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Fall Parking Registration 2023 - New and Returning Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors Only.

Students authorized to bring their cars to campus must register their vehicles online between Wednesday, September 6, 2023 through Thursday, September 14, 2023. Information required includes: Name, phone #, home and campus address of both the owner and the operator, Student ID#; Vehicle plate number, state, year make and model;   It is helpful to bring your vehicle registration when completing the parking registration process.  We look forward to seeing you!

Gates were installed in several parking lots, including the Davis Parking Facility, Dower, and the College Club. All parking gates will be lowered over the weekend. Faculty, staff, and students who have registered their cars with Campus Police will have swipe card access to their assigned parking lots. 

Due to issues we have had in the past with public use of parking lots, cars that are not registered will be ticketed and towed unless they are in spaces reserved for guests/visitors.


Campus Police Parking

Student Parking Registration

All students wishing to maintain a vehicle on campus for the academic year must register their vehicles using the Online Parking Registration Form. Once registered, your application will be processed and a parking decal will be mailed to your campus mailbox. Please allow 5 to 7 business days for processing.  It is extremely important to register your vehicle in a timely manner to avoid parking citations.

Out of State Students: Any student that resides outside of Massachusetts will need to complete the Nonresident Student Driver Statement Form (PDF) and email the form to Once the form is processed, a RMV decal (must be placed in the uppermost center portion of the windshield) will be mailed to your campus mailbox. NOTE: This form applies to any student that lives in on-campus housing and operates a vehicle in Massachusetts and whose vehicle does not have a Massachusetts license plate. 

Remember, parking at Wellesley College is a privilege afforded to sophomores, juniors and seniors. There is a fee associated with parking (see below). These fees are charged directly to student accounts.

Parking Fees:

Resident Student full year decal:$135.00

Resident Student 1/2 year decal:$75.00

Commuter Full Year decal:$100

Commuter 1/2 year decal:$60


To obtain a parking decal, please come to Campus Police, which is connected to the Davis Parking Facility/Garage.

Student Parking

Fire Lanes:  

  1. 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.
  2. Students wishing to load/unload items from their vehicles by temporarily parking in a fire lane may do so provided they activate their hazard lights and call Campus Police at 781-283-2121 to make notification.  Permission may be given for up to 15 minutes.


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 their workplace.

All available spaces around the residence halls are designated for the Community Directors, their visitors, Food Service Admin with SX decals, Wellesley College service vehicles and students and staff with disability parking that have been cleared through Jim Wice, the Director of Accessibility and Disability Resources.

Any valuables left inside a vehicle should be safely stored inside a locked vehicle. Wellesley College assumes no liability for vehicle contents or damage when parked on college property.

First Year Students

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

Sophomores & Juniors

Sophomores and Juniors will receive (DC) Distribution Center Lot decals and must park in one of the three Distribution Center Lots at all times 24/7. See picture below: The 4th lot, labeled "Do Not Park Here," is the Trades Shop Lot and is a STAFF LOT ONLY.


Sophomores and Juniors may not park at any time in the Davis Parking Facility/Garage, 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 Hazard Quad, the Tower Cort Complex, Claflin, Lake House, the West End of the Sports Center, the Trades Shop Lot, or in any other area that is not specifically authorized.


DPF, Davis Parking Facility, decals will be issued to Seniors residing in the Tower Court Complex, Lakehouse, Cervantes, Munger and the Hazard Quad.

Dower Lot decals will be issued to Seniors who reside in Bates, Freeman, McAfee and Stone/Davis.

Weekend Parking in Staff Lots (Seniors Only)

Seniors may park any time in 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.

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 may be provided.

Commuter Students

During business hours (7:30am-4:30pm), commuter students must park their vehicles in Davis Parking Facility.

Auditing Students

Auditor students may only park in the Davis Parking Facility.

Visitor Parking

  • Guests coming to campus on College business may park in the small lot in front of Campus Police at the Davis Parking Facility. 

  • If the small lot is filled, other guests on College business may park in the Davis Parking Facility. Upon arriving at the garage gate, they should press the button to be connected to a dispatcher who will assist them.

  • Other guests of students, faculty, and staff may park in the designated athletics/visitor parking area in the DC Lot. Please review this map or locate the lot via Google to acquaint yourself with this visitor parking area.

Employee Parking & Registration

Employees are typically assigned to general staff parking in the Davis Parking Facility or the Trades 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.


To obtain a parking decal, please come to the Campus Police station (attached to the parking garage).


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 Accessibility and Disability Resources. Medical documentation of an illness or injury may be requested.









Appealing a Ticket

Parking Citation Appeals - 

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

To appeal a parking ticket:

E-mail and provide the following:

  • Citation number in the subject field. (5-digit number located in upper left hand corner of citation)
  • Be sure to provide your name, address, phone and your reason for appeal in the body of the email.

Ticket appeals will not be considered on citations older than 14 days. 

Visitors who receive their 1st parking/traffic violation while on campus may return such notice to the Campus Police office prior to leaving campus. They may also mail such violation to WCPD within the 14 day appeal period as stipulated on the reverse side of the violation. We will waive the fine provided all four required fields are completed (Name, Address, City & State, and Person or Office Visited). Subsequent violations by visitors will not be waived and will be subject to billing of all fines imposed. Again, visitors who fail to turn in their first citation will have the bill sent to their home address.

Students and employees are responsible for the fines incurred by their guests.

Citation Process Notes: Due to the volume of citation appeals, delays may occur. Do not send in duplicate appeals, as they may slow down the process. 


Billing for Violations

Student parking citations are billed through Student Financial Services and placed on a 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.