Where To Park For Commencement 2012

Parking is free and uniformed officials will offer information and directions May 11-13

All parking lots on campus will be open and available for parking without charge throughout 2012 Commencement Weekend, May 11-13.

Parking is on a first come basis, so please allow plenty of time for parking before events. You may drop off guests in front of all event venues. Uniformed officials will offer information, directions and other assistance throughout the weekend. A complete schedule of events is found at the Duke Commencement Weekend website.

Accessible Parking

Persons with disabilities may be driven to the entrance of each venue, but their vehicles must be parked elsewhere. Officers will provide detailed instructions at major event locations. We strongly recommend that persons needing assistance allow sufficient arrival time prior to events.

Persons with disabilities attending Baccalaureate Services on Saturday, May 12, may be dropped off inside the Chapel Quad. Their drivers must park the cars elsewhere.

Drop-off areas at Wallace Wade Stadium for Graduation Exercises on Sunday, May 13, are:

Wallace Wade Stadium North Gate - Follow Whitford Drive to Cameron Indoor Stadium

Wallace Wade Stadium East Gate - Off Wannamaker Drive behind the Sheffield Tennis Center

Golf carts will be available Sunday, May 13, to transport individuals with mobility issues and their families to the entrances of Wallace Wade Stadium. Due to safety concerns, the golf carts cannot be driven inside the stadium. The carts will be found in the following parking areas:

Blue Zone Lots - Off Wannamaker Drive

Card Gymnasium Lot - Off Towerview Road

Frank Bassett Drive - Off Science Drive

Grounds Lot - Off N.C. Highway 751

Whitford Drive - Off Science Drive

Accessible bus transportation to commencement exercises will be provided from these hotels:


Departure Times (All a.m.)

Courtyard Inn

8:00, 8:15; 8:30, 8:45; 9:00, 9:15, 9:30

Comfort Inn

8:00, 8:15; 8:30, 8:45; 9:00, 9:15, 9:30

Marriott Hotel (Downtown)

8:00, 8:15; 8:30, 8:45; 9:00, 9:15, 9:30

Quality Suites

8:00, 8:15; 8:30, 8:45; 9:00, 9:15, 9:30

Hilton Hotel

8:00, 8:15; 8:30, 8:45; 9:00, 9:15, 9:30

Millennium Hotel

8:00; 8:10, 8:20; 8:30; 8:40; 8:50; 9:00; 9:10, 9:20, 9:30, 9:40

Returning trips to hotels will operate immediately after Graduation

General parking is available in the lots highlighted in red: