Commencement Parking

Campus Police and Security will facilitate parking beginning at 8 AM. Please follow signage and special event staff directions to designated parking areas. In an effort to reduce traffic congestion and get your family parked quickly and safely, parking will begin at the center of campus (near Venable Hall, the Commencement location) and work outward (Kirby Fieldhouse).

For your safety, parking will not be available along College Road or Via Sacra, for any reason. No through traffic will be permitted on Via Sacra from 9 a.m. until after the conclusion of Commencement.

Handicap Parking is available. If you have questions or special needs at any of the Commencement activities, please contact College Events at (434) 223-6114. Campus Police and Security will facilitate parking beginning at 8 AM. Please follow signage and special event staff directions to designated parking areas. In an effort to reduce traffic congestion, handicap parking will be available in the upper Venable Hall lot. Overflow handicap parking will be available in Atkinson and Graham Hall lots.

Parking will not be available along College Road or Via Sacra, for any reason. No through traffic will be permitted on Via Sacra from 9 a.m. until after the conclusion of Commencement.  

Please look for marked areas near parking lots for student-driven golf carts that will shuttle guests to the Commencement ceremony location. Golf cart rides will also be available to the lunch site and parking areas after the Commencement activities.  

We are expecting a large gathering for Commencement. You are encouraged to arrive 45 minutes early.