The Parking Office is responsible for managing parking resources and maintaining safe access for emergency vehicles and campus deliveries at Mount Holyoke College.
We welcome you to Mount Holyoke College. Please utilize our resources or call or visit the Parking Office (413-538-2514) for more information. We suggest that if you are visiting the campus, give us a call and we will assist you in locating parking while you are on campus.
All vehicles parked on the campus must be registered with the parking office. Please call us at (413) 538-2514 so we may assist you with your needs.
Full Parking Rules and Regulations
View the current parking Parking Rules and Regulations online.
Parking Office Updates
Register your vehicles on my.mtholyoke. Sign in to my.mtholyoke, other Administrative functions, Register for a parking decal. Write down the State, License plate number and make and model of the vehicles you wish to register. Click on submit, fill out the form that comes up, click on submit, submit again and then OK. You will be brought back to the main screen of my.mtholyoke and can enter a second vehicle, once the decal is processed you will get an email to let you know the decal has been processed and it will be sent to you in an interoffice envelope.
Temporary Leave Parking
All vehicles must be actively registered and insured with your home state. Expired vehicles may be towed at your expense. All vehicles must be registered for the next academic year by August 24, 2022 or they will be removed.
If you will be leaving your registered vehicle on campus during the December recess and/or January Term, please park ONLY in the student space in Gorse Parking Lot. If you have any question, please call the parking office at (413) 538-2514.
Winter Parking Ban
When the winter parking ban is in effect, vehicles may not park in roadway spaces between 2 am and 5 am. If you need information on where to park overnight, please call the parking office at (413) 538-2514 and we will be happy to assist you in locating alternate parking.
- Other Parking Bans: If the college receives significant snow and needs to remove snow from parking lots, notice will be provided to the community for those occasions.
- Please follow the links to the rules and regulations for more information.
Please apply for your new decal on my.mtholyoke.edu; administrative functions, apply for a parking decal; or stop in to the parking office located inside the Public Service and Safety station open Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm.
Students, faculty, and staff may register their vehicles online at my.mtholyoke.
Where to Park:
- Mount Holyoke Students: In marked Student spaces 24 hours/day 365 days/year
- Faculty/Staff: in marked Faculty/Staff spaces 24 hours/day 365 days/year
- Five College Students: In the Equestrian Center with decal issued by the Parking Office
- Monday–Friday, 5 pm–7 am: park in faculty/staff spaces except during the winter (contact the Parking Office if you are staying overnight to avoid towing).
- Saturday & Sunday: park in faculty/staff spaces except during the winter (contact the Parking Office if you are staying overnight to avoid towing).
- Monday – Friday, 7 am–5 pm: obtain a parking pass from the department you are visiting; if you are visiting a student you may park in Gorse or the Equestrian Center if your host obtains a parking permit for you.
- State Handicap Placard Holders: Park in any available accessible parking space on campus. If no accessible spots are available, any other type of open parking space may be used. (Do not park in tow zones, service vehicle parking areas, no parking zones, or other prohibited areas.)
Additional parking support for students, faculty, and staff
Mount Holyoke Students:
For a visual representation of this information, please see this parking flowchart.
Please be aware that you will be responsible for any parking citation fees incurred if parked outside of student parking. We are not able to guarantee ticket fees being waived after receiving an approved parking accommodation from Campus Health Services or Disability Services.
If you have a state placard for accessible parking, you can park in any labeled accessible spots on campus. If no accessible parking is available, any designated faculty/staff and visitor spaces may be used.
Vehicles with valid handicap license plates, permits, and decals are not valid in tow zones, service vehicle parking areas, no parking zones, or other prohibited areas.
If you do not have a state placard and are in need of accessible parking, please do the following best fitting your situation:
For acute injuries, get in touch with Health Services (broken bones, recent surgery, etc.)
For chronic or permanent medical conditions or physical disability-related concerns, please follow the process for requesting a disability plate or placard of the state in which your vehicle is registered.
For students with disabilities who do not qualify for a state placard, please contact Disability Services.
If you have a state placard, use any labeled accessible spots on campus or any other available parking spot. If no accessible parking is not available, any designated faculty/staff and visitor spaces may be used. Vehicles with valid handicap license plates, permits, and decals are not valid in tow zones, service vehicle parking areas, no parking zones, or other prohibited areas.
Employees in need of temporary accessible parking need to fill out the state placard application to receive temporary accessible parking. If you are not eligible for the state placard, contact Interim Employee Accommodation Coordinator, Madeline Peters, who will determine appropriate accommodations.
The parking office will assign appropriate parking when approved.
No Parking Areas
- in handicap spaces unless you have a Mount Holyoke or state issued placard or plate (all handicap spaces are TOW zones)
- in any marked tow zone, no parking zone, or any unmarked spaces
- behind the Blanchard Campus Center; between the Blanchard loading dock and Ciruti
- in roadway spaces on the core of campus between 2 am and 5 am