Parking

Summer graduates and guests:
There is a road closure that can impact on-campus travel near the O'Connell Center. A portion of Gale Lemerand Dr. is not accessible due to construction on campus. In particular, the intersection of Gale Lemerand Dr. and Stadium Rd., which is adjacent to the O’Connell Center, will not be open.

Parking for the Doctoral Ceremony, Friday, August 4

There will be parking in the O’Connell Center Parking Lot, accessible via the directions below. All parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Directions to the O'Connell Center Parking Lot:

  • From University Ave, turn onto Gale Lemerand Dr. and into the O'Connell Center Parking Lot
  • From Archer Rd., turn onto Gale Lemerand Dr.
     Turn left onto Museum Rd.
     Turn right onto Fraternity Dr.
     Turn left onto Woodlawn Dr.
     Turn right onto SW 2nd Ave.
     Turn right into the O’Connell Center parking lot

Parking for the Master's and Undergraduate Degrees Ceremony, Saturday, August 5

There will be parking in the O’Connell Center Parking Lot, accessible via the directions above. Due to the number of graduates and guests, this lot will fill quickly. All parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

We encourage use of our convenient commuter shuttle bus, which travels between the Commuter Parking Lot and the O’Connell Center before and after the ceremony.

If you seek parking in the O'Connell Center Parking lot and this lot is full, you will not be able to travel southbound on Gale Lemerand Dr. to access the Commuter Lot. Instead, please follow one of the alternate routes indicated below:

Directions to the Commuter Lot:

  • From University Ave. (through downtown), turn left onto SW 13th St.
     Turn right onto Archer Rd.
     Turn right onto Gale Lemerand Dr.
     Turn left into the commuter lot
  • From University Ave. (through Newberry/Oaks Mall area), turn right onto SW 34th St.
     Turn left onto Archer Rd.
     Turn left onto Gale Lemerand Dr.
     Turn left into the commuter lot
  • From Archer Rd.
     Turn onto Gale Lemerand Dr.
     Turn left into the commuter lot