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Commencement Parking

Parking & Traffic Regulations

Cars may be left overnight on the street except in posted areas. All parking ordinances, as well as meters, remain in effect for the City of Northampton. Smith College will not be responsible for fines incurred for parking violations.

Parking Lots

Parking is available at the Smith College parking garage, the Indoor Track and Tennis (ITT) Facility and near Facilities Management (all on West Street); the Dickinson parking lot (entrance on Green Street); Ford Hall (enter from Arnold Ave.); Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts (enter from Belmont Avenue or West Street/Ahwaga Avenue); and the Ainsworth Gym (off lower College Lane). There are a few spaces near Sage Hall and at the tennis courts off West Street (near the Field House). 
Commencement Parking Map

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service is provided for on-campus transportation only. For shuttle service, call 413-585-2400.

Parking Prohibited

There is no parking on the central campus at any time (except for those with physical disabilities who require accessible parking). Parking is not permitted in the Quadrangle, on Mandelle Road, on Paradise Road, on Prospect Street, at the Lamont House circle, or at the rear or side of Haynes House (formerly Wilder House) between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Violators will be towed.

A city of Northampton ordinance prohibits overnight parking on Kensington Avenue (except for Kensington Avenue property owners or their tenants).

Parking Facilities for Those With Physical Disabilities

The following campus locations have parking spaces for those with disabilities: the college parking garage, Alumnae House, Ainsworth Gymnasium, Albright-Baldwin Houses, Chase-Duckett Houses, Davis Center, Dewey Hall, Ford Hall, Gill Hall, the Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Hubbard House, the ITT, Lamont House Circle, the Lyman Conservatory, Northrop-Gillett Houses, Sage Hall, the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness, the Smith College Conference Center, Tyler House rear, Wright Hall, Cutter/Ziskind lot and 7 College Lane. On Commencement Day, there will also be parking on Paradise Road. Accessible shuttle service is available by calling 413-585-2400.


Cars parked illegally will be towed at the owner’s expense; towing questions should be directed to campus safety at 413-585-2490.