Winter Commencement parking and transportation information – 2023

Many campus parking lots will be free beginning Saturday, December 16 through Sunday, December 17 to accommodate 2023 Winter Commencement. A map for complimentary parking is available here.

Accessible parking at the Kohl Center is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that disabled plates and/or hang-tags are required to secure space in lots reserved for accessible commencement parking.

The best lots with ADA stalls are Lot 48 and Lot 87. These lots will be staffed by Transportation Services. Guests will not need a special permit; just the standard disabled plates or hang-tag. A full list of accessible parking is available.

Guests who are traveling to the ceremony should be aware of some surrounding street/lane closures and construction that will impact drive time. Please review this “Know Before You Go” information for the Kohl Center in order to plan accordingly. Allow for extra time as traffic will be more congested and cause delays.

Shuttle information

School bus shuttles running every 10 minutes will be available on Sunday, December 17 along University Avenue and Dayton Street, between cross streets Frances Street and Randall Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The shuttle will stop at blue metro bus stops and in front of the Kohl Center. A parking and shuttle map is available here.