Parking

Summer Parking:  Students wishing to keep/store their vehicles at Wellesley College over the summer may do so by emailing parking@wellesley.edu to let WCPD know.  Please park your vehicle on the 3rd and 4th level of the garage. If your vehicle was registered for the previous academic year, your current decal is valid until 8/31/2022, which means that you do not have to register for summer parking. Students living on campus over the summer that did not have vehicles and/or did not registered a vehicle for the previous academic year, must register their vehicles at Campus Police.  The summer parking fee for previously unregistered cars is $40.00. 

Gates are being installed in several parking lots, including the Davis Parking Facility, Dower, and the College Club. All parking gates will be lowered over the weekend. Faculty, staff, and students who have registered their cars with Campus Police will have swipe card access to their assigned parking lots. 

Due to issues we have had in the past with public use of parking lots, cars that are not registered will be ticketed and towed unless they are in spaces reserved for guests/visitors.

 

Campus Police Parking

Student Parking Registration

Students wishing to maintain a vehicle on campus for the academic year must register their vehicles with the Wellesley College Police Department. It is extremely important to register your vehicle in a timely manner to avoid parking citations.

Remember, parking at Wellesley College is a privilege afforded to sophomores, juniors and seniors. All students who bring a vehicle to campus beyond the 1st week of the registration period are required to register it with the Wellesley College Police Department immediately upon bringing it here. There is a fee associated with parking (see below). These fees are charged directly to student accounts.

Parking Fees:

Resident Student full year decal:$135.00

Resident Student 1/2 year decal:$75.00

Commuter Full Year decal:$100

Commuter 1/2 year decal:$60

 

To obtain a parking decal, please come to Campus Police (attached to the parking garage).

Student Parking

Fire Lanes:  

  1. All roadways surrounding the residence halls are fire lanes. Parking in a fire lane is strictly prohibited and will result in a parking citation or tow at the owner’s expense.
  2. Students wishing to load/unload items from their vehicles by temporarily parking in a fire lane may do so provided they activate their hazard lights and call Campus Police at 781-283-2121 to make notification.  Permission may be given for up to 15 minutes.

 

Additional Parking Clarifications:

Students on official business or employed at any college office are expected to park in their designated parking area and walk to their workplace.

 

First Year Students

First year resident students are not authorized to bring vehicles to campus.

Sophomores & Juniors

Sophomores and Juniors will receive (DC) Distribution Center Lot decals and must park in one of the three Distribution Center Lots at all times 24/7. See picture below: The 4th lot, labeleled "Do Not Park Here," is the Trades Shop Lot and is a STAFF LOT ONLY.

 

Sophomores and Juniors may not park at any time in Dower Lot, College Club Lots, Sports Center, in front of Munger Hall, Jewett Hill, Pendleton Hill, the Rte. 135 circle by Cazenove and Pomeroy, the Hazard Quad, the Tower Cort Complex, Claflin, Lake House, the West End of the Sports Center, the Trades Shop Lot, or in any other area that is not specifically authorized.

Seniors

DPF, Davis Parking Facility, decals will be given to Seniors residing in the Tower Court Complex, Lakehouse, Cervantes, Munger and the Hazard Quad.

Dower Lot decals will be issued to Seniors who reside in Bates, Freeman, McAfee and Stone/Davis.

Weekend Parking in Staff Lots (Seniors Only)

Seniors may park any time in Founders Lot on the weekends beginning Friday at 4:30pm. All students must remove their vehicles by 6am Monday morning. Failure to vacate by 6am will result in a parking citation and/or motor vehicle tow.

Munger Hall Seniors

The parking spaces in front of Munger Hall are reserved only for seniors residing in Munger Hall on a first come first serve basis. Once occupied, all other Munger Seniors must park in the Davis Parking Facility. In conjunction with the Police Department a special Munger Senior Parking Permit will be provided.

Commuter Students

During business hours (7:30am-4:30pm), commuter students must park their vehicles in Davis Parking Facility.

Auditing Students

Auditor students are required to register their vehicle and may only park in the Davis Parking Facility.

Visitor Parking

  • Guests coming to campus on College business may park in the small lot in front of Campus Police at the Davis Parking Facility. 

  • If the small lot is filled, other guests on College business may park in the Davis Parking Facility. Upon arriving at the garage gate, they should press the button to be connected to a dispatcher who will assist them.

  • Other guests of students, faculty, and staff may park in the designated athletics/visitor parking area in the DC Lot. Please review this map or locate the lot via Google to acquaint yourself with this visitor parking area.

Employee Parking & Registration

Employees are typically assigned to general staff parking in the Davis Parking Facility or the Trades Lot. Senior employees and those who work in buildings east of Tupelo Lane are assigned to restricted parking areas, such as Founders Lot. Movement from general staff parking areas to restricted parking areas is based primarily on years of service and disability needs. As vacancies in restricted areas become available, eligible employees will be contacted about the vacancy and afforded the opportunity to move from the general parking areas to the restricted parking areas.

 

To obtain a parking decal, please come to the Campus Police station (attached to the parking garage).

 

Employees must park in their designated parking areas at all times.

 

Disabilities

Employees with temporary or permanent medical disabilities must request special parking permits directly through Accessibility and Disability Resources. Medical documentation of an illness or injury may be requested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appealing a Ticket

Parking Citation Appeals - 

Parking Citations may be appealed within the 14 day period from when the citation was written. 

To appeal a parking ticket:

E-mail parking@wellesley.edu and provide the following:

  • Citation number in the subject field. (5-digit number located in upper left hand corner of citation)
  • Be sure to provide your name, address, phone and your reason for appeal in the body of the email.

Ticket appeals will not be considered on citations older than 14 days. 

Visitors who receive traffic violations while on campus may return such notices to the Campus Police office prior to leaving campus or mail such violation within the 14 day appeal period as stipulated on the reverse of the violation. Subsequent violations by visitors will not be waived and will be subject to billing of all fines imposed. Students and employees are responsible for the fines incurred by their guests. Due to the volume of citation appeals, delays may occur. Do not send in duplicate appeals, as they may slow down the process. Visitors who fail to turn in the yellow copy of their first citation will have the bill sent to their home address.

 

Billing for Violations

Student parking citations are billed through Student Financial Services and placed on a student's tuition bill. 

Employees will be billed directly from the Cashier's Office and outstanding fines may be deducted from payroll.

Payment may be received at the Cashier's Office during their normal business hours.