Parking and Directions
The Dean College 157th Commencement Exercises will take place on campus in front of Dean Hall.
Parking is available for family and friends of the graduates in the Jones Parking Lot and the Dr. Paula M. Rooney Student Center Parking Lot.
Handicap Parking: If you have a handicap placard or a handicap license plate you are welcome to park in the Dean Hall Parking Lot. This is our closest lot to the ceremony. We will have staff at the entrance of the lot to confirm this. If you have any questions please contact Nancy McIntyre at email@example.com.
GPS address to Dr. Paula M. Rooney Student Center Parking: 109 West Central Street, Franklin, MA
Directions to Dean
Take Route 495 to Exit 43 and take Route 140 South toward Franklin.
Continue on Route 140 S for 1.5 miles until you pass the fourth traffic light (the intersection of Route 140 S and Union St.).
If you are parking in the Jones Lot, it is adjacent to Grant Field. Enter from Emmons St. or School St. in Franklin.
Directions to Franklin from other locations
Approximately 1 1/2 hours
From Massachusetts on Mass. Turnpike (US 90)
Take Exit 106 to Route I-495 S. Take Exit 43 toward Route 140 S. Follow directions above to parking.
From Logan Airport
Approximately 1 hour
Follow Southeast Expressway to Massachusetts Turnpike (US 90). Take Exit 106 to Route I-495 S. Take Exit 43 toward Route 140 S. Follow directions above to parking.
Approximately 2 hours
Follow I-84 E to Massachusetts Turnpike. Continue with directions for Massachusetts Turnpike above.
From New Hampshire and Maine
Approximately 3 hours
From Route 1 or I-95 S take I-495 S to Exit 43 to Franklin on Route 140. Follow directions above to parking.
From Long Island
Approximately 4 hours
Take the Long Island Expressway to I-495 N to Clearview Expressway (I-295 N) to the Throgs Neck Bridge to I-95 N. Follow I-95 N through Connecticut and Rhode Island to I-495 N to Franklin. Take Exit 43 and follow Route 140. Follow directions above to parking.
From Westchester County, Southern New York State, New York and New Jersey
Approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours
Follow I-95 (as above) or follow I-684 E to I-84 E to the Massachusetts Turnpike. Follow Turnpike to Exit 106. Follow I-495 S to Exit 43 to Route 140 South. Follow directions above to parking.
*Special parking will be reserved for 50th Society members behind Dean Hall with transportation available to Memorial Hall. Any questions or to register to attend, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-711-3326.