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2023-2024 Parking Rules & Regulations

Parking at Wentworth Institute of Technology is considered a privilege. Faculty, staff, students, and visitors all share the limited spaces available on our campus.

All vehicles operated on any university-owned property must be registered with the Wentworth Police Parking & ID Office and have an active car insurance policy. All unregistered and/or uninsured vehicles will be removed from campus at the vehicle owner’s expense.

A hang-tag style parking permit is issued to faculty and staff members who have elected to pay for a parking permit.

Students will be issued a parking decal that shall be applied to the bottom corner on the driver’s side of the vehicle’s windshield.

Because parking spaces are limited, university students, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to explore alternate options such as public transit, carpooling, walking and/or bicycling to campus.

The University-wide parking policy can be viewed here.

Helpful Tips

For example, when driving to Wentworth Institute of Technology, follow these recommendations:

  1. Allow extra time to find a parking space.
  2. Identify other modes of transportation to and from campus.
  3. Always lock your vehicle and put any valuable items out of plain sight.

The university is not responsible for any theft of or damage to vehicles using its facilities, nor does it take responsibility for any damage a tow company may cause when towing a vehicle.

General Information

The goal of the Wentworth Police Department is to serve the Wentworth community with fairness, courtesy, and efficiency. Parking availability at Wentworth is not a guarantee. Users are expected to abide by university rules and regulations, as well as those enacted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding the safe operation of a motor vehicle. All rules and regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year.

All students, faculty and staff are responsible for knowing the information presented in the Parking Rules and Regulations. Failure to have knowledge of the rules will not be a valid defense against the issuance of warnings, citations, and tows. Rules and regulations may be subject to change during the year.

  1. Every member of the campus community must register any motor vehicle they park on university property. This is always enforced.
  2. University parking and traffic restrictions are indicated by printed regulations and/or signs, street markings, or curb markings.
  3. All faculty, staff and students are responsible for knowing and following the parking and traffic regulations. Ignorance of the rules will not be accepted as a defense for violations when submitting an appeal.
  4. The person to whom the vehicle is registered is held responsible for any violations involving that vehicle whether they are the person driving it or not. Students who have guests on campus are also responsible for any parking infractions involving those guests.
  5. Students must be actively registered for classes or on co-op to purchase a parking permit.

Mission

It is the mission of the Wentworth Police Parking Office to facilitate a paradigm shift with our parking culture through community awareness, education, and the continued creation of alternate transportation programs.  Our main goal to reduce the number of single occupant vehicle trips of the members of the Wentworth community make daily. The Wentworth Police Parking Office encourages all members of the Wentworth community to think about their personal transportation use and consider trying an alternative to the use of a single occupant vehicle.

Parking & Transportation Office Location

Beatty Hall, Room 014 
103 Ward St, Boston 
Phone: (617) 989 - 4600 
Email: parking@wit.edu

The office is closed on weekends and when the university is officially closed as dictated by the current academic calendar.

In the event no staff are present at the parking office, please contact parking@wit.edu.

Complaints – Concerns – Commendations – Suggestions:

Parking-related complaints, concerns, suggestions, or compliments should be referred to the Parking Manager, Wentworth Police Department, 550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 or parking@wit.edu.

My Parking Online Platform

Use your personal My Parking account to manage all of your parking needs:

  • Vehicle Registration
  • Alternate Vehicle Registration
  • Payment Methods – credit card/debit card or payroll deduction (employees only)

MyParking is available on the MyWentworth website, under Campus Info – Public Safety. Log in with your Wentworth username and password.

 

General Parking Information

Wentworth Institute of Technology reserves the right to temporarily close any parking facility or parking lot, to revise traffic patterns to accommodate special events, maintenance, or weather. When possible, advance notice of such changes will be provided. Vehicle owners must be available to move their vehicle upon request; vehicle owners who are traveling or otherwise plan to be absent and unable to remove a vehicle upon request, MUST inform the Wentworth Police Parking Office for authorization to park in a specific lot or risk being towed at the owner’s expense.

  • Speed Limit

    The speed limit for all vehicles operating in a parking lot is 10 MPH.

  • Unsafe Driving

    All drivers are always responsible for operating their vehicle in a safe manner. Distracted driving such as use of cell phones, loud music, excessive speed, and failure to stop at posted stop signs or traffic control posts, failure to yield pedestrian right-of-way will subject the operator to the issuance of a citation and/or loss of privilege.

  • Right-of-Way

    Motorists are to yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians. This especially applies to pedestrians in crosswalks.

  • Fire Lanes

    To ensure access of safety equipment in the event of an emergency, parking in fire lanes on campus is prohibited. Fire lanes are marked with “No Parking Fire Lane” signs and/or yellow paint along the curb line or yellow striped no parking zones at the end of a parking row in a surface parking lot. Vehicles parked in Fire Lane locations will be issued a citation and are subject to tow at the owner’s expense without notice.

  • Barricaded Spaces

    Unauthorized vehicles are restricted from parking in a space with a barricade or coned off, driving around a barricade or cones, or removing a barricade or cones. Barriers and cones may be placed by the Wentworth Police Department at any point deemed necessary for specific temporary use—most often situated for safety reasons and traffic flow. Removal of such barriers without permission, except for passage of emergency vehicles, is prohibited. In all cases, the directions of a police officer supersede the regulations posted by sign or signal.

  • Prohibited Parking Areas

    A legal parking space is defined as an area specifically designated for parking, which typically is defined by parking blocks and/or painted surface lines and/or indicated with appropriate signage. Areas not identified as parking areas should be construed as “NO PARKING” zones, and in most cases are considered a fire lane or safety hazard. Vehicles parked illegally will be issued a citation and WILL BE TOWED at the owner’s expense.

    Parking on campus is prohibited on grass and in areas where it would mar landscaping, create a safety hazard, or interfere with the use of university facilities. Such areas include, but are not limited to, posted No Parking Zones, yellow zones, fire lanes and access areas, crosswalks, sidewalks, hash mark areas, areas designed for special vehicles or other special uses, and roadways serving parking lots and buildings. Removal of cones or barriers is not permitted. Violators will be issued a parking citation and towed at the owner’s expense.

  • Parking Spaces

    Parking spaces are defined as an area specifically designated for parking, which typically is defined by parking blocks and/or painted surface lines and/or indicated with appropriate signage.

    • The motor vehicle operator is responsible for finding an authorized parking space within the spaces designated by the parking permit.
    • No part of the vehicle may be parked over a line or other such space delineators.
    • Any vehicle parked parallel on a roadway must face the direction of authorized traffic movement.
    • Vehicles that do not fit within a single designated space must coordinate their parking with Wentworth Parking Office.
    • Parking a vehicle in any place that will create a traffic hazard or obstruct access is prohibited and the vehicle will be issued a citation and towed at the owner’s expense. The use of emergency flashers while parked in a restricted area will not prevent the issuance of a citation.
  • Absence of Vehicle/Decal Owner

    All vehicles must park in a parking lot when the vehicle remains on campus and the registered owner is not available to relocate the vehicle upon request. This includes all faculty, staff, students, all persons traveling with athletic teams, all persons traveling with sanctioned and non-sanctioned trips.  All vehicles remaining on campus over break must be registered with the Parking Office. The Parking Office will advise the vehicle owner where to park their vehicle.   

  • Campus Sidewalks

    The use of campus sidewalks by motor vehicles is prohibited. Authorized university vehicles may use the sidewalks and other appropriate areas for repairs and operations.  The Chief of Police or his/her designee will designate approved routes, speed limits and restrictions for service and delivery vehicles.

  • Quad Access

    All vehicles accessing the Quad must be escorted by the Wentworth Police Department. Requests must be made by calling 617-989-4400.

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Reports

    The university is not responsible for any damage to or theft from vehicles parked on university property. This is the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner or operator. We recommend you take every reasonable precaution to prevent vehicular damage. Such measures include closing all windows, locking all doors, parking in designated areas only, following all traffic signs, refraining from displaying valuables such as backpacks, laptops, purses, cell phones, iPods, etc.

    If an accident, theft, injury, or vehicle damage occurs while a car is on university property, the driver or owner should contact the Wentworth Police Department.

    Wentworth Police Department incident reports may be obtained by contacting the department directly.

  • Disabled Vehicles

    The driver of any disabled vehicle is subject to ticketing. A note on a disabled vehicle does not preclude ticketing. If the vehicle cannot be moved immediately, notify the Wentworth Police Department at 617-989-4400 at once and take the steps to have the vehicle removed by the end of the day. Disabled vehicles not reported to the Wentworth Police Department may be towed at the owner’s expense.

  • Abandoned Vehicles

    Wentworth Police may deem a motor vehicle to be abandoned if parked on the university campus for more than 48 hours without a valid permit displayed. This is in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90 Section 22B.

  • Wentworth Police Safety Escort Service

    The Wentworth Police Department will provide a vehicle or walking escort offers a safety escort service to all members of the community 24 hours a day. These services can be accessed by calling the Wentworth Police Department at 617-989-4400 or on campus at ext. 4400. 

    Escorts are provided from campus to other buildings on campus, Ruggles Station, MFA Green-Line T-Stop, Longwood Green T-Stop, West Village Garage, and Renaissance Park Garage. The Wentworth Police Department only provides safety escorts to these locations.

  • Blue Light System

    Blue Light poles are strategically located on the university campus property. The purpose of this system is to alert authorities that assistance is needed.

  • Review of Parking Regulations

    The review of parking regulations occurs at a minimum twice a calendar year during the months of July and December prior to the beginning of a new semester.

  • Parking Lots

    NameLocation#Spaces/HPDecal(s)
    West Lot550 Huntington Ave176/8Faculty and Staff; Students 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    North Lot475 Parker St40/2Faculty and Staff
    Annex Lot55 Annunciation Road96/5Commuters, Faculty, and Staff
    East Lot543 Parker St38/4Faculty and Staff
    Halleck St Lot100 Halleck St206/5Commuters
    Mindoro Lot20 Mindoro St31/0Overflow - TBD
    NU Renaissance Park Garage835 Columbus Ave100Overnight Residential
    West Village Garage30 Leon St100Monday - Friday 5:00 AM - 11:00PM

     

  • Parking Lot Closures

    Notification(s) will be sent to the Wentworth community via email.

  • Inclement Weather

    Parking advisories may be issued during weather events that may restrict parking. Notifications will be sent via email.

    During “snow emergencies,” all nonresident parking is prohibited from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. (during a storm or when one is predicted). Resident students must expect to be able to move their vehicles as directed. Vehicles impeding snow removal operations may be towed from campus at the owner’s expense.

    Students that live off-campus should contact the Parking Office for permission to park in a Wentworth owned parking facility in the event the City of Boston announces a “Parking Ban”.

  • Special Events

    Throughout the year, special events occur on campus, which require special parking accommodations. Such events include, but are not limited to athletic events, commencement, construction, and parking lot maintenance, move-in and move-out periods. Conference parking, special events parking, and all temporary parking requirements must be scheduled and approved by the Wentworth Police Department, the university sponsor, or host. In addition to the rules and regulations, other notifications such as email and signage will be used to provide the university community with adequate notice that alternate parking plans can be made. Whenever possible, advance notice will be given to the university community regarding special events. Individuals should be alert to posted notices and signage because vehicles in violation may be ticketed and are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

  • Move-in/Move-outs Dates

    Vehicles will be instructed where to park of unloading and loading. The use of handicap accessible spaces for loading or unloading purposes is always prohibited. Vehicles must display a valid state issued placard or plate to access these spaces.

  • Weekend, Holiday, & Summer Parking

    All parking rules and regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week regardless of weekends or holidays throughout the year.

  • Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority

    Public transportation option servicing the Greater Boston area. 

    mbta.com 

    617-222-3200

  • Other Motor Vehicles

    Any mechanism or device that can be used for the transportation of passengers or cargo.  This definition includes, but is not limited to bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, in-line skates, hover boards, wagons, and sleds.

    • Other Motor Vehicles are prohibited in the following areas:
      • On any pedestrian walk, ramp, courtyard, or patio.
      • Within any building at the university.
      • On any ramp established for persons with disabilities.
      • On any stairs, landings, or handrails on university property.
      • In or on a university parking facility; or
      • On university structures, including but not limited to benches, walls, sculptures, statues, or monuments.

    Performing or attempting to perform acrobatic stunts using roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, or any other non-motorized device is prohibited on campus, unless specifically approved as part of a sanctioned university event.

  • Bicycles

    Bicycle storage is permitted in the bicycle racks and bike shelters provided at various locations on the campuses. Do not chain or lock a bike to light poles, stairwell rails or sign poles. Bicycles found at these locations will be removed and impounded until claimed. Any bicycles that are not claimed by the end of the semester will be disposed of by the Wentworth Police Department. All bicycles stored in a bike shelter must be registered with the Wentworth Police Department. It is recommended that all bikes are registered with the Wentworth Police Department in the event they are stolen.

  • Electric and Gas-Powered Bicycles & Skateboards

    Are not permitted in any building or residence dorm due to the risk of fire hazard.

  • Hover Boards

    Are not permitted in any building or residence dorm due to the risk of fire hazard.

  • Motorcycles/Mopeds

    Motorcycles must be registered with the Wentworth Police Department and display a valid parking permit. Motorcycles must not be stored inside a building or stairwell or parked in or near an entryway. Motorcycles found in violation will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense and the parking decal will be revoked and the vehicle will no longer be permitted on any Wentworth owned property. Motorcycles must be parked in designated areas.

    Motor scooters, mopeds or gas-powered bicycles are NOT permitted in residential areas on any campus.

    • Motorcycles are prohibited from operating in residential areas.
    • Unnecessary noise from mufflers is prohibited.
    • Driving on sidewalks, lawns, recreation areas, playing fields or within buildings is prohibited.
    • Speed limit and traffic signs must be obeyed.
    • Parking regulations and penalties for motor vehicles are also applicable to motorcycles.
    • Motorcycles/moped are not permitted to be stored in any enclosed bike shelter.
  • Motorcycle/Moped Registration

    Must be registered through the Parking Office. A second permit will be issued in the event the student has one vehicle registered.

  • Motorcycles/Mopeds Parking Locations

    • West Lot

Parking Enforcement

Parking regulations are enforced at all times. Violators are subject to citation, vehicle towing and/or appropriate conduct referral.

Any vehicle that has received multiple parking tickets for any violation, is found to be creating a hazard, disrupting traffic flow, etc., is subject to being towed without warning at the owner’s expense.

All parking rules and regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year regardless of weekends, holidays, or university closure.

A legal parking space is defined as an area specifically designated for parking, which typically is defined by parking blocks and/or painted surface lines and/or indicated with appropriate signage. Areas not identified as parking areas should be construed as “NO PARKING” zones, and in most cases are considered a fire lane or safety hazard. Vehicles parked illegally will be issued a citation and WILL BE TOWED at the owner’s expense.

Parking on campus is prohibited on grass and in areas where it would mar landscaping, create a safety hazard, or interfere with the use of university facilities. Such areas include, but are not limited to, posted No Parking Zones, yellow zones, fire lanes and access areas, crosswalks, sidewalks, hash mark areas, areas designed for special vehicles or other special uses, and roadways serving parking lots and buildings. Removal of cones or barriers is not permitted. Violators will be issued a parking citation and towed at the owner’s expense.

Abuse of Parking Privilege

The parking decal will be seized by Wentworth Police and the decal will be VOID. The vehicle will not be permitted on any Wentworth property, if found the vehicle will be issued a citation and immediately towed at the owner’s expense.

  • Selling or Reproducing Parking Permits

    The selling, purchase or reproduction of a Wentworth Institute of Technology parking permit is strictly prohibited. Anyone caught selling, purchasing, reproducing, or using a parking decal that was not issued by Wentworth Institute of Technology to the registered owner of the parking permit will lose all parking privileges for the remainder of the academic year. In addition, the vehicle will be issued a parking citation and towed immediately. The student will be referred to Student Affairs for a conduct hearing. Please remember - falsification of any document may be considered as a forgery; criminal charges may be sought.

  • Misuse of Visitors System or Alternate Vehicle Pass to Gain Parking Access

    Any student found to be signing in another student or a long-term visitor to gain parking privileges will have his or her car immediately towed and will be referred to Student Affairs for an appropriate conduct hearing and subject to the Student Judicial Process.

  • Student Workers/Athletes/Student Activities

    Athletes, student workers and resident assistants are held to the same standards as all students and must adhere to the parking regulations of the university. In such cases when a student worker must be parked outside of a building for work purposes, a proper parking pass authorizing such parking must be on display at all times during work hours only.

Vehicle Registration

A valid parking permit is required for parking in any of Wentworth’s lots. Permits are obtained by purchasing via the My Parking link available on Wentworth’s MyWentworth website. Go to parking.wit.edu and sign in with your regular Wentworth ID and password. You will enter your vehicle information and register for a permit. A decal is issued and can be picked up from the Wentworth Police Parking Office (Beatty 014). This decal must be affixed to the lower left corner (driver’s side) of the windshield. Decals are not transferable to either a) another person, or b) a different vehicle. Decals are valid for semester they are issued. Students who are returning the following semester must re-register and purchase a new decal.

Vehicles parked on campus without a parking permit will be considered “unregistered” and will receive a citation.

Resident student parking is restricted to parking lots assigned to them at the time of issuance. See Parking Locations section below.

Faculty and staff are issued a permit for parking on the university campus. These permits are issued for the registered vehicle and need to be renewed annually.

Display of Parking Permit or Decal

All person’s registering a vehicle with the university must display a valid parking permit or decal. The proper location to display the parking decal is in the lower left inside corner (driver’s side) of the windshield or for a hangtag, on the rear-mirror.

Please display the current year permit only. The decal must be attached with its own adhesive and cannot be transferred to another vehicle or person. The Wentworth Police Department reserves the right to deny access to university properties to any vehicle not displaying the proper decal.  Wentworth ID MUST be presented upon request.

Parking permits that are improperly attached, show signs of being transferred, duplicated, or manipulated in any way will not be considered valid.  The Wentworth Police Department may seize invalid or misused parking decals at any time.

The person to whom a vehicle is registered is responsible for all parking violations issued to the vehicle regardless of who is operating the vehicle.

  • Replacement Permit

    When a new vehicle replaces a registered vehicle, the student must bring his or her Wentworth ID, vehicle registration and proof of insurance and return the previously issued decal to the Wentworth Police Department Parking Office to obtain a replacement decal.

    It is the responsibility of the student to maintain accurate vehicle information with the Wentworth Police Department.

    Vehicles without a current parking decal or temporary parking pass are subject to being issued a parking ticket and subject to being towed without notice at their own expense.

  • Alternate Vehicle Permit

    Short term alternate vehicle pass is available through the Parking Office. The information that is needed to fulfill the request is the following: Wentworth ID number, cell, local address, state, plate, make, model, color & year, and the length of time for the request.

  • Issuance of Student Parking Permits

    Students must be purchase at parking.wit.edu. One approved, parking decals are picked up at the Wentworth Police Parking Office.

  • Issuance of Employee Parking Permit

    Employees must request a parking permit through their MyParking account. Parking Permits are obtained from the Wentworth Parking Office.

  • Transfer of Parking Permit

    Not permitted. Parking permits are specific to the person and the vehicle for which the request has been made.

  • Reproduction/Forgery/Sell of Parking Permit

    Not permitted.

  • Family Use of Parking Permit

    Not permitted.

  • Change in Vehicle Information

    It is the responsibility of the person operating a vehicle on university property to provide correct and accurate information in a timely manner.

  • Lost or Damaged Permits

    Replacement permits may be requested in person at the Parking & Transportation office.

  • Permit Validity Time Table

    Permit TypeValid Issue Dates
    Full-time Faculty and StaffAnnually
    Adjunct FacultyAnnually
    Evening/Weekend Faculty and StaffAnnually
    Faculty/Staff MotorcycleAnnually
    Commuter StudentsSemester
    Overnight ResidentialSemester
    Evening/Weekend StudentsSemester
    Student MotorcycleSemester
  • Parking Fees

    Faculty and Staff permits are paid by payroll deductions. Student permits can be paid with a credit or debit card.

    Permit TypeCost
    Full-time Faculty and Staff$70.00 or $101.00 per paycheck
    Adjunct Faculty$42.00 per paycheck
    Faculty/Staff Motorcycle$20.00 per semester
    Commuter Students$250.00 per semester
    Overnight Residential$500.00 per semester
    Evening/Weekend Students$100.00 per semester
    Student Motorcycle$20.00 per semester

Student Vehicle Registration Eligibility

To qualify for an overnight student parking decal, third year, fourth year, and graduate students must be a current student with a housing assignment provided by Wentworth Institute of Technology. First and second year students are not allowed to purchase an overnight parking permit on campus.

To qualify for a commuter parking decal, students must be enrolled full-time and be able to provide a complete commuter address. The permit is valid from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily in the Halleck St Lot or the Annex Lot.

At the time of vehicle registration, the student must provide correct vehicle information. Please be sure the license plate and state, vehicle make, model, color(s), and year reflect the information on the state issued vehicle registration. Insurance information must be provided at the time of registration. Confirm address and cell phone information is complete and correct. Incomplete information may delay the parking permit from being processed in a timely manner.

Student eligibility will be evaluated prior to approval, and the appropriate parking decal will be assigned.

Specific parking locations for each permit classification is described in detail at the bottom of this document. Please note, all other parking areas and roadways are prohibited and will result in the issuance of a parking citation and/or tow at the owner’s expense.

Students may register 1 vehicle.  Please be sure to provide accurate vehicle information, complete local address, and cell phone information. Future updates to vehicle and address information must be done in parking.wit.edu and notification to the parking office via email. Please bring the state-issued vehicle registration paperwork.

Parking permits must be removed and returned to the Parking & Transportation Office when parking privileges have been revoked, when the vehicle is sold or traded, or when the student is no longer enrolled at the university.

Temporary parking passes are available through the Parking & ID Office or Wentworth Police Department for $10.00 per day.

Handicap accessible parking spaces are available on Wentworth Institute of Technology property. These spaces are marked by signage and are reserved for vehicles displaying a valid state issued hangtag or license plate only.  A valid handicap placard will allow for parking at the next closest parking space without penalty. A current copy of the hangtag and vehicle registration must be kept on file at the Parking and Transportation Office.  Placard information will be notated on the MyParking account.

Wentworth Institute of Technology reserves the right to temporarily close any parking facility or parking lot, to revise traffic patterns to accommodate special events, maintenance, or weather. When possible, advance notice of such changes will be provided. Vehicle owners must be available to move their vehicle upon request; vehicle owners who are traveling or otherwise plan to be absent and unable to remove a vehicle upon request, MUST park in a designated area or risk being towed at the owner’s expense.

Wentworth Institute of Technology assumes no responsibility for the care or protection of any vehicle or its contents while it is operated or parked on any Wentworth Institute of Technology property. Operators are encouraged to always lock their vehicles when parked on campus and to remove items of value.

Student Parking Permit Classifications and Parking Locations

A parking permit does not guarantee a convenient parking space on campus. Should a parking lot be full, the student must park in another approved parking location. Parking in Faculty/Staff locations is always prohibited and will result in the issuance of a citation and risk being towed at the owner’s expense.

  • Overnight Resident Student

    First year resident students are not permitted to register for a parking permit. 1st resident students granted a medical accommodation for parking through Student Accessibility Service will be permitted to park in an approved parking lot. Parking will be permitted with the use of a valid state issued handicap placard. The placard information must be on file with the parking office and a notation will be made on the users parking account.

    Second year resident students are not permitted to register for a parking permit, unless they are working an approved Co-Op.

    Third year, fourth year, and graduate resident students are permitted to register and purchase an Overnight Resident parking permit. For the 2022 – 2023 Academic Year, students who register and purchase an Overnight Resident parking permit shall park at Northeastern University’s Renaissance Park Garage (located at 835 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02120.

    The Renaissance Park Garage is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

    Students parking in the Renaissance Park Garage must abide by the Rules set forth by Masparc (See Addendum p. 22).

  • Commuter Students

    Student must be enrolled in full-time studies at Wentworth or be on a co-op. The fee for a commuter permit is $250.00 per academic semester; the permit is valid from the hours of 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily. Parking is available in the Halleck St Lot and the Annex Lot. Additional parking is available in the West Lot from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

    The West Village Garage, located at 30 Leon St, is the primary parking facility for 1st year and 2nd year commuter students. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM. The garage is owned and operated by Northeastern University and MasParc.

  • Evening & Weekend Students

    The fee for an Evening & Weekend parking permit is $100.00 per academic semester and is valid from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM during the week and from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Parking is available in the Halleck St Lot and Annex Lot. Parking in the West Lot is permitted Monday to Friday 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

All Other Parking Permit Classifications and Parking Locations

  • Full-time Faculty and Full-time Staff Permits

    All faculty and staff who intend to park a motor vehicle on campus must properly register their vehicle and purchase the appropriate parking permit. Parking permits must be displayed. Parking is authorized in the West Lot, the East Lot, the North Lot, and the Annex Lot. A parking permit does not guarantee a parking space.

  • Contractor Permits

    All contractors wishing to park on campus must purchase and display a valid parking permit. The fee is $1,824 per year or $14.00 per day. Permits can be obtained at the Wentworth Police Department. Parking lot will be assigned at the time of purchase.

  • Daily & Temporary Parking Permit

    The fee for a daily temporary permit is $14.00 per day and can be purchased at the Wentworth Police Department. You must have a valid WIT ID to purchase a permit. Parking lot will be assigned at the time of purchase.

  • Motorcycle/Moped Parking

    Parking is available at motorcycle racks in areas marked as “Motorcycle Parking Only” in the West Lot. Parking motorcycles/mopeds in spaces designated for automobiles is prohibited. The Wentworth Police Department must be notified if the motorcycle/moped will remain in the parking lot after hours. All motorcycles/moped must be registered with the Wentworth Police Department and must always display a motorcycle permit. Permits are available for $20.00 per semester by registering at parking.wit.edu.

  • Special Events

    Individuals and/or groups scheduling an event on campus which will attract visitors, especially those utilizing buses, vans and private automobiles must notify the Wentworth Police Department well in advance in order to secure their assistance and a plan for providing proper and safe parking.

    The Wentworth Police Department 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 Wentworth Police to arrange traffic control, police/security details, loading and unloading of passengers, and parking away from heavily used areas of campus.

ADA Parking Accessibility and Accommodations

Students are encouraged to contact their Department of Motor Vehicles in their state of residency in order to obtain a valid, state-issued handicapped placard or license plate. Handicap accessible parking spaces are located throughout campus, marked by signage, and are reserved for vehicles displaying a valid state issued hangtag or license plate only. 

The handicapped placard must be present on the vehicle at all times and must be presented along with vehicle registration information to Student Accessibility Services (SAS), which will then be forwarded to the Wentworth Police Parking Office.

When a state issued placard is not acquired, a student can provide disability documentation to the SAS to engage in an interactive process in determining accommodations related to the access of courses, programs, services, activities and facilities.

SAS will review a student’s disability documentation and will consider the student’s request for a campus parking permit is a necessary, reasonable accommodation if:

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a student provides documentation of a temporary or permanent physical disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

  • Documentation must be current: Although some individuals have long-standing or permanent diagnoses, because of the changing nature of many physical disabilities, it is essential for those individuals to provide recent and appropriate documentation from a qualified evaluator.

Documentation must be comprehensive and should include:

  • A clear, specific diagnosis of a disability and a statement outlining the ways the student is substantially limited in one or more major life activities
  • Description of the current symptoms, fluctuating conditions/symptoms and prognosis
  • A summary of assessment procedures used to make the diagnosis, as well as a date of diagnosis
  • Medical information which may be important in a college/university environment, including any safety measures, medication, side effects of the prescribed medication, and whether there are crisis episodes associated with the disability.

If parking is determined to be a necessary, reasonable accommodation in order to access Wentworth Institute of Technology courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities, the campus parking permit issued to the student will be limited to the specific dates and in some occasions times for which the accommodation is necessary and reasonable, as described in the student’s SAS parking permit.

Due to the limited parking spaces available, parking accommodation requests for a specific parking location based on convenience to accommodate activities such as employment, family commitments, or grocery shopping will not be granted.

For students looking to obtain an SAS parking permit, please contact:

Student Accessibility Services       
Beatty Hall, 3rd Floor     
617-989-4545     
AccessibilityServices@wit.edu

ADA Accessible Parking

ADA accessible parking is available to persons who have an ADA accessible license plate, an ADA accessible veteran license plate, or a State approved accessible hang-tag (State approved disability credentials) AND a valid Wentworth Institute of Technology parking permit.

Please bring your State issued ADA accessible credential and vehicle registration to the Parking Office; a copy will be kept on file and special instructions will be noted on your MyParking account.

Areas marked as Reserved spaces or lots, service areas, fire lanes, no parking zones, or “tow away” zones are not included for disability parking. 

If cited for failure to display a State issued ADA accessible credential, an individual may bring that credential, with proof of ownership to the Parking Office to have the citation voided for the first offense.

Accessible Parking Permits/Medical Waiver

The ADA accommodation parking decal is ONLY valid in the parking area(s) specified by the ADA Compliance Office which will be notated on your MyParking account, student parking decal, and accompanying accommodation card.

A valid, state-issued handicapped placard or license plate must be present along with a valid ADA accommodation student parking decal to allow for parking in surface lots that are in close proximity to residence halls, academic buildings, and all other Wentworth properties.

Handicap accessible parking spaces are marked by signage and are reserved for vehicles displaying a valid state issued hangtag or license plate only.  A valid handicap placard will also allow for parking at the next closest parking space without penalty as long as current copy of the hangtag and vehicle registration is on file at the Parking Office. Placard information will be notated on the MyParking account and viewable by Wentworth Police Department and Parking Office Staff.

Due to the limited availability of parking space, the University may decline to provide a reserved spot in a preferred lot.

Requesting a Parking Accommodation

Students may request parking accommodations through Student Accessibility Services. Employees and third parties may request parking accommodations through the Office of Institutional Equity. Convenient access to your local appointments or assigned parking location is provided in the following ways.

Upon notice of an approved accommodation, the Parking Office will print an accessible parking decal, which will be available for pick up in the Parking Office. The accessible parking decal must be displayed in the registered vehicle.  Students may register 1 vehicle.  When picking up a parking decal from the Parking Office, students and employees must present their WIT ID and state-issued vehicle registration.

If you are registering a handicap placard, it will be processed at this time.

ADA Accommodation parking decals are only valid for the length of time and location specified on the application and must be renewed at the beginning of each semester. Having an ADA parking decal does not prevent the issuance of a citation or vehicle tow when found to be in violation of the parking rules and regulations.

ADA Accommodation Decal Parking Locations

First and second year students requiring a medical exception to the underclass no-parking policy must obtain documentation from their current clinician, and approval from Wentworth’s Student Accessibility Services. Approval will be forwarded to the Wentworth Parking Office by Student Accessibility Services.

Student Accessibility Services, along with the Wentworth Police Parking Office within HIPPA guidelines, may evaluate parking requests for students who have a qualifying physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, and has a record of such impairment or is regarded as having such impairment, or students who are experiencing an extraordinary life circumstance, which reaches the level of hardship.

First and second year students requesting a special exemption for parking due to internships, employment, extracurricular activities, no approved medical exception, or non-emergency family request will not be granted at this time.

Medical waivers for student parking must be reviewed for renewal each semester.

Handicap parking areas on the Wentworth Institute of Technology campus are located at the front and rear of the West Lot, the North Lot, the East Lot, the Annex Lot, and the Halleck St Lot.

To park in the handicap parking areas, a valid state handicap parking permit must be visible to the Wentworth Police Department staff. Violators may be ticketed and subject to being towed at their own expense.

 

Visitor Parking Information

Visitor Parking: West Lot Reserved 

Admissions Department Guest: West Lot Reserved 

Residence Hall Overnight Guest: Annex Lot

  • Overnight Guests

    Overnight guests of residence halls must be properly registered through the Visitor registration portal. The vehicle must also be registered through the system. Once the vehicle is correctly registered, the guest must print the parking pass and display it on the dashboard. 

    Overnight guests may only park in the Annex Lot at 55 Annunciation Road. Overnight guests are allowed to park at Wentworth on weekends. All parking passes must be properly displayed on the dashboard for the duration of the stay. Guests will not be permitted to park overnight Monday through Friday.

  • Other Guests and Visitors

    In some instances, parking is prearranged through the hosting party with the Wentworth Parking Office. Guest lists may be available at the traffic control post, where the officer on duty will verify the identification. Please have proper identification available for the officer. On occasion parking passes may be issued in advance of the date of the meeting or event. Please obtain the parking pass from your host, display the parking pass on your vehicle dashboard and have proper identification available for the officer on duty at the traffic control post.