Parking & Travel

General directions to the University of Delaware are available at the main Driving Directions page. For information regarding lodging in the area, please refer to the UDel Lodging page.

Delaware Stadium Address

The University of Delaware Spring Commencement will take place in Delaware Stadium, located at 625 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19711 (Latitude: 39.6617095460852, Longitutde: -75.7494296988555).

Friday, May 27, 2016 Parking Alert

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. The maps for shuttle bus routes will be published when they are available.

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

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.

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. The maps for parking and travel will be published when they are available.

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.

Convocation Travel

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.