Transportation & Parking

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

  • The BU Shuttle will be running through commencement to take graduates and the guests across campus.


  • 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 in the Tennis Club parking lot or Agganis Arena. Please note: if you do not park in a free BU parking garage, we do not process refunds. 
  • 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.
  • For more information please contact