Parking in the recommended parking lots is complementary. To find the recommended parking lots for your convocation please see the convocations table.

Parking Garages: If you park in a parking garage (Lot 4C, 14C, or 17C) before 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 you will have to take a ticket when you enter, but you will not be charged upon exiting.  If you enter the parking garage at or after 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017, you will not need a ticket.

Please be sure to exit the parking garages before 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2017.  If you don’t you will not be able to exit because you will not have ticket.  If you find that you are unable to exit a parking garage because you don’t have a ticket, please follow the instructions located on the sign posted at the parking garage exit.

Parking & Directions

These directions are for use on Saturday, May 27, 2017 and are written starting from the athletics complex and the STAR Campus.  If you are coming from another location, please check the Map 1 – Key Venues and Parking Locations and adjust your route accordingly.  Please read the important notes below before continuing on to the main directions.

After the ceremony, you will be directed to an exit by a police officer or a parking attendant.   The exit will be determined by the traffic volume at the time, so you may be required to exit the lot by a different route from which you entered.  For everyone’s safety and to ensure an efficient exit from the lots, please do not ask for, or attempt to take, a different exit than indicated, even if you feel you know a better route to take. All convocations can be reached from all exits as indicated by the directions below.  If you are exiting the STAR Lots by Science Blvd, please follow the directions for Heading South on South College Ave.

Directions are not given to Lots 1, 2, 2A, 88 (the Athletic Complex lots), or the STAR Lots as those lots are used as the starting point for these directions.  The Bob Carpenter Center is located next to the Delaware Stadium. If you face the stadium with South College Avenue behind you, the Bob Carpenter Center will be to your right. If you parked in one of the STAR lots and took the shuttle to commencement, you do not need to move your car. The parking shuttle will run until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Map 2 – STAR Parking Shuttle shows the shuttle stops.

Handicap parking is very limited. Please use the handicapped parking only if you need it.  You must have a handicapped plate, placard, decal, hang tag 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 convocations table (under the “Recommended Parking” column) indicate handicapped-only parking except Lot 24 which is drop-off ONLY.  There is no general parking in these lots.

Friday, May 26, 2017 parking information is in the IMPORTANT NOTES section below.

The convocations table shows the 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.

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.
  • Bayard Sharp Hall, Sharp Hall and Sharp Lab are different buildings. There is a convocation in Bayard Sharp Hall. There are no events in Sharp Lab or 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.

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.

These directions were last updated on May 11, 2017.

Important Notes

Friday, May 26, 2017 – IMPORTANT NOTES

Parking during business hours will be very restricted. Guests attending the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, History, Honors Degree Medal Ceremony, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, and Medical Laboratory Sciences convocations are strongly encouraged to take the STAR Parking Shuttle. All shuttle buses are handicapped accessible and will drop you off very close to the venue. Map 2 – STAR Parking Shuttle shows the shuttle stops for the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, Fashion and Apparel Studies, History, Honors Degree Medal Ceremony, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, and Languages, Literatures and Cultures convocations. Map 3 – Lot 19 Parking Shuttle shows the shuttle stops for the Biological Sciences, Business & Economics – Lerner Graduate Student and the Psychological and Brain Sciences convocations.

Handicapped parking for Medical Laboratory Sciences (Pearson Hall – 2:00 p.m.) is available in a reserved section of Lot 53 located close to the intersection of Academy St. and Lovett Ave.  General parking will not be available in Lot 53 at 2:00 p.m.  If you need general parking please park in the UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Lot and take the shuttle bus to Pearson Hall. Map 4 – Lot 53 Handicapped Parking shows the section of Lot 53 that has been reserved for handicapped parking.

Route Start Stop
STAR Parking Shuttle 7:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Lot 19 Parking Shuttle* 11:30 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
Campus Golf Carts 7:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m.
Athletic Complex Golf Carts 11:30 a.m. 8:30 p.m.

*The Lot 19 Parking Shuttle will add a stop at Trabant University Center starting at 4:30 p.m.

Please see the Commencement website (http://www.udel.edu/commencement) and the Convocation Directions page (http://sites.udel.edu/commencement/convocationdirections/) for any last minute changes.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 – IMPORTANT NOTES

Business & Economics – Lerner Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation, Hospitality Industry Management, Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management, International Business Studies, Management, Marketing, Operations, and Sport Management

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 Accounting, Economics, Finance, Financial Planning and Management Information Systems

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.

Route Start Stop
STAR Parking Shuttle 6:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
Campus Golf Carts 11:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Athletic Complex Golf Carts 6:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

 

Directions from Delaware Stadium to Recommended Parking Lots

Heading North on South College Ave

Lot 4C (Perkins Parking Garage)
  1. Continue on S College Ave.
  2. Turn right onto E Park Pl and go one block.
  3. Turn left onto Academy St.
  4. Turn right into Lot 4C.
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 19, 20
  1. Continue on South College Ave to Main St.
  2. Turn left onto Main St, staying in RIGHT lane.
  3. Turn right onto North College Ave.
  4. Lot 20
    1. Turn right into Lot 20.
  5. Lot 19
    1. Cross railroad tracks and turn left into Lot 19.
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
    1. Proceed 0.3 miles and turn left into Lot 26.
  5. Lot 24 (Drop off only)
    1. Go to the south entrance to Lot 24.
    2. Turn left into Lot 24.
    3. Drop off your passenger(s) where indicated and exit Lot 24.
    4. 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 4C (Perkins Parking Garage)
  1. Turn left onto Wyoming Rd.
  2. Turn right onto S Chapel St.
  3. Turn left on Lovett Ave and proceed to Academy St.
  4. Turn left onto Academy St.
  5. Turn left into Lot 4C.
Lot 7
  1. Continue on Rt. 72.
  2. Turn left onto Cleveland Ave.
  3. Proceed to Rt. 896 (New London Rd).
  4. Turn right onto Rt. 896 and proceed past the Marriott Courtyard Newark.
  5. Turn right onto David Hollowell Dr for Clayton Hall and park in Lot 7.
Lot 14C (Roselle Parking Garage)
  1. Turn left onto Wyoming Rd.
  2. Turn left onto S Chapel St.
  3. Proceed to E Park Pl and turn right.
  4. Turn right onto S College Ave.
  5. Continue on S College Ave to Kent Way.
  6. Turn left onto Kent Way and go one block.
  7. Turn right onto Orchard Rd and go one block.
  8. Turn left onto Amstel Ave.
  9. Entrance to Lot 14C Center for the Arts Garage is on your left.
Lot 17C (Trabant Parking Garage)
  1. Continue on Rt. 72.
  2. Turn left onto Cleveland Ave.
  3. Proceed to N College Ave.
  4. Turn left onto N College Ave.
  5. Proceed to Main St and turn right into LEFT lane.
  6. Entrance to Lot 17C Trabant Garage is the first left.
Lot 19, 20
  1. Continue on Rt. 72.
  2. Turn left onto Cleveland Ave.
  3. Proceed to N College Ave.
  4. Turn left onto N College Ave.
  5. Lot 19
    1. Turn right into Lot 19.
  6. Lot 20
    1. Cross railroad tracks and turn left into Lot 20.
Lot 24, 26
  1. Turn left onto Wyoming Rd.
  2. Turn left onto S Chapel St.
  3. Turn right onto E Park Pl.
  4. Turn right onto Academy St.
  5. Lot 26
    1. Proceed 0.3 miles and turn left into Lot 26.
  6. Lot 24 (Drop off only)
    1. Go to the south entrance to Lot 24.
    2. Turn left into Lot 24.
    3. Drop off your passenger(s) where indicated and exit Lot 24.
    4. Proceed across Academy St to Lovett Ave and Park in Lot 53 on left.
Lot 32, 33, 34, 34C
  1. Turn left onto Wyoming Rd.
  2. Turn left onto S Chapel St.
  3. Turn right onto E Park Pl.
  4. Turn right on S College Ave and enter Lot 33 on right.
  5. Lots 32, 34, and 34C are accessed from Lot 33.
Lot 35, 35C
  1. Turn left onto Wyoming Rd.
  2. Turn left onto S Chapel St.
  3. Turn right onto E Park Pl.
  4. Turn right on S College Ave.
  5. Continue on S College Ave half a block past Kent Way.
  6. Turn right into Lot 35/35C.
Lot 37C
  1. Turn left onto Wyoming Rd.
  2. Turn left onto S Chapel St.
  3. Turn right onto E Park Pl.
  4. Turn right on S College Ave.
  5. Continue on S College Ave to Kent Way.
  6. Turn left onto Kent Way and go one block.
  7. Turn right onto Orchard Rd and go one block.
  8. Turn right onto Amstel Ave and Turn right into Lot 37C.
Lot 53, 53C
  1. Turn left onto Wyoming Rd.
  2. Turn right onto S Chapel St.
  3. Turn left on Lovett Ave and proceed two blocks.
  4. Turn right into Lot 53/53C.

Heading South on South College Ave

Exiting STAR Campus via Science Blvd
  1. Turn right onto Rt. 4 and proceed to Elkton Rd.
  2. Turn right onto Elkton Rd (will become South Main St).
Lot 4C (Perkins Parking Garage)
  1. Turn right onto W Park Pl.
  2. Continue across S College Ave to E Park Pl.
  3. Turn left onto Academy St.
  4. Turn right into Lot 4C.
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 19, 20
  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 RIGHT lane.
  5. Turn right onto North College Ave.
  6. Lot 20
    1. Turn right into Lot 20.
  7. Lot 19
    1. Cross railroad tracks and turn left into Lot 19.
Lot 24, 26
  1. Turn right onto W Park Pl continue to E Park Pl.
  2. Turn left onto Academy St.
  3. Lot 26
    1. Proceed 0.3 miles and turn left into Lot 26.
  4. Lot 24 (Drop off only)
    1. Go to the south entrance to Lot 24.
    2. Turn left into Lot 24.
    3. Drop off your passenger(s) where indicated and exit Lot 24.
    4. 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 South College Ave.
  2. Follow directions for Heading North on South College Ave.

Maps

Alumni Delegates

Alumni Delegates should park in Lot 106 behind the Bob Carpenter Center (take Sincock Lane off of Route 4). A map is located on the back of your parking pass. You must show your Alumni Delegate parking pass to park.