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Student Parking


First-Year Students

First-year students are prohibited from bringing their vehicles to campus. Any first-year student found in violation of this policy will be referred to the Smith College Judicial Board.


Smith offers the opportunity for students, faculty and staff to join Zipcar for only $25 a year. You can get 24/7 access to Zipcars parked right on campus. Hourly rates include gas, insurance and reserved parking. For more details and to enroll, go to www.zipcar.com/smith.

Student Decals

Two-hundred, eighty-four green-lined spaces are allocated to student parking each year. The cost is $150 per academic year with parking restricted to green-lined spaces only. Parking in these spaces is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Individual spaces are not reserved for each decal. Students whose vehicles are properly registered may park in designated student lots only. This applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week with no exceptions; the same rules are in effect during the break period, holidays, January and summer term.

Students may not park in the Quad at any time.

Perimeter Decal

Fifty perimeter parking spaces are available in the Stables Lot and on the left-hand side of Tennis Court Drive. The cost is $25 and parking is restricted to these two lots.

Online Parking Decal Form (credit card required)

Commuter Decal

Allows day parking only on the top level of the Smith Parking Garage in the red-lined spaces and can be purchased for $25 per year. The top level is gated during a snow emergency. If so, parking is allowed in any lot in the white-lined spaces while attending classes.

44 and 54 Ada Comstock Transient Decal

Restricted to residents of 44 and 54 Green Street only. The cost of a commuter transient decal is $25 per year with parking limited to the top level of the Smith Parking Garage in the red-lined spaces. Overnight parking is allowed as well. During a snow emergency parking is allowed in the white-lined spaces.

Ada Comstock Decal (Conway House)

Restricted to residents of Ada Comstock housing only and parking is limited to the Conway Lot. The cost for this decal is $150 and is valid from September 1 through August 31.

School for Social Work Students

A School for Social Work student summer parking permit allows parking in lots where there are green-lined spaces or on the top level of the Parking Garage in the red-lined spaces. This applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no exceptions.

Student Summer Parking

Students who work on campus during the summer are required to come to Campus Police to obtain a temporary parking pass. The pass is free of charge and allows students to park in designated lots from June 1 through August 31. Vehicles may not be stored on campus at any time. Vehicles displaying evidence of non-use will be ticketed and towed.

Summer Parking for Dependents of Employees

Dependents of faculty and staff who are employed during the summer are required to obtain a free temporary parking pass for the summer employment period at the Campus Police Parking Office. Dependents will be assigned a lot to park in.

Holiday/Break Periods

Parking rules and regulations are in full effect at all times. All student vehicles must be parked in student lots. Additionally, during the winter season, vehicles left on campus must be moved to the designated snow lots in order not to interfere with snow removal operations prior to a predicted snowstorm. Vehicles that are left on campus in lots other than the designated lots during holiday periods will be towed at the owner's expense. The snow lots are: Stables lot, Pasture lot, Tennis Court Drive, Tennis Court lots and the Parking Garage on Level 1 in green-lined spaces only.