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Valedictory Exercises: Parking & Shuttles

Parking Areas for Friday

Select a parking area below for more information, including fees (if applicable) and distance from the Lawn.

John Paul Jones Arena (JPJA)

Address: 295 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Map

Fee: Complimentary parking will be available in both the JPJA surface lot and the parking garage.

Distance from the Lawn: Approximately a 25-minute walk

Distance from Alumni Hall (for Class Party): Approximately a 12-minute walk

Accessible Parking: A designated area in this lot will be available for individuals in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. In order to park in this area, drivers are required to have a valid state-issued Disabled Parking Placard or license plate.

Shuttle Bus Service: Shuttle buses will load near the main entrance of the arena (the loading zone will be depicted by signage).

  • Hours of Operation: 1 - 6 p.m.
  • Drop-off Location: McCormick Road in front of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library. Return shuttles will pick up in front of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library after Valedictory Exercises.
  • Accessibility Shuttle: On Friday, all shuttle buses will be wheelchair accessible.

Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage

Address: 123 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Map

Fee: $5 per vehicle per entrance (cash only)

Distance from the Lawn: Approximately a 15-minute walk (with a moderate incline)

Distance from Alumni Hall (for Class Party): Appromixately a 7-minute walk

Shuttle Bus Service: Shuttle service for Valedictory Exercises will not be available from this location. However, the University Transit Service (UTS) will operate its normal weekday routes. Guests can use the Northline Connector designated buses for transport to Central Grounds.

  • Hours of Operation: 7:30 - 12:30 a.m.
  • Drop-off Location: McCormick Road in front of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library

Central Grounds Parking Garage

*Please Note: Limited parking is available at this location.

Address: 400 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Map

Fee: $2 per hour prior to 1 p.m. After 1 p.m., $10 per vehicle per entrance (cash only)

Distance from the Lawn: Less than a 10-minute walk (with a moderate incline)

Distance from Alumni Hall (for Class Party): Approximately a 2-minute walk

Shuttle Bus Service: Shuttle service to Central Grounds will not be available from this location.

Shuttle Bus Service

Select the shuttle option below for more information about the shuttle.

Valedictory Exercises Shuttle

  • Hours of Operation: 1 - 6 p.m.
  • Bus Loading Area(s): John Paul Jones Arena (prior to ceremony); McCormick Road in front of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library (after ceremony)
  • Drop-off Location(s): McCormick Road in front of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library (prior to  ceremony); John Paul Jones Arena (after ceremony)