 132.
What is the rate for after-hours parking?
Please call the HMS Commuter Services and Parking Office at 617-432-1111 for the current rate.
Who is eligible for an after-hours parking?
Harvard Longwood Campus faculty, staff and tenants based in HLC buildings.
How do I get to the Harvard Longwood Campus?
Parking Garage FAQs
Where is the NRB Parking Garage entrance located?
The entrance is located at 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur Boston, MA 02115. (The entrance ramp to the garage is located at the far end of the NRB building).
Where is the QUAD Parking Garage entrance located?
The entrance is located at 200 Longwood Ave. Boston, MA 02115. (The entrance is located between the Harvard School for Dental Medicine and the Warren Alpert Building; proceed down the ramp and turn right before the Warren Alpert Building loading dock.)
What is the height clearance for the Quad and NRB Parking Garages?
The clearance for the Quad Garage is 6'8" and the NRB Garage is 6'8".
MBTA T Pass FAQs
How can I apply for a T Pass?
Apply online on the Harvard CommuterChoice website or call 800-462-2235.
How many T Passes can each person buy?
The limit is one pass per full-time Harvard employee.
Are the discounted T Pass rates open to everyone?
No. Discounted T Passes are only available to full-time Harvard employees that are directly paid by the University. Please call your human resources department to see if you are eligible.
What should I do if my CharlieCard is lost or defective, or I have not received it?
If you haven't received your CharlieCard or have lost it, or if it becomes defective, contact Wage Works at 877-924-3967 or contact the HU CommuterChoice Office at 617-384-7433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Which bus should I take to get to the Harvard Longwood Campus?
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Which MBTA transit service should I take to get to the Harvard Longwood Campus?
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