Hullihen Hall

Office of the
Vice President and University Secretary

Convocation Directions

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

  • Heritage Shores (Southern Delaware Convocation) is in Bridgeville Delaware (map)
  • Arsht Hall (Associates in Arts – Wilmington) is not located on the Newark Campus.
  • The Bob Carpenter Center is 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.

These directions are for use on Saturday, May 30, 2015 and are written starting from the athletic complex. If you are coming from another location, please check the map at the end and adjust your route accordingly.

Traffic on Saturday, May 30 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.

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.
  • Sharp Lab, Sharp Hall and Bayard Sharp Hall are different buildings. There are convocations in Sharp Lab and Bayard Sharp Hall. There are no events in Sharp 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.

You may also download a PDF that contains the directions, a listing of ONLY the Friday and Saturday convocations, and the map. Please remember that the directions will be in the program, so you don't need to print your own copy.

Convocations

The table below shows the Friday and Saturday convocation locations and times as well as the recommended parking lots for those locations. Please find your convocation on the left and follow the table across to the right to find the recommended parking location(s).

Handicapped parking is very limited. Please use the handicapped parking only if you really need it. You must have a handicapped plate, placard, decal, hangtag or disabled veteran plate to use handicapped parking.

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.

Directions are not given to Lots 1, 2 and 88 because they are the Athletic Complex lots and are used as the starting point for these directions. Please see the next item below for information about the Bob Carpenter Center.

Convocation Parking Alert

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

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 ACCT, MIS, FINC & ECON

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.

The lots shown in BOLD ITALIC type in the tables below indicate handicapped–only parking except Lot 24 which is drop off ONLY. There is no general parking in these lots.

You are strongly encouraged to check back here for any last minute changes. These directions were last updated on March 26, 2015.

College or Department Time Location Recommended Parking Lot
Friday – May 29
Agriculture and Natural Resources 4:00 p.m. Bob Carpenter Center – Areana 1,2,88
Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony 1:30 p.m. Roselle Center for the Arts – Thompson Theatre 14C
Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony 6:00 p.m. Ceremony: Clayton Hall – Auditorium (Room 128) 7
7:00 p.m. Reception: Clayton Hall – Room 120
Art 12:30 p.m. Trabant University Center – Theatre 17C
Art Conservation and Art History – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 2:00 p.m. Old College Hall – Museum Gallery 17C,19,20
Behavioral Health and Nutrition – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 2:00 p.m. Gold Tent* 24,26,34
Biological Sciences – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 3:30 p.m. Carpenter Sports Building – Gym 2 19,20
Business & Economics – Lerner
Graduate Student Convocation
(tickets required)
4:30 p.m. Ceremony: Mitchell Hall – Theatre 14C,35,35C,37C
5:30 p.m. Reception: Roselle Center for the Arts – Puglisi
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
Graduate Student Convocation
6:00 p.m. Reception: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Rooms ABC 17C
6:30 p.m. Ceremony: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Rooms ABC
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
Undergraduate Student Convocation
3:15 p.m. Reception: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Rooms ABC 17C
3:45 p.m. Ceremony: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Rooms ABC
Communication 12:30 p.m. Trabant University Center
Multipurpose Rooms ABC
17C
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 8:00 a.m. Blue Tent* 24,26,35,35C
Education and Human Development 1:00 p.m. Bob Carpenter Center – Arena 1,2,88
English 12:45 p.m. Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B 7
Fashion and Apparel Studies – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 12:30 p.m. Pearson Hall – Auditorium 53
Foreign Languages and Literatures – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 12:30 p.m. Mitchell Hall – Theatre 14C,35,35C
History 3:30 p.m. Ceremony: Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B 7
Immediately following ceremony Reception: Clayton Hall – Lobby
Kente Stole Ceremony 6:00 p.m. Reception: Clayton Hall – Lobby 7
7:00 p.m. Ceremony: Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 12:30 p.m. Blue Tent* 24,26,35,35C,37C
Latino Heritage Ceremony 3:15 p.m. Clayton Hall – Auditorium (Room 128) 7
Linguistics and Cognitive Science 4:00 p.m. Roselle Center for the Arts – Thompson Theatre 14C
Medical Laboratory Sciences 3:30 p.m. Ceremony: Trabant University Center – Theatre 17C
4:30 p.m. Reception: Trabant University Center – Daugherty Hall
Nursing Pinning Ceremony 5:00 p.m. Ceremony: Gold Tent* 24,26,32,33,34,34C
Immediately following ceremony Reception: Gold Tent*
Political Science and International Relations – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 3:30 p.m. Blue Tent* 24,26,35,35C,37C,53,53C
Psychological and Brain Sciences – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 12:30 p.m. Carpenter Sports Building – Gym 2 19,20
Women and Gender Studies 4:00 p.m. Ceremony: Perkins Student Center – Gallery 4C
5:00 p.m. Reception: Perkins Student Center – Alumni Lounge
Saturday – May 30
Anthropology 12:00 p.m. Reception: Munroe Hall – Lobby 17C
12:30 p.m. Ceremony: Trabant University Center – Theatre
Area Studies Programs 2:00 p.m. Roselle Center for the Arts – Gore Recital Hall 14C
Black American Studies 12:00 p.m. Roselle Center for the Arts – Puglisi 14C
Business & Economics – Lerner
ACCT, MIS, FINC & ECON
3:00 p.m. Bob Carpenter Center 1,2,88
Business & Economics – Lerner
BUAD (Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Mgmt, Int'l. Business Studies, Management, Marketing, Operations, and Sport Mgmt.)
12:00 p.m. Bob Carpenter Center 1,2,88
Chemistry and Biochemistry 12:30 p.m. Ceremony: Pearson Hall – Auditorium 53
1:30 p.m. Reception: Brown Lab – Lobby
Earth, Ocean and Environment 12:00 p.m. Ceremony: Gold Tent* 24,26,32,33,34,34C
Immediately following ceremony Reception: Gold Tent*
Engineering 3:00 p.m. Blue Tent* 24,35,35C,37C,53,53C
Mathematical Sciences 12:00 p.m. Ceremony: Smith Hall – Room 120 14C,35,35C,37C
1:00 p.m. Reception: Smith Hall – Lobby
Medical Scholars Program 12:30 p.m. Bayard Sharp Hall 17C
Music 12:15 p.m. Roselle Center for the Arts – Thompson Theatre 14C
Philosophy 12:00 p.m. Sharp Lab – Room 131 14C,35,35C,37C
Physics and Astronomy 12:00 p.m. Sharp Lab – Room 130 14C,35,35C,37C
Public Policy and Administration Graduate, Organizational and Community Leadership and Public Policy Programs 12:00 p.m. Reception: Clayton Hall – Lobby 7
1:00 p.m. Ceremony: Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B
Sociology and Criminal Justice 12:00 p.m. Blue Tent* 24,35,35C,37C,53,53C

*Please Note: The Blue and Gold Tents are both white in color.
The Blue Tent is located on the North Green between Gore Hall and DuPont Hall and will be identified by blue balloons at each entrance.
The Gold Tent is located on the South Green between Robinson Hall and Kent Hall and will be identified by gold balloons at each entrance.

Directions from Delaware Stadium to Recommended Parking Lots

Heading North on South College Ave

Lot 7

  1. Continue on S College Ave to Main St.
  2. Turn left onto Main St.
  3. Proceed to Rt. 896 North (New London Rd).
  4. Slight right over RR tracks onto Rt. 896 North (New London Rd).
  5. Proceed past traffic light and past Marriott Courtyard Newark.
  6. Turn right onto David Hollowell Dr. and park in Lot 7.

Lot 14C (Roselle Parking Garage)

  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 Lot 14C Center for the Arts Garage is on your left.

Lot 17C (Trabant Parking Garage)

  1. Continue on South College Ave to Main St.
  2. Turn left onto Main St, staying in LEFT lane.
  3. Entrance to Lot 17C Trabant Garage is the first left.

Lot 24, 26

  1. Continue on S College Ave
  2. Turn right onto E Park Pl and go one block.
  3. Turn left onto Academy St.
  4. Lot 26
    Proceed 0.3 miles and turn left into Lot 26.
    Lot 24 (Drop off only)
    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 and Park in Lot 53 on left.

Lot 32, 33, 34, 34C

  1. Continue on S College Ave.
  2. Proceed past E Park Pl and enter Lot 33 on right.
  3. Lots 32, 34, and 34C are accessed from Lot 33.

Lot 35, 35C

  1. Continue on S College Ave half a block past Kent Way.
  2. Turn right into Lot 35/35C.

Lot 37C

  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 and Turn right into Lot 37C.

Lot 53, 53C

  1. Continue on S College Ave.
  2. Turn right onto E Park Pl and go one block.
  3. Turn left onto Academy St.
  4. Proceed to Lovett Ave.
  5. Turn right onto Lovett Ave and park in Lot 53/53C on left.

Heading East on Rt. 4

  1. Turn left onto Rt. 72 and proceed to Wyoming Rd.

Lot 7, 17C (Trabant Parking Garage)

  1. Continue on Rt. 72.
  2. Turn left onto Cleveland Ave.
  3. Lot 17C
    Proceed to N College Ave.
    Turn left onto N College Ave.
    Proceed to Main St and turn right into LEFT lane.
    Entrance to Lot 17C Trabant Garage is the first left.
    Lot 7
    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.

Lot 14C (Roselle Parking Garage)

  1. Turn left onto S Chapel St.
  2. Proceed to E Park Pl and turn right.
  3. Turn right onto S College Ave.
  4. Continue on S College Ave to Kent Way.
  5. Turn left onto Kent Way and go one block.
  6. Turn right onto Orchard Rd and go one block.
  7. Turn left onto Amstel Ave.
  8. Entrance to Lot 14C Center for the Arts Garage is on your left.

Lot 24, 26

  1. Turn left onto S Chapel St.
  2. Turn left onto E Park Pl and go one block.
  3. Turn right onto Academy St.
  4. Lot 26
    Proceed 0.3 miles and turn left into Lot 26.
    Lot 24 (Drop off only)
    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 and park in Lot 53 on left.

Lot 32, 33, 34, 34C

  1. Turn left onto S Chapel St.
  2. Turn right onto E Park Pl and go one block.
  3. Turn right on S College Ave and enter Lot 33 on right.
  4. Lots 32, 34, and 34C are accessed from Lot 33.

Lot 35, 35C

  1. Turn left onto S Chapel St.
  2. Turn right onto E Park Pl and go one block.
  3. Turn right on S College Ave.
  4. Continue on S College Ave half a block past Kent Way.
  5. Turn right into Lot 35/35C.

Lot 37C

  1. Turn left onto S Chapel St.
  2. Turn right onto E Park Pl and go one block.
  3. Turn right on S College Ave.
  4. Continue on S College Ave to Kent Way.
  5. Turn left onto Kent Way and go one block.
  6. Turn right onto Orchard Rd and go one block.
  7. Turn right onto Amstel Ave and turn right into Lot 37C.

Lot 53, 53C

  1. Turn right onto S Chapel St.
  2. Turn left on Lovett Ave and proceed two blocks.
  3. Turn right into Lot 53/53C.

Heading South on South College Ave

  1. Turn right onto Rt. 4 and proceed to Elkton Rd.
  2. Turn right onto Elkton Rd (will become South Main St).

Lot 7

  1. Proceed to Apple Rd.
  2. Turn left onto Apple Rd and go over the bridge.
  3. At the bottom of the bridge, turn right onto Hillside Rd.
  4. Proceed to the second traffic light at Rt. 896 (New London Rd).
  5. Turn left onto Rt. 896 (New London Rd) and proceed past the Marriott Courtyard Newark.
  6. Turn right onto David Hollowell Dr for Clayton Hall and park in Lot 7.

Lot 14C (Roselle Parking Garage)

  1. Proceed to Amstel Ave.
  2. Turn right onto Amstel Ave.
  3. Turn right into the Center for the Arts Garage.

Lot 17C (Trabant Parking Garage)

  1. Proceed until road turns right into Delaware Ave.
  2. Take Delaware Ave. for two traffic lights to S College Ave.
  3. Turn left onto S College Ave and proceed to Main St.
  4. Turn left onto Main St, staying in LEFT lane.
  5. Entrance to Lot 17C Trabant Garage is the first left.

Lot 24, 26

  1. Turn right onto W Park Pl continue to E Park Pl.
  2. Turn left onto Academy St.
  3. Lot 26
    Proceed 0.3 miles and turn left into Lot 26.
    Lot 24 (Drop off only)
    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 and Park in Lot 53 on left.

Lot 32, 33, 34, 34C

  1. Turn right onto W Park Pl.
  2. Turn left onto S College Ave and enter Lot 33 on right.
  3. Lots 32, 34, and 34C are accessed from Lot 33.

Lot 35, 35C

  1. Turn right onto W Park Pl.
  2. Turn left onto S College Ave.
  3. Continue on S College Ave half a block past Kent Way.
  4. Turn right into Lot 35/35C.

Lot 37C

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

Lot 53, 53C

  1. Turn right onto W Park Pl continue to E Park Pl.
  2. Turn left onto Academy St.
  3. Proceed to Lovett Ave.
  4. Turn right onto Lovett Ave and park in Lot 53/53C on left.

Heading West on Rt. 4

For All Lots

  1. Turn right onto S College Ave.
  2. Follow directions for Heading North on South College Ave.
Commencement Location Map