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 is a convocation 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 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 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.

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 12th, 2015.

Convocations

College/Department Location Day Time Parking
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Bob Carpenter Center Friday 04:00 P.M.
G: 1, 2, 88
Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Roselle Center for the Arts – Thompson Theatre Friday 01:30 P.M.
G: 14C
Anthropology
Ceremony: Trabant University Center – Trabant Theatre
Saturday 12:30 P.M.
G: 17C
Reception: Munroe Hall – Lobby
12:00 P.M.
Area Studies Programs
Roselle Center for the Arts – Gore Recital Hall Saturday 02:00 P.M.
G: 14C
Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Ceremony: Clayton Hall – Auditorium (Room 128) Friday 06:00 P.M.
G: 7
Reception: Clayton Hall – Room 120 07:00 P.M.
Associate in Arts Program – Wilm.
Arsht Hall Thursday 06:30 P.M.
Behavioral Health and Nutrition
Gold Tent* Friday 02:00 P.M.
H: 24, 26, 34
G: 17C, STAR Shuttle
Biological Sciences
Carpenter Sports Building – Gym 2 Friday 03:30 P.M.
H: 20,
G: Lot 19 Shuttle
Black American Studies
Roselle Center for the Arts – Puglisi Saturday 12:00 P.M.
G: 14C
Business & Economics – Lerner BUAD (Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation, Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Mgmt, Int’l. Business Studies, Management, Marketing, Operations, and Sport Mgmt

Graduate and guest information
Bob Carpenter Center Saturday 12:00 P.M.
G: 1, 2, 88
Business & Economics – Lerner ACCT, MIS, FINC & ECON

Graduate and guest information
Bob Carpenter Center Saturday 03:00 P.M.
G: 1, 2, 88
Business & Economics – Lerner Graduate Student Convocation
(Tickets required)
Ceremony: Mitchell Hall – Theatre Friday 04:30 P.M.
H: 35, 35C, 37C
G: 14C
Reception: Roselle Center for the Arts – Puglisi 05:30 P.M.
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Graduate Student Convocation
Reception: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Rooms A, B, & C Friday 06:00 P.M.
G: 17C
Ceremony: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Rooms A, B, & C 06:30 P.M.
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Undergraduate Student Convocation
Reception: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Rooms A, B, & C Friday 03:15 P.M.
G: 17C
Ceremony: Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Rooms A, B, & C 03:45 P.M.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ceremony: Pearson Hall – Auditorium Saturday 12:30 P.M.
G: 53
Reception: Brown Lab – Lobby 01:30 P.M.
Communication
Trabant University Center – Multipurpose Rooms A, B, & C Friday 12:30 P.M.
G: 17C
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Blue Tent* Friday 08:00 A.M.
H: 24, 26, 35, 35C
G: STAR Shuttle
Earth, Ocean and Environment
Ceremony: Gold Tent* Saturday 12:00 P.M.
H: 24, 26, 34
G: 32, 33, 34C
Reception: Gold Tent* Immediately following the ceremony
Education and Human Development
Bob Carpenter Center – Arena Friday 01:00 P.M.
G: 1, 2, 88
Engineering
Blue Tent* Saturday 03:00 P.M.
H: 24, 35 35C 37C
G: Shuttle Bus, 53, 53C
English
Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B Friday 12:45 P.M.
G: 7
Fashion and Apparel Studies
Pearson Hall – Auditorium Friday 12:30 P.M.
H: 53
G: STAR Shuttle
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Mitchell Hall – Theatre Friday 12:30 P.M.
H: 35, 35C
G: STAR Shuttle
History

Graduate and guest information
Ceremony: Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B Friday 03:30 P.M.
G: 7
Reception: Clayton Hall – Lobby Immediately following the ceremony
Kente Stole Ceremony
Reception: Clayton Hall – Lobby Friday 06:00 P.M.
G: 7
Ceremony: Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B 07:00 P.M.
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
Blue Tent* Friday 12:30 P.M.
H: 24, 26, 35, 35C, 37
G: STAR Shuttle
Latino Heritage Ceremony
Perkins Student Center – West Lounge Friday 03:30 P.M. G: 4C
Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Roselle Center for the Arts – Thompson Theatre Friday 04:00 P.M.
G: 14C
Mathematical Sciences
Ceremony: Smith Hall – Room 120 Saturday 12:00 P.M.
H: 35, 35C, 37C
G: 14C
Reception: Smith Hall – Lobby 01:00 P.M.
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Ceremony: Trabant University Center – Theatre Friday 03:30 P.M.
G: 17C
Reception: Trabant University Center – Daugherty Hall 04:30 P.M.
Medical Scholars Program
Bayard Sharp Hall Saturday 12:30 P.M.
G: 17C
Music
Roselle Center for the Arts – Thompson Theatre Saturday 12:15 P.M.
G: 14C
Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Ceremony: Gold Tent* Friday 05:00 P.M.
H: 24, 26, 34
G: 32, 33, 34C
Reception: Gold Tent* Immediately following ceremony
Philosophy
Sharp Lab – Room 131 Saturday 12:00 P.M.
H: 24, 26, 34
G: 32, 33, 34C
Physics and Astronomy
Ceremony: Sharp Lab – Room 130 Saturday 12:00 P.M.
H: 35, 35C, 37C
G: 14C
Reception: Sharp Lab – Rooms 100 & 120 1:00 P.M.
Political Science and International Relations
Blue Tent* Friday 03:30 P.M.
H: 24, 26, 35, 35C, 37
G: STAR Shuttle, 53, 53C
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Carpenter Sports Building – Gym 2 Friday 12:30 P.M.
H: 20
G: Lot 19 Shuttle
Public Policy and Administration Graduate, Organizational and Community Leadership and Public Policy Programs
Reception: Clayton Hall – Lobby Saturday 12:00 P.M.
H: 20
G: 19
Ceremony: Clayton Hall – Rooms 101 A & B 01:00 P.M.
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Blue Tent* Saturday 12:00 P.M.
H: 24, 35, 35C 37C
G: Shuttle Bus, 53, 53C
Southern Delaware Convocation
Heritage Shores (Bridgeville Delaware) Wednesday 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.
Honors Degree Ceremony
(By invitation only)
For more information about this ceremony, please contact the department directly.
Gold Tent* Friday 09:00 AM
H: 24, 26, 34
G: STAR Shuttle

Other Ceremonies

College/Department Location Day Time Parking Lot
Art
For more information about this ceremony please contact the department directly.
Trabant University Center – Theatre Friday 12:30 P.M.
G: 17C
Art Conservation and Art History
For more information about this ceremony please contact the department directly.
Roselle Center for the Arts – Gore Recital Hall Friday 02:00 P.M.
G: 14C


*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.
    Turn right onto Main St, staying in 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

  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 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.