Parking and Transportation Tips for Final Exercises
These parking and transportation tips have been compiled to provide more detailed information on parking and shuttle routes before and after the 2013 Final Exercises ceremony as well as the proximity of the parking venues to various diploma ceremony locations.
McCormick Road will be closed between University Avenue and the bridge over Emmet Street on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and on Sunday, May 19 from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. Guests who are unable to walk from a parking area may be dropped off near the Physics Building where a Step-Saver golf cart will bring them to Garrett Hall or they may take a shuttle bus to and from central Grounds.
Shuttle Bus Routes BEFORE Final Exercises
|From Scott Stadium Map||Beginning at 7 a.m., buses will load near the entrance of the Student Activities Building and will stop on McCormick Road near the University Chapel.|
|From University Hall Map||Beginning at 7 a.m., buses will load near the west entrance of University Hall and stop on McCormick Road near the University Chapel. Guests may park in the University Hall or John Paul Jones Arena lots.|
Shuttle Bus Routes AFTER Final Exercises
After the Exercises, buses will run from the University Chapel to the following areas:
Drama Building Map
|Bus stop located at the Drama Building entrance for persons attending ceremonies in the Culbreth Theatre, Caplin Theatre, and Hunter Smith Band Building|
Residence Area Map
|For persons attending diploma ceremonies on West Grounds (Aquatic & Fitness Center, Chemistry Building, Gilmer Hall, Kent House Lawn, Physics Building, and Thornton Hall)|
|O-Hill Dining Hall Map||For persons attending diploma ceremonies in Ern Commons. Bus stop is at the intersection of McCormick and Alderman Roads.|
|Student Activities Building Map||Bus stop located at the Student Activities Building entrance|
|University Hall Map||Bus stop located at the west entrance for those parked at University Hall and John Paul Jones Arena and those attending ceremonies in the John Paul Jones Arena|
Business School & Law School Map
|Bus stop located between Saunders Hall at the Darden School and the Darden Gate House next to the Law School (next to Sponsors Executive Residence Center)|
Recreation Center Map
|For persons attending diploma ceremonies at the North Grounds Recreation Center|
|Central Grounds Diploma Ceremonies Parking||Persons attending diploma ceremonies on Central Grounds (Alumni Hall, Brooks Hall, Cabell Hall, the Dell, Drama Building, Hunter Smith Band Building, Jefferson Hall, the Lawn, Memorial Gym, McIntire Amphitheatre, Newcomb Hall, Pavilion Gardens, the Rotunda, Special Collections Library, University Chapel, and Wilson Hall) can park in the Emmet/Ivy parking garage. Complimentary parking will be available but no bus service is provided. It is only a 10-minute walk to the Lawn with a moderate incline.
Another option is to park at Scott Stadium or University Hall and take a bus to the Lawn.
|North Grounds Diploma Ceremonies Parking||Persons
attending diploma ceremonies on North Grounds (Darden
School, Law School, North Grounds Recreation Center, and John Paul Jones Arena)
may park at University Hall/John Paul Jones Arena and
take a bus to the Lawn. Buses will load/unload
at the west entrance of University Hall.
Following the Lawn ceremony, buses to North Grounds (and University Hall) will load near the University Chapel.
|West Grounds Diploma Ceremonies Parking||Persons
attending diploma ceremonies on West Grounds (Aquatic
& Fitness Center, Chemistry Building, Ern Commons, Gilmer Hall,
Kent House Lawn, Physics Building, and Darden Court at Thornton Hall) are encouraged to park at Scott Stadium
and take a bus to the Lawn. Following the Lawn
ceremony, buses to West Grounds will load near
the University Chapel.
Following diploma ceremonies on West Grounds, the buses to Scott Stadium and University Hall will load in front of the McCormick Road Residence Area (across the street from the Chemistry Building) and at the intersection of McCormick and Alderman Road (across the street from Observatory Hill Dining Hall).
|Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage Map||No bus service is available from this parking garage. Using University Avenue, it is only a 10-minute walk (with a moderate incline) to the Lawn or to diploma ceremonies on Central Grounds.|
(Map to Central Grounds)
|Using McCormick Road, it is only a short walk to the Lawn (with a moderate incline) or to diploma ceremonies on West Grounds (Aquatic & Fitness Center, Chemistry Building, Gilmer Hall, Kent House Lawn, Physics Building, and Darden Court at Thornton Hall).|
John Paul Jones Arena Map
|Using the Goodwin Pedestrian Bridge (across Emmet Street) and the U.Va. Grounds Walk, it is approximately a 10-15 minute walk to Central Grounds (with a moderate incline).|