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Commencement 2019TRAVEL AND PARKING

Travel and Parking

Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

Taking the "T":

The Back Bay Events Center is easily accessible from either the Green or Orange subway lines.

Green Line (Arlington station stop): From the intersection of Arlington and Boylston proceed west down Boylston St (with the Arlington Street Church on your right hand side) until Berkeley St intersects Boylston. Take a left down Berkeley Street and proceed two blocks to the intersection of Berkeley and Stuart Street. The Back Bay Events Center is located on a corner of this intersection.

Orange Line (Back Bay station stop): Exit Back Bay station using the rear exit (Clarendon St. side) and take a left. Proceed one and a half blocks until you hit Stuart Street. Take a right on to Stuart and proceed one block to the intersection of Stuart and Berkeley. The Back Bay Events Center is located on a corner of this intersection.

Red Line: Transfer at either Park Street or Downtown Crossing station to a Forest Hills-bound Orange Line train. Exit Back Bay station using the rear exit (Clarendon St. side) and take a left. Proceed one and a half blocks until you hit Stuart Street. Take a right on to Stuart and proceed one block to the intersection of Stuart and Berkeley. The Back Bay Events Center is located on a corner of this intersection.

See an MBTA Subway Map here.

Driving:

If you choose to drive into the city, please allow additional time as there are a number of commencement ceremonies on this date, compounding normal Boston traffic issues. Consult Google Maps or smartphone apps such as Waze for traffic concerns on the big day.

From the North (I-93 South or Rt. 1 South): Take the Storrow Drive exit off Interstate 93 South. Follow signs for Copley Square. Take the Copley Square exit and turn right onto Beacon Street. Drive two blocks and turn left onto Clarendon Street. Drive six blocks and turn left onto Stuart Street. The facility is located one block ahead on the left at the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets.

From the South (I-93 North): Take the Mass Ave. exit off Interstate 93 North. Continue straight through two sets of lights and stay right toward Frontage Road/Ted Williams Tunnel. From the left lane, follow signs for South End/Back Bay and turn left onto East Berkeley Street. Continue on East Berkeley to Columbus Avenue onto Berkeley Street. The facility is located one block ahead on the left at the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets.

From the West (Mass Turnpike/I-90): Take the Copley Square exit, following signs for Copley Square. You will come to street level at Stuart Street. Continue on Stuart Street. The facility is located three blocks ahead on the left at the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets.

Parking

Validated parking is available at the Garage @ 100 Clarendon. A staff member at the Back Bay Events Center will be able to validate your parking ticket for you. Here are some specific directions to the garage.

Additional (non-validated) parking is also available nearby at the following garages:

  • Copely Place Parking — 2 Copley Place
  • The Garage at the Prudential Center — 800 Boylston St.
  • Central Parking — 132 Arlington Street

For even more parking options, you can consult Parking Panda.

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