Commencement

Directions/Parking for Commencement

Directions to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)

For directions to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and parking information, please visit the BCEC's directions/parking webpage.

To learn more about the BCEC, read Navigator, the center's Attendees Guide.


Directions to Emerson College

Emerson College is located at the intersection of Boylston and Tremont streets in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. (View the interactive Campus Map/Virtual Tour). There are several parking garages nearby, however there is no on-campus parking. Get to Emerson by:

Directions by Car

From I-95, US 1, or Route 3

Follow signs to Boston via Interstate 93. Take Exit 26 (Storrow Drive/Cambridge) and proceed to the Copley/Back Bay exit (on the left). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left at the traffic signal onto Beacon Street, and then make a quick right onto Arlington Street. Follow Arlington Street alongside the Boston Public Garden to the fifth traffic light and turn left onto Stuart Street.

From I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike)

Take Exit 22 (Prudential/Copley Square). Stay in the right lane for Copley Square (it comes up quickly!) and go straight onto Stuart Street when you come above ground.

MBTA

The Boylston T stop, at the corner of Tremont and Boylston streets and across the street from Emerson College's Little Building


Directions by Public Transportation

Visit the MBTA website for detailed directions and trip planning information.

Green Line

Take the Green Line to Boylston Station. Exit and walk to the corner of Tremont and Boylston streets (toward Dunkin' Donuts) and look for the purple and gold banners alongside Emerson’s buildings.

Red Line

Take the Red Line to Park Street Station and transfer to the Green Line heading toward Boylston Station (follow the Green Line directions above).

Blue Line

Take the Blue Line to State Station. Transfer to Orange Line and follow instructions for Orange Line, below.

NOTE: Normally,  our directions involve taking the Blue Line to Government Center Station and then transferring to the Green Line. Please be aware that as of March 22, 2014, Government Center Station is closed for renovations.

Orange Line

Take the Orange Line to Chinatown Station. Exit onto Washington and Boylston streets and walk one block along Boylston toward Boston Common (toward Dunkin' Donuts).


Directions by Rail

Boston's South Station is served by Amtrak and MBTA Commuter Rails originating from the west and south of Boston. Once inside the station, look for stairs to the subway (the T). Take the Red Line inbound to Park Street Station and transfer to the Green Line heading toward Boylston Station.


Directions by Air

From Logan Airport

Outside any terminal at Boston’s Logan International Airport, board the #22 or #33 Massport Shuttle Bus to the MBTA Blue Line station. Take the Blue Line inbound to Government Center Station and transfer to the Green Line heading toward Boylston Station. Visit the MASSPORT: Logan Airport site or the MBTA website for more information.


Parking

Emerson does not have parking facilities and street parking is extremely limited.

The Boston Common Garage is located several blocks from the Emerson campus. The entrance is on Charles Street between Boston Common and Boston Public Garden. Phone: 617-954-2098 or 617-954-2096 (automated information).

The Ritz-Carlton Garage is located less than a block from the Emerson campus. The entrance is on Boylston Street just past the intersection of Tremont Street. Phone: 617-574-7251.

On Stuart Street, you will pass the 200 Stuart Street Garage at the Revere Hotel. The 200 Stuart Street Garage is open 24/7.  For evening Emerson College theatre performances, you can purchase validated reserved parking online prior to your arrival. This validated/discounted parking option is $10 for 5 hours of parking after 3 pm Monday-Friday and any time on the weekends, half off the garage's regular rates. 

For those attending campus tour, class visit, or other admission-related visit, The Admission Visitor Center can provide a validation pass for the 200 Stuart Street Garage at the Revere Hotel upon request for 12 hours of parking at a flat rate of $12. Parking and passes are limited, and are available on a first come, first served basis.

If you find these garages full, turn left at the next traffic light onto Charles Street. You will pass the Massachusetts Transportation Building and Boston Common Parking Garages on the right. We recommend you park at one of these facilities and walk to the campus.