Commencement Parking

All parking is available on a first come first serve basis. Parking around the arena is very limited so it is recommended that you arrive early, particularly if members of your party are elderly or have mobility impairments. Guests are welcome to drop off their party outside of gates 1 or 4 before parking.

More information is available on the main University site here »

Parking restrictions are lifted in all areas EXCEPT: Married Housing (Brown Decals), Carpool (Purple Decals), Assigned Spots, All Handicapped Parking, Service Drives, and No Parking Areas.

Available Parking Lots Location Distance to O’Connell Center
West Lot — RESERVED Stadium Road Adjacent to building
North Lot & Garage #7 Corner of University Ave & Gale Lemerand Drive Adjacent to building
Law School Parking Lot Village Road Approx. 1/2 mile
Commuter Lot & Garage #5 Gale Lemerand Drive Approx. 1/2 mile
Traffic & Parking Lot Gale Lemerand Drive Approx. 1/2 mile
Reitz Union Parking Lot Museum Road Approx. 1/4 mile
Engineering Parking Lot Corner of Museum Rd. & Center Dr. Approx. 1/4 mile
Parking Garage #4 Corner of Museum Rd. & Newell Dr. Approx. 1/2 mile
McCarty Parking Lot Newell Drive Approx. 1/2 mile
Criser Parking Lot SW 13th Street Approx. 1/2 mile
Chemistry & Library Lots W University Ave Approx. 1/3 mile

Additional parking is also available around many of the dormitories and campus buildings; however this parking is very limited.

For a detailed map of the campus, please click here.

Should you have any questions, please call Guest Relations at 352-392-5500.