Parking and Shuttle Services

Parking, shuttle, and Light rail services

Parking is free for all graduates and guests. Graduates and guests should park in Union Deck for Commencement ceremonies.

  • Buses will begin loading at Union Deck at approximately 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    • NOTE: Gates open 90 minutes prior to the ceremonies
    • Buses will depart determined by capacity
    • Drop-off location will be at Gate 1
    • Assistance to the stadium will be available for guests with limited mobility.
  • Returning to Union Deck

    • Pick up location at Gate 1 
    • Assistance will be available for guests with limited mobility.
  • The last shuttles from the stadium to the Union Deck will be 60 minutes after the ceremony.

  • Lynx blue line light rail riders should exit at the J.W. Clay/UNC Charlotte station.


First-come, first-served disability parking is available in Lot 23. Overflow parking is available in the Union Deck (shuttle service available). ADA drop-off for guests is located in the northern section of Lot 23, near Gate 3 of the Jerry Richardson Football Stadium. Drop-off area for graduates with limited mobility is Gate 1. Once on campus, follow the signs and tell traffic personnel that you wish to use the stadium drop-off area. Staff will be available to assist. Wheelchair transportation to guests' accessible seating will also be available. Guests who cannot transfer to a seat and need to remain in a wheelchair must bring their own. Wheelchairs are generally available for short-term rental from medical supply stores and some pharmacies. 

Commencement Parking and Transportation Map

Commencement Parking and Transportation Map