Important Parking Information

We strive to make parking for Commencement as convenient as possible for all graduates and their families.  Parking prior to the Commencement ceremony is rarely an issue. After Commencement, however, struggles with traffic congestion can be problematic. With the proper information and a little pre-planning, your exit will be as hassle-free as possible. Please be mindful of our traffic plan listed below when parking for Commencement and advise your family and guests accordingly.

Where to Park

All campus lots will be available for parking with the exception of Hoff Lot which is reserved for handicapped parking. A shuttle van will run between all lots and the Pavilion before and after the ceremony.

Handicapped Parking

Hoff and Ellis Lots will be reserved for handicapped parking. A handicapped car tag will be required. If your guest needs handicapped parking or needs to be dropped off near the pavilion, please contact Shelby Phillips at (802) 468-1283 immediately if you have not yet done so.

Residents’ Parking

If you or your guests will need access to the residence halls after Commencement, we recommend parking in the Houses or Campus Center lots.

Exiting Commencement:

From Hoff and Ellis Lots - We strongly encourage those leaving these lots to turn south (right turn) onto South Street and continue onto Rt. 30. Any traffic turning north on South Street after Commencement will incur a lengthy delay.

From South Street Lot -  We strongly encourage those leaving this lot to turn south (left turn) onto South Street and continue onto Rt. 30. Any traffic turning north on South Street after Commencement will incur a lengthy delay.

From Jeffords and Hope Lots - We strongly encourage you to turn north (right turn) onto South Street towards Main Street. Any traffic turning south on South Street after Commencement will incur a lengthy delay.

From Campus Center and Castleton (Houses) Lots - We strongly encourage you to turn north (left turn) onto South Street towards Main Street. Any traffic turning south on South Street after Commencement will incur a lengthy delay.

From Observatory, Stafford, Library, FAC, Leavenworth and Woodruff Lots - If you park here ALL traffic will ONLY be allowed to exit via Seminary Street at the conclusion of Commencement. No traffic from these lots will be allowed to exit onto South Street. We strongly encourage traffic coming out of Seminary Street to turn right headed east on Main Street to State Route 4 West. Any traffic turning left headed west on Main Street can expect to incur substantial traffic delays.

Please feel free to contact Keith Molinari, Director of Public Safety, if you have any questions or concerns. He can be reached at via email or (802) 468-1288.

Thank you for your cooperation in making traffic flow smoothly on Saturday.