Parking & Public Transportation

Traffic along Commonwealth Avenue during Commencement Weekend can become heavily congested, causing long delays. We recommend using public transportation to and from campus whenever possible.

Public Transit

You can quickly and easily hop on a Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) bus or a train from campus to various places in the city and beyond. Check the MBTA site for maps and schedules, or use their trip planner.

BU Shuttle
We’ll provide free continuous shuttle service between Kenmore Square and the Track & Tennis Center throughout the weekend for our guests. Check the Shuttle Bus Map for stops near your destination and hours of operation.


For those who must drive to campus, all parking lots and garages will be open and available free of charge throughout the weekend. On Commencement Day, please utilize parking facilities east of the BU Bridge and utilize the available shuttle bus to travel to Nickerson Field. Parking is extremely limited in the area of Nickerson Field and West Campus. Information will be made available in April 2019.

All lots throughout BU have accessible parking for those with disabilities. Additional details will be provided in the spring for any guests requiring a designated accessible parking permit.