Parking & Travel

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Friday, May 29, 2015 Parking Alert

The university is open for normal business as well as convocations on Friday, May 29, 2015. 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

All shuttle buses are handicapped accessible.

Commencement Parking

The parking lots will open at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015. 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. Please see the Commencement Parking map and the Event Map 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 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


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 29, 2015
Parking during business hours will be very restricted. Guests attending the Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Biological Sciences, Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, Fashion and Apparel Studies, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Political Science and International Relations, Psychological and Brain Sciences convocations 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 7:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
  • The Lot 19 – Carpenter Sports Building Parking Shuttle (2nd map below) will run from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 30
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 6:00 a.m. and run continuously until 6:00 p.m.
  • The STAR Parking Shuttle (1st map below) will stop at stops 1, 2 only. Stops 3, 4 and 5 are not used on Saturday.

STAR Parking Shuttle

Shuttle bus stops

Lot 19 Parking Shuttle

Shuttle bus stops

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

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.

Event Map

Map of convocation locations.

Commencement Parking

Map of convocation locations.