Campus Police Parking

Student Parking

Fire Lanes

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.

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 that particular office or area.

Resident Students

Students who live in campus residence halls must park in their designated parking areas and walk from place to place.

First Year Students

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

Sophomores & Juniors

Sophomores and Juniors will receive DC parking decals upon registration and are required to park in the Distribution Center Parking Lots 24 hours a day seven days a week. See picture below.

There is no parking at any time in Gray Lot, 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 West End of the Sports Center, the Trade Center Lot, or in any other area that is not specifically authorized.


Seniors residing in the Tower Court Complex, Lakehouse, Cervantes, Munger and the Hazard Quad must park in the DC Lots. After 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, parking is permitted in Founders Lot until 2am. There is no overnight parking in Founders Lot Monday through Friday.

Weekend Parking in Staff Lots (Seniors Only)

Seniors may park anytime in Gray Lot and/or 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.

Commuter Students

During business hours (7:30am-4:30pm), commuter students must park their vehicles in the appropriate areas, which include levels 3 and 4 of Davis Parking Facility. Commuting students may park in the Founders Lot after business hours and on weekends provided they vacate by 6am Monday morning. Failure to vacate by 6am will result in a parking citation and/or a motor vehicle tow.

Auditing Students

Auditor students are required to register their vehicle(s) and may only park in the Davis Parking Facility or Gray Lot.

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.

Student Parking Registration

Students wishing to maintain a vehicle on campus for the academic year must register their vehicles at the Wellesley College Police Department within the first week of the semester. Vehicle registration is located at Campus Police and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. It is extremely important to register your vehicle in a timely manner to avoid parking citations.

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 registration period are required to register it with the Wellesley College Police Department immediately upon bringing it here. Again, registration of your motor vehicles may be completed at the Wellesley College Police Department 24/7. There is a fee associated with parking (See below). Students must charge their parking registration fee to their term bill.

Parking Fees:

Resident Student full year decal:$135.00

Resident Student 1/2 year decal:$75.00

Commuter full year decal:$100.00

Commuter 1/2 year decal: $60.00 

Auditor Parking Fees: Please make checks payable to Wellesley College

Full Year Decal: $85.00

1/2 Year Decal: $50.00

Senior Citizen & Alumnae - Full year decal: $55.00

Senior Citizen & Alumnae - 1/2 year decal $35.00 per semester

Retired WC Employees w/10 years of service: $10.00 per year


All students’ vehicles must be registered in person by the owner/operator of the vehicle. Parking decals will be issued at the time of registration. 

**It is helpful to bring in your vehicle registration and insurance information when registering your vehicle for a parking decal.**

Non-Massachusetts Registration:

Massachusetts Law requires that every non-resident enrolled as a student at a school or college in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, who operates a motor vehicle registered in another state or country for more than thirty days within the Commonwealth during any period beginning September 1st of any year and ending August 31st of the following year shall, on or before such thirtieth day, file in triplicate with the police department of the city or town in which said school or college is located on a form approved by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, a statement signed by him/her under penalties of perjury providing the following information: registration number and make of the motor vehicle, and the state or country of registration, the name and address of the owner, the legal residence while attending school or college, and the name of the school or college he/she is attending. Any such non-resident who fails to comply with the provisions of the paragraph shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars.


Visitor Parking

Visitors and guests of students and employees must park in the Davis Parking Garage. Students and employees are responsible for any violation incurred by their guests.


Daytime visitors and guests may park in designated visitor parking spaces on each level of the Davis Parking Facility.

Overnight visitors/guests must obtain a visitor parking permit at the Police Department.

Employee Parking & Registration

Employees are typically assigned to general staff parking in the Davis Parking Facility and Gray 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.


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



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

Appealing a Ticket


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

The preferred method for appealing a parking ticket is on-line:

Please email and provide the citation number in the subject field. Please provide your name, address, phone and your reason for appeal in the body of the email.

If you do not have internet access, appeals can also be made by filling out the form in person at the Wellesley College Police Department. 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

Parking citations are billed through the Cashier's Office at Green Hall and placed on the 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.