Transportation and Commuting

Cars on Campus

There is no parking available for students on Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s campus.

Both commuter and resident students are urged not to bring their cars to campus. Traffic is highly congested and the very limited meter parking has strictly enforced limits. Violators may be towed at their own expense. Public transportation is a much easier and cheaper solution. The Office of Student Activities offers discounted public transportation passes at the beginning of each semester.

Massachusetts law requires all students who operate a motor vehicle bearing an out-of-state registration plate(s) to apply for an out-of-state student decal within 30 days of their arrival in Massachusetts. Failure to comply with this law can result in a court complaint and fine. See the Mass DOT registration site for more information.

Public Transportation Passes

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)—known to Bostonians as "The T"—partners with participating local colleges and universities to offer students discounted semester passes. Information about the monthly T-Pass program can be found in the Office of Student Activities, and will be emailed to all students at the end of each term.

Please take a look at the Monthly T-Pass Information issued by the MBTA for details on the different types of passes. This is useful in deciding which pass to purchase.

NOTE: Participating in the monthly T-Pass program is optional. If you are a new incoming student living on campus, you may find that you do not need a monthly T-Pass; however, if you decide you are interested in participating in the monthly T-Pass, most students find that the monthly LinkPass is a good choice. The LinkPass gives you access to the standard subway system (Blue, Orange, Green, Red, and Silver Lines) as well as all local bus routes and trackless trolley routes.


The alternative to the monthly T-Pass is the CharlieCard. The CharlieCard is a smart card that stores value for single or multiple rides. You load the card with value using cash, credit/debit cards, or by recharging online. CharlieCards are currently available for subway and bus use only. For more information on the CharlieCard visit the MBTA website. Students will be able to purchase a CharlieCard anytime during the semester at most MBTA stations. The closest station to campus that issues CharlieCards is the Hynes Convention Center Green Line station located less than a five-minute walk from campus at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street.

Commuter Lockers

A limited number of lockers are available to commuters. For details and instructions, see Lockers.