Commencement Parking and Directions

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During Commencement weekend, UCR Transportation Services will provide staffing in appropriate parking lots for each ceremony.

General parking is available in Lot 30, where you can park in any unmarked, unreserved space.  Parking for Commencement ceremonies is complimentary, and parking permits are not required.

TRAFFIC TIP: Be aware traffic around campus will be congested. Please plan on arriving 90 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony. Please follow the directional signage to the designated parking lots, from there, you will be directed to the best available parking.

For more information about parking, shuttle services and maps, please refer to our Commencement Guide 2019.

From 60 West:  Take exit for Martin Luther King Blvd, turn RIGHT, then continue straight until UCR Lot 30 and turn RIGHT into parking lot. All sections of Lot 30 are designated for Commencement parking.

From 60 East: Take exit for Martin Luther King Blvd, turn LEFT, then continue straight until UCR Lot 30 and turn RIGHT into parking lot. All sections of Lot 30 are designated for Commencement parking.

From 91 West: Take exit for 14th Street, turn RIGHT and continue straight as 14th Street turns into Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn LEFT  at UCR Lot 30. All sections of Lot 30 are designated for Commencement parking.

From 215 South: Take exit for 14th Street, turn LEFT and continue straight as 14th Street turns into Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn LEFT at UCR Lot 30. All sections of Lot 30 are designated for Commencement parking.

For guests with a disabled plate or placard, and guests who require mobility assistance, Lot 6 has been designated for special needs parking.

Shuttle Service from Lot 6 to Pierce Lawn: Once parked, please check in at the shuttle waiting area where Transportation Services staff will assist you. A gem cart will take you to the east side entrance of the commencement venue where you can meet the rest of your family and friends. After the ceremony, gem carts will transport guests back to Lot 6.

Please note that shuttle service is limited to the disabled/ mobility impaired and one family member.