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Parking & Travel

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Friday, May 30th Parking Alert

The university is open for normal business as well as convocations on Friday, May 30th. Parking for the following convocations will be restricted, so all guests are strongly encouraged to take the shuttle bus. The bus will run on a ten to fifteen minute cycle. Please allow yourself plenty of time. The maps below show the parking lots and shuttle bus stops

  • Behavioral Health and Nutrition – Please park in the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research Campus parking lot and take the shuttle bus. It will drop you off in front of Robinson Hall. Follow the signs to the Gold Tent. After the convocation, return to the same spot and the bus will take you back to your car. There is no general parking for the Gold Tent. There is a VERY LIMITED amount of handicapped parking (see table below) available. You are strongly encourage to use the parking shuttle.
    The shuttle buses will run from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
    All shuttle buses are handicapped accessible.
  • Biological Sciences – General parking is availble in Lot 19. Handicapped parking is available in Lot 20. There is a shuttle bus running from Lot 19 to the front of the Carpernter Sports Building.
    The shuttle buses will run from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
    All shuttle buses are handicapped accessible.
  • English – Please park in the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research Campus parking lot and take the shuttle bus. It will drop you off behind Gore Hall. Follow the signs to the Blue Tent. After the convocation, return to the same spot and the bus will take you back to your car. There is a VERY LIMITED amount of handicapped parking (see table below) available. All the buses are handicapped accessible and will get you closer to the Blue Tent than the handicapped parking lot, so you are strongly encouraged to take the bus.
    The shuttle buses will run from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
    All shuttle buses are handicapped accessible.
  • Fashion and Apparel Studies – Please park in the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research Campus parking lot and take the shuttle bus. It will drop you off behind Gore Hall, which is right next to Mitchell Hall. After the convocation, return to the same spot and the bus will take you back to your car. There is a VERY LIMITED amount of handicapped parking (see table below) available. All the buses are handicapped accessible and will get you closer to Mitchell Hall than the handicapped parking lot, so you are strongly encouraged to take the bus.
    The shuttle buses will run from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
    All shuttle buses are handicapped accessible.
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures – Please park in the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research Campus parking lot and take the shuttle bus. It will drop you off behind Gore Hall, which is right next to Mitchell Hall. After the convocation, return to the same spot and the bus will take you back to your car. There is a VERY LIMITED amount of handicapped parking (see table below) available. All the buses are handicapped accessible and will get you closer to Mitchell Hall than the handicapped parking lot, so you are strongly encouraged to take the bus.
    The shuttle buses will run from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
    All shuttle buses are handicapped accessible.
  • Political Science and International Relations – Please park in the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research Campus parking lot and take the shuttle bus. It will drop you off behind Gore Hall. Follow the signs to the Blue Tent. After the convocation, return to the same spot and the bus will take you back to your car. There is a VERY LIMITED amount of handicapped parking (see table below) available. All the buses are handicapped accessible and will get you closer to the Blue Tent than the handicapped parking lot, so you are strongly encouraged to take the bus.
    The shuttle buses will run from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
    All shuttle buses are handicapped accessible.

All other Friday convocations use the standard Convocation Directions.

Commencement Parking

The parking lots will open at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 31st, 2014. Please do not arrive earlier as you will not be able to enter any parking lot.

There is ample parking on campus for commencement.

Parking at commencement is on a first come, first served basis. There is no reserved parking.

Tailgating is not permitted in any parking lot during commencement.

Parking is available in several lots in the David M. Nelson Athletic Complex, South Campus, and the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. There will be shuttle buses running between the stadium and the STAR Campus lots. A map is available below.

RV parking is only available in the STAR Campus lot. Overnight parking is not permitted.

Handicapped parking will be available at the front of the stadium. You will need a handicapped plate, decal, placard or disabled veterans plate to park in the handicapped parking section. Handicapped parking at the front of the stadium is accessible from 896/S College Ave.

In addition to handicapped parking close to the stadium, all parking shuttle buses are handicapped accessible. If you arrive after all the handicapped parking spaces are full, please park in the STAR Campus lot and take the shuttle right to the stadium.

There are several privately owned parking lots very close to the stadium. These lots are not UD property. Please do not park in any privately owned lots. The lot owners may tow you at your own risk and expense. There is ample parking in the Athletic Complex and the STAR Campus. Please do not risk a ticket or a tow by parking on private property even if it seems closers or easier. The shuttle bus will drop you off close to the stadium and return you close to your car.

Convocation Parking

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). Detailed directions for the Saturday convocations are on on the Convocation Directions page.

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.

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 May 19, 2014.

College or Department Time Location Recommended Parking Lot
Friday – May 30
Agriculture and Natural Resources 3:00 p.m. Bob Carpenter Center 1,2,88
Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony 4:00 p.m. Roselle Center for the Arts – Thompson Theatre 14C
Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony 6:00 p.m. Clayton Hall – Auditorium (Room 128) 7
Reception in Room 120
Behavioral Health and Nutrition – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 12:30 p.m. Gold Tent* 24,26,34
Biological Sciences – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 3:00 p.m. Carpenter Sports Building – Gym 2 19,20
Business & Economics – Lerner
Graduate Student Convocation
(tickets required)
4:30 p.m. Mitchell Hall
Reception following in Roselle Center for the Arts – Puglisi
14C,35,35C,37C
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
Undergraduate Student Convocation
4:00 p.m. Reception: Trabant University Center – Student Lounge 17C
4:30 p.m. Program: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Rooms A & B
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
Graduate Student Convocation
6:45 p.m. Reception: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Rooms A & B 17C
7:15 p.m. Program: Trabant University Center & Multipurpose Rooms A & B
Communication 1:30 p.m. Trabant University Center
Multipurpose Rooms A & B
17C
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony 6:00 p.m. Blue Tent* 24,35,35C,37C,53
Education and Human Development 11:30 a.m. Bob Carpenter Center 1,2,88
English – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 1:30 p.m. Blue Tent* 24,35,35C
Fashion and Apparel Studies – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 2:00 p.m. Mitchell Hall 14C,35,35C
Foreign Languages and Literatures – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 11:30 a.m. Mitchell Hall 14C,35,35C
History 2:00 p.m. Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B 7
Kente Stole Ceremony 6:00 p.m. Reception: Clayton Hall – Lobby 7
7:00 p.m. Program: Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology 11:00 a.m. Clayton Hall – Room 101 A & B 7
Latino Heritage Ceremony 3:00 p.m. Roselle Center for the Arts – Gore Recital Hall 14C
Linguistics and Cognitive Science 12:00 p.m. Roselle Center for the Arts – Thompson Theatre 14C
Medical Laboratory Sciences 2:00 p.m. Trabant University Center 17C
Program: Theatre
Reception: Daugherty Hall
Nursing Pinning Ceremony 4:00 p.m. Delaware Field House 1,2,88
Political Science and International Relations – SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS 11:00 a.m. Blue Tent* 24,35,35C
Psychology 1:30 p.m. Delaware Field House 1,2,88
Women and Gender Studies 4:00 p.m. Perkins Student Center – Gallery and Alumni Lounge 4C
Saturday – May 31
Anthropology 11:30 a.m. Reception: Munroe Hall – Lobby 17C
12:00 p.m. Program: Trabant University Center – Trabant Theatre
Area Studies Programs 2:00 p.m. Roselle Center for the Arts – Gore Recital Hall 14C
Art, Art Conservation, and Art History 12:00 p.m. Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B 7
Black American Studies 12:00 p.m. Roselle Center for the Arts – Puglisi 14C
Business & Economics - Lerner
ACCT, MIS, FINC & ECON
1:45 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.)
5:00 p.m. Bob Carpenter Center 1,2,88
Chemistry and Biochemistry 12:30 p.m. Pearson Hall – Auditorium 53
Reception following in Brown Lab
Earth, Ocean and Environment 12:00 p.m. Gold Tent* 24,26,32,33,34,34C
Engineering 2:00 p.m. Blue Tent* 24,35,35C,37C,53
Mathematical Sciences 12:00 p.m. Smith Hall – Room 120 14C,35,35C,37C
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: Gore Hall – Rotunda 14C,35,35C,37C
1:00 p.m. Program: Mitchell Hall
Sociology and Criminal Justice 12:45 p.m. Delaware Field House 1,2,88

*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.

If you are parking in the Trabant Center Garage on Friday, May 30th, the gates will be down, and you will still need to get a ticket, but there will be no charge for parking starting at 9:00 a.m.

On Saturday, May 31st, the Center For the Arts Garage, Perkins Garage, and Trabant Center Garage will not be charging for parking if you enter BEFORE 5:00 p.m. If you arrive after 5:00 p.m., you will be charged for parking. You must exit the garage BEFORE 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 31st. If you do not, you will have to contact Public Safety (302–831–2222) to let you out. All convocations using the Center For the Arts Garage, Perkins Garage and Trabant Center Garage will end well before 8:00 p.m. so you should be able to leave the garage before 8:00 p.m. If you intend to go out to dinner after convocation, please exit the garage after the convocation, even if you are eating at a restaurant within walking distance to make sure that you will be out of the garage by 8:00 p.m.

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.

Parking and Golf Cart Shuttles

To help facilitate parking and travel during commencement and convocation, several shuttle buses will be running between the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research Campus and some of the commencement and convocation venues. Please refer to the maps and details below to help you with your parking and travel arrangements.

The locations marked with a circled GC on the 1st map below show the golf cart shuttle stops. There will be several golf carts moving betwen the marked shuttle stops and the convocation locations in those areas. In addition, there will be several golf carts opertaing in the stadium complex parking lots. They don't have fixed stops, but will circulate through the lots. If you need a ride, just flag one down.

Friday, May 30th
Parking during business hours will be very restricted. Guests attending the Behavioral Health and Nutrition, English, Fashion and Apparel Studies, Foreign Languages and Literatures or the Political Science and International Relations convocation are strongly encouraged to take the shuttle. All shuttle buses are handicapped accessible and will drop you off very close to the venue.

Please remember:
  • You should park and board the bus at locations 1 and 2 on the map below.
  • Please use the bus stop at location 4 for the Behavioral Health and Nutrition convocation.
  • Please use the bus stop at location 5 for the English, Fashion and Apparel Studies, Foreign Languages and Literatures, or Political Science and International Relations convocations.
  • The STAR – The Green Parking Shuttle (1st map below) will run from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • The Lot 19 – Carpenter Sports Building Parking Shuttle (2nd map below) will run from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 31st
There will be several shuttle buses running between the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research Campus lots and the stadium. All the shuttle buses are handicapped accessible.

Please remember:
  • The buses will return to the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research Campus lots after the commencement ceremony is over
  • The parking shuttles only travel between the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research Campus lots and Delaware Stadium, they DO NOT travel to campus.
  • The shuttle buses will start running at 5:45 a.m. and run continuously until 8:00 p.m.
  • The STAR Parking Shuttle (1st map below) will stop at stops 1, 2 and 3. Stops 4 and 5 are not used on Saturday.

Parking Shuttle

Shuttle bus stops

Lot 19 Parking Shuttle

Shuttle bus stops

Alumni Delegates

Alumni Delegates should park in the STAR North lot. A map is located on the back of your parking pass. You must show your Alumni Delegate parking pass to park.

Convocation Travel

Please see the convocations directions page for parking recommendations for each convocation. Traffic leaving the stadium immediately following commencement will be heavy. If your convocation does not immediately follow commencement, please wait before leaving to improve traffic for everyone.

Map of convocation locations.