Wentworth faculty, staff, students, contractors and visitors are assigned to designated lots on campus, depending on the type of parking permit issued. Please familiarize yourself with these details.
Where to Park On-Campus
Faculty/Staff Permits and Visitor Parking
Faculty/Staff permits and Visitor parking is available in the West Lot at the corner of Huntington Avenue and Ruggles Street. Faculty/Staff may also park in the Parker Street Lot in the event that the West Lot is full. Please note that any student parking is strictly prohibited in the West Lot prior to 3:00 p.m.
Commuter Student Parking
Commuter student permit parking is available from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm in the North Lot, Annex Lot, and Parker Street Lot. Commuters may also park in the West Lot only after 3:00 p.m.
Evening/Weekend Parking for Students, Faculty & Staff
Evening/Weekend Student permit parking and Evening/Weekend Faculty/Staff permit parking is available from 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. in the West Lot, Annex Lot, and North Lot. Parking in these lots prior to 3:00 p.m. is prohibited.
Overnight Resident Parking
Overnight resident permit parking is available in the East Parking Lot and Annex Lot only. Parking in the East Lot is very limited and is therefore open only to resident students with overnight parking permits on display. Faculty and staff, commuters, evening/weekend permit holders, contractors, and visitors are prohibited from parking in the East Lot at all times. This policy is in effect 24/7. All violators will be issued a citation and may be towed at the owner's expense.
Contractor Permit Parking
Contractor permit parking must be arranged through the Department of Public Safety
Special Event Parking
Individuals and/or groups scheduling an event on campus that will attract visitors, especially those utilizing buses, vans and private automobiles must notify the Public Safety Office well in advance in order to secure their assistance and a plan for providing proper and safe parking.
The Department of Public Safety will supply the individuals and/or groups with a map of the campus indicating special instructions regarding parking in designated areas. Organizers of large events must work with Public Safety to arrange for traffic control, police/security details, loading and unloading of passengers, and parking away from heavily used areas of campus.
After-hours Visitor Parking, Student Guest Parking and Overnight Parking
After-hours visitor parking, student guest parking, after-hours parking, and overnight parking is prohibited in all WIT parking lots. Please contact Public Safety for a list of area parking facilities that may be able to accommodate your needs. Please be aware that these locations do charge a fee.
Student Overnight Guest Parking
Student overnight guest parking is available with a permit obtainable from Public Safety only for Friday and Saturday evenings. Students must accompany guests for application and vehicles must be parked in the Parker Street Lot only.
Motorcycle/moped parking is only available at motorcycle racks in areas marked “Motorcycle Parking Only” in the West Parking Lot. Parking motorcycles in spaces designated for automobiles is prohibited. The Department of Public Safety must be notified if the motorcycle will remain in the parking lot after hours. All Motorcycles must be registered with Public Safety and must always display a Motorcycle permit. Permits are available for $20.00 per semester through Public Safety.
Display of Parking Permit
Parking permits must be hung from the rearview mirror facing towards the front of the vehicle. The permit must be displayed and clearly visible at all times.
Changing of Parking Category
Anyone changing his or her parking category will be required to register with Student Services to secure the proper parking permit. Any student who becomes a full-time employee of Wentworth will have to pay the difference in the base cost of the permit.
Students, staff, and faculty temporarily using a loaner vehicle may display their permit on the rearview mirror of the loaner car. You may have only one vehicle associated with the permit on campus at any given time. Any permanent changes of your vehicle’s information must be reported to Public Safety to keep the department’s records up to date.
Lost permits must be reported to Public Safety immediately.
Loading zones may be occupied only long enough to conduct the actual loading or unloading. This will be strictly enforced. Multiple citations will be issued, and vehicles may be towed at the owner's expense. These spaces are reserved 24 hours per day.
Due to limited parking spaces in each parking lot, issuance of a parking permit does not assure a parking space, however, the Department of Public Safety and parking attendants will assist you or direct you to another parking area if available.
When a vehicle becomes disabled the owner/driver must notify the Department of Public Safety immediately. All information will be recorded. A reasonable amount of time will be afforded to repair or remove the vehicle before citations are issued. We will gladly make any emergency calls for tow service or AAA at your request. Jumper cables are available to the Wentworth Community. Police Officers are not allowed to utilize department vehicles to jump-start other vehicles.
The registrant is held responsible for all parking citations issued to the parking permit, regardless of who parked the vehicle at the time of the violation.
The acceptance by any person of a parking permit, temporary or permanent, shall constitute their acceptance of the responsibility to observe and abide by all regulations, ordinances, and/or laws, which govern the parking of their vehicles on the campus. Obtaining a WIT parking permit is not a guarantee of unfettered parking in a specific lot. Special events on campus occasionally require the brief relocation of available parking.
Students will be held responsible for advising guests of parking regulations.
WIT Department of Public Safety Officers make frequent patrols of all campus parking lots and issue parking citations to any vehicle in violation of the WIT parking policy.
Parking violations include, but are not limited to:
- Parking in a “No Parking” Zone (e.g. Fire Lane)
- Parking in a reserved/designated Area
- Having no permit displayed on vehicle
- Displaying an invalid or expired permit
- Parking in a section of a lot not designated as a parking space (e.g. in a hash marked section at the end of a row)
- Obstructing or blocking access or a roadway
- Parking during unauthorized hours
Vehicles may be towed after three violations but does not limit the University from towing vehicles that are obstructing, parked in tow zones, handicapped spaces or are otherwise deemed hazardous.
Vehicles Towed from Streets Surrounding Campus
If your motor vehicle has been towed from any street surrounding the Wentworth campus, please contact the Boston Traffic Department at (617) 635-3900. You must have your license plate number available. The Boston Traffic Department will advise you if your vehicle was towed and direct you to the tow yard.