Location and Parking Information for Commencement


The ceremony will be held at the George Gervin GameAbove Center, located at 799 North Hewitt Road in Ypsilanti, Michigan.


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

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FREE parking is available in the George Gervin GameAbove Center lot, the Rynearson Stadium lot, and east of the George Gervin GameAbove Center (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 of one hour before the ceremony.

Please review the Health and Safety protocols for Commencement. It is important to understand the bag policy, mask policy, and metal detector screening policy before arriving at the George Gervin GameAbove Center. Please leave valuable items at home or out of sight in securely locked vehicles during Commencement.

Special Parking

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


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


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