Parking

Beginning Monday May 13th, the OneCard and Parking office will be open reduced hours. Our hours of operation will be Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm.

For Babson Students living on Olin Campus:

  • Babson students are not permitted to park on Olin's campus due to the limited availability parking.
  • Students with cars will need a Babson parking permit and recommend parking in the Trim Lot due to proximity to Olin.

If you are an Olin Student looking to receive a parking permit, please email parkingclerk@babson.edu. You will receive an email back when your parking permit is ready to be picked up. Parking permits can be picked up in Reynolds 136 Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

All staff and faculty permits for 2024-2027 are available now. Permits will be available for pick up until 8/31/2024.

Student parking for the Nichols, Knight, Hollister and Forest Lots are as follows:

Monday - Friday from 5pm - 3am

Saturday and Sunday - 24-hour parking privileges

Student cannot park in Nichols, Knight, Hollister or Forest Monday - Friday from 3am - 5pm

These restrictions may be subject to change depending on events taking place on campus.  Please direct any questions regarding parking to the OneCard and Parking Office at 781-239-5647 or email parkingclerk@babson.edu.

 

If you need support with a parking permit, please submit an Incident to Support.  All general inquiries can be directed to parkingclerk@babson.edu

The Babson College Parking Portal is where you will request your parking permits, pay for citations and manage your parking account. Babson students, faculty and staff will login using their Babson SSO (single sign on) credentials. F.W. Olin School of Engineering students, faculty and staff will login using their Olin College emails. Please contact the Babson OneCard & Parking Office at 781-239-5647 or email parkingclerk@babson.edu with any questions regarding accessing your account.

To apply for your parking permit, please go to the Babson College Parking PortalPlease note that parking permits are non-refundable.  You must go to the OneCard & Parking Office to pick up your parking permit once you complete your purchase and display it appropriately on your vehicle.  Vehicles not displaying their current permit are subject to a $50 fine.  The OneCard & Parking Office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm and is closed on Babson Holidays.

Parking Permit Fees

Babson College
Annual Resident Permit (Undergraduate/Graduate) $150
Annual Commuter Permit (Undergraduate/Graduate) $100
Fall Semester Resident Permit (Undergraduate/Graduate) $80
Fall Semester Commuter Permit (Undergraduate/Graduate) $55
Spring Semester Resident Permit (Undergraduate/Graduate) $80
Spring Semester Commuter Permit (Undergraduate/Graduate) $55
Summer Permit (For students enrolled in summer session only) $50
Summer Extended Permit (For students parking on campus during the summer) $200
Part Time Graduate Permit No Fee
Faculty/Staff Permit No Fee
Affiliate Permit No Fee
F. W. Olin College of Engineering
Faculty/Staff Permit No Fee
Student Permit No Fee

All vehicles that will be parking on campus, regardless of duration, will be required to obtain a parking pass from the OneCard & Parking Office and be parked in an appropriate lot and space.

For further information, please review the Babson College Traffic and Parking Regulations 2023-2024 .

All graduate students, both part time and full time, must obtain a parking permit.  This will allow you to park on campus in any of the designated student lots.  Please remember that during the week (Monday - Friday) students may park in the Knight Lot after 5:00 pm and must remove their vehicle by 3:00 am.  Students may park in the Knight Lot during the weekends unless otherwise notified.  Students may never park in the Lunder Lot or Babson Hall Lot. The Bryant Lot and Trim Lot are the most accessible lots for graduate students during business hours.

All parking citations received on the Babson College property must be paid through the Babson College Parking Portal. You may also mail a check with your citation to:

Babson College Parking Office

Public Safety Building 

231 Forest St.

Babson Park, MA 02457

For citations received on the F.W. Olin College property, please email StudentAccounts@olin.edu for payment instructions.

Please contact the Babson OneCard & Parking Office at 781-239-5647 or email parkingclerk@babson.edu with any questions regarding accessing your account.

During winter break and the potential for snow removal, the Trim parking lot has been designated for resident student vehicles that have valid parking permits.  We ask that any resident student vehicles left on campus during this time be parked in the center rows of the Trim lot starting at the Map Hill Drive end of the lot, in rows A1 through A3 and rows B1 through B3, up to the center island and avoid perimeter rows in order to facilitate snow removal.  The far-right side of Trim lot closest to Olin College will be blocked off with barricades and tape over the winter season so the Facilities team can remove and properly store all snow.  We ask that you avoid parking in this area.

Woodland Hill residents leaving for the semester break are asked to park in the Woodland Hill lot during this time and not around the roadway.  

Student vehicles cannot be parked in the BECC Garage as they will be ticketed and towed.

Babson College does not provide covered parking for students.  

Babson College assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage to any vehicles being left on campus for the break.

Commuter students are not permitted to leave their vehicles on campus over the winter break as we have limited spaces available.

Faculty and Staff who plan to leave a vehicle on campus during the break must also park in the Trim parking lot so that the Facilities team can clear other lots as necessary.

Thank you for your cooperation, if you have questions or concerns regarding this message, please direct them to parkingclerk@babson.edu.

All appeals for parking violations must be made through the Babson College Parking Portal with 14 calendar days of receiving the citation. Any appeals submitted after the 14-day period will not be eligible for appeal. Once an appeal has been submitted, you will receive a response within 2 weeks regarding the status of your appeal.  

If you would like to appeal the initial appeal decision based on additional information to support your appeal, you must request to have your appeal reviewed before the Parking Appeal Board within 7 calendar days of receiving your appeal response.  To request a review please email the Babson Parking Office at parkingclerk@babson.edu. The Parking Appeal Board consists of 2 Babson Staff Members, 2 Babson students and a member of the Babson Public Safety Department. The Parking Appeal Board will hold reviews once a month. If your appeal request is approved, you will be notified with a date and time for your appeal review.

If you receive a citation on the F. W. Olin College campus and you would like to appeal the citation, please email parkingclerk@babson.edu.  

Electric Vehicle charging spaces are located in the Trim Lot and the Knight Lot.  Please note the changes to our Electric Vehicle charging policy effective July 10, 2023.

Peak Hours vs. Off Peak Hours 

Peak hours are defined as timeframes when charging stations are used most frequently.  We have identified our peak ours as Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 9pm.  All vehicles charging between the peak hours of 8am – 4pm, Monday – Friday will be charged 30 cents/kw.  All vehicles charging between the peak hours of 4pm - 9pm, Monday - Friday will be charged 50 cents/kw.  Any time outside of these hours is considered off-peak hours and users will be charged 25 cents/kw to charge.  Once the user is done charging, they must remove their car from the charger and the parking space that is designated to the charger.   

 Exceeding Time 

If the vehicle has reached 5 hours of usage, the user will have a 30-minute grace period to remove their vehicle from the charger.  After the 30-minute grace period, a $1 per 10-minute charge will be assigned to the electric vehicle owner via the charger itself.

General Usage Rules 

All users of the electric vehicle chargers located on Babson College property will be subject to the rules and requirements of usage below. 

Safety: Please remember to charge your vehicle safely. All electric vehicle charger users must wrap up and store charging cords properly when not in use. 

Preferred Users: Preference for charging is given to fully electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids. Internal combustion vehicles as well as non-plug-in hybrids are not permitted to park in a parking spot designated with an electric vehicle charger. 

Yield to Signage: All drivers must adhere to the signage that is posted near the electric vehicle chargers. Failure to do so may result in fines as outlined within this policy. 

Charger Usage - Time Limits and Fees: 

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors to Babson College are able to access and utilize the electric vehicle chargers. Outlined above are the time limits and fees associated with using the electric vehicle chargers on campus. 

Impeding Utilization of Chargers 

A $10.00 fee for unlawfully parking in or blocking an electric vehicle charging spot is consistent with violation fees that are being enforced at Babson College. 

In this case, "unlawfully parking in an electric vehicle charging spot" means a) parking an internal combustion engine vehicle in the spot, b) parking an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid in the spot and not utilizing the electric vehicle charger, and/or c) parking in a way that blocks or impedes other drivers from being able to utilize the electric vehicle charger. 

When a vehicle is blocking or impeding the use of an electric vehicle charger (definition above), the Babson Public Safety Department may issue a ticket to the vehicle owner in the amount of $10.00. 

Motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds must be registered by e-mailing parkingclerk@babson.edu. A decal will be issued, and a list of registered vehicles will be maintained. The OneCard & Parking Office will provide information on the decal fee during the registration process. Operators must abide by all traffic and parking regulations. Failure to do so may result in traffic or parking citations. Any person in violation of the rules and regulations may be subject to an administrative review. Operators must use only campus roads, park in appropriate parking lots and park in a parking space. These vehicles are not allowed to operate on or be parked on the grass areas, sidewalks, walkways, bike racks, in buildings, or under building overhangs. A helmet must be worn at all times pursuant to Massachusetts state law. Gas used to fuel these vehicles is not permitted to be stored on campus.

Students can receive a temporary medical parking pass for 2 weeks from our office located in Reynolds 136. When applying for the temporary 2-week medical pass, the students must fill out the medical application (this application is located on the Babson Parking webpage, or we have physical copies located in our office).  The medical application can be brought to our OneCard and Parking office (Reynolds 136) and the student can immediately be issued a 2-week medical parking pass. If a student needs a medical pass extension for more than 2 weeks, they must fill out the medical application and provide a doctor’s note with the reasoning for the medical pass. These two documents (the medical application and doctor’s note) should be emailed to parkingclerk@babson.edu. The documents will be reviewed, and the student will receive an e-mail when the medical pass is ready to be picked up at Reynolds 136. If a student needs a medical parking pass beyond 60 days, they must apply through the state of Massachusetts for a medical placard. If the student is unable to obtain a medical placard through the state of Massachusetts, under certain circumstances, their medical information can be reviewed by Babson Health Services to potentially extend the temporary medical pass. 

Please note that we cannot continuously provide 2-week medical passes for the same patron, the above steps must be followed.  If the student has a state issued accessibility placard, they do not need an additional Babson medical pass.  Their state issued placard (as long as it is not expired) is valid on campus for any accessibility space.

To qualify for a carpool pass, there must be at least two or more members of the Babson community that live in the same household traveling together in the same vehicle. These individuals must commute to work together four or more days per week. Each individual member of the pool must complete an application. Students are not eligible for a carpool pass.  Please complete the Carpool Pass Application Form and e-mail it to parkingclerk@babson.edu when the carpool pass is ready to be picked up, you will receive an e-mail back.

Every person riding a bicycle on campus shall be subject to all laws of the state of Massachusetts. Bicycle helmets are not required for riding on campus, however, for safety reasons it is strongly recommended. Storage of bicycles shall be in any of the bicycle racks in various locations on campus and are not permitted to be stored in residence halls or other College buildings with the exception of bicycle rooms in specific dorms. All bicycles should be secured with a chain and padlock, U-shape bike lock or other bicycle locking device when left unattended. Gas powered bicycles are NOT permitted to be parked in a bicycle rack or, operate on a sidewalk, be stored in a building or be parked under building overhang. They must be parked in a parking space in an appropriate parking lot.

Regulations

  • Every person riding a bicycle on campus shall be subject to all the laws of the state of Massachusetts.
  • No bicycle shall be used to carry more than one person at a time unless the bicycle is designed for it.
  • Every bicycle ridden from sunset to sunrise shall be equipped with a lamp on the front of the bicycle and a reflector on the rear.
  • While riding a bicycle on the roadway and sidewalk, pedestrians shall be given the right of way.
  • Bicycle helmets are not required for riding on campus; however, for safety reasons it is strongly recommended.
  • Any person in violation of the rules and regulations listed above shall be subject to administrative review.

Storage of Bicycles

  • Storage of bicycles shall be in any of the bicycle racks in various locations on campus. It is prohibited to chain bicycles to trees, poles, stairways, etc.
  • Bicycles are not permitted to be stored in resident halls or other College buildings unless in an approved bicycle room.
  • All bicycles should be secured with a chain and padlock, U-shape bike lock or other bicycle locking device when left unattended.
  • Any unattended bicycle found not in a proper location on campus will be removed and taken to Public Safety.
  • After 30 days, any bicycles not claimed by the owner may be disposed of at the discretion of the Executive Director of Public Safety.
  • There is no storage of bicycles during the summer months either in designated bicycle racks or in residence halls unless the owner is registered for summer classes or employed at the College for the summer.
  • If you believe your bicycle has been stolen or is lost, come to the Public Safety Department to file a report.

If you are a visitor on campus during in normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm) please stop by our office located in Reynolds 136 for a visitor pass. If you are on campus after hours, please stop by Public Safety to obtain a visitor pass. Public Safety is open 24 hours a day and can give a visitor pass during those hours. Visitor passes are not substitutions for student parking permits.  All students are required to purchase a parking permit if they have their vehicle on campus. Students are allowed to receive a visitor pass only if they are temporarily using another vehicle for 2 weeks or less. Students are allowed to receive a visitor pass if they are using a rental car, however proof of a current parking permit for their registered vehicle must be shown.  Anyone needing a visitor parking pass for more than 2 weeks must reach out to the Babson Parking Office for approval.  This can be done by emailing parkingclerk@babson.edu.

 

All enrolled students who operate a motor vehicle registered in another state or country are required to complete a Nonresident Student Driver Statement. This form can be completed along with the student permit application. Any student that completes this form will receive a free Nonresident Student permit.

Please print the nonresident student driver statement and bring it with you when you pick up your parking permit.

To view all employment opportunities with Babson College, please visit:

Careers at Babson

There are no current open positions with the OneCard & Parking Office.

As a LGRAC member, you must have a valid parking permit. LGRAC parking permits expire yearly. To purchase a LGRAC parking permit, you will need to create an account using the Babson Parking Portal. Once you have created a profile, you will need to register your vehicle. When the account is created, you can register as an affiliate, but you will not be able to purchase a permit as we will manually assign the permit. Once you have followed these steps, please e-mail parkingclerk@babson.edu and we will let you know when your parking permit can be picked up at our OneCard and Parking office located in Reynolds 136. Please note - you are allowed to register more than one vehicle if needed.

Please contact the Babson College OneCard & Parking Office at parkingclerk@babson.edu or at 781-239-5647. We are located in the Babson Public Safety Building, Room 101.