Parking for Most O’Connell Center Events

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.

Parking restrictions are lifted after 4:30pm throughout campus on Monday thru Friday.  If an event begins prior to 4:30 please call our office at 352-392-5500 for further instructions.  There are no restrictions during the weekend in the available parking lots.  Metered and paid parking is, also, not in effect on the weekends.

Please make sure to park in LEGAL spots. There is no parking permitted, at any time, on bike lanes, sidewalks, grass, over lines, facing traffic, parking obstructing traffic, in a service area, in a reserved spot, and in No Parking Zones.  Please park at your own risk.

We CANNOT guarantee parking at any time but below are some choice lots.  For more information you can also check for the latest parking updates.

You can also visit for a full campus map.

Available Parking Lots Location Distance to O’Connell Center

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 (across from Welcome Center)

Reitz Union Welcome Center (No charge AFTER 4:30pm M-F, and on the weekends)

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.

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