Hullihen Hall

Office of the
Vice President and University Secretary

Convocation Directions

Detailed directions to each of the convocation locations are provided below the table with these exceptions:

  • Heritage Shores (Southern Delaware Convocation) is not located on the Newark Campus. It is in Bridgeville, Delaware. Please see the link in the table for more information.
  • Arsht Hall (Associates in Arts – Wilmington) is not located on the Newark Campus. Please see the link in the table for more information.
  • The Bob Carpenter Center and the Delaware Field House are located in the same complex as the Delaware Stadium. As you face the stadium, with South College Ave. to your back, the Bob Carpenter Center is to the right and the Delaware Field House is to the left.

The directions are primarily intended for use with the Saturday convocations and are written starting from Delaware Stadium, taking into account the north/south and east/west travel restrictions that will be in place on Saturday. If you are coming to a Thursday or Friday convocation, you can still use them, but you may choose the route that best meets your needs.

Traffic on Saturday, May 31 will be heavy. When you exit the parking lot, you will be directed either north or south (for South College Ave. exits) or east or west (Route 4 exits) by the police officer at that particular exit. ALL CONVOCATION LOCATIONS CAN BE REACHED TRAVELLING IN ALL DIRECTIONS. Please travel in the direction indicated by the police officer, even if you think you know a better way, or your GPS takes you on an alternate route. Following the officers' directions will help keep all traffic moving smoothly. A detailed set of directions to each convocation held on Saturday will be in the program, along with a map. You can also use our detailed online convocation directions located after the Convocation schedule.

Convocation Parking Alert

Business & Economics - Lerner ACCT, MIS, FINC & ECON

If you are attending Commencement AND the Convocation, please leave your car parked where it is and walk from the stadium to the Bob Carpenter Center. If you are attending only the Convocation, please park in the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research Campus parking lot and take the shuttle buses to the Bob Carpenter Center. The parking shuttle runs directly from the parking lot to the stadium. All the shuttle buses are handicapped accessible, so if you or a member of your party has difficulty walking you can take the shuttle and be dropped off very close to the convocation. After convocation is over, you can take the parking shuttle back to your car.

Business & Economics - Lerner BUAD (Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Mgmt, Int'l. Business Studies, Management, Marketing, Operations, and Sport Mgmt.)

Please park in the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research Campus parking lots and take the shuttle buses to the Bob Carpenter Center. The parking shuttle runs directly from the parking lots to the stadium. All the shuttle buses are handicapped accessible, so if you or a member of your party has difficulty walking you can take the shuttle and be dropped off very close to the convocation. After convocation is over, you can take the parking shuttle back to your car.

Sociology and Criminal Justice

If you are attending Commencement AND the Convocation, please leave your car parked where it is and walk from the stadium to the Delaware Field House. If you are attending only the Convocation, please park in the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research Campus parking lot and take the shuttle buses to the Delaware Field House. The parking shuttle runs directly from the parking lot to the stadium. All the shuttle buses are handicapped accessible, so if you or a member of your party has difficulty walking you can take the shuttle and be dropped off very close to the convocation. After convocation is over, you can take the parking shuttle back to your car.

Please remember:

  • All convocations are reachable heading north, south, east, or west. There is no "best" way.
  • You will be directed north, south, east, or west by the police officer stationed at each parking lot exit. Please travel in the direction indicated by the officer. This will make for better traffic management and faster travel times for everyone.
  • Directions will be in the program, so hold onto yours.
  • Brown Lab and Brown Hall are different buildings. There is a convocation in Brown Lab. There are no events in Brown Hall. Please read the campus map and convocation guide carefully.
  • The Bob Carpenter Center and the Carpenter Sports Building are different buildings. There are convocations in both building. Please read the campus map and convocation guide carefully.
  • Smith Hall and the Smyth Hall are different buildings. There is a convocation in Smith Hall. There are no events in Smyth Hall. Please read the campus map and convocation guide carefully.

Convocations

College/Department Location Time
Wednesday – May 28
Associate in Arts Program - Wilmington Arsht Hall 6:30 p.m.
Thursday – May 29
Southern Delaware Convocation Heritage Shoresmap
(Bridgeville Delaware)
7:00 p.m.
Friday – May 30
Agriculture and Natural Resources Bob Carpenter Center 3:00 p.m.
Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Roselle Center for the Arts – Thompson Theater 4:00 p.m.
Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Clayton Hall – Auditorium (Room 128)
Reception in Room 120
6:00 p.m.
Behavioral Health and Nutrition – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS Gold Tent* 12:30 p.m.
Biological Sciences Carpenter Sports Building
Gym 2
3:00 p.m.
Business & Economics – Lerner
Graduate Student Convocation
(tickets required)
Mitchell Hall
Reception following in Roselle Center for the Arts – Puglisi
(Park in Roselle Center for the Arts Garage)
4:30 p.m.
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
Undergraduate Student Convocation
Reception – Trabant University Center
Multipurpose Rooms A & B
4:00 p.m.
Program – Trabant University Center
Multipurpose Rooms A & B
5:00 p.m.
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
Graduate Student Convocation
Reception – Trabant University Center
Multipurpose Rooms A & B
7:15 p.m.
Program – Trabant University Center
Multipurpose Rooms A & B
7:45 p.m.
Communication Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Rooms A & B 1:30 p.m.
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Blue Tent* 6:00 p.m.
Education and Human Development Bob Carpenter Center 11:30 a.m.
English – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS Blue Tent* 1:30 p.m.
Fashion and Apparel Studies – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS Mitchell Hall 2:00 p.m.
Foreign Languages and Literatures – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS Mitchell Hall 11:30 a.m.
History Clayton Hall – Room 101 A & B 2:00 p.m.
Kente Stole Ceremony Reception: Clayton Hall – Lobby 6:00 p.m.
Program: Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B 7:00 p.m.
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Clayton Hall – Room 101 A & B 11:00 a.m.
Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences Roselle Center for the Arts
Thompson Theater
12:00 p.m.
Medical Laboratory Sciences Trabant University Center
Program in Theater
Reception in Daugherty Hall
2:00 p.m.
Nursing Pinning Ceremony Delaware Field House 4:00 p.m.
Political Science and International Relations – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS Blue Tent* 11:00 a.m.
Psychology Delaware Field House 1:30 p.m.
Women and Gender Studies Perkins Student Center
Gallery and Alumni Lounge
4:00 p.m.
Saturday – May 31
Anthropology Reception: Munroe Hall – Lobby 11:30 a.m.
Program: Trabant University Center – Trabant Theater 12:00 p.m.
Area Studies Programs Roselle Center for the Arts
Gore Recital Hall
2:00 p.m.
Art, Art Conservation, and Art History Clayton Hall – Room 101 A & B 12:00 p.m.
Black American Studies Roselle Center for the Arts
Puglisi
12:00 p.m.
Business & Economics – Lerner
ACCT, MIS, FINC & ECON
Bob Carpenter Center 1:45 p.m.
Business & Economics – Lerner
BUAD (Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Mgmt, Int'l. Business Studies, Management, Marketing, Operations, and Sport Mgmt.)
Bob Carpenter Center 5:00 p.m.
Chemistry and Biochemistry Pearson Hall – Auditorium
Reception follows in Brown Lab
12:30 p.m.
Earth, Ocean and Environment Gold Tent* 12:00 p.m.
Engineering Blue Tent* 2:00 p.m.
Mathematical Sciences Smith Hall – Room 120 12:00 p.m.
Medical Scholars Program Bayard Sharp Hall 12:30 p.m.
Music Roselle Center for the Arts – Thompson Theater 12:15 p.m.
Philosophy Sharp Lab – Room 131 12:00 p.m.
Physics and Astronomy Sharp Lab – Room 130 12:00 p.m.
Public Policy and Administration Graduate, Organizational and Community Leadership and Public Policy Programs Reception: Gore Hall – Rotunda 12:00 p.m.
Program: Mitchell Hall 1:00 p.m.
Sociology and Criminal Justice Delaware Field House 12:45 p.m.

* The Blue Tent is located on the North Green between Gore Hall and DuPont Hall.
The Gold Tent is located on the South Green between Robinson Hall and Kent Hall.



Directions from Delaware Stadium to all Convocations
Except Blue and Gold Tents

Heading North on South College Ave

Trabant, Bayard Sharp, Munroe, Clayton, Carpenter Sports

  1. Continue on South College Ave to Main St.
  2. Turn left onto Main St.
  3. Trabant, Bayard Sharp, Munroe – Stay in left lane and park in Trabant Garage on Main St across from the Deer Park Restaurant.
    Clayton – Proceed to Rt. 896 North (New London Rd).
    Slight right over RR tracks onto Rt. 896 North (New London Rd).
    Proceed past traffic light and past Marriott Courtyard Newark.
    Turn right onto David Hollowell Dr for Clayton Hall and park in Lot 7.
    Carpenter Sports – Stay in the right lane and turn right onto N College Ave.
    Cross the railroad tracks and turn left and park in Lot 19.

Roselle, Mitchell, Sharp, Smith, Gore

  1. Continue on S College Ave to Kent Way.
  2. Turn left onto Kent Way and go one block.
  3. Turn right onto Orchard Rd and go one block.
  4. Turn left onto Amstel Ave.
  5. Entrance to Center for the Arts Garage is on your left.

Perkins, Pearson, Brown

  1. Turn right onto E Park Pl and go one block.
  2. Turn left onto Academy St.
  3. Perkins – Proceed one block.
    Park in Perkins Center Garage on right.
    Pearson, Brown — Proceed to Lovett Ave.
    Turn right onto Lovett Ave and park in Lot 53 on left.

Heading East on Rt. 4

Trabant, Bayard Sharp, Munroe, Clayton, Carpenter Sports

  1. Turn left onto Rt. 72 and proceed to Cleveland Ave.
  2. Turn left onto Cleveland Ave.
  3. Trabant, Bayard Sharp, Munroe – Proceed to N College Ave.
    Turn left onto N College Ave.
    Proceed to Main St and turn right into LEFT lane and park in Trabant Garage on Main St across from the Deer Park Restaurant.
    Clayton – Proceed to Rt. 896 (New London Rd).
    Turn right onto Rt. 896 and proceed past the Marriott Courtyard Newark.
    Turn right onto David Hollowell Dr for Clayton Hall and park in Lot 7.
    Carpenter Sports – Proceed past N College Ave, turn left and park in Lot 19.

Roselle, Mitchell, Sharp, Smith, Gore, Perkins, Pearson, Brown

  1. Turn left onto Rt. 72 and proceed to Wyoming Rd.
  2. Turn left onto Wyoming Rd and proceed to S Chapel St.
  3. Roselle, Mitchell, Sharp, Smith, Gore – Turn left onto S Chapel St and proceed to E Park Pl.
    Turn right onto E Park Pl and proceed to Orchard Rd.
    Turn right onto Orchard Rd and proceed to Amstel Ave.
    Turn left onto Amstel Ave.
    Entrance to Center for the Arts Garage is on your left.
    Perkins – Turn left onto S Chapel St and proceed to Ashley Rd.
    Turn right onto Ashley Rd (becomes Courtney St) and continue to Academy St.
    Turn right onto Academy St and park in the Perkins Center Garage on right.
    Pearson, Brown – Turn right onto S Chapel St.
    Turn left onto Lovett Ave and proceed two blocks.
    Park in Lot 53 on the right.

Heading South on South College Ave

Trabant, Bayard Sharp, Munroe, Roselle, Mitchell, Sharp, Smith, Gore, Clayton

  1. Turn right onto Rt. 4 and proceed to Elkton Rd.
  2. Turn right onto Elkton Rd (will become South Main St).
  3. Trabant, Bayard Sharp, Munroe – Proceed until road turns right into Delaware Ave.
    Take Delaware Ave. for two traffic lights to S College Ave.
    Turn left onto S College Ave and proceed to Main St.
    Turn left onto Main St.
    Stay in left lane and park in Trabant Garage on Main St across from the Deer Park Restaurant.
    Roselle, Mitchell, Sharp, Smith, Gore – Proceed to Amstel Ave.
    Turn right onto Amstel Ave.
    Turn right into the Center for the Arts Garage.
    Clayton – Proceed to Apple Rd.
    Turn left onto Apple Rd and go over the bridge.
    At the bottom of the bridge, turn right onto Hillside Rd.
    Proceed to the second traffic light at Rt. 896 (New London Rd).
    Turn left onto Rt. 896 (New London Rd) and proceed past the Marriott Courtyard Newark
    Turn right onto David Hollowell Dr for Clayton Hall and park in Lot 7.

Perkins, Pearson, Brown, Carpenter Sports

  1. Turn left onto Rt. 4 and proceed to Rt. 72.
  2. Turn left onto Rt. 72 and proceed to Wyoming Rd.
  3. Turn left onto Wyoming Rd. and proceed to S Chapel St.
  4. Perkins – Turn left onto S Chapel St and proceed to Ashley Rd.
    Turn right onto Ashley Rd (becomes Courtney St) and continue to Academy St.
    Turn right onto Academy St and park in the Perkins Center Garage on right.
    Pearson, Brown – Turn right onto S Chapel St.
    Turn left on Lovett Ave and proceed two blocks.
    Parking is available in Lot 53 on the right.
    Carpenter Sports – Turn right onto S Chapel St.
    Cross Main St and proceed to Cleveland Ave.
    Turn left onto Cleveland Ave.
    Proceed past N College Ave, turn left and park in Lot 19.

Heading West on Rt. 4

Trabant, Bayard Sharp, Munroe, Perkins, Pearson, Brown, Carpenter Sports

  1. Turn right onto South College Ave.
  2. Follow directions for Heading North on South College Ave.

Roselle, Mitchell, Sharp, Smith, Gore, Clayton

  1. Stay on Rt. 4 and continue past South College Ave.
  2. Follow directions for Heading South on South College Ave.

Directions from Delaware Stadium to The Blue and Gold Tents

These directions are primarily intended for use on Saturday May 31, 2014. On Friday, May 30, 2014, general parking WILL NOT be available BEFORE 4:00 p.m., and the only available handicapped parking is Lot 35 and the Sypherd Hall Rink. All parking locations will be available on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The Handicapped drop off location (Lot 24) will be available both days. There is no handicapped drop off location for the Gold Tent. If you are attending an event on Friday, May 30, 2014, please park in the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) lot and take the shuttle.

Handicapped parking is very limited. Please use the handicapped parking only if you really need it. The handicapped drop off location in Lot 24 is for drop off ONLY. There is NO PARKING in Lot 24. Golf cart shuttles will be available at the handicapped drop off location for individuals with difficulty walking.

Heading North on South College Ave

Blue Tent
General Parking, Handicapped Drop Off

  1. Turn right onto E Park Pl and go one block.
  2. Turn left onto Academy St.
  3. General Parking – Proceed to Lovett Ave.
    Turn right onto Lovett Ave.
    Park in Lot 53 on left.
    Handicapped Drop Off – Go to the south entrance to Lot 24.
    Turn left into Lot 24.
    Drop off your passenger(s) where indicated and exit Lot 24.
    Proceed across Academy St to Lovett Ave.
    Park in Lot 53 on left.

Handicapped Parking - Primary

  1. Continue on S College Ave to Kent Way.
  2. Turn left onto Kent Way and go one block.
  3. Turn right onto Orchard Rd and go one block.
  4. Turn right onto Amstel Ave.
  5. Turn right into Lot 37C.

Handicapped Parking - Alternate

  1. Continue on S College Ave half a block past Kent Way.
  2. Turn right into Lot 35.
  3. If Lot 35 is full, continue straight to Delaware Ave.
  4. Turn right onto E Delaware Ave. and get in the left lane.
  5. Turn left into the Sypherd Hall Rink.

Gold Tent

  1. Proceed past E Park Pl and enter Lot 33 on right.
  2. General Parking – Lot 32, 33, and 34C
    Handicapped Parking – Lot 34

Heading South on South College Ave

All Parking and Handicapped Drop Off

  1. Turn left onto Rt. 4 and proceed to Rt. 72.
  2. Follow directions for Heading East on Rt. 4.

Heading East on Rt. 4

Blue Tent

  1. Turn left onto Rt. 72 and proceed to Wyoming Rd.
  2. Turn left onto Wyoming Rd and proceed to S Chapel St.
  3. General Parking – Turn right onto S Chapel St.
    Turn left onto Lovett Ave and proceed two blocks.
    Park in Lot 53 on the right.
    Handicapped Drop Off – Turn left onto S Chapel St and proceed to E Park Pl.
    Turn right onto E Park Pl and proceed to Academy St.
    Turn right onto Academy St and go to the south entrance to Lot 24.
    Turn left into Lot 24.
    Drop off your passenger(s) where indicated and exit Lot 24.
    Proceed across Academy St to Lovett Ave.
    Park in Lot 53 on the left.
    Handicapped Parking
    Turn left onto S Chapel St and proceed to E Park Pl.
    Turn right onto E Park Pl.
    Primary – Proceed to Orchard Rd.
    Turn right onto Orchard Rd and proceed to Amstel Ave.
    Turn right onto Amstel Ave.
    Turn right into Lot 37C.
    Alternate – Proceed to S College Ave.
    Follow directions for Heading North on South College Ave.

Gold Tent

  1. Turn left onto Rt. 72 and proceed to Wyoming Rd.
  2. Turn left onto Wyoming Rd and proceed to S Chapel St.
  3. Turn left onto S Chapel St and proceed to E Park Pl.
  4. Turn right onto E Park Pl.
  5. Proceed past Academy St to S. College Ave.
  6. Right turn onto S College Ave.
  7. Enter Lot 33 on right.
    General Parking – Lot 32, 33, and 34C
    Handicapped Parking – Lot 34

Heading West on Rt. 4

All Parking and Handicapped Drop Off

  1. Turn right onto South College Ave.
  2. Follow directions for Heading North on South College Ave.

A map is coming soon.