Parking and Directions

Parking is available in the Convocation Center lot, the Rynearson lot and east of the Convocation Center, in the Rec/IM softball field lot (if weather permits). We highly recommend carpooling to the event to ensure you are able to park. Spots fill quickly so plan to arrive a minimum one hour before the ceremony.


Traffic becomes very heavy on commencement day, particularly on Washtenaw and Hewitt. Please plan on leaving early to give enough time to arrive. Traffic is typically less congested if you approach from the North via Clark/N. Huron River Dr.

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A shuttle from the Rynearson lot picks up/drops off at the east side/center of the lot and at the main entrance of the Convocation Center, near the flag poles.

Special parking

Disabled parking fills up quickly. Keep in mind that you may be dropped off in the circle drive in front of the Convocation Center. Shuttles are also accessible.


For safety reasons, there is no stopping on Hewitt Rd. to drop off or pick up guests/students. Public safety officers will be available to provide assistance with traffic control and crossing Hewitt Rd. You should cross at the marked crosswalks only.

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