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 28, 2016 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. Also, please see UD’s online commencement map for all weekend event and parking locations.

Traffic on Saturday, May 28 will be heavy. 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 following. If you are exiting the STAR Lots by Science Blvd, please follow the directions for Heading South on South College Ave. 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.
  • 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.

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 or disabled veteran plate, placard, decal, or hang tag 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, 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 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Friday, May 27, 2016 – IMPORTANT NOTES

The university is open for normal business as well as convocations on Friday, May 27, 2016. 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.

Parking during business hours will be very restricted. Guests attending the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, Fashion and Apparel Studies, History, Honors Degree Medal Ceremony, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, and Languages, Literatures and Cultures 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. The 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. The Lot 19 Shuttle Map shows the shuttle stops for the English and the Psychological and Brain Sciences convocations.

Handicapped parking for Fashion and Apparel Studies (Pearson Hall – 12:30 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 12:30 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. The Lot 53 Handicapped Parking Map shows the section of Lot 53 that has been reserved for handicapped parking.

Saturday, May 28, 2016 – IMPORTANT NOTES

Business & Economics – Lerner Accounting, Economics, Finance, Financial Planning and Management Information Systems

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

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.

Recommend parking locations are designated either G for General or H for Handicapped.  General parking lots are available to everyone and MAY have designated handicapped spots.  Handicapped parking lots are available only to  those with handicapped or disabled veteran  plates, placards, decals, or hang tags.

You are strongly encouraged to check back here for any last minute changes. These directions were last updated on May 13th, 2016.

Convocations

College/Department Location Day Time Parking
Adelante Celebration
Perkins Student Center – West Lounge Friday 04:30 P.M.
G: 4C
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Bob Carpenter Center – Arena Friday 04:00 P.M.
G: 1, 2, 88
Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Trabant University Center – Daugherty Hall Friday 03:00 P.M.
G: 17C
Anthropology
Ceremony: Trabant University Center – Theatre
Saturday 12:45 P.M.
G: 17C
Tour: Munroe Hall Lobby
12:15 P.M.
Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Ceremony: Clayton Hall – Auditorium (Room 128) Friday 03:00 P.M.
G: 7N, 7S
Reception: Clayton Hall – Room 120 04:00 P.M.
Art & Design
Trabant University Center – Theatre Friday 12:30 P.M.
G: 17C
Art Conservation and Art History
Roselle Center for the Arts – Gore Recital Hall Friday 02:00 P.M.
G: 14C
Associate in Arts Program – Wilm.
Arsht Hall Wednesday 06:30 P.M.
G: Arsht Hall Lot
Behavioral Health and Nutrition
Gold Tent* Friday 03:30 P.M.
H: 24, 26, 34
G: 32, 33, 34C
Biological Sciences
Clayton Hall – Room 101 A & B Friday 03:00 P.M.
G: 7N, 7S
Black American Studies
Ceremony: Roselle Center for the Arts – Thompson Theatre Saturday 12:30 P.M.
G: 14C
Reception: Roselle Center for the Arts – Puglisi Orchestra Hall
01:30 P.M.
Business & Economics – Lerner Accounting, Economics, Finance, Financial Planning and Management Information Systems
Bob Carpenter Center – Arena Saturday 12:30 P.M.
G: 1, 2, 88
Business & Economics – Lerner Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation, Hospitality Industry Management, Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management, International Business Studies, Management, Marketing, Operations, and Sport Management
Bob Carpenter Center – Arena Saturday 03:30 P.M.
G: 1, 2, 88
Business & Economics – Lerner Graduate Student Convocation
(Tickets required)
Ceremony : Mitchell Hall – Theatre
Overflow : Gore Hall – Room 103
Friday 04:30 P.M.
H: 35, 35C, 37C
G: 17C
Reception: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Room ABC 05:30 P.M.
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
Ceremony: Roselle Center for the Arts – Thompson Theatre Friday 04:00 P.M.
G: 14C
Reception: Roselle Center for the Arts – Puglisi Orchestra Hall 03:30 P.M.
Center for Global and Area Studies
Trabant University Center – Daugherty Hall Saturday 02:15 P.M.
G: 17C
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ceremony: Pearson Hall – Auditorium Saturday 12:30 P.M.
G: 53, 53C
Reception: Brown Lab – Lobby 01:30 P.M.
Communication
Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B Friday 12:30 P.M.
G: 7N, 7S
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Ceremony: Blue Tent* Friday 08:00 A.M.
H: 24, 26, 35, 35C
G: STAR Lot
Reception: Gore Hall – Rotunda 09:30 A.M.
Earth, Ocean and Environment
Ceremony: Gold Tent* Saturday 12:00 P.M.
H: 24, 26, 34
G: 32, 33, 34C
Reception: Gold Tent* 01:30 P.M.
Education and Human Development
Bob Carpenter Center – Arena Friday 01:00 P.M.
G: 1, 2, 88
Engineering – Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering
Carpenter’s Sports Building – Gym 2 Saturday 12:30 P.M.
H: 20
G: 19
Engineering – Computer & Information Sciences, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering
Carpenter’s Sports Building – Gym 2 Saturday 03:30 P.M.
H: 20
G: 19
English
Ceremony: Carpenter’s Sports Building – Gym 2 Friday 12:30 P.M. H: 20
G: 17C, 19
Reception: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Room ABC 01:30 P.M.
Fashion and Apparel Studies
Pearson Hall – Auditorium Friday 12:30 P.M.
H: 53
G: STAR Lot
History
Ceremony: Mitchell Hall – Theatre Friday 12:30 P.M. H: 35, 35C
G: STAR Lot, 17C
Reception: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Room ABC 01:30 P.M.
Honors Degree Medal Ceremony
(By invitation only)
For more information about this ceremony, please contact the department directly.
Gold Tent* Friday 10:00 AM
H: 24, 26, 34
G: STAR Lot
Kente Stole Ceremony
Ceremony: Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B Friday 07:00 P.M.
G: 7N, 7S
Reception: Clayton Hall – Lobby 06:00 P.M.
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
Blue Tent* Friday 12:30 P.M.
H:24, 26, 35, 35C
G: STAR Lot
Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Mitchell Hall – Theatre Friday 02:30 P.M.
H: 35, 35C
G: STAR Lot, 14C, 17C
Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Pearson Hall – Auditorium Friday 04:00 P.M.
G: 53, 53C
Mathematical Sciences
Ceremony: Mitchell Hall – Theatre Saturday 02:30 P.M. H: 35, 35C, 37C
G: 17C
Reception: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Room ABC 03:30 P.M.
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Ceremony: Perkins Student Center – Rodney Room Friday 02:00 P.M.
G: 4C
Reception: Perkins Student Center – Ewing Room 03:00 P.M.
Medical/Dental Scholars Program
Bayard Sharp – Hall Saturday 12:30 P.M.
G:17C
Music
Ceremony: Mitchell Hall – Theatre Saturday 12:30 P.M. H: 35, 35C, 37C
G: 17C
Reception: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Room ABC 01:30 P.M.
Nursing Pinning
Ceremony: Blue Tent* Friday 06:00 P.M.
H: 24, 26, 35, 35C, 37C
G: 53, 53C
Reception: Blue Tent* 07:00 P.M.
Philosophy
Ceremony: Roselle Center for the Arts – Gore Recital Hall Saturday 12:45 P.M.
G: 14C
Reception: Roselle Center for the Arts – Puglisi Orchestra Hall 01:30 P.M.
Physics and Astronomy
Ceremony: Trabant University Center – Theatre Saturday 02:30 P.M.
G: 17C
Reception: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Room ABC 03:30 P.M.
Political Science and International Relations
Blue Tent* Friday 03:30 P.M.
H: 24, 26, 35, 35C, 37C
G: 53, 53C
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Carpenter’s Sports Building – Gym 2 Friday 02:30 P.M.
H: 20
G: 19
Public Policy and Administration Graduate, Organizational and Community Leadership and Public Policy Programs
Ceremony: Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B Saturday 01:30 P.M.
G: 7N, 7S
Reception: Clayton Hall – Lobby 12:30 P.M.
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Blue Tent* Saturday 12:30 P.M.
H: 24, 26, 35, 35C, 37C
G: 53, 53C
Southern Delaware Convocation
Heritage Shores (Bridgeville Delaware) Thursday 07:00 P.M.
Women and Gender Studies
Ceremony: Perkins Student Center – Gallery Friday 04:00 P.M. G: 4C
Reception: Perkins Student Center – Alumni Lounge 05:00 P.M.

*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 Du Pont 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 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
    Turn right into Lot 20.
    Lot 19
    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
    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 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, 17C (Trabant Parking Garage), 19, 20

  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 19,20
    Proceed to N College Ave.
    Turn left onto N College Ave.
       Lot 19
       Turn right into Lot 19.
       Lot 20
       Cross railroad tracks and turn left into Lot 20.

    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 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 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
    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 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
    Turn right into Lot 20.
    Lot 19
    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
    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 South College Ave.
  2. Follow directions for Heading North on South College Ave.

Map of convocation locations.

Shuttle Map

Map of convocation locations.

Lot 19 Shuttle Map

Map of convocation locations.