Directions & Parking

Parking for Commencement Events

Baccalaureate - Class of 2024

Sunday, May 26, 2024 at the University Chapel/Cannon Green

Refer to the 2024 Baccalaureate/Class Day/Hooding & Recognition Ceremony map for parking and shuttle stops.

  • Theater Drive Garage & P20 | Proximal parking with a 10- to 20-minute walk or short shuttle ride to Nassau Street. The Baccalaureate Shuttle will operate convenient and accessible service between P20, Theater Drive (near Theater Drive Garage), and the day’s events starting at 12:00 p.m., along Elm Drive.

Following the ceremony, shuttles will be providing convenient rides back to parking locations until 5 p.m. Circulator shuttles will be available for the remainder of the day to support cross-campus travel needs.


Class Day - Class of 2024 and Graduate Hooding & Recognition Ceremony

Monday, May 27, 2024 at Cannon Green

Refer to the 2024 Baccalaureate/Class Day/Hooding & Recognition Ceremony map for parking and shuttle stops.

  • Theater Drive Garage & P20 | Proximal parking with a 10- to 20-minute walk or short shuttle ride to Nassau Street. The Class Day and Hooding & Recognition Ceremony Shuttle will operate convenient and accessible service between P20, Theater Drive (near Theater Drive Garage), and the day’s events starting at 8:00 a.m., along Elm Drive. 

Shuttles will be providing convenient rides back to parking locations until 8 p.m. Circulator shuttles will be available for the remainder of the day to support cross-campus travel needs.


Commencement Ceremony

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at Princeton Stadium

Guests are highly encouraged to park at least one hour before the start of Commencement at 9:40am to avoid traffic and parking delays.

Refer to the Commencement 2024 guest parking map for parking and shuttle stops.

  • Stadium Drive Garage | Proximal parking with a five-minute walk or short shuttle ride to the stadium. Guests with mobility considerations are encouraged to park at Stadium Drive Garage and use the convenient shuttle service operating between 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 
  • Theater Drive Garage, P20 & P28 | Available for additional parking and proximal to residential colleges, 20-minute walk or short shuttle ride to the stadium. Commencement shuttles will operate between P20 and Goheen Walk, a two-minute walk to the west side of the stadium, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Following the Commencement ceremony, shuttles will provide convenient rides to the residential colleges for diploma distribution and back to parking areas. Circulator shuttles will be available for the remainder of the day to support cross-campus travel needs.


Faculty and Staff Parking

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

More information available on the TPS website.

  • Those planning to continue their departmental work or support Commencement events should plan to park in Theater Drive Garage, P20, or in the Purple Zone. Please do not park in Stadium Drive Garage, which will be used to support Commencement guests and activities.
  • Commencement shuttles will operate between Theater Drive Garage and Goheen Walk between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Off-campus Graduate & Undergraduate Students Participating in Commencement Events

More information available on the TPS website.

  • Park in P19, Lakeside Garage, Lawrence Apartments, Meadows Drive Garage, Theater Drive Garage, P28 or P20 only. 
  • Baccalaureate, Class Day, Hooding & Recognition Ceremony, and Commencement shuttles will be providing transportation between Lawrence Apartments and Lakeside Garage to Washington Road, and from Theater Drive Garage and major events from May 26-28. 
  • Refer to the 2024 Baccalaureate/Class Day/Hooding & Recognition Ceremony and Commencement 2024 map.

On-campus Graduate & Undergraduate Students Participating in Commencement Events 

More information available on the TPS website.

  • Park in P19, Lakeside Garage, Lawrence Apartments or Meadows Drive Garage only.  
  • Commencement shuttles will operate between Theater Drive Garage and Goheen Walk between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Refer to the Commencement 2024 map.
  • Your guests are welcome to park in your assigned lots and use the Commencement shuttle. 

Traffic Alerts for Tuesday, May 28

  • Ivy Lane/Western Way is closed from Washington to Fitzrandolph Road.  
  • Woodlands Way is restricted to authorized vehicles only between Elm Drive and Washington Road.