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Parking

All visitors looking for Alumni Day parking, including guests needing accessible parking, should proceed to the Soldiers Field Park Garage on the Harvard Business School Campus, located at 111 Western Avenue in Allston, MA. Signs will be posted directing traffic to Soldiers Field Park Garage or a nearby overflow lot. Please note: all parking is on first-come, first-served basis, and is in satellite parking areas.

Guests with further questions on accessibility parking needs or accommodations can email disabilityservices@harvard.edu to discuss. If you are looking for extended parking during this week, please contact the Parking Office at parking@harvard.edu. This is a busy week for the University and we may not be able to assist with all requests.

Please plan your visit accordingly as traffic in Cambridge may be busy, with delays going to and from Harvard Square.

Additionally, visitors and guests should be aware that there are numerous commercial parking facilities in and around Harvard Square. Locations and additional information can be found at www.harvardsquare.com/parking. We ask that you are respectful of the Allston and Cambridge communities by not parking on residential streets.

For additional details please visit Harvard University Transportation & Parking.

Motorist Assistance Program (M.A.P).

This service is available 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. Transportation Services provides free on-campus emergency road service for faculty, staff, students, and visitors who need help charging a dead battery, changing a flat tire, or retrieving keys that have been locked inside a car. Please call 617-496-HELP (4357).


Shuttle Services

Alumni Day Service

We will provide continuous bus service between the main parking areas at the Soldiers Field lot to Harvard Square between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Regular Route Service

Shuttles will operate approximately every 15 minutes from the Allston campus between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. 

  • Soldiers Field Park Garage, down Western Avenue, onto North Harvard Street, over the Anderson Bridge, onto J.F.K. Street, into Harvard Square (CVS).
  • After 3:00 p.m., buses will travel through the square, through the underpass and onto Quincy Street (Lamont Library Bus stop), down Bow Street to DeWolfe Street, onto Memorial Drive, over the Western Avenue Bridge, and back to Soldiers Field Park.

For additional information on Harvard Shuttle Services for Alumni Day, please call 617-495-0400.

Current Shuttle Harvard Shuttle Tracker


Van Services

Day Time Van Service

We will operate fully accessible vans for people who, because of physical impairment or medical condition, find it difficult to use the fixed route shuttle buses. Use of this service is limited to those preapproved by Harvard Disability services. People who plan on using this service or who have guests coming to the University who wish to use the service should contact disabilityservices@harvard.eduAfter being approved, we will book reservations for rides.

Evening Van Service

This service will run between 7:00 p.m–3:00 a.m. with the last call is taken at 2:30 a.m. It is open to the entire Harvard Community including visiting guests. It provides point to point ride service within our service boundaries around the Cambridge and Allston campuses. No advanced reservations are accepted. Rides can be requested at 617-495-0400.


Public Transportation

The Harvard Square stop on the MBTA's Red Line subway is directly across the street from Harvard Yard. For more detailed information on public transportation options please visit the Transit page of the Harvard University Transportation & Parking website.

From South of Boston: Drive to Braintree MBTA station parking garage (Braintree exit 17 off of Route 3 coming from Cape Cod or the South Shore). Take the Red Line in the direction of Alewife to "Harvard." Allow approximately 45 minutes for the subway portion of the trip.

From the North of Boston: Drive to the Alewife MBTA station parking garage. Take the Red Line. Get off at the third stop, "Harvard." Allow fifteen minutes for the subway portion of the trip.

From the West of Boston: Drive to Riverside MBTA station in Newton, the western terminus of one branch of the Green Line (Exit 22A from Route 128), where there is an open-air parking lot. Take the Green Line to the "Park Street" stop. Go downstairs, following signs marked "Red Line to Alewife." Take train in the direction of Alewife four stops to "Harvard." Allow one hour for the subway portion of the trip.