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Commuter Programs

Commuter Programs, located in the Office of Student Development, seeks to aid our commuter students in learning about the variety of resources on and off campus. The program provides resources and programming to help students become active participants in campus life and contributing members of their community.

Participate

Be an active and informed member of the MassArt community. Participate in college activities is a great way to meet people and get involved at MassArt. Keep informed of daily events and activities by accessing the events calendar. Check your MassArt email account for valuable information including campus wide announcements. It is essential for commuter students to have an active College email account. Remember, College officials who may need to contact you will not have access to personal email addresses. Don't take a chance on missing out; check your MassArt Gmail account every day!

Connect

Get to know your professors, staff members in Student Development, your work study supervisor, etc. they are important campus connections. Make sure to tell a faculty or staff member about obstacles associated with your commuting lifestyle that could impact classroom performance.

Discount MBTA Pass

Save 11% on your Fall 2018 T-Pass

The order form for the Fall 2018 (September 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018) discounted T-Pass is due with payment by Friday, August 3, 2018.

Order MBTA Pass

Forms of Payment

Cash and personal checks are NOT accepted for payment. You may return or drop off your MBTA pass form with a money order or postal order. 

Once we receive your payment and form, you will receive a confirmation email within 3 business days. If you have sent in a payment and don't hear from us, please email us to inquire about the status of your payment and form.

Please contact Commuter Programs at student.development@massart.edu with any questions. Commuter Programs is located on the second floor of the Kennedy building in the Office of Student Development.

Student Parking

Schedule

1.    Fall Daytime Commuter Student Parking

  • Registration Period Begins: Tuesday after Patriots' Day
  • Registration Period Ends: First Friday in June
  • Award Notifications Sent: Second Friday in June
  • Location: Greek Orthodox Church Lot
  • Cost: $50 per day for the semester (ie: parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays would cost $100 for the semester)

  2.   Spring Daytime Commuter Student Parking

  • Registration Period Begins: First business day after Veteran's Day
  • Registration Period Ends: First Friday in December
  • Award Notifications Sent: Second Friday in December
  • Location: Greek Orthodox Church Lot
  • Cost: $50 per day for the semester (ie: parking on Tuesdays and Thursdays would cost $100 for the semester)  

3.    Summer Daytime Commuter Student Parking

  • Check in with office around May 15th
  • Parking Process changes each summer based on availability
  • Location: TBD
  • Cost: TBD

4.    All Evening/Weekend Commuter Student Parking

  • Registration process is ongoing
  • Location: Wentworth Parker Lot or Ward Lot
  • Cost: $30 per evening for the semester for Wentworth Parker Lot (ie: parking on Tuesday and Thursday evenings would cost $60 for the semester); $50 per evening for the semester for Ward Lot (ie: parking on Tuesday and Thursday evenings would cost $100 for the semester)
  • During the fall and spring semesters, the Parking Office stays open on the FIRST night of all Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday PCE classes.  

Parking Application

Daytime Commuter Student Parking Information

All enrolled and newly accepted commuter students (graduate, undergraduate, part-time, PCE, and Certificate) are eligible to apply for parking using the parking application form. Parking permits will be valid from Tuesday, September 5, 2018 through Friday, DEcember 21, 2018. 

Parking assignments will be determined using a point system which was developed in response to feedback gathered from a survey of students who requested criteria such as distance traveled and seniority be prioritized. The point system uses class standing, distance traveled and access to public transportation in addition to special circumstances as approved by the parking office. To maximize the use of the limited parking spaces, the total number of points will be used in combination with the applicant’s Fall 2018 class schedule to determine parking assignments.

Students must rank on the application all the days of the week they want parking using numbers 1-5. A copy of your Fall 2018 class schedule must also be included with your completed application. 

Commuter student parking will be available from 7:00am – 11:00pm daily. Days of the week are assigned according to availability and the applicant’s preferred days as indicated on the application. The cost for commuter student parking is $50 per assigned day for the semester. For example, if you receive parking on Mondays and Tuesdays for the semester, you would pay $100 for the semester.

Evening and Weekend Parking 

A separate application is available for students who seek evening and weekend parking only. Please contact the Management Office for more details.

Applications will be available starting Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Parking applications may be obtained at the Parking Office in the Artists Residence or via email by contacting parking@massart.edu.  

Completed applications should be submitted to the Management Office in the Artists’ Residence no later than 5:00pm on Friday, June 1, 2018. Freshman/transfer/Continuing Education students typically do not receive a class schedule before the submission deadline. Please submit an application and include a note regarding your schedule status.

Students who receive a space will be notified via their MassArt email by 5:00pm on June 15, 2018. Please be sure to clearly print your email address so we will be able to contact you. 

Parking Processes

Parking privileges may not be transferred to another person. There will be no refunds after the Fall 2018 add/drop deadline.   

Payment is due no later than 5:00pm on Friday, July 27, 2018, to the Management Office. If payment is not received by the due date, the parking space will be given to the next person on the list as established by the waitlist. 

Payment must be made by check or money order payable to The Residences at MassArt.  

In addition to submitting a completed parking application to the Management Officeany student requesting an accommodation due to medical/physical need must contact Elizabeth Smith-Freedman at esmith-freedman@massart.edu.

All vehicles must be registered with MassArt at the Parking Office (Artists' Residence Room 120). A permit will be issued for display on the vehicles rear view mirror authorizing parking in the lot. Your MassArt ID will be activated for the days in which you are authorized.

Questions? 

Contact parking@massart.edu or call 617.879.5103.