Parking for all graduation events occurring on campus, including School, College, and departmental graduation celebrations, as well as the Commencement Ceremony in Husky Stadium, will require a parking permit. This includes Saturdays and Sundays. Graduates will be able to pre-purchase parking permits for most of the lots on campus when they register to participate and order their caps and gowns in May. All parking permits, including disability parking permits for Commencement Day, are $14. Day of event parking will be at higher rates.
In order to fairly distribute parking spaces, the Registration/Order Form will limit each student to a reasonable number of parking permits for the particular event he/she is attending. Graduates will receive their permits when they pick up their orders at the University Book Store. Students may pick up additional permits (if available) at this time. Depending upon availability, it may be possible to exchange one parking permit for a permit on a different day or in a different lot.
Once purchased no refunds will be available for parking permits.
Parking permits for any day other than Commencement Day (June 13) will be sold by day and will be good for all available parking lots on those days. Parking on Commencement Day will be sold by lot. Lots available will include E-1, E-12, S-1 (behind the Health Sciences building), the Portage Bay Parking Facility, Central Plaza Parking Garage, N-1 and N-5, Padelford, and parking underneath McMahon and Haggett Halls (Dorm lots).
On Commencement Day only, shuttles will be running from the Portage Bay (South Shuttle) and N-1 and N-5 (North Shuttle) lots to transport guests from those lots to a drop-off point close to the stadium. Shuttles will also run from the E-1 lot (E-1 Shuttle).
Important note: On some days there may be many school, college, and departmental ceremonies taking place on campus at the same time. This can mean thousands of people attending campus and parking in the same campus lots. Please allow plenty of time to park your vehicle and make it to your graduation event on time.
Disability Parking on Commencement Day will be available close to the stadium and there will be golf carts running between E-1 and E-12 lots and the stadium. It will also be possible to drop off guests in the Tubby Graves Parking Lot, just north of the stadium (see Disability Parking Map). Guests may be picked up after the ceremony in this same lot. However, the lot will be closed for 30-45 minutes after the ceremony to allow traffic to clear. Students can purchase disability parking when they register for Commencement, May 6 – May 24, by filling out the Registration/Order Form.
For School, College, and Departmental Ceremonies
Those needing disability parking on days other than Commencement Day will only need a regular parking permit good for the day of their ceremony. The holder of the permit will just need to stop at one of the gatehouses when they arrive on campus, show the attendant the parking permit for that day, and tell the attendant that they need disability parking for the event they are attending. Attendants will direct them to disability parking for their event.