Policies & Procedures

Faculty & Staff Only Parking Areas

Parking is on a first come, first serve basis in the following facilities. Facilities may be closed for private events, please take note of all signage upon entry.

Gainsborough Garage

Fenway Center Lot

Forsyth Lot

Ryder Lot

Hurtig Lot

Churchill Lot

Latino/a Student Center Lot 

177 Huntington Avenue/Belvidere – Christian Science Plaza Garage (special access card required)

Returns, Refunds, Transfers & Exchanges

Annual Permits, Semester Permits, and Monthly Permits are not eligible for returns, refunds, transfers, or exchanges. For additional information, please contact the Parking Office.

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is restricted to the North Lot, Columbus Garage, and Renaissance Park Garage. Cars remaining in the lots without overnight parking permits after the designated closing times may be towed at the owner’s expense.

In order to park your vehicle after 2:00 AM in the facilities mentioned above, your vehicle must display an Overnight Parking Permit. If your vehicle does not display an overnight permit, you may be subject to additional hourly parking fees upon exiting the garage or your vehicle may be towed at the owner’s expense.

MasParc, LAZ Parking and Northeastern University assume NO liability for lost or stolen property or damage to any vehicle while it is parked on campus in one of our facilities. The University does not assume responsibility or liability for any lost property or damage associated with a vehicle being towed. Hours, rules and regulations are subject to change without prior notice. Parking permit must be present at all times.

Snow Emergency Policy for Overnight Permit Holders

When the City of Boston declares a snow emergency, the snow emergency will apply to all holders of overnight parking permits. The declaration of a snow emergency will impact Northeastern University by prohibiting vehicles with overnight permits from parking in any surface lot. During declared snow emergencies, overnight permit holders will be required to move their vehicle to the Renaissance Park Garage and Columbus Garage. The snow emergency policy will remain in effect until lifted by the City of Boston.

The City of Boston announces snow emergencies on all the major radio and television stations in the city. It is the responsibility of overnight permit holders to listen to the major radio and television stations for the announcements whenever snow is expected.  For more information on Snow Emergencies visit the City of Boston website: http://www.cityofboston.gov/snow/

Parking overnight in the Columbus Garage and Renaissance Park Garage is available only to Students, Faculty and Staff whose vehicle displays a valid overnight parking permit.

Vehicles left parked in the surface lots during a declared snow emergency are subject to being towed without warning and at the owner’s expense.

MasParc, LAZ Parking and Northeastern University assume NO liability for lost or stolen property or damage to any vehicle while it is parked on campus in one of our facilities. The University does not assume responsibility or liability for any lost property or damage associated with a vehicle being towed. Hours, rules and regulations are subject to change without prior notice. Parking permit must be present at all times.

Late Night Parking

If you plan to be on campus after 11:00 PM, your vehicle must be moved to a lot that remains open until at least 2:00 AM. The hours of each lot are posted at the entrance. There is no overnight parking without an overnight parking permit. Vehicles remaining after that time may be towed at the owner’s expense.

MasParc, LAZ Parking and Northeastern University assume NO liability for lost or stolen property or damage to any vehicle while it is parked on campus in one of our facilities. The University does not assume responsibility or liability for any lost property or damage associated with a vehicle being towed. Hours, rules and regulations are subject to change without prior notice. Parking permit must be present at all times.

EV Charging Stations

There are ten electric vehicle charging stations located on the first floor of the Columbus Garage and two located on the first floor of the Gainsborough Garage.  Currently, there is no cost associated with charging your vehicle. This is subject to change as demand and utilization increases.

To utilize a charging station, users must first obtain and activate a ChargePoint card by setting up a ChargePoint account. To set up your account please click the following link: https://www.chargepoint.com/

Parking Enforcement & Citations

The registered holder of the permit is responsible for any and all citations issued to that permit number. Fines will be assessed to the permit holder or the owner of any vehicle on university property in violation of MasParc parking regulations.  If a citation is issued to a vehicle that is not registered with MasParc, the registered owner of the vehicle will be held responsible for the citation balance.

Citation Appeals

Consistent enforcement of campus parking policies and regulations helps contribute to an equitable system for all members of the parking community. Occasionally, extenuating circumstances may be the basis for an appeal of a parking citation.

To appeal a citation, please contact the Parking Office.

Unpaid Citations

Permit holders and/or vehicles with unpaid citations equal to or greater than one time the Unregistered Vehicle Parked Out of Zone fine not on appeal are subject to an impound warning, which will not expire until all citations are paid in full.

Restricted From Purchasing A Parking Permit

Anyone with unpaid parking fines will not be permitted to register a vehicle or purchase a permit of any type until the fines have been paid.

Schedule of Parking Related Fines

The parking citation program will be managed via a three-strike rule.

  • Violation #1 – Written Reminder/Warning
  • Violation #2 – Non-Monetary Ticket
  • Violation #3 – Monetary Ticket
  • Violation #4 and up – Monetary Ticket and consideration for booting/towing at the discretion of the Operator

 

Impoundments

Impounding vehicles is a method of enforcement to be used when all other methods have been exhausted. The goal of enforcement officers is to obtain voluntary compliance regarding the moving of vehicles. When impounding a vehicle, MasParc will investigate thoroughly to confirm that the vehicle is in violation and warrants being towed. If you suspect your vehicle may have been towed, please contact the Parking Office.

MasParc, LAZ Parking and Northeastern University assume NO liability for lost or stolen property or damage to any vehicle while it is parked on campus in one of our facilities. The University does not assume responsibility or liability for any lost property or damage associated with a vehicle being towed. Hours, rules and regulations are subject to change without prior notice. Parking permit must be present at all times.