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Final Exercises: Parking & Shuttles

Parking Areas for Saturday and Sunday

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.

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: 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Shuttle buses will run longer under the inclement- and severe-weather plans.
  • Drop-off Location: McCormick Road near the University Chapel, as well as the school and department graduation ceremony locations.

Parking Tip:  If taking the shuttle, please park no later than 8:40 a.m. If walking, please park no later than 8:35 a.m.

Please Note: Buses will not stop at school and department graduation ceremony locations until the conclusion of Final Exercises on the Lawn (approximately 12 p.m.).

University Hall

Address: 300 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Map

Fee: Complimentary parking will be available in this lot.

Distance from the Lawn: Approximately a 25-minute walk to the Lawn.

Shuttle Bus Service: Shuttle buses going to and from Central Grounds will load directly across the street in the John Paul Jones Arena parking lot. Please refer to the information listed under "John Paul Jones Arena" in this section.

Parking Tip:  If taking the shuttle, please park no later than 8:40 a.m. If walking, please park no later than 8:35 a.m.

Scott Stadium

Address: 1815 Stadium Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Map

Fee: Complimentary parking will be available in around Scott Stadium.

Distance from the Lawn: Approximately a 20-minute walk.

Shuttle Bus Service: Shuttle buses will load in the west parking lot of Scott Stadium (near the Student Activities Building).

  • Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Shuttle buses will run longer under the inclement- and severe-weather plans.
  • Drop-off Location: McCormick Road near the University Chapel, as well as the school and department graduation ceremony locations.

Parking Tip:  If taking the shuttle, please park no later than 8:40 a.m. If walking, please park no later than 8:35 a.m.

Please Note: Buses will not stop at school and department graduation ceremony locations until the conclusion of Final Exercises on the Lawn (approximately 12 p.m.).

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 to the Lawn (with a moderate incline).

Shuttle Bus Service: No shuttle service from this location.

Parking Tip:  Please park no later than 8:35 a.m., and walk to the Lawn.

Central Grounds Parking Garage

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

Address: 400 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Map

Fee: $10 per vehicle per entrance (cash only)

Distance from the Lawn: Less than a 10-minute walk.

Shuttle Bus Service: No shuttle service from this location.

Shuttle Bus Service

Graduation shuttle buses will transport attendees parking at the John Paul Jones Arena/University Hall and Scott Stadium to Central Grounds for Final Exercises on the Lawn.  After the Lawn ceremony, shuttle buses will load at the University Chapel to transport attendees to school and department graduation ceremonies, as well as the parking areas.  Shuttle service begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. Shuttle buses will run longer under the inclement- and severe-weather plans. Please Note: Buses will not stop at school and department graduation ceremony locations until the conclusion of Final Exercises on the Lawn (approximately 12 p.m.).

Please see the shuttle options below:

Accessibility Shuttle

The Accessibility Shuttle Bus is available only for guests with limited mobility or in wheelchairs and up to two companions. Designated accessibility shuttle buses will load at the Accessible Parking Area in the John Paul Jones Arena parking lot.

  • Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. Shuttle buses will run longer under the inclement- and severe-weather plans.
  • Bus Loading Area(s): John Paul Jones Arena (prior to Lawn ceremony); McCormick Road in front of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library (after Lawn ceremony)
  • Drop-off Location(s): McCormick Road in front of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library (prior to Lawn ceremony); School and Department Graduation Ceremonies (after Lawn ceremony), John Paul Jones Arena (after Lawn ceremony)

Please Note: Buses will not stop at school and department graduation ceremony locations until the conclusion of Final Exercises on the Lawn (approximately 12 p.m.).

Stadium Route (after Lawn Ceremony)

Shuttle Stop Locations:

  • Culbreth Road: Campbell Hall, Caplin Theatre, Culbreth Theatre, Hunter Smith Band Building

  • McCormick Road Residences: Chemistry Building, Gilmer Hall, Thornton Hall

  • O-Hill Dining Hall: Aquatic & Fitness Center, Ern Commons, Slaughter Recreation Center

  • Student Activities Building

North Grounds Route (after Lawn Ceremony)

Shuttle Stop Locations:

  • Culbreth Road: Campbell Hall, Caplin Theatre, Culbreth Theatre, Hunter Smith Band Building

  • John Paul Jones Arena

  • Darden Graduate Business School/Law School

  • North Grounds Recreation Center