2011 Graduation Weekend Parking

May 05, 2011

Parking and Transportation Services welcomes you as Duke University celebrates the Class of 2011. Parking will be free of charge and 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.

Handicapped individuals attending Baccalaureate Services may be dropped off inside the Chapel Quadrangle. Their drivers must park the cars elsewhere.

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

Wallace Wade Stadium North Gate - Follow Whitford Drive to Cameron Indoor Stadium
Wallace Wade Satdium East Gate - Off Wannamaker Dr. behind the Sheffield Tennis Center

Golf carts will be available Sunday 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:

Hotel 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:

Wallace Wade Parking