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Driving And Parking

Please allow time to drive to campus, park your vehicle, and walk to the UMBC Event Center.

Signs will be posted on campus to assist you in locating appropriate parking lots.

General parking for graduates and their guests will be available along Hilltop Circle and in any non-gated parking lots including The Commons Garage. You will not need to pay any metered parking on campus if you elect to park at a metered parking space during the Commencement ceremony. Parking is not permitted at fire hydrants or in fire lanes.

Permits are required for handicapped parking spaces on campus.

There will be a designated drop-off area in front of the Event Center on Hilltop Circle for those family members and guests who may not be able to walk long distances. In addition to the drop-off area, there will be shuttles running from parking areas to the Event Center and the Performing Arts and Humanities Building for those guests without tickets – here is a map of the shuttle stopsĀ shuttle map.

Commencement participants and guests are strongly encouraged to share rides to alleviate parking difficulties.