Lesley University is located in an urban environment with limited parking. The 325 parking spaces we do have are paid spots.
Any vehicle parked on the Lesley University campus must have a parking pass, either in hang-tag or printed form, displayed on the front mirror or dashboard of the vehicle.
If you’ve been granted a parking permit, you’ll need to:
- Follow all of Lesley's parking policies, procedures, permit rights, and responsibilities.
- Promptly pay the university any amount due for fees, fines, or other expenses for violation of regulations.
Our Department of Public Safety officers enforce parking regulations and issue citations.
- Parking regulations prevail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
- Valid parking permits are required to park on Lesley property and must be displayed at all times.
- All unauthorized vehicles will be ticketed and towed at the operator’s or owner's expense.
- Parking permits will not be pro-rated except upon cancellation.
- The resale or redistribution of your parking permit is strictly prohibited. The penalty for this offense is loss of your parking privileges for one year.
- Permit holders must report lost parking permits to the Public Safety Office. There is a $5 replacement fee (stolen permits reported to the police are free). Once the permit holder reports the lost hang-tag, it becomes invalid.
- All vehicles parking on Lesley property must possess both a license plate and registration sticker or it will be considered abandoned and will be removed.
- During snow emergencies, all vehicles must be moved from parking lots to allow snow removal.
- The University assumes no responsibility for damages to any vehicle or its contents while parked on Lesley property.
- On weekends and holidays, all students, faculty, and staff with a valid parking permit will be able to park in the University lots as space permits.
Commuter students may only park in Lot C and Lot D. Parents of resident students are permitted 3 days of free parking per semester.
There is no student parking. Parking in a City of Cambridge parking spot may result in getting a ticket from City of Cambridge Police.
Commuter students may park in Lot J with a pass after 3:30 pm and on weekends.
Parking Permit Cancellation
If a permit holder cancels their permit, they are responsible for all fees associated with the cancellation. They must return all hang-tags or access cards to the Public Safety Office.
Pro-rated refunds are determined from the date Public Safety receives the permit and access card, not the date of verbal or written notification.
Lesley University Public Safety is not responsible for any hang-tags or access cards lost in the mail.
If notification is not given by employees using the payroll deduction option for permit fees, charges will accrue until the permit expires.
We are following a strict “3 Tickets then Tow” policy. If you receive 3 violations for any reason, your vehicle will be towed on the fourth violation without exception.
If you are found without a parking pass, blocking a lane, blocking another vehicle, or parking in an area that is not a parking spot, you will be ticketed.
This policy is in effect at all campuses, and includes parking in a “non-spot” at University Hall.
The holder of a parking permit who fails to pay a parking fine may be subject to towing or non-renewal of their parking permit.
If you receive a citation for illegally parking on Lesley property, it’s your responsibility to contact Public Safety to determine why the citation was issued.
The cost for a tow is approximately $120.
All community members are encouraged to use caution when walking to their vehicle in the evening hours. Public Safety escorts are available to all community members upon request.