All visitors including prospective students, vendors, and the general public, who have not been specifically invited will need to pay to park at the Harvard Garage (1609 Harvard Ave.) or in one of the private parking lots. If you visit campus during morning hours, the garage will likely be full so plan on off–campus parking.
There are several private parking lots located near the front entrance at 1701 Broadway Ave. or on Harvard Avenue, which parallels Broadway behind the school. There also is metered 2–hour street parking.
Harvard Garage Staffed Hours & Rates
The Harvard Garage is open 24/7.
|Day||Hours||Rate (per Day)|
|Mon.–Fri.||6:30 a.m.–Noon||$10 (space permitting)
$5 During Summer Qtr
|Mon.–Wed.||Noon–10:00 p.m.||$5 (space permitting)|
|Thurs.–Fri.||Noon –12:00 a.m.||$5 (space permitting)|
|Sat.||7:30 a.m.–1:00 a.m.||$5 (space permitting)|
|Sun.||Hours Vary||$5 (space permitting)|
Special Events: Prices subject to change for special events. Special weekend rates for longer durations may be available. Ask the attendant.
No Attendant: When there is not an attendant, pay via credit card at the paystation across from the booth. The paystation rate is $5 to park until 7:00 a.m. Display your receipt face up on your dashboard.
- Invited guests to campus, such as event speakers, guest lecturers, and employer representatives must present a completed Visitor Parking Form to the parking attendant at the Harvard Garage. Please contact the hosting department for your parking arrangement.
- Departments with guest(s) should complete the Visitor Parking Form and send it to their guest(s) before they arrive on campus.
- If the guest is not able to obtain a completed form, it is the sponsoring department's responsibility to take the Visitor Parking Form to the parking garage attendant.
Visitors From Seattle College Campuses
Employees with Annual Permits: All Annual (employee) parking permits from North and South campuses are valid for use in Seattle Central Harvard Garage at anytime. Due to limited parking availability, however, North and South employees with "reserved" permits may not use reserved space at Seattle Central campus.