Student Parking Permits

Parking Permits for Commuting Students:

FLEX Permit formerly the Black Permit/Daily Parking Program
COMMUTER Permit formerly the Blue Permit
EVENING COMMUTER Permit formerly the White Permit

24/7 Parking Permits for students living in BU Housing:

Campus Resident LANGSAM Permit formerly the Cyan Permit
Campus Resident ORANGE Permit formerly the Orange Permit

Please note:

  • Bringing a car to campus is discouraged. Parking on campus is extremely limited. Students residing off campus are encouraged to walk, bike, and use public transportation rather than bringing vehicles to campus. Boston University offers many transportation options.
  • First Year students are not eligible for any type of parking permit.
  • Students living in campus housing are not eligible for commuter parking options but they may purchase campus resident parking permits.
  • Students living off-campus in nearby zip codes are not eligible for Flex or Commuter Permits. The following ZIP codes are restricted: 02115, 02116, 02134, 02139, 02163, 02199, 02215, 02446
  • Overnight parking without a Campus Resident Permit is prohibited.


Video: Meet Boston University’s New Parking System (2:11)

Transportation Management Portal

Parking permits are now managed through BU’s new Transportation Management Portal (TMP) where you can order parking permits, update vehicle information, and pay or appeal parking citations.


The TMP how-to guide:


Student FLEX Permit

pay only when you park
(formerly the BLACK Permit / DAILY PARKING PROGRAM)

  • Pay $12/day only for the days you park
  • Secure payment via credit card on file
  • Automatic payment at six gated facilities (map)
    • Weekdays before 3pm: three West Campus garages
    • Weekdays after 3pm and weekends all day: six gated garages and lots campuswide.
  • Not available to students residing in the following ZIP codes: 02115, 02116, 02134, 02139, 02163, 02199, 02215, 02446 – which include the areas immediately surrounding the Charles River Campus; Allston, Fenway/Kenmore, Back Bay, LMA, Cambridgeport, Northern Brookline, etc….
  • Not available to first year students
  • Not for overnight parking
  • Replaces the Black “Pay-on-Entry” Permit and the “Daily Parking Program”
  • Subject to availability

Permit purchase instructions:

 


Student COMMUTER Permit

for frequent drivers
(formerly the BLUE Permit)

  • May be purchased by credit card or student account (if eligible)
    • Fall: $493 (student account deadline: 9/5/21)
    • Spring: $580 (student account deadline: 1/2/22)
    • Summer: $435 
  • Wide range of parking options (map)
    • Weekdays before 3pm: Agganis Arena, Langsam Garage, Essex St. Garage and Lot
    • Weekdays after 3pm and weekends all day: lots campuswide
  • Not available to students residing in the following ZIP codes: 02115, 02116, 02134, 02139, 02163, 02199, 02215, 02446 – which include the areas immediately surrounding the Charles River Campus; Allston, Fenway/Kenmore, Back Bay, LMA, Cambridgeport, Northern Brookline, etc….
  • Not available to first year students
  • Not for overnight parking
  • Subject to availability

Permit purchase instructions: Log in to the Transportation Management Portal and select “New Permit or Pass.”

 


Student EVENING COMMUTER Permit

for students with all classes after 4pm
(formerly the WHITE Permit)

  • May be purchased by credit card or student account (if eligible)
    • Fall: $136 (student account deadline: 9/5/21)
    • Spring: $160 (student account deadline: 1/2/22)
    • Summer: $120 
  • Wide range of parking location options after 3pm
  • No parking before 3pm on weekdays, all-day parking on weekends
  • Not available to students with daytime classes (classes beginning before 4pm)
  • Not available to first year students
  • Not for overnight parking

Permit purchase instructions: Log in to the Transportation Management Portal and select “New Permit or Pass.”

 




Campus Resident LANGSAM and ORANGE Permits

for students who life in BU Housing and require 24/7 parking
(formerly the CYAN Permit and the ORANGE Permit)

LANGSAM Permit ORANGE Permit
Langsam Garage – 80 spaces South Campus Alleys – 51 spaces*
142 Gardner Street see map (above)

*Spaces are not located on any City of Boston or Town of Brookline street. If a permit holder is parked in a space that is not marked with an “Orange Permit Parking Only” sign, the vehicle may be towed as it is likely parked on municipal or private property.

  • Campus Resident Permit price payable by credit card or student account (if eligible)
    • Fall: $952 (student account deadline: 9/5/21)
    • Spring: $1,120 (student account deadline: 1/2/22)
    • Summer: $840
  • Not available to first year students
  • Limited availability, sold on a first come, first served basis

    Permit purchase instructions: Log in to the Transportation Management Portal and select “New Permit or Pass.”