2021-2022 Student Handbook

Community Resources

This Community Resources directory is designed to provide you with information on some of the many resources that surround Lesley University.  Campus life at Lesley is greatly enhanced by the richness of Cambridge and Boston. Students enjoy moving back and forth between the close-knit campus community and the exciting worlds of Cambridge and Boston. The location information is for Cambridge unless otherwise noted.

Local Information

Boston.com: http://www.boston.com
Great Things to Do: https://www.visit-massachusetts.com/state/90-great-things-to-do-in-massachusetts/


Public Transportation: Bus, Subway, Commuter Rail (MBTA, Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority)

MBTA: https://www.mbta.com/

MBTA Transit Police: 617.222.1212


Cambridge Checker Cab: 617.497.9000
Ambassador and Yellow Cab: 617.492.1100


Lyft:  https://www.lyft.com/

Uber: https://www.uber.com/


Getting Around Cambridge for Persons with Disabilities: https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/Transportation/gettingaroundcambridge/personswithdisabilities


Amtrak: 800.872.7245 https://www.amtrak.com/home.html

MBTA: 617.222.5000 https://www.mbta.com/

Bolt Bus: 877.265.8287 https://www.boltbus.com/
Mega Bus: 877.462.6342 https://us.megabus.com/
Greyhound: 800.231.2222 https://www.greyhound.com/

Concerts & Events

Boston Calendar: https://www.thebostoncalendar.com/
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ma--cambridge/boston/

ArtsBoston / Bostix: https://calendar.artsboston.org/categories/bostix-deals/

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion/Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion: 617.728.1600
Berklee Performance Center and The Red Room: 617.266.1400
Boston Conservatory: 617.536.6340
The House of Blues: 888.693.2583
The Orpheum: 617.482.0106
Symphony Hall: 617.266.1492
The Wang Center /Citi Performing Arts Center: 617.482.9393

Outside of Boston

Gillette Stadium: 508.543.3900
Comcast Center: 508.339.2333

Ticket Agents

Bostix: https://calendar.artsboston.org/categories/bostix-deals/

Ticketmaster: https://www.ticketmaster.com/

Ace Ticket: https://www.aceticket.com/

Local AccommodationsWhere to Stay: Area Hotels

Copying and Faxing

FedEx, Harvard Square, 1 Miflin Place, 617.497.0125
Gnomon, Harvard Square, 1308 Mass. Avenue, 617.491.1111
Staples Copy and Print Center, Harvard Square, 50 JFK Street: 800.333.3330

Postal Services (ALL: 1-800-ask-USPS)

Harvard Square
125 Mt. Auburn Street, 617.876.6483
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Porter Square
1953 Mass. Ave.: 617.876.6295
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

U.S. Postal Service Collection Blue Mailboxes
1607 Massachusetts Avenue  and  37 Mellen Street
Pick-up Times: Monday–Friday 4:30 p.m., Saturday 1:00 p.m.

Recreation Resources

Bicycle Routes  
Charles River Bike Path (17.7 miles of bike circuit): https://www.traillink.com/trail/charles-river-bike-path/
Mystic Reservation Bike Path https://www.mass.gov/locations/mystic-river-state-reservation


BLUEbikes - Metro Boston's Bikeshare Program: https://www.bluebikes.com/explore-metro-boston 


War Memorial Pool, Cambridge: https://www.cambridgema.gov/dhsp/recreation/warmemorial


Food Delivery, On-Campus

GrubHub: https://work.grubhub.com/
Domino’s: 617.629.2929
Half Shell Pizza: 617.876.9596
Harvard House of Pizza: 617.864.8090
Regal 24hr Café and Pizzeria: 617.966.6674

Shopping and Dining



Newbury Street, one block from the Hynes Auditorium: http://www.newbury-st.com/

Shops, restaurants, and outdoor cafes, art galleries, and salons, found nestled in the brick bay fronts of 19

th century town houses

Copley Place, 100 Huntington Avenue, Boston: http://www.simon.com/mall/copley-place
Shops, restaurants, cinema, and hotels

Faneuil Hall - Quincy Market: http://www.quincy-market.com/

150 Specialty shops, 22 restaurants and 160 years of history. Live entertainment.

Seaport: https://www.bostonseaport.xyz/places/


Harvard Square: https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/econdev/aboutcambridge/harvardsq

Porter Square: https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/econdev/aboutcambridge/portersq

CambridgeSide Mall: https://www.cambridgeside.com/