Visitors and students are encouraged to use public transportation. Due to its urban location, on campus parking is extremely limited. Driving directions are provided below.
College of Art and Design
Lesley's Doble and Brattle Campuses are each a five-minute walk from Harvard Square, which is serviced by the Red line subway and numerous bus lines. Bus service also runs along Massachusetts Avenue. Lesley's University Hall and 815 Somerville Avenue are just steps away from the Porter Square stop on the Red Line and the commuter rail station on the Fitchburg-North Station line. The College of Art and Design is steps away from Kenmore Station, a Green line subway stop.
Due to Lesley's urban location, parking is extremely limited. While there are metered spaces along Massachusetts Avenue, most on-street parking is for Cambridge residents only and is strictly enforced. Visitors must stop in Lesley's Public Safety Office to inquire about a visitor's pass to park in a Lesley lot. Cars parked on Lesley property without a permit or blocking other cars will be towed. Paid parking is available at the University Hall lot.
Take Route 93 to Storrow Drive West to Harvard Square exit. Turn right. Proceed over the Charles River bridge; continue straight into Harvard Square. Follow Harvard Square or Brattle Campus directions below
Take Route 90 East (Mass. Turnpike) to Exit 18, Allston/Cambridge. Bear right on the exit ramp. Proceed straight over the River Street Bridge; then take an immediate left onto Memorial Drive. At the third light, turn right onto JFK Street and continue straight into Harvard Square. Follow Harvard Square or Brattle Campus directions below
The Harvard Coop will be on your left. Proceed through Harvard Square. When the road forks, bear left on Massachusetts Avenue (2A West), but stay in the right lane. Proceed north on Massachusetts Avenue.
Take the second right onto Mellen Street to get to Lesley's Doble Campus.
Continue straight on Massachusetts Avenue approximately seven blocks; University Hall is on the right.
Continue on Massachusetts Avenue, past University Hall, staying in the right lane. At the second light, take a sharp right. On your immediate left will be Porter Galleria, and just past it on the left will be 815 Somerville Avenue. There is no parking.
Turn left at Harvard Square onto Brattle Street. Proceed one block and continue on Brattle Street by turning right. Follow Brattle Street 0.3 miles. The Brattle Campus will be on your right.
Follow Interstate 93 to Exit 26, Storrow Drive. Take Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square exit. Bear right on the offramp, staying at street level onto Charlesgate Drive West. At the light, turn right onto Beacon Street. Go straight three blocks on Beacon Street through Kenmore Square. The College of Art and Design is 150 yards down Beacon Street away from Kenmore Square.
Take Interstate 90 East (Mass Pike) to Exit 22, Copley Square. Follow signs for Copley. Immediately after the offramp, turn left onto Dartmouth Street. Drive straight on Dartmouth for 4 blocks. Turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Drive 9 blocks straight on Commonwealth Avenue through Kenmore Square. The College of Art and Design is 150 yards down Beacon Street away from Kenmore Square.
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Parking and Transportation
Directions to Campus
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Asst. Dir. Campus Services
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Lesley University is located on a three-node campus, only minutes apart by foot, in the heart of Cambridge, a magnet for culture and learning.