Parking information at and near the SEAS campus

Public Parking

Public parking is available at metered spots on Oxford Street or Massachusetts Ave. Parking meters run from one to two hours, and will take quarters only. SEAS cannot make change and does not maintain a supply of coins, so please bring quarters with you. A further advisory: Cambridge parking violations start at $25.00, and meters are monitored closely by transportation officers. We do not reimburse visitors for parking tickets you may acquire. 

Daily Parking Permits for Faculty, Staff and Visitors 

You may purchase a Daily Visitor Parking Permit online for Harvard garages on Oxford Street and Broadway (weekdays only). You will need a printer to complete this transaction. When prompted, select:

  • Department: John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Department Code: 2006

See additional campus parking information. If you have any questions, contact Harvard University Parking Services, 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Smith Campus Center, 8th floor, (617) 496-7827.

Faculty & Staff Parking

SEAS faculty or staff with parking needs should contact Harvard University Parking Services. You will fill out a parking application form, which is available on the University Parking Services website. 

There is a restricted supply of staff parking spots; requests are often placed on a waiting list.

Graduate Student Parking

SEAS graduate students with parking needs should call or visit Harvard University Parking Services at 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Smith Campus Center, 8th floor, (617) 496-3772.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Students need to bring a photo I.D., proof of vehicle registration under student’s or parent’s name, and proof of driver’s insurance under student’s name.

Special Event Parking for Visitors (Invited Guests)

To obtain reserved parking for visitors or special events submit a request by email to In your message, include the name/description of event, time and date, how many vehicles are expected, preferred parking location, and contact information. 

You can also provide this information on a form available at University Parking Services. The events coordinator will respond to your request with information on space availability and parking rates. 

Please send your query about reserved parking to Parking Services at least two weeks before your event; requests sent without sufficient notice will be subject to additional charges.

More Parking Information

Parking policies at Harvard are the responsibility of the Harvard University Parking Services, (617) 496-7827. For detailed parking information, please visit the Parking Services website at