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Ceremony Parking

Parking at Scott Stadium (1815 Alderman Road) will be available for all five Final Exercises ceremonies (map). Guests will be required to vacate the stadium parking lots within 30 minutes of the ceremony's conclusion, and tailgating will not be permitted. Long term parking is available at the Emmet Ivy Parking Garage (123 Emmet Street) or the John Paul Jones Arena (295 Massie Road).

Road Closures

For both Final Exercises ceremonies, there will be intermittent road closures to accommodate each procession. McCormick Road will be inaccessible between University Avenue and Engineer’s Way from approximately 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and again from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Actual closure times may be longer, based on movement of the graduates. Additionally, University Avenue between Rugby Road and Madison Lane, Whitehead Road from Rice Hall to Stadium Road, and Stadium Road from Whitehead Road to the Stadium Garage entrance will be intermittently closed during these same time frames to support the Final Exercises procession. Access to parking lots and side streets off each of these roads will not be possible when the roads are closed.

Student Drop Off Locations

For students being dropped off at the Rotunda for the start of the procession, please use the parking spaces along University Avenue near the tennis courts / Nameless Field. For students unable to participate in the procession, drop off is available at the Stadium Road entrance of the South Parking Garage between 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 12:45-1:45 p.m. (map).

For additional information, including shuttle service, please visit Parking and Transportation's website. If you have any questions about the best parking option, please contact Parking & Transportation (434-924-7231 /, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET.


Last Update: May 8, 2021